Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR) and Infineon Technologies (OTCMKTS:IFNNY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and profitability.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

99.4% of Finisar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.2% of Infineon Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Finisar shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Infineon Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.29 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.4%. Finisar does not pay a dividend. Infineon Technologies pays out 25.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Finisar $1.32 billion 2.05 -$48.28 million $0.32 71.91
Infineon Technologies $8.83 billion 2.64 $1.25 billion $1.14 18.01

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

Risk & Volatility

Finisar has a beta of 1.56, suggesting that its share price is 56% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Infineon Technologies has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Finisar and Infineon Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Finisar -7.61% 1.52% 0.95%
Infineon Technologies 14.27% 18.53% 10.98%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Finisar and Infineon Technologies, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Finisar 0 12 5 0 2.29
Infineon Technologies 0 0 1 0 3.00

Finisar presently has a consensus price target of $25.77, indicating a potential upside of 12.00%. Given Finisar’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Finisar is more favorable than Infineon Technologies.

Summary

Infineon Technologies beats Finisar on 9 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

Finisar Company Profile

Finisar Corporation provides components and subsystems to networking equipment manufacturers, data center operators, telecom service providers, consumer electronics, and automotive companies in the United States, China, Malaysia, and internationally. The company's optical subsystems primarily include transmitters, receivers, transceivers, transponders, and active optical cables, which provide the fundamental optical-electrical or optoelectronic interface for interconnecting the electronic equipment used in wireline networks comprising switches, routers, and servers, as well as wireless networks, such as antennas and base stations. It also offers wavelength selective switches that are used to switch network traffic from one optical fiber to various other fibers without converting to an electronic signal. In addition, the company provides packaged laser, receivers, and photodetectors for data communication and telecommunication applications; and passive optical components for telecommunication applications. It markets its products through direct sales force, as well as distributors, manufacturers' representatives and resellers, and system integrators; and to the manufacturers of storage systems and telecommunication equipment, as well as to their contract manufacturers. Finisar Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Infineon Technologies Company Profile

Infineon Technologies AG designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductors and system solutions in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia-Pacific, Japan, and Americas. It operates in four segments: Automotive, Industrial Power Control, Power Management & Multimarket, and Chip Card & Security. The Automotive segment offers automotive microcontrollers for powertrain, safety, and driver assistance systems; discrete power semiconductors; IGBT modules; industrial microcontrollers; magnetic and pressure sensors; power integrated circuits (ICs); radar sensor ICs; transceivers; and voltage regulators. Its products are used in assistance and safety systems, comfort electronics, and powertrain and security products. The Industrial Power Control segment provides bare dies, discrete IGBTs, driver ICs, IGBT modules and stacks, and silicon carbide modules for electric vehicle charging stations, energy distribution, home appliances, industrial drives, industrial robots, industrial vehicles, renewable energy generation, traction, and uninterruptable power supplies. The Power Management & Multimarket segment offers control ICs, customized chips, discrete low-voltage and high-voltage power MOSFETs and driver ICs, GPS low-noise amplifiers, MEMS and ASICs for silicon microphones, pressure sensors, radar sensor ICs, RF antenna switches and power transistors, and transient voltage suppressor diodes. Its products are used in electric vehicle charging stations, DC motors, various components, Internet of Things, LED and conventional lighting systems, mobile devices, power management, and cellular infrastructure. The Chip Card & Security segment provides contact-based, contactless, dual interface, and embedded security controllers for authentication, automotive, government identification document, healthcare card, Internet of things, mobile communication, payment, ticketing, access control, and trusted computing applications. The company is headquartered in Munich, Germany.

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