Diodes (DIOD) vs. Dialog Semiconductor (DLGNF) Financial Comparison

Diodes (NASDAQ:DIOD) and Dialog Semiconductor (OTCMKTS:DLGNF) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Diodes and Dialog Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diodes 2.42% 10.86% 6.59%
Dialog Semiconductor 11.37% 18.71% 16.05%

Risk and Volatility

Diodes has a beta of 0.99, suggesting that its share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dialog Semiconductor has a beta of 3.34, suggesting that its share price is 234% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

75.6% of Diodes shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of Diodes shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Diodes and Dialog Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diodes 0 0 4 0 3.00
Dialog Semiconductor 0 4 0 0 2.00

Diodes presently has a consensus price target of $38.00, suggesting a potential upside of 22.82%. Given Diodes’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Diodes is more favorable than Dialog Semiconductor.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Diodes and Dialog Semiconductor’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diodes $1.05 billion 1.47 -$1.80 million $1.37 22.58
Dialog Semiconductor $1.35 billion 1.21 $173.91 million $2.92 7.17

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

About Diodes

Diodes Incorporated, together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, and supplies application-specific standard products in the discrete, logic, and analog and mixed semiconductor markets in Asia, North America, Europe, and internationally. It primarily focuses on low pin count semiconductor devices with one or more active or passive components. The company offers discrete semiconductor products, such as performance Schottky rectifiers and diodes; Zener diodes, including tight tolerance and low operating current type performance Zener diodes; standard, fast, super-fast, and ultra-fast recovery rectifiers; bridge rectifiers; switching diodes; small signal bipolar and pre-biased transistors; MOSFETs; thyristor surge protection devices; and transient voltage suppressors. It also provides analog products comprising power management devices consisting of AC-DC and DC-DC converters, USB power switches, and low dropout and linear voltage regulators; linear devices, such as operational amplifiers and comparators, current monitors, voltage references, and reset generators; LED lighting drivers; audio amplifiers; and sensor products, including hall-effect sensors and motor drivers. In addition, the company offers standard logic products comprising low-voltage complementary metal?oxide?semiconductor (CMOS) and high-speed CMOS devices; ultra-low power CMOS logic products and analog switches; multichip products and co-packaged discrete, analog, and mixed-signal silicon in miniature packages; silicon and silicon epitaxial wafers; and crystals and oscillators. It sells its products to the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets through direct sales and marketing personnel, independent sales representatives, and distributors. Diodes Incorporated was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Plano, Texas.

About Dialog Semiconductor

Dialog Semiconductor Plc develops and distributes highly integrated, mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) for personal, portable, hand-held devices, low energy short-range wireless, LED solid-state lighting, and automotive applications worldwide. It operates through four segments: Mobile Systems, Automotive & Industrial, Connectivity, and Power Conversion. The company offers power management integrated circuits (PMICs), sub-PMICs, charger ICs, automotive grade PMICs, and audio codecs; Bluetooth low energy ICs, voice over DECT, digital audio and audio codec ICs, and short-range wireless VoIP; AC/DC rapid charge adapters, converters, power adapters, embedded networking converters, and SSL LED and backlight drivers; and motor control ICS and ASIC controllers. It offers its products under the PrimAccurate, Rapid Charge, SmartBond, SmartDefender, SmartMirror, SmartPulse, SmarteXite, SmartXtend, and Ultrabook brands. Dialog Semiconductor Plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Reading, the United Kingdom.

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