Cirrus Logic (CRUS) & Peregrine Semiconductor (PSMI) Critical Analysis

Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) and Peregrine Semiconductor (NASDAQ:PSMI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, risk and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Cirrus Logic and Peregrine Semiconductor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cirrus Logic $1.54 billion 2.34 $261.20 million $4.09 13.81
Peregrine Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A ($0.79) -15.76

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cirrus Logic and Peregrine Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cirrus Logic 2 3 9 0 2.50
Peregrine Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cirrus Logic currently has a consensus price target of $67.50, suggesting a potential upside of 19.53%. Given Cirrus Logic’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cirrus Logic is more favorable than Peregrine Semiconductor.

Profitability

This table compares Cirrus Logic and Peregrine Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cirrus Logic 17.11% 25.37% 20.51%
Peregrine Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

87.8% of Cirrus Logic shares are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Cirrus Logic shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cirrus Logic beats Peregrine Semiconductor on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Cirrus Logic

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is engaged in providing integrated circuits (ICs) for audio and voice signal processing applications. The Company develops analog and mixed-signal ICs for a range of customers. The Company offers two product lines: Portable Audio, and Non-Portable Audio and Other. The Company’s primary facility housing engineering, sales and marketing, and administration functions is located in Austin, Texas. The Company offers products through both direct and indirect sales channels across the world. The Company’s portable audio products include analog and mixed-signal components designed for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, smart accessories and portable media players. Its non-portable audio and other products include analog and mixed-signal components targeting the consumer market, including smart home applications, and the automotive, energy and industrial markets.

About Peregrine Semiconductor

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine) is engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company is provider of RFICs. Its products include RF switches-antenna, RFswitches-broadband and general purpose, digital attenuators, synthesizers, mixers/upconverters, prescalers, variable gain amplifiers, digitally tunable capacitors, DC-DC converters and power amplifiers. Its UltraCMOS technology enables the design, manufacture, and integration of multiple radio frequency (RF), mixed signal, and digital functions on a single chip. Its solutions target a range of applications in the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets.

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