Power Integrations (NASDAQ: POWI) and Silicon Image (NASDAQ:SIMG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Power Integrations and Silicon Image’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Power Integrations 13.37% 12.08% 10.77%
Silicon Image 46.20% 56.01% 42.80%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.4% of Power Integrations shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of Power Integrations shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Power Integrations and Silicon Image, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Power Integrations 0 1 3 0 2.75
Silicon Image 0 0 0 0 N/A

Power Integrations presently has a consensus target price of $81.33, indicating a potential upside of 14.39%. Given Power Integrations’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Power Integrations is more favorable than Silicon Image.

Dividends

Power Integrations pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Silicon Image does not pay a dividend. Power Integrations pays out 29.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Power Integrations and Silicon Image’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Power Integrations $414.04 million 5.11 $75.89 million $1.87 38.02
Silicon Image N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Power Integrations has higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Image.

Summary

Power Integrations beats Silicon Image on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Power Integrations Company Profile

Power Integrations, Inc. designs, develops and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), and other electronic components and circuitry used in high-voltage power conversion. The Company’s products are used in power converters that convert electricity from a high-voltage source to the type of power required for downstream use. The Company’s ICs used in alternating current (AC)-direct current (DC) power supply convert high-voltage AC from a wall outlet to the low-voltage DC required by electronic devices. The Company offers a range of products, such as TOPSwitch, TinySwitch, LinkSwitch and Hiper families. The Company also offers CapZero and SenZero families. The Company offers a range of high-voltage gate-driver products sold under the SCALE and SCALE-II product-family names. The DPA-Switch family of products is a monolithic high-voltage DC-DC power conversion IC designed specifically for use in distributed power architectures.

Silicon Image Company Profile

Silicon Image, Inc. is a provider of wired and wireless video, audio and data connectivity solutions for the mobile, consumer electronics and personal computer markets. The Company’s offerings include semiconductors and intellectual property. The Company also offers IP connectivity solutions for applications , such as Digital Rights Management provisioning, software management and remote support. The Company offers products under Mobile, CE, Wireless Fiber, PC, Simplay Labs, LLC and DVDO categories. Its Mobile MHL transmitters convert digital video, audio and data into the MHL format supporting resolutions up to 4K with multi-channel audio over a low pin count, connector agnostic interface. Dual mode port processors featuring MHL and HDMI functionality are designed for CE products. Its 60GHz RF Transceiver products are designed for use in 4G LTE small cells and Metro Wi-Fi and fixed wireless broadband point-to-point links.

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