Ambarella (AMBA) vs. Sunedison Semiconductor (SEMI) Head-To-Head Survey

Sunedison Semiconductor (NASDAQ: SEMI) and Ambarella (NASDAQ:AMBA) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.0% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 63.1% of Ambarella shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of Ambarella shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares Sunedison Semiconductor and Ambarella’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunedison Semiconductor -13.19% -24.50% -10.80%
Ambarella 11.51% 7.87% 6.94%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sunedison Semiconductor and Ambarella, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunedison Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Ambarella 0 5 7 0 2.58

Ambarella has a consensus target price of $60.00, suggesting a potential upside of 28.87%.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Sunedison Semiconductor and Ambarella’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunedison Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A ($5.29) N/A
Ambarella $310.30 million 5.00 $57.81 million $1.04 44.77

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


Ambarella beats Sunedison Semiconductor on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Sunedison Semiconductor

SunEdison Semiconductor Limited is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. The Company also develops advanced substrates, such as epitaxial (EPI) wafers and wafers for the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) market, which enable computing and communications applications. Its products include polished wafers, EPI wafers and SOI wafers. The Company sells its products to the semiconductor manufacturers around the world, including integrated device manufacturers, pure-play semiconductor foundries and companies that specialize in wafer customization. It operates facilities in semiconductor manufacturing regions throughout the world, including Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Its wafers are used as the base substrate for the manufacture of various types of semiconductor devices, including microprocessors, memory, analog, mixed-signal and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, discrete and image sensors.

About Ambarella

Ambarella, Inc. offers semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition (HD), video capture, sharing and display. The Company operates through the development and sale of low-power, high-definition video products segment. Its system-on-a-chip designs incorporate HD video processing, image processing, audio processing and system functions onto a single chip. In the camera market, its platform enables the creation of video content in wearable cameras, automotive aftermarket cameras, professional and consumer Internet Protocol (IP), security cameras, telepresence cameras and unmanned aerial vehicles. In the infrastructure market, its solutions manage IP video traffic, broadcast encoding and transcoding, and IP video delivery applications. AmbaClear is its image signal processing architecture. AmbaCast is its HD video processing architecture. It offers the MotorVu 3D 360 degrees Surround View reference design for automotive original equipment manufacturer market.

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