SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS) versus Semiconductor Manufacturing International (OTCMKTS:SMICY) Head to Head Analysis

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (OTCMKTS:SMICYGet Rating) and SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDSGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, dividends, valuation and profitability.

Risk and Volatility

Semiconductor Manufacturing International has a beta of 0.7, meaning that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SemiLEDs has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Semiconductor Manufacturing International and SemiLEDs, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Semiconductor Manufacturing International 0 0 1 0 3.00
SemiLEDs 0 0 0 0 N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Semiconductor Manufacturing International and SemiLEDs’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Semiconductor Manufacturing International $3.12 billion 5.18 $234.68 million $0.21 66.67
SemiLEDs $4.74 million 2.34 -$2.85 million ($0.60) -4.10

Semiconductor Manufacturing International has higher revenue and earnings than SemiLEDs. SemiLEDs is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Semiconductor Manufacturing International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.0% of Semiconductor Manufacturing International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.6% of SemiLEDs shares are owned by institutional investors. 47.3% of SemiLEDs shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Semiconductor Manufacturing International and SemiLEDs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Semiconductor Manufacturing International 14.53% 4.00% 2.62%
SemiLEDs -40.13% -71.27% -15.01%

Summary

Semiconductor Manufacturing International beats SemiLEDs on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Semiconductor Manufacturing International (Get Rating)

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, an investment holding company, engages in the computer-aided design, manufacture, testing, packaging, and trading of integrated circuits (IC) and other semiconductor services. It is also involved in wafer manufacturing, wafer probing and bumping, technology development, design service, mask manufacturing, and assembly and final testing of integrated circuits; and sale of self-manufactured products. In addition, the company designs and manufactures semiconductor masks; and offers marketing related services. It operates in North America, China, Hong Kong, and Eurasia. The company serves integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, and system companies. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

About SemiLEDs (Get Rating)

SemiLEDs Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells light emitting diode (LED) chips, LED components, and LED modules and systems in the United States, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Ireland, and internationally. The company also sells enhanced vertical, LED product series in blue, white, green, and UV; LED chips to packagers or distributors; and lighting products primarily to original design manufacturers of lighting products and the end-users of lighting devices, as well as packages and sells its LED chips into LED components to distributors. Its products are used for general lighting applications, including commercial, industrial, and residential lighting; and specialty industrial applications, such as ultraviolet or UV, curing of polymers, LED light therapy in medical/cosmetic applications, counterfeit detection, germicidal and viricidal devices LED lighting for horticulture applications, architectural lighting, and entertainment lighting. SemiLEDs Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is based in Chunan, Taiwan.

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