Nova Measuring Instruments (NVMI) vs. Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) Head to Head Review
Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) and Nova Measuring Instruments (NASDAQ:NVMI) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and risk.
This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for Silicon Laboratories and Nova Measuring Instruments, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Nova Measuring Instruments||0||0||3||0||3.00|
Risk and Volatility
Silicon Laboratories has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Nova Measuring Instruments has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
90.8% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 37.3% of Nova Measuring Instruments shares are owned by institutional investors. 34.8% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Nova Measuring Instruments shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Silicon Laboratories and Nova Measuring Instruments’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Nova Measuring Instruments||21.68%||26.14%||20.86%|
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Silicon Laboratories and Nova Measuring Instruments’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Silicon Laboratories||$697.63 million||5.78||$61.49 million||$1.67||56.74|
|Nova Measuring Instruments||$163.90 million||4.79||$9.64 million||$1.64||17.21|
Silicon Laboratories has higher revenue and earnings than Nova Measuring Instruments. Nova Measuring Instruments is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Silicon Laboratories, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Silicon Laboratories beats Nova Measuring Instruments on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Silicon Laboratories
Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a provider of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet infrastructure, industrial, consumer and automotive markets. The Company operates through mixed-signal analog intensive products segment. It provides analog-intensive, mixed-signal solutions for use in a range of electronic products in various applications for the IoT market. It provides a range of timing and isolation products for infrastructure applications, including clocks and oscillators for networking equipment, data centers and wireless base stations, as well as digital isolators and current sensors for industrial power supplies and hybrid-electric vehicles. It provides broadcast products, such as television tuners and demodulators and automotive radio tuners, and access products, including subscriber line interface circuits for voice over Internet Protocol, embedded modems, and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device integrated circuits.
About Nova Measuring Instruments
Nova Measuring Instruments Ltd. provides metrology solutions for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company offers in-line Optical and x-ray stand-alone metrology systems, as well as integrated optical metrology systems, which are attached directly to wafer fabrication process equipment. Its metrology systems measure various film thickness and composition properties, as well as critical-dimension (CD) variables during various front-end and back-end of line steps in the semiconductor wafer fabrication process. Its product portfolio includes a set of in-situ, integrated and stand-alone metrology platforms suited for dimensional, films and material metrology measurements for process control across multiple semiconductor manufacturing process steps. Its products include NovaScan 2040, NovaScan 3090Next, Nova i500, Nova T500, Nova T600, Nova V2600 TSV metrology system, NovaMars, Nova Hybrid Metrology solution, Nova Fleet Management, VeraFlex II, VeraFlex III XF and QED.
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