indie Semiconductor (NASDAQ:INDI) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (OTCMKTS:SMICY) Head to Head Survey

indie Semiconductor (NASDAQ:INDIGet Free Report) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (OTCMKTS:SMICYGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

62.2% of indie Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Semiconductor Manufacturing International shares are held by institutional investors. 9.9% of indie Semiconductor shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares indie Semiconductor and Semiconductor Manufacturing International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
indie Semiconductor $110.80 million 7.51 -$43.40 million ($1.10) -4.59
Semiconductor Manufacturing International $3.12 billion 5.18 $234.68 million $0.21 66.67

Semiconductor Manufacturing International has higher revenue and earnings than indie Semiconductor. indie Semiconductor 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for indie Semiconductor and Semiconductor Manufacturing International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
indie Semiconductor 0 0 6 0 3.00
Semiconductor Manufacturing International 0 1 0 0 2.00

indie Semiconductor presently has a consensus target price of $13.92, indicating a potential upside of 175.58%. Given indie Semiconductor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe indie Semiconductor is more favorable than Semiconductor Manufacturing International.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
indie Semiconductor -91.08% -17.49% -8.98%
Semiconductor Manufacturing International 14.53% 4.00% 2.62%

Volatility and Risk

indie Semiconductor has a beta of 0.87, suggesting that its share price is 13% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Semiconductor Manufacturing International has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500.

About indie Semiconductor

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indie Semiconductor, Inc. provides automotive semiconductors and software solutions for advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous vehicle, in-cabin, connected car, and electrification applications in the United States, South America, rest of North America, Greater China, rest of Asia Pacific, and Europe. It offers ultrasonic sensors for parking assist and systems; radar sensors for audio assistance and reverse information; front cameras for vehicle detection, collision avoidance, and sign reading; and side/inside cameras for blind spot and lane change assist, and driver behavior monitoring. The company also provides LiDAR for distance, speed, and obstacle detection, collision avoidance, and emergency brake system; and long range RADAR for audio assistance, obstacle detection, and ACC stop and go. In addition, it designs and manufactures photonic components on various technology platforms, including fiber Bragg gratings, low-noise lasers, athermal and tunable packaging, photonic integration, and low-noise and high-speed electronics. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

About Semiconductor Manufacturing International

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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.

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