Head to Head Review: Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPH) vs. Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX)

Enphase Energy (NASDAQ:ENPHGet Free Report) and Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMXGet Free Report) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations and valuation.


This table compares Enphase Energy and Himax Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Enphase Energy 20.48% 71.20% 19.05%
Himax Technologies 6.94% 9.49% 4.87%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Enphase Energy and Himax Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Enphase Energy $2.80 billion 6.28 $397.36 million $3.97 32.43
Himax Technologies $955.16 million 1.13 $236.98 million $0.39 15.82

Enphase Energy has higher revenue and earnings than Himax Technologies. Himax Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Enphase Energy, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.1% of Enphase Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 15.7% of Himax Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 4.8% of Enphase Energy shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 31.5% of Himax Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Enphase Energy has a beta of 1.45, meaning that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Himax Technologies has a beta of 2.05, meaning that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Enphase Energy and Himax Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Enphase Energy 1 7 20 0 2.68
Himax Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Enphase Energy currently has a consensus price target of $242.90, suggesting a potential upside of 88.69%. Himax Technologies has a consensus price target of $8.00, suggesting a potential upside of 29.66%. Given Enphase Energy’s higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Enphase Energy is more favorable than Himax Technologies.


Enphase Energy beats Himax Technologies on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Enphase Energy

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Enphase Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and sells home energy solutions for the solar photovoltaic industry in the United States and internationally. The company offers semiconductor-based microinverter, which converts energy at the individual solar module level, and combines with its proprietary networking and software technologies to provide energy monitoring and control services. It also provides microinverter units and related accessories, an IQ gateway; IQ batteries; the cloud-based Enlighten monitoring service; storage solutions; and electric vehicle charging solutions; and design, proposal, permitting, and lead generation services. The company sells its solutions to solar distributors; and directly to large installers, original equipment manufacturers, strategic partners, and homeowners, as well as through its legacy product upgrade program or online store. Enphase Energy, Inc. was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Fremont, California.

About Himax Technologies

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Himax Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies in China, Taiwan, the Philippines, Korea, Japan, Europe, and the United States. The company operates in two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers that are used in televisions, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, automotive, digital cameras, car navigation, virtual reality devices, and other consumer electronic devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays; in-cell touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions; active matrix organic light-emitting diode ICs; light-emitting diode driver and power management ICs; and liquid crystal on silicon microdisplays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays for the automotive industry. In addition, it offers complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor image sensors and wafer-level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing, and ultra-low power WiseEye smart image sensing, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phones, tablets, laptops, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, home appliance, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (AIoT), etc. The company markets its display drivers and display-related products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses or end customers; and non-driver products to camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, television/AIoT system manufacturers, and various AIoT system integration companies. Himax Technologies, Inc. was incorporated in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan.

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