Sunedison Semiconductor (SEMI) and Micron Technology (MU) Head-To-Head Contrast

Sunedison Semiconductor (NASDAQ: SEMI) and Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Sunedison Semiconductor and Micron Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunedison Semiconductor 0 4 0 0 2.00
Micron Technology 1 3 25 0 2.83

Sunedison Semiconductor presently has a consensus price target of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.42%. Micron Technology has a consensus price target of $32.52, indicating a potential upside of 8.90%. Given Micron Technology’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Micron Technology is more favorable than Sunedison Semiconductor.

Profitability

This table compares Sunedison Semiconductor and Micron Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunedison Semiconductor -29.72% -23.65% -11.04%
Micron Technology 4.68% 7.73% 3.65%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.0% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of Micron Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.7% of Micron Technology shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sunedison Semiconductor and Micron Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunedison Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A ($5.28) -2.26
Micron Technology $14.73 billion 2.24 $4.73 billion $0.56 53.32

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

Volatility & Risk

Sunedison Semiconductor has a beta of 1.21, indicating that its stock price is 21% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Micron Technology has a beta of 1.77, indicating that its stock price is 77% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Micron Technology beats Sunedison Semiconductor on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sunedison Semiconductor

SunEdison Semiconductor Limited is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. The Company also develops advanced substrates, such as epitaxial (EPI) wafers and wafers for the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) market, which enable computing and communications applications. Its products include polished wafers, EPI wafers and SOI wafers. The Company sells its products to the semiconductor manufacturers around the world, including integrated device manufacturers, pure-play semiconductor foundries and companies that specialize in wafer customization. It operates facilities in semiconductor manufacturing regions throughout the world, including Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Its wafers are used as the base substrate for the manufacture of various types of semiconductor devices, including microprocessors, memory, analog, mixed-signal and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, discrete and image sensors.

About Micron Technology

Micron Technology, Inc. is engaged in semiconductor systems. The Company’s portfolio of memory technologies, including dynamic random-access memory (DRAM), negative-AND (NAND) Flash and NOR Flash are the basis for solid-state drives, modules, multi-chip packages and other system solutions. Its business segments include Compute and Networking Business Unit (CNBU), which includes memory products sold into compute, networking, graphics and cloud server markets; Mobile Business Unit (MBU), which includes memory products sold into smartphone, tablet and other mobile-device markets; Storage Business Unit (SBU), which includes memory products sold into enterprise, client, cloud and removable storage markets, and SBU also includes products sold to Intel through its Intel/Micron Flash Technology (IMFT) joint venture, and Embedded Business Unit (EBU), which includes memory products sold into automotive, industrial, connected home and consumer electronics markets.

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