Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) and Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Advanced Micro Devices and Xilinx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Micro Devices 5.51% 47.21% 9.98%
Xilinx 21.33% 34.05% 15.80%

Volatility and Risk

Advanced Micro Devices has a beta of 3.64, meaning that its share price is 264% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xilinx has a beta of 0.86, meaning that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Advanced Micro Devices and Xilinx’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Micro Devices $5.33 billion 3.68 $43.00 million $0.08 245.13
Xilinx $2.54 billion 8.33 $512.38 million $2.83 29.53

Xilinx has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Advanced Micro Devices. Xilinx is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Advanced Micro Devices, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.2% of Advanced Micro Devices shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.6% of Xilinx shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Advanced Micro Devices shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.2% of Xilinx shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Xilinx pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.7%. Advanced Micro Devices does not pay a dividend. Xilinx pays out 50.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Xilinx has increased its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Advanced Micro Devices and Xilinx, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Micro Devices 2 13 13 0 2.39
Xilinx 1 10 13 0 2.50

Advanced Micro Devices presently has a consensus target price of $24.35, suggesting a potential upside of 24.16%. Xilinx has a consensus target price of $82.76, suggesting a potential downside of 0.96%. Given Advanced Micro Devices’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Advanced Micro Devices is more favorable than Xilinx.

Summary

Xilinx beats Advanced Micro Devices on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Advanced Micro Devices

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Computing and Graphics; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom. The company's products include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), and professional GPUs; and server and embedded processors, and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products and technology for game consoles. It provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD Ryzen, AMD Ryzen Pro, Threadripper, AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD FX CPU, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Sempron APU and CPU, and AMD Pro A-Series APU brands; microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega GPUs, AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD C-Series, AMD Z-Series, AMD FX APU, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Turion, and AMD Sempron APU and CPU brands; and microprocessors for servers under the AMD EPYC and AMD Opteron brands. It also offers chipsets under the AMD brand; discrete GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs under the AMD Radeon and AMD Embedded Radeon brand; professional graphic products under the AMD Radeon Pro and AMD FirePro brands; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD's CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies. In addition, it provides embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Sempron, AMD Geode, AMD R-Series, G-Series, and AMD Embedded Radeon brands; consumer graphics under the AMD Radeon brand; and semi-custom SoC products. It serves original equipment and design manufacturers, datacenters, system integrators, distributors, and add-in-board manufacturers through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. designs and develops programmable devices and associated technologies worldwide. Its programmable devices comprise integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), such as programmable system on chips, and three dimensional ICs; adaptive compute acceleration platform; software design tools to program the PLDs; software development environments and embedded platforms; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards; and intellectual property (IP) core licenses covering Ethernet, memory controllers, Interlaken, and peripheral component interconnect express interfaces, as well as domain-specific IP in the areas of embedded, digital signal processing and connectivity, and market-specific IP cores. The company also offers development boards; development kits, including hardware, design tools, IP, and reference designs that are designed to streamline and accelerate the development of domain-specific and market-specific applications; and configuration products, such as one-time programmable and in-system programmable storage devices to configure field programmable gate arrays. In addition, it provides design, customer training, field engineering, and technical support services. The company offers its products to electronic equipment manufacturers in sub-segments, such as wireline and data center, wireless, aerospace and defense, test and measurement, industrial, scientific and medical, automotive, audio, video and broadcast, and consumer. Xilinx, Inc. sells its products through a network of independent distributors; and through direct sales to original equipment manufacturers and electronic manufacturing service providers, as well as independent sales representatives. The company was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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