Critical Comparison: Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) versus Ameri (NASDAQ:AMRH)

Ameri (NASDAQ:AMRH) and Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Ameri and Himax Technologies, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Ameri 0 0 0 0 N/A
Himax Technologies 1 3 1 0 2.00

Himax Technologies has a consensus price target of $4.80, indicating a potential upside of 80.45%. Given Himax Technologies’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Himax Technologies is more favorable than Ameri.

Volatility & Risk

Ameri has a beta of 1.63, meaning that its share price is 63% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Himax Technologies has a beta of 0.06, meaning that its share price is 94% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Ameri and Himax Technologies’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Ameri $43.00 million 0.32 -$16.90 million N/A N/A
Himax Technologies $723.60 million 0.63 $8.57 million $0.06 44.33

Himax Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Ameri.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Ameri -40.37% -87.91% -40.78%
Himax Technologies 0.26% 0.76% 0.40%


Himax Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Ameri does not pay a dividend. Himax Technologies pays out 150.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

1.3% of Ameri shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 9.0% of Himax Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 28.3% of Ameri shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 31.5% of Himax Technologies shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Himax Technologies beats Ameri on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Ameri Company Profile

Ameri Holdings, Inc. specializes in delivering SAP cloud, digital and enterprise services to clients worldwide. Its services center around SAP and include technology consulting, business intelligence, cloud services, application development/integration and maintenance, implementation services, infrastructure services, and independent validation services, all of which can be delivered as a set of managed services or on an on-demand service basis, or a combination of both. The company was founded by Srinidhi Devanur in February 1994 and is headquartered in Suwanee, GA.

Himax Technologies Company Profile

Himax Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers used in televisions (TVs), laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, and other consumer electronics devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays; in-cell touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions; LED driver and power management ICs; scaler products for monitors and projectors; tailor-made video processing IC solutions; silicon IPs; and liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays for automotive industry. In addition, it offers digital camera solutions, including complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing, and machine vision, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, and Internet on Things. The company markets its display drivers and display-related products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses; and non-driver products to camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, and television system manufacturers. Himax Technologies, Inc. has a collaboration with Kneron to develop and commercialize a 3D sensing and AI-enabled security and surveillance solution. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan.

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