Reviewing Navitas Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NVTS) and United Microelectronics (NYSE:UMC)

Navitas Semiconductor (NASDAQ:NVTSGet Rating) and United Microelectronics (NYSE:UMCGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

23.4% of Navitas Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.7% of United Microelectronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of United Microelectronics shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Navitas Semiconductor and United Microelectronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Navitas Semiconductor N/A -480.74% -19.41%
United Microelectronics 28.39% 25.47% 14.91%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Navitas Semiconductor and United Microelectronics, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Navitas Semiconductor 0 1 7 0 2.88
United Microelectronics 1 2 3 1 2.57

Navitas Semiconductor currently has a consensus price target of $18.57, indicating a potential upside of 138.40%. United Microelectronics has a consensus price target of $7.30, indicating a potential downside of 13.20%. Given Navitas Semiconductor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Navitas Semiconductor is more favorable than United Microelectronics.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Navitas Semiconductor and United Microelectronics’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Navitas Semiconductor $23.74 million 40.32 -$152.68 million N/A N/A
United Microelectronics $7.70 billion 2.71 $1.85 billion $0.96 8.76

United Microelectronics has higher revenue and earnings than Navitas Semiconductor.

Risk & Volatility

Navitas Semiconductor has a beta of 2.02, suggesting that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, United Microelectronics has a beta of 1.04, suggesting that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

United Microelectronics beats Navitas Semiconductor on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Navitas Semiconductor Company Profile (Get Rating)

Navitas Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, and sells gallium nitride (GaN) power integrated circuits in China, the United States, Taiwan, Korea, and internationally. The company was incorporated in 2013 and is based in Dublin, Ireland.

United Microelectronics Company Profile (Get Rating)

United Microelectronics Corporation operates as a semiconductor wafer foundry in Taiwan, Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, Europe, and internationally. It operates through Wafer Fabrication and New Business segments. The company provides circuit design, mask tooling, wafer fabrication, and assembly and testing services. It serves fabless design companies and integrated device manufacturers. United Microelectronics Corporation was incorporated in 1980 and is headquartered in Hsinchu City, Taiwan.

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