Power Integrations (OTCMKTS: POETF) and POET Technologies (OTCMKTS:POETF) 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, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Dividends

Power Integrations pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. POET Technologies does not pay a dividend. Power Integrations pays out 28.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Power Integrations has raised its dividend for 5 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Power Integrations and POET Technologies’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Power Integrations $431.76 million 4.41 $27.60 million $2.28 28.42
POET Technologies $2.79 million 30.56 -$12.79 million ($0.05) -5.92

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Power Integrations and POET Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Power Integrations 0 3 2 0 2.40
POET Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Power Integrations presently has a consensus target price of $82.00, suggesting a potential upside of 27.63%. POET Technologies has a consensus target price of $2.00, suggesting a potential upside of 575.68%. Given POET Technologies’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe POET Technologies is more favorable than Power Integrations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

98.3% of Power Integrations shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.0% of Power Integrations shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Power Integrations and POET Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Power Integrations 6.76% 13.07% 11.61%
POET Technologies -498.36% -53.26% -48.62%

Summary

Power Integrations beats POET Technologies on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Power Integrations

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 offers a range of alternating current to direct current (DC) power conversion products that address power supply ranging from less than 1 watt of output to approximately 500 watts of output for mobile-device chargers, consumer appliances, utility meters, liquid-crystal-display monitors, main and standby power supplies for desktop computers and TVs, light-emitting diode lamps, and other consumer and industrial applications. It also provides high-voltage diodes; and high-voltage gate-driver products under the SCALE and SCALE-2 product-family names. In addition, the company offers monolithic high-voltage DC-DC power conversion ICs designed for use in power-over-Ethernet powered devices, such as voice-over-IP phones and security cameras, as well as network hubs, line cards, servers, digital PBX phones, and DC-DC converter modules and industrial controls. It serves communications, computer, consumer, and industrial markets. The company sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and merchant power supply manufacturers through direct staff, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors worldwide. Power Integrations, Inc. was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About POET Technologies

POET Technologies Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells semi-conductor products in the United States, Canada, and Singapore. It offers optical light source products and photonic integrated devices for the sensing, data and tele communications, medical, instrumentation, industrial, defense, and security markets. The company was formerly known as Opel Technologies Inc. and changed its name to POET Technologies Inc. in June 2013. POET Technologies Inc. is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

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