Critical Contrast: Hittite Microwave (HITT) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)

Hittite Microwave (NASDAQ: HITT) and Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ:SPIL) are both technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Hittite Microwave and Siliconware Precision Industries, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hittite Microwave 0 0 0 0 N/A
Siliconware Precision Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A


Siliconware Precision Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Hittite Microwave does not pay a dividend. Siliconware Precision Industries pays out 70.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


This table compares Hittite Microwave and Siliconware Precision Industries’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hittite Microwave N/A N/A N/A
Siliconware Precision Industries 8.28% 10.24% 5.60%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Hittite Microwave and Siliconware Precision Industries’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Hittite Microwave N/A N/A N/A $2.21 N/A
Siliconware Precision Industries $2.75 billion 1.96 $227.38 million $0.30 28.83

Siliconware Precision Industries has higher revenue and earnings than Hittite Microwave. Hittite Microwave is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Siliconware Precision Industries, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

2.8% of Siliconware Precision Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of Siliconware Precision Industries 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.


Siliconware Precision Industries beats Hittite Microwave on 7 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

Hittite Microwave Company Profile

Hittite Microwave Corporation designs and develops integrated circuits (ICs), modules, subsystems and instrumentation for radio frequency (RF) microwave and millimeterwave applications. It offers a range of standard and custom ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation that perform a range of functions across the RF, microwave and millimeterwave frequency bands. It offers a range of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs), multi-chip modules (MCMs), subsystems and instruments that perform a range of signal processing functions and that operate across the RF, microwave, millimeterwave and visible light frequency spectrum. In May 2014, the Company acquired Keragis Corporation. In July 2014, Analog Devices Inc acquired Hittite Microwave Corporation.

Siliconware Precision Industries Company Profile

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. is a Taiwan-based company mainly engaged in the provision of packaging and testing services of integrated circuits (ICs) and related products. The Company’s businesses include the manufacture, processing, assembly, testing and importing and exporting of ICs, transistors, light emitting diode (LED) digital displays, LED lights, liquid crystal display (LCD) clock cores, phototransistors, synthesis circuits, as well as thin film circuits and thick film circuits. The Company’s packaging businesses focus on IC products, including plastic small size ICs and plastic square planar ICs, among others. Its testing businesses mainly include final testing businesses and system level testing businesses, among others.

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