Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC) and Atomera (NASDAQ:ATOM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and dividends.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
94.9% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.4% of Atomera shares are held by institutional investors. 0.8% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of Atomera shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Volatility & Risk
Lattice Semiconductor has a beta of 1.3, meaning that its share price is 30% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atomera has a beta of 0.84, meaning that its share price is 16% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Lattice Semiconductor and Atomera, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Lattice Semiconductor presently has a consensus target price of $15.92, indicating a potential downside of 17.01%. Given Lattice Semiconductor’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Lattice Semiconductor is more favorable than Atomera.
This table compares Lattice Semiconductor and Atomera’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Lattice Semiconductor and Atomera’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Lattice Semiconductor||$398.80 million||6.38||-$26.32 million||$0.22||87.18|
Atomera has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Lattice Semiconductor. Atomera is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lattice Semiconductor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Lattice Semiconductor beats Atomera on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Lattice Semiconductor
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells semiconductor technologies in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The company offers field programmable gate arrays that consist of five product family lines, including the ECP, MachXO, iCE40, CrossLink, and programmable mixed signal devices. It also provides video connectivity application specific standard products, such as port processors, port controllers, video processors, transmitters, receivers, bridges, and converters for use in mobile phones, UHD TVs, home theater systems, HDMI cable extenders, automotive infotainment, PCs, accessories, projectors, and monitors. In addition, the company licenses its technology portfolio through standard IP and IP core licensing, patent monetization, and IP services. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation sells its products directly to end customers; and indirectly through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and independent distributors. The company primarily serves original equipment manufacturers in the communications and computing, mobile and consumer, and industrial and automotive end markets. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Atomera Incorporated engages in developing, commercializing, and licensing proprietary materials, processes, and technologies for the semiconductor industry primarily in Europe and the Asia Pacific. The company's lead technology is Mears Silicon Technology, a thin film of reengineered silicon that can be applied as a transistor channel enhancement to CMOS-type transistors. Its customers include foundries, integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and electronic design automation companies. The company was formerly known as Mears Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Atomera Incorporated in January 2016. Atomera Incorporated was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
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