Comparing QuickLogic (QUIK) & Cypress Semiconductor (CY)

QuickLogic (NASDAQ:QUIK) and Cypress Semiconductor (NASDAQ:CY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.


Cypress Semiconductor pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.2%. QuickLogic does not pay a dividend. Cypress Semiconductor pays out 73.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

23.6% of QuickLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.5% of Cypress Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. 4.3% of QuickLogic shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.4% of Cypress Semiconductor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
QuickLogic $12.15 million 7.82 -$14.13 million ($0.18) -5.54
Cypress Semiconductor $2.33 billion 2.13 -$80.91 million $0.60 22.82

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

Volatility and Risk

QuickLogic has a beta of -0.17, suggesting that its stock price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cypress Semiconductor has a beta of 2.09, suggesting that its stock price is 109% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares QuickLogic and Cypress Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuickLogic -114.11% -79.85% -49.12%
Cypress Semiconductor 2.08% 21.26% 11.11%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for QuickLogic and Cypress Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuickLogic 0 0 1 0 3.00
Cypress Semiconductor 1 2 9 0 2.67

QuickLogic presently has a consensus target price of $2.50, suggesting a potential upside of 150.58%. Cypress Semiconductor has a consensus target price of $18.21, suggesting a potential upside of 33.00%. Given QuickLogic’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than Cypress Semiconductor.


Cypress Semiconductor beats QuickLogic on 10 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

QuickLogic Company Profile

QuickLogic Corporation, a semiconductor company, designs, markets, and supports silicon solutions for smartphones, wearable and hearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things. The company also provides Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs), software drivers, and associated design software and programming hardware, as well as eFPGA intellectual property (IP), such as ArcticPro and ArcticPro 2. Its products include pASIC 3, QuickRAM, and QuickPCI. The company delivers its solutions through ultra-low power customer programmable System on Chip (SoC) semiconductor solutions, embedded software, and algorithm solutions for always-on voice and sensor processing, and enhanced visual experiences. It develops its solutions by incorporating various silicon platforms, such as EOS S3, ArcticLink III S2, ArcticLink III VX and BX, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II solution platforms, as well as packaging, IPs, custom logic, software drivers, and architecture consulting. In addition, it provides programming hardware and design software solutions; and licenses FPGA technology for use in other semiconductor companies SoCs. The company markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers, as well as data communications, instrumentation, and test and military-aerospace markets through a network of sales managers and distributors in North America, Europe, and Asia. QuickLogic Corporation was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

Cypress Semiconductor Company Profile

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and sells embedded system solutions worldwide. It operates in two segments, Microcontroller and Connectivity Division, and Memory Products Division. The Microcontroller and Connectivity Division provides microcontroller (MCU), analog, and wireless and wired connectivity solutions, including Traveo automotive MCUs; programmable system-on-chip and general-purpose MCUs; ARM Cortex-M4, -M3, and -M0+ MCUs; R4 CPUs; analog power management integrated circuits and energy harvesting solutions; CapSense capacitive-sensing controllers; TrueTouch touchscreens; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Bluetooth low energy, and ZigBee solutions; WICED development platform; and USB controllers comprising solutions for the USB-C and USB power delivery standards, as well as wireless Internet of things connectivity solutions. The Memory Products Division provides NOR and NAND flash memories, static random access memory (SRAM) products, HyperRAm, synchronous and asynchronous SRAMs, nvSRAMs, F-RAM ferroelectric memory devices, and other specialty memories and timing solutions. The company serves various markets, including automotive, industrial, consumer, computation, white goods, communications, handset, PC peripherals, mobile devices, networking, telecommunications, video, data communications, computation, and medical markets. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation sells its semiconductor products through distributors and manufacturing representative firms, as well as through sales force directly to original equipment manufacturers and their suppliers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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