Contrasting ASM International NV (ASMI) & Tessera Holding Corporation (XPER)

ASM International NV (NASDAQ: ASMI) and Tessera Holding Corporation (NASDAQ:XPER) are both technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

99.6% of Tessera Holding Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.4% of Tessera Holding Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares ASM International NV and Tessera Holding Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ASM International NV 65.40% 26.51% 24.64%
Tessera Holding Corporation -12.22% 11.06% 5.46%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ASM International NV and Tessera Holding Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ASM International NV N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Tessera Holding Corporation N/A N/A N/A ($0.72) -35.62


Tessera Holding Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. ASM International NV does not pay a dividend. Tessera Holding Corporation pays out -111.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for ASM International NV and Tessera Holding Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ASM International NV 0 0 0 0 N/A
Tessera Holding Corporation 0 0 1 0 3.00

Tessera Holding Corporation has a consensus price target of $53.00, indicating a potential upside of 106.63%. Given Tessera Holding Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Tessera Holding Corporation is more favorable than ASM International NV.


Tessera Holding Corporation beats ASM International NV on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ASM International NV

ASM International N.V. is a supplier of wafer processing equipment, primarily for semiconductor manufacturing industry. The Company designs, manufactures and sells equipment and services to its customers for the production of semiconductor devices, or integrated circuits (ICs). The Company operates in two segments, which include Front-end and Back-end. The Front-end segment manufactures and sells equipment used in wafer processing, encompassing the fabrication steps in which silicon wafers are layered with semiconductor devices. The front-end segment includes manufacturing, service, and sales operations in Europe, the United States, Japan and South East Asia. The Back-end segment manufactures and sells equipment and materials used in assembly and packaging, encompassing the processes in which silicon wafers are separated into individual circuits. The Company supplies equipment to the manufacturers of analog semiconductor devices primarily for the deposition of thin films.

About Tessera Holding Corporation

Tessera Holding Corporation is a product and technology licensing company. The Company’s technologies and intellectual property are deployed, in areas, such as audio, computational imaging, computer vision, mobile computing and communications, memory, data storage, three dimensional (3D) semiconductor interconnect and packaging. The Company delivers smart sight and sound solutions, and 3D semiconductor interconnect solutions for mobile devices, consumer electronics, and automotive markets. The Company also addresses technologies, such as Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality/virtual reality (AR/VR). It offers audio solutions for mobile devices, home theater systems and cinema. The Company’s subsidiaries include Tessera Technologies, Inc., DTS, Inc., Invensas Corporation and FotoNation.

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