Comparing IEC Electronics Corp (IEC) and Skyworks Solutions (SWKS)
IEC Electronics Corp (NYSE: IEC) and Skyworks Solutions (NASDAQ:SWKS) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.
This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for IEC Electronics Corp and Skyworks Solutions, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|IEC Electronics Corp||0||1||2||0||2.67|
IEC Electronics Corp presently has a consensus target price of $5.10, suggesting a potential upside of 14.61%. Skyworks Solutions has a consensus target price of $111.50, suggesting a potential upside of 4.16%. Given IEC Electronics Corp’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe IEC Electronics Corp is more favorable than Skyworks Solutions.
This table compares IEC Electronics Corp and Skyworks Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|IEC Electronics Corp||3.04%||24.24%||6.33%|
Skyworks Solutions pays an annual dividend of $1.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. IEC Electronics Corp does not pay a dividend. Skyworks Solutions pays out 24.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares IEC Electronics Corp and Skyworks Solutions’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|IEC Electronics Corp||$97.25 million||0.47||$3.44 million||N/A||N/A|
|Skyworks Solutions||$3.50 billion||5.62||$1.45 billion||$5.21||20.55|
Skyworks Solutions has higher revenue and earnings than IEC Electronics Corp.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
80.9% of Skyworks Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Skyworks Solutions shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Skyworks Solutions beats IEC Electronics Corp on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About IEC Electronics Corp
IEC Electronics Corp. provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to a range of technology companies that produce life-saving and mission critical products for the medical, industrial, aerospace and defense sectors. The Company specializes in delivering technical solutions for the custom manufacture of full system assemblies by providing on-site analytical testing laboratories, custom design and test engineering services combined with an array of manufacturing services encompassing electronics, interconnect solutions and precision metalworking. It offers its customers a range of manufacturing services, combined with scientific technical support to ensure their products perform for the critical applications they are intended for. Its products are distributed to and through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its capabilities include design and test development, analysis and testing laboratory, custom functional test design and component risk mitigation.
About Skyworks Solutions
Skyworks Solutions Inc. designs, develops, manufactures and markets semiconductor products, including intellectual property. The Company’s analog semiconductors are connecting people, places, and things, spanning a number of new and unimagined applications within the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, connected home, industrial, medical, military, smartphone, tablet and wearable markets. Its geographical segments include the United States, Other Americas, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Other Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa. It operates throughout the world with engineering, manufacturing, sales and service facilities throughout Asia, Europe and North America. It is engaged with key original equipment manufacturers (OEM), smartphone providers and baseband reference design partners. Its product portfolio consists of various solutions, including amplifiers, attenuators, detectors, diodes, filters, front-end modules, hybrid, mixers, switches, and modulators.
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