Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) vs. Spire (NASDAQ:SPIR) Head-To-Head Comparison

Analog Devices (NASDAQ:ADI) and Spire (OTCMKTS:SPIR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Analog Devices and Spire’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Analog Devices $6.20 billion 6.63 $1.50 billion $5.94 18.72
Spire N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Analog Devices has higher revenue and earnings than Spire.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Analog Devices and Spire, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Analog Devices 0 3 12 0 2.80
Spire 0 0 0 0 N/A

Analog Devices presently has a consensus target price of $114.33, suggesting a potential upside of 2.80%. Given Analog Devices’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Analog Devices is more favorable than Spire.


Analog Devices pays an annual dividend of $2.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Spire does not pay a dividend. Analog Devices pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Analog Devices has raised its dividend for 9 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

87.5% of Analog Devices shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Analog Devices shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 29.2% of Spire shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

Analog Devices has a beta of 1.43, indicating that its share price is 43% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spire has a beta of 3.07, indicating that its share price is 207% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares Analog Devices and Spire’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Analog Devices 24.71% 17.87% 9.62%
Spire N/A N/A N/A


Analog Devices beats Spire on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Analog Devices Company Profile

Analog Devices, Inc. engages in the design, development, manufacture, and marketing of integrated circuits (ICs). Its products include industrial process control systems, medical imaging equipment, factory process automation systems, patient vital signs monitoring devices, instrumentation and measurement systems, wireless infrastructure equipment, energy management systems, networking equipment, aerospace and defense electronics, optical systems, automobiles, and portable consumer devices. The company was founded by Raymond P. Stata and Matthew Lorber in 1965 and is headquartered in Norwood, MA.

Spire Company Profile

Spire Corporation is engaged in developing, manufacturing, and marketing engineered products and services in the areas of photovoltaic solar and biomedical. The company offers specialized equipment for the production of terrestrial photovoltaic modules from solar cells; and photovoltaic systems for grid connected application in the commercial markets. Its products comprise Spi-Sun simulator, which tests module performance; and turn-key cell and module lines, and other individual equipment. The company also provides training and assistance with module certification, and solar factory management services. In addition, it offers surface treatments to the manufacturers of orthopedic and other medical devices; and performs sponsored research programs into practical applications of biomedical technologies. The company offers its products directly, as well as through distributors and sales representatives in the United States, Asia, Europe/Africa, and internationally. Spire Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Billerica, Massachusetts.

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