Chipmos Technologies (NASDAQ: IMOS) and Entegris (NASDAQ:ENTG) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Chipmos Technologies and Entegris, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Chipmos Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Entegris 0 3 7 1 2.82

Entegris has a consensus price target of $32.30, indicating a potential downside of 0.62%. Given Entegris’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Entegris is more favorable than Chipmos Technologies.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Chipmos Technologies and Entegris’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Chipmos Technologies $567.50 million 1.33 $43.24 million $2.64 6.67
Entegris $1.18 billion 3.91 $97.14 million $0.97 33.51

Entegris has higher revenue and earnings than Chipmos Technologies. Chipmos Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Entegris, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Dividends

Chipmos Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.46 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Entegris pays an annual dividend of $0.07 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.2%. Chipmos Technologies pays out 17.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Entegris pays out 7.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

16.4% of Chipmos Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.5% of Entegris shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Entegris shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Chipmos Technologies has a beta of 0.18, suggesting that its stock price is 82% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Entegris has a beta of 1.52, suggesting that its stock price is 52% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Chipmos Technologies and Entegris’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Chipmos Technologies 19.18% 9.42% 4.96%
Entegris 10.73% 18.82% 10.52%

Summary

Entegris beats Chipmos Technologies on 13 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Chipmos Technologies Company Profile

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC is a Taiwan-based company principally engaged in the integrated circuits packaging and testing business. The Company mainly provides thin small outline packaging (TSOP), fine-pitch ball grid array (FBGA) packaging, tape carrier packaging (TCP) and chip on film (COF) packaging services, as well as gold bumping services, among others. The Company’s products and services are used in information products, personal computers, communications equipment, office automation and consumer electronics. It mainly operates its business within domestic market, and in overseas markets, including the rest of Asia and the Americas.

Entegris Company Profile

Entegris, Inc. is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of microcontamination control products, specialty chemicals and materials handling solutions for manufacturing processes in the semiconductor and other high-technology industries. The Company operates in three business segments: Specialty Chemicals and Engineered Materials (SCEM), Advanced Materials Handling (AMH) and Microcontamination Control (MC). The SCEM segment provides process chemistries, gases, materials and delivery systems to support semiconductor and other manufacturing processes. The AMH segment develops solutions to monitor, protect, transport, and deliver critical liquid chemistries and substrates for a set of applications in the semiconductor industry and other high-technology industries. AMH offers wafer solutions, chemical containers and fluidics. MC offers solutions to purify critical liquid chemistries and gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes and other high-technology industries.

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