Peregrine Semiconductor (NASDAQ: PSMI) and Universal Display (NASDAQ:OLED) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends and profitability.
Universal Display pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Peregrine Semiconductor does not pay a dividend. Universal Display pays out 5.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
65.0% of Universal Display shares are owned by institutional investors. 5.2% of Universal Display shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Peregrine Semiconductor and Universal Display’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Peregrine Semiconductor and Universal Display’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Universal Display||$198.89 million||39.63||$48.07 million||$2.09||80.17|
Universal Display has higher revenue and earnings than Peregrine Semiconductor. Peregrine Semiconductor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Universal Display, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
This is a summary of current ratings for Peregrine Semiconductor and Universal Display, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Universal Display has a consensus target price of $146.11, suggesting a potential downside of 12.80%. Given Universal Display’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Universal Display is more favorable than Peregrine Semiconductor.
Universal Display beats Peregrine Semiconductor on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Peregrine Semiconductor
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (Peregrine) is engaged in the design, manufacturing and marketing radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) for the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company is provider of RFICs. Its products include RF switches-antenna, RFswitches-broadband and general purpose, digital attenuators, synthesizers, mixers/upconverters, prescalers, variable gain amplifiers, digitally tunable capacitors, DC-DC converters and power amplifiers. Its UltraCMOS technology enables the design, manufacture, and integration of multiple radio frequency (RF), mixed signal, and digital functions on a single chip. Its solutions target a range of applications in the aerospace and defense, broadband, industrial, mobile wireless device, test and measurement equipment, and wireless infrastructure markets.
About Universal Display
Universal Display Corporation is engaged in the research, development and commercialization of organic light emitting diode (OLED), technologies and materials for use in display and solid-state lighting applications. The Company also supplies its OLED materials to manufacturers of OLED displays and lighting products for evaluation and for use in product development and for pre-commercial activities, and it also provides technical assistance and support to these manufacturers. The Company has produced and sold phosphorescent emitter materials that produce red, yellow, green and light-blue light, which are combined in various ways for the display and lighting markets. It has also developed host materials for the emissive layer. The Company is a supplier of phosphorescent emitter materials to OLED product manufacturers. Phosphorescent OLEDs utilize specialized materials and device structures that allow OLEDs to emit light through a process known as phosphorescence.
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