Aquantia (NASDAQ: ON) and ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ON) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Aquantia and ON Semiconductor’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Aquantia $103.37 million 4.03 -$5.41 million ($0.48) -25.33
ON Semiconductor $5.54 billion 1.56 $810.70 million $1.46 13.92

ON Semiconductor has higher revenue and earnings than Aquantia. Aquantia is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ON Semiconductor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Aquantia and ON Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Aquantia 0 0 6 0 3.00
ON Semiconductor 2 6 10 0 2.44

Aquantia currently has a consensus price target of $15.08, indicating a potential upside of 24.04%. ON Semiconductor has a consensus price target of $25.59, indicating a potential upside of 25.95%. Given ON Semiconductor’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ON Semiconductor is more favorable than Aquantia.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

23.6% of Aquantia shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 91.0% of ON Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. 24.1% of Aquantia shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.3% of ON Semiconductor shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Aquantia and ON Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Aquantia -3.76% -21.24% -5.00%
ON Semiconductor 16.66% 24.14% 9.35%

Summary

ON Semiconductor beats Aquantia on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aquantia Company Profile

Aquantia Corp., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, and markets advanced high-speed communication integrated circuits for Ethernet connectivity in the data center, enterprise infrastructure, and access markets worldwide. Its products include corporate and cloud data center products; enterprise infrastructure products; and access products, such as client connectivity and carrier access. The company sells its products to integrated circuit suppliers, original equipment manufacturers, and original design manufacturers through direct sales. Aquantia Corp. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

ON Semiconductor Company Profile

ON Semiconductor Corporation manufactures and sells semiconductor components for various electronic devices worldwide. It operates through three segments: Power Solutions Group, Analog Solutions Group, and Image Sensor Group. The Power Solutions Group segment offers discrete, module, and integrated semiconductor products for various applications, such as power switching, power conversion, signal conditioning, circuit protection, signal amplification, and voltage reference. The Analog Solutions Group segment designs and develops analog, mixed-signal, and logic application specific integrated circuits and standard products, as well as power solutions for a range of end-users in the automotive, consumer, computing, industrial, communications, medical, and aerospace/defense markets. This segment also provides trusted foundry, trusted design, and manufacturing services, as well as integrated passive devices product technology. The Image Sensor Group segment offers complementary metal oxide semiconductors and charge-coupled device image sensors, as well as proximity sensors, image signal processors, and actuator drivers for autofocus and image stabilization for a range of customers in automotive, industrial, consumer, wireless, medical, and aerospace/defense markets. The company serves original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and electronic manufacturing service providers. ON Semiconductor Corporation was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona.

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