Contrasting Inphi Corporation (IPHI) and Intersil Corp (ISIL)

Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI) and Intersil Corp (NASDAQ:ISIL) 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, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Inphi Corporation and Intersil Corp’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Inphi Corporation $266.28 million 6.57 $99.45 million ($1.36) -30.26
Intersil Corp N/A N/A N/A $0.35 64.26

Inphi Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Intersil Corp. Inphi Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Intersil Corp, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.4% of Intersil Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. 3.6% of Inphi Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.6% of Intersil Corp shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Inphi Corporation and Intersil Corp, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inphi Corporation 0 2 11 0 2.85
Intersil Corp 0 1 0 0 2.00

Inphi Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $44.50, indicating a potential upside of 8.14%. Intersil Corp has a consensus target price of $22.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.04%. Given Inphi Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Inphi Corporation is more favorable than Intersil Corp.


This table compares Inphi Corporation and Intersil Corp’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inphi Corporation -16.27% 7.79% 3.55%
Intersil Corp 13.67% 7.83% 6.57%


Intersil Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Inphi Corporation does not pay a dividend. Intersil Corp pays out 137.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Inphi Corporation Company Profile

Inphi Corporation is a provider of analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and datacenter markets. The Company’s solutions provide an interface between analog signals and digital information in systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment and datacenters. It is engaged in the design, development and sale of analog connectivity components that operate to maintain, amplify and manage signal integrity at high speeds in a range of applications. Its semiconductor solutions are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks and enable the rollout of communications and datacenter infrastructures. The Company provides 25 gigabit (G) to 600G high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications market. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s product portfolio included products that had commercially shipped, products for which the Company had shipped engineering samples and products under development.

Intersil Corp Company Profile

Intersil Corporation is engaged in designing and developing power management and precision analog integrated circuits (IC). The Company provides power management and precision analog technology for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. It supplies a range of power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management and display power management, including power regulators, converters and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders and interface products. It is also a supplier of radiation-hardened devices to the military and aerospace industries. It operates in approximately two market categories, including industrial and infrastructure, and computing and consumer.

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