Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) and Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ:MXIM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Kopin Corporation and Maxim Integrated Products’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kopin Corporation $22.47 million 12.98 -$28.21 million ($0.42) -9.62
Maxim Integrated Products $2.30 billion 5.76 $851.62 million $1.99 23.62

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Kopin Corporation and Maxim Integrated Products, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kopin Corporation 0 1 0 0 2.00
Maxim Integrated Products 1 5 9 0 2.53

Maxim Integrated Products has a consensus target price of $47.60, indicating a potential upside of 1.28%. Given Maxim Integrated Products’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Maxim Integrated Products is more favorable than Kopin Corporation.

Volatility and Risk

Kopin Corporation has a beta of 1.08, indicating that its share price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maxim Integrated Products has a beta of 1.04, indicating that its share price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

47.2% of Kopin Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 90.1% of Maxim Integrated Products shares are held by institutional investors. 8.7% of Kopin Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of Maxim Integrated Products shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Maxim Integrated Products pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. Kopin Corporation does not pay a dividend. Maxim Integrated Products pays out 72.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kopin Corporation has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Profitability

This table compares Kopin Corporation and Maxim Integrated Products’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kopin Corporation -125.80% -36.44% -30.73%
Maxim Integrated Products 24.90% 28.26% 14.60%

Summary

Maxim Integrated Products beats Kopin Corporation on 11 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Kopin Corporation Company Profile

Kopin Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and seller of Wearable technologies, which include components and systems. The Company’s segments are Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), the manufacturer of its reflective display products for test and simulation products, and Kopin, which consists of Kopin Corporation, Kowon, Kopin Software Ltd. and e-MDT America (eMDT). Products, which include its components are augmented reality consumer wearable devices for sports and fitness and virtual reality consumer products for recreational and sport drones; military devices, such as thermal weapon sights and fighter pilot helmets, and industrial and public safety devices, such as fire fighter thermal camera enabled masks. Its reflective display products are also configured as spatial light modulators and are used in industrial equipment for three dimensional (3D) Automated Optical Inspection. It sells displays individually or in combination with its other components assembled in a unit.

Maxim Integrated Products Company Profile

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, referred to as analog circuits. The Company also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The Company caters to automotive, communications and data center, computing, consumer and industrial markets. It offers a range of products, such as switching regulators, battery management, isolated power, charge pumps, linear regulators, light emitting diode (LED) drivers, motor driver integrated circuits (ICs), monitors and sequencers, transceivers, controllers and expanders, level translators, signal line protection ICs, broadband switches, powerline communications, real-time clocks, embedded security, microcontrollers, 1-Wire, iButton, data loggers, clock generation and distribution, memory products, optical, signal integrity, high-speed signaling, and display power and control.

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