Rda Microelectronics (NASDAQ: RDA) and Intermolecular (NASDAQ:IMI) are both small-cap technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and valuation.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Rda Microelectronics and Intermolecular’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Intermolecular||$47.30 million||1.69||-$15.43 million||($0.27)||-5.96|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Rda Microelectronics and Intermolecular, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Volatility & Risk
Rda Microelectronics has a beta of 0.4, suggesting that its share price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intermolecular has a beta of 1.15, suggesting that its share price is 15% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
37.6% of Intermolecular shares are held by institutional investors. 45.4% of Intermolecular shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Rda Microelectronics and Intermolecular’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Rda Microelectronics beats Intermolecular on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Rda Microelectronics
RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (RDA) is engaged in fabless semiconductor company, which designs, develops and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductors for a range of cellular, broadcast, and connectivity applications. Its system-level property includes frequency modulation, Bluetooth, wireless fidelity, global positioning system, analog mobile television, china mobile multimedia broadcasting, digital audio broadcasting, and other radio-frequency components, including second generation and third generation transceivers, digital video broadcasting – terrestrial (DVB-T) and DVB- satellite tuners, and power amplifiers. It designs, develops and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductors for a range of cellular, broadcast, and connectivity applications in consumer electronics devices, in mobile handsets. In March 2012, it acquired all of the baseband intellectual property of Coolsand Holding Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries (Coolsand).
Intermolecular, Inc. provides thin film solutions. The Company’s high productivity combinatorial (HPC) platform, which consists of its tempus processing tools, its automated characterization methods, and its Informatics analysis software, is purpose-built for research and development (R&D) using combinatorial process systems. It develops technology and Internet protocol (IP) rights focused on materials, processes, integration and device architectures in collaboration with its customers. Its HPC platform consists of tempus HPC processing, automated characterization and informatics and analysis software. The Company offers a series of wet processing tools and dry processing tools. Its informatics software includes workflow management software, analysis and reporting software, security and collaboration management software, and integration services. It caters to semiconductor device, semiconductor materials and equipment and clean energy market companies.
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