Pericom Semiconductor (NASDAQ: PSEM) and Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.


This table compares Pericom Semiconductor and Rogers Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pericom Semiconductor 11.19% 6.74% 5.80%
Rogers Corporation 10.21% 13.28% 8.52%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pericom Semiconductor and Rogers Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Pericom Semiconductor N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Rogers Corporation $743.51 million 2.90 $163.66 million $4.13 28.69

Rogers Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Pericom Semiconductor.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Pericom Semiconductor and Rogers Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pericom Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rogers Corporation 0 0 5 0 3.00

Rogers Corporation has a consensus price target of $135.67, indicating a potential upside of 14.51%. Given Rogers Corporation’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Rogers Corporation is more favorable than Pericom Semiconductor.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

92.9% of Rogers Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Rogers Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Rogers Corporation beats Pericom Semiconductor on 7 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Pericom Semiconductor

Pericom Semiconductor Corporation (Pericom) designs, develops and markets integrated circuits (ICs) and frequency control products (FCPs). The Company’s IC products include functions that support the connectivity, timing and signal conditioning of high-speed parallel and serial protocols that transfer data among a system’s microprocessor, memory and various peripherals, and between interconnected systems. The Company has four primary IC product categories: connectivity, switching, timing and signal integrity. Pericom’s FCPs are electronic components that provide frequency references, such as crystals and oscillators for computer, communication and consumer electronic products. It enables serial connectivity with solutions for the computing, communications and consumer market segments. Its products are used in various applications, such as servers, storage, enterprise networks, telecommunications and embedded applications.

About Rogers Corporation

Rogers Corporation manufactures and sells engineered materials and components for mission critical applications. The Company’s segments are Advanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS), Elastomeric Material Solutions (EMS), Power Electronics Solutions (PES) and Other. The ACS segment manufactures and sells circuit materials and solutions for applications in wireless communications infrastructure, automotive, connected devices, consumer electronics and aerospace/defense. The EMS segment manufactures and sells elastomeric material solutions for critical cushioning, sealing, impact protection and vibration management applications, including general industrial, portable electronics, consumer goods, automotive, construction and printing applications. The PES segment manufactures and sells ceramic substrate materials for power module applications, laminated bus bars for power inverter and interconnect applications, and micro-channel coolers. Its other business consists of elastomeric components.

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