Comparing Obic (OBIIF) & PDF Solutions (PDFS)

Obic (OTCMKTS: OBIIF) and PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Obic and PDF Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Obic 0 0 0 0 N/A
PDF Solutions 0 1 2 0 2.67

PDF Solutions has a consensus target price of $22.00, indicating a potential upside of 61.76%. Given PDF Solutions’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than Obic.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

86.8% of PDF Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of PDF Solutions shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Obic has a beta of 5.39, indicating that its stock price is 439% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PDF Solutions has a beta of 1.33, indicating that its stock price is 33% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Obic and PDF Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Obic N/A N/A N/A
PDF Solutions -2.23% -1.14% -1.01%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Obic and PDF Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Obic N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
PDF Solutions $101.87 million 4.27 -$1.33 million ($0.04) -340.00

Obic has higher earnings, but lower revenue than PDF Solutions.

Summary

PDF Solutions beats Obic on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

PDF Solutions Company Profile

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides infrastructure technologies and services to enhance yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits (IC) in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, China, and internationally. It offers manufacturing process solutions; volume manufacturing solutions; design-for-inspection (DFI) solutions; and design-for-manufacturability (DFM) solutions. The company also provides Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips, pdCV analysis software, and pdFasTest electrical testers; DFI infrastructure that comprises DFI on-chip instruments, eProbe contactless E-beam tool, and Exensio ?char DFI software; FIRE software, which analyzes an IC design to compute its systematic and random yield loss; and Template technology that includes Templatyzer software and IP for identifying and developing a set of layout patterns. In addition, it offers Exensio enterprise-wide platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects, loads, and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers testing and analysis capability; and Exensio-Char, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and DFI on-chip instruments. The company sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, solution implementation teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor design companies, and foundries in the microprocessors, memory, graphics, image sensor solutions, and communications segments. PDF Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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