QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) and Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng (NYSE:ASX) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

QuickLogic has a beta of -0.16, indicating that its stock price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng has a beta of 0.56, indicating that its stock price is 44% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares QuickLogic and Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuickLogic -120.37% -76.28% -49.70%
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng 8.74% 13.80% 7.00%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

19.0% of QuickLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 5.8% of Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of QuickLogic shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 22.9% of Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for QuickLogic and Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuickLogic 0 0 2 0 3.00
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng 0 0 0 0 N/A

QuickLogic currently has a consensus target price of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 26.40%. Given QuickLogic’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng.


Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. QuickLogic does not pay a dividend. Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng pays out 34.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares QuickLogic and Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QuickLogic $11.42 million 12.50 -$19.14 million ($0.20) -8.90
Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng $8.53 billion 1.29 $659.30 million $0.46 14.48

Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng has higher revenue and earnings than QuickLogic. QuickLogic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng beats QuickLogic on 10 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About QuickLogic

QuickLogic Corporation develops and markets semiconductor and software algorithm solutions. The Company’s solutions primarily target smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The Company is a fabless semiconductor provider of flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, and ultra-low power Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Company’s solutions integrate multi-core processing, programmable logic, sensor fusion and context aware algorithms, and embedded software. The Company’s solutions are created from its new silicon platforms, including EOS, ArcticLink III, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II products, its mature products, which are produced on semiconductor processes over 180 nanometers, primarily include its pASIC 3 and QuickRAM, as well as royalty revenue, programming hardware and design software. Its sensor algorithm software includes SenseMe software library.

About Advanced Semiconductor Engnrng

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. is a provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company offers a range of semiconductors packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s segments include Packaging, Testing, EMS and Others. The Company provides services in packaging bare semiconductors into finished semiconductors with a range of electrical and thermal characteristics, as well as testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. It also sells goods from EMS. The Company engages in other activities, such as substrate production and real estate business. It provides integrated solutions for EMS in relation to computers, peripherals, communications, industrial, automotive, and storage and server applications. The Company provides front-end engineering testing services, including customized software development, electrical design validation, and reliability and failure analysis.

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