Reviewing Kopin Corporation (KOPN) and MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings (MTSI)

Kopin Corporation (NASDAQ: KOPN) and MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings (NASDAQ:MTSI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitabiliy, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Kopin Corporation and MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kopin Corporation $20.90 million 10.93 -$29.22 million ($0.37) -9.57
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings $632.82 million 5.63 $121.15 million ($1.94) -28.79

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings has higher revenue and earnings than Kopin Corporation. MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kopin Corporation, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

57.1% of Kopin Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 72.6% of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. 8.7% of Kopin Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 42.3% of MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Kopin Corporation and MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kopin Corporation 0 2 0 0 2.00
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings 0 2 5 0 2.71

Kopin Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $2.00, suggesting a potential downside of 43.50%. MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings has a consensus price target of $54.83, suggesting a potential downside of 1.84%. Given MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings is more favorable than Kopin Corporation.

Profitability

This table compares Kopin Corporation and MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kopin Corporation -115.16% -37.39% -31.64%
MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings -16.35% 17.86% 7.99%

Risk and Volatility

Kopin Corporation has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its stock price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings has a beta of 1.32, meaning that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings beats Kopin Corporation on 11 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kopin Corporation

Kopin Corporation is a developer, manufacturer and seller of Wearable technologies, which include components and systems. The Company’s segments are Forth Dimension Displays Ltd. (FDD), the manufacturer of its reflective display products for test and simulation products, and Kopin, which consists of Kopin Corporation, Kowon, Kopin Software Ltd. and e-MDT America (eMDT). Products, which include its components are augmented reality consumer wearable devices for sports and fitness and virtual reality consumer products for recreational and sport drones; military devices, such as thermal weapon sights and fighter pilot helmets, and industrial and public safety devices, such as fire fighter thermal camera enabled masks. Its reflective display products are also configured as spatial light modulators and are used in industrial equipment for three dimensional (3D) Automated Optical Inspection. It sells displays individually or in combination with its other components assembled in a unit.

About MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. is a provider of high-performance analog semiconductor solutions that enable Internet applications, the cloud-connected applications economy, and the networked battlefield across the radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeterwave and photonic spectrum. It has multiple design centers, silicon, gallium arsenide and indium phosphide fabrication, manufacturing, assembly and test, and operational facilities throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It also offers foundry services. It offered a portfolio of over 4,500 standard and custom devices, which include integrated circuits, multi-chip modules, power pallets and transistors, diodes, amplifiers, switches and switch limiters, passive and active components and complete subsystems, across more than 40 product lines serving three primary markets, as of September 30, 2016. The Company’s products are RF Power Products, Optoelectronics and Photonic Solutions, among others.

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