Analyzing Fairchild Semiconductor Intl (FCS) & Cabot Microelectronics (CCMP)

Fairchild Semiconductor Intl (NASDAQ: FCS) and Cabot Microelectronics (NASDAQ:CCMP) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Fairchild Semiconductor Intl and Cabot Microelectronics’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Fairchild Semiconductor Intl N/A N/A N/A $0.05 397.20
Cabot Microelectronics $507.18 million 5.18 $86.95 million $2.39 42.92

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Fairchild Semiconductor Intl and Cabot Microelectronics, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Fairchild Semiconductor Intl 0 0 0 0 N/A
Cabot Microelectronics 0 1 4 0 2.80

Cabot Microelectronics has a consensus target price of $109.50, suggesting a potential upside of 6.75%. Given Cabot Microelectronics’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Cabot Microelectronics is more favorable than Fairchild Semiconductor Intl.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.7% of Fairchild Semiconductor Intl shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 93.0% of Cabot Microelectronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Fairchild Semiconductor Intl shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.3% of Cabot Microelectronics 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 Fairchild Semiconductor Intl and Cabot Microelectronics’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Fairchild Semiconductor Intl 1.97% 2.46% 1.77%
Cabot Microelectronics 11.74% 16.99% 12.09%


Cabot Microelectronics pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Fairchild Semiconductor Intl does not pay a dividend. Cabot Microelectronics pays out 33.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Cabot Microelectronics beats Fairchild Semiconductor Intl on 10 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Fairchild Semiconductor Intl

Fairchild Semiconductor International, Inc. is focused on developing, manufacturing and selling power management solutions. The Company is engaged in power analog and discrete design, as well as packaging. It also makes non-power semiconductor and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS)-based solutions. The Company’s products are used in various end market applications, including industrial, home appliance, automotive, mobile, server and cloud computing, lighting and consumer electronics. It develops a range of power and signal path products for industrial, appliance, cloud computing and automotive applications. The Company’s segments include Switching Power Solutions segment (SPS), the Analog Power and Signal Solutions segment (APSS), and Standard Products Group (SPG). It also invests in wafer fabrication and packaging technology to support the development of these products. The Company also has an eight-inch wafer fabrication site in Bucheon, Korea.

About Cabot Microelectronics

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation supplies polishing slurries and pads used in the manufacture of integrated circuit (IC) devices within the semiconductor industry, in a process called chemical mechanical planarization (CMP). The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of CMP consumables. The Company develops, produces and sells CMP slurries for polishing conducting and insulating materials used in IC devices, and also for polishing the disk substrates and magnetic heads used in hard disk drives. It also develops, manufactures and sells CMP polishing pads, which are used in conjunction with slurries in the CMP process. The Company also pursues other surface modification applications through its engineered surface finishes (ESF) business. The Company offers CMP polishing pads, under the Epic and NexPlanar brand names, for a range of applications and technology nodes.

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