JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) and Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l (NYSE:SMI) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for JinkoSolar and Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JinkoSolar 1 2 3 0 2.33
Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l 2 2 0 0 1.50

JinkoSolar currently has a consensus price target of $11.50, indicating a potential downside of 41.36%. Given JinkoSolar’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe JinkoSolar is more favorable than Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l.

Risk and Volatility

JinkoSolar has a beta of 2.34, indicating that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l has a beta of 0.8, indicating that its stock price is 20% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

31.3% of JinkoSolar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l shares are owned by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares JinkoSolar and Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JinkoSolar 1.60% 5.01% 1.19%
Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l 3.19% 1.44% 0.84%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares JinkoSolar and Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JinkoSolar $3.64 billion 0.15 $59.12 million $1.52 12.88
Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l $3.10 billion 1.55 $179.67 million N/A N/A

Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l has lower revenue, but higher earnings than JinkoSolar.

Summary

JinkoSolar beats Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

JinkoSolar Company Profile

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of photovoltaic products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers solar modules, silicon wafers, solar cells, recovered silicon materials, and silicon ingots. It also provides solar system integration services; and develops commercial solar power projects. The company sells its products to distributors, project developers, and system integrators under the JinkoSolar brand, as well as on an original equipment manufacturer basis. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shangrao, the People's Republic of China.

Semiconductor Manufacturing Int’l Company Profile

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, an investment holding company, engages in the computer-aided design, manufacture, testing, packaging, and trading of integrated circuits (IC) and other semiconductor services. The company offers various types of semiconductors, including logic, mixed-signal and radio frequency, power IC, microprocessor, memory related, optoelectronics, other sensors, discrete, and others. It also provides integrated solutions, such as design support services; libraries and intellectual property services; mask-making services; and wafer probing, bumping, assembling, and testing services. In addition, the company designs and manufactures semiconductor masks and solar cells related semiconductor products; and offers marketing related services. It operates in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People's Republic of China.

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