PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ: PMCS) and Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH) are both technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and dividends.

Dividends

Vishay Intertechnology pays an annual dividend of $0.27 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. PMC-Sierra does not pay a dividend. Vishay Intertechnology pays out -122.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Vishay Intertechnology has raised its dividend for 2 consecutive years.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for PMC-Sierra and Vishay Intertechnology, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PMC-Sierra 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vishay Intertechnology 1 1 0 0 1.50

Vishay Intertechnology has a consensus price target of $19.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.75%.

Profitability

This table compares PMC-Sierra and Vishay Intertechnology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PMC-Sierra 5.03% 4.71% 3.27%
Vishay Intertechnology -0.78% 14.07% 6.80%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PMC-Sierra and Vishay Intertechnology’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PMC-Sierra N/A N/A N/A $0.02 N/A
Vishay Intertechnology $2.60 billion 0.99 -$20.34 million ($0.22) -79.32

PMC-Sierra has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Vishay Intertechnology. Vishay Intertechnology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than PMC-Sierra, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Vishay Intertechnology beats PMC-Sierra on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PMC-Sierra

PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) is a semiconductor and software solution innovator transforming networks that connect, move, and store Big Data. The Company designs, develops, markets and supports semiconductor, embedded software, and board level solutions. The Company has approximately 700 different semiconductor devices that are sold to equipment and design manufacturers, who in turn supply their equipment principally to enterprises, Cloud Data Centers and carriers worldwide. The Company provides solutions for its customers across a range of applications and industry protocols. PMC’s portfolio of semiconductor devices is used in various applications of storage and communications network infrastructure equipment and enable the transporting and storing of digital data in a secure manner. The Company’s semiconductor devices enable networking equipment primarily in three market segments: Storage, Optical and Mobile networks.

About Vishay Intertechnology

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a global manufacturer and supplier of discrete semiconductors and passive components. The Company operates through five product segments: MOSFETs, Diodes, Optoelectronic Components, Resistors & Inductors and Capacitors. MOSFETs segment offers low-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs and high-voltage MOSFETs. Diodes segment’s products include rectifiers, small signal diodes, protection diodes, thyristors/silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) and power modules. Optoelectronic Components segment includes infrared (IR) emitters and detectors, IR remote control receivers, optocouplers, solid-state relays, optical sensors, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), 7-segment displays and IR data transceiver modules (IrDA). Resistors and Inductors segment manufactures various types of fixed resistors, both in discrete and network forms, as well as various variable types. Capacitors segment manufactures products based on capacitor technologies.

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