Comparing Xcerra Corporation (XCRA) & Cohu (COHU)
Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ: XCRA) and Cohu (NASDAQ:COHU) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.
Volatility & Risk
Xcerra Corporation has a beta of 1.61, meaning that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cohu has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Cohu pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Xcerra Corporation does not pay a dividend. Cohu pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Xcerra Corporation and Cohu’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider & Institutional Ownership
86.1% of Xcerra Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.9% of Cohu shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Xcerra Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.0% of Cohu shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Xcerra Corporation and Cohu, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Xcerra Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $10.25, indicating a potential upside of 4.49%. Cohu has a consensus target price of $23.75, indicating a potential downside of 0.25%. Given Xcerra Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Xcerra Corporation is more favorable than Cohu.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Xcerra Corporation and Cohu’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Xcerra Corporation||$390.77 million||1.37||$34.79 million||$0.42||23.36|
|Cohu||$314.92 million||2.03||$37.41 million||$0.69||34.51|
Cohu has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Xcerra Corporation. Xcerra Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Cohu, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Cohu beats Xcerra Corporation on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.
Xcerra Corporation Company Profile
Xcerra Corporation is a provider of test and handling capital equipment, interface products, test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company operates through six segments: Semiconductor Test, Semiconductor Handlers, Contactors, PCB Test, Probes/Pins and Fixtures. The Semiconductor Test segment includes operations related to the design, manufacture and sale of automated test equipment for the semiconductor industry that is used to test system-on-a-chip, digital, analog and mixed signal integrated circuits. The Semiconductor Handlers segment includes operations related to the design, manufacture and sale of test handlers used in the testing of integrated circuits. The Contactors segment includes operations related to the design, manufacture and sale of test contactors. The PCB test segment includes operations related to design, manufacture and sale of equipment used in the testing of bare and loaded printed circuit boards.
Cohu Company Profile
Cohu, Inc. is a supplier of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors and thermal sub-systems used by global semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors. It develops, manufactures, sells and services a line of equipment capable of handling a range of integrated circuits and light-emitting diodes. It operates through semiconductor equipment segment. It offers products for the pick-and-place, gravity-feed, test-in-strip and turret handling, MEMS, burn-in and system-level test markets. It sells various products, including Delta MATRiX, Delta Pyramid, Delta Eclipse, Delta LinX, Rasco SO1000, Rasco SO2000, Rasco Saturn and Jupiter, Rasco Jaguar, Ismeca NY32, Ismeca NY20 and Delta Fusion HD. Its manufacturing operations are located in Malacca, Malaysia (handlers); Poway, California (thermal subsystems); Laguna, the Philippines (kits and contactors); Kolbermoor, Germany (handlers), and Osaka, Japan (contactors).
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