Alliance Fiber Optic Products (NASDAQ: AFOP) and Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:SIMO) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Silicon Motion Technology Corporation’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Alliance Fiber Optic Products N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation $562.80 million 3.07 $145.81 million $2.54 19.06

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Alliance Fiber Optic Products.

Dividends

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.79 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.6%. Alliance Fiber Optic Products does not pay a dividend. Silicon Motion Technology Corporation pays out 31.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Silicon Motion Technology Corporation, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alliance Fiber Optic Products 0 0 0 0 N/A
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation 0 3 10 0 2.77

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation has a consensus price target of $57.67, suggesting a potential upside of 19.10%. Given Silicon Motion Technology Corporation’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is more favorable than Alliance Fiber Optic Products.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

79.4% of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Alliance Fiber Optic Products and Silicon Motion Technology Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alliance Fiber Optic Products -4.29% -3.41% -2.68%
Silicon Motion Technology Corporation 17.18% 19.58% 14.98%

Summary

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation beats Alliance Fiber Optic Products on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Alliance Fiber Optic Products

Alliance Fiber Optic Products, Inc. (AFOP) designs, manufactures and markets a range of fiber optic components and integrated modules. The Company offers a range of products, including interconnect devices, which are used to connect optical fibers and components; couplers and splitters, which are used to divide and combine optical power, and dense wavelength division multiplexing (DWDM) devices, which are used to separate and combine multiple specific wavelengths. Its connectivity product family provides a line of optical interconnect devices, couplers and splitters, planar lightwave circuits (PLC) and related optical products, as well as integrated modules incorporating these devices. Its optical passive products include wavelength division multiplexing (WDM), coarse wavelength division multiplexer (CWDM) and DWDM components. Its product offerings include connectivity products and optical passive products.

About Silicon Motion Technology Corporation

Silicon Motion Technology Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company. The Company designs, develops and markets low-power semiconductor solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and other customers in the mobile storage and mobile communications markets. It is engaged in developing negative-AND (NAND) flash controller integrated circuits (ICs) for solid-state storage devices and specialty radio frequency (RF) ICs for mobile devices. In the mobile storage market, the Company’s products are controllers used in embedded storage products, such as Solid State Drives (SSDs), and Embedded Multimedia Cards (eMMCs), as well as expandable storage products, such as flash memory cards and universal serial bus (USB) flash drives. For the mobile communications market, the Company’s products are handset transceivers and mobile television (TV) System on Chips (SoCs). The Company’s products are used in devices, such as smartphones, tablets and personal computers (PCs).

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