Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) and PLX Technology (NASDAQ:PLXT) are both integrated circuits companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Universal Display Corporation and PLX Technology’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Universal Display Corporation $198.89 million 41.87 $48.07 million $2.09 84.71
PLX Technology N/A N/A N/A $0.10 N/A

Universal Display Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than PLX Technology. PLX Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Universal Display Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Universal Display Corporation and PLX Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Universal Display Corporation 0 7 4 0 2.36
PLX Technology 0 0 0 0 N/A

Universal Display Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $136.25, indicating a potential downside of 23.04%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.2% of Universal Display Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Universal Display Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Universal Display Corporation and PLX Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Universal Display Corporation 32.92% 16.67% 14.26%
PLX Technology N/A N/A N/A


Universal Display Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. PLX Technology does not pay a dividend. Universal Display Corporation pays out 5.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Universal Display Corporation beats PLX Technology on 9 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Universal Display Corporation Company Profile

Universal Display Corporation is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED), technologies and materials for use in display and solid-state lighting applications. The Company also supplies its OLED materials to manufacturers of OLED displays and lighting products for evaluation and for use in product development and for pre-commercial activities, and it also provides technical assistance and support to these manufacturers. The Company has produced and sold phosphorescent emitter materials that produce red, yellow, green and light-blue light, which are combined in various ways for the display and lighting markets. It has also developed host materials for the emissive layer. The Company is a supplier of phosphorescent emitter materials to OLED product manufacturers. Phosphorescent OLEDs utilize specialized materials and device structures that allow OLEDs to emit light through a process known as phosphorescence.

PLX Technology Company Profile

PLX Technology, Inc. (PLX) is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing, and selling integrated circuits that perform critical system connectivity functions. The Company markets its products to customers that sell electronic systems in the enterprise, consumer, server, storage, communications, personal computer (PC) peripheral and embedded markets. PLX also provides a range of connectivity bridges that allow systems that conform to different standards communicate with each other, and to enable customer field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) with non-standard interfaces to connect up to the mainstream interconnects. PLX offers a solution consisting of semiconductor devices, software development kits, hardware design kits, software drivers and firmware solutions. In July 2012, Entropic Communications Inc. acquired specific direct broadcast satellite intellectual property and corresponding technologies from the Company.

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