Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (NASDAQ:AOSL – Get Rating) and Maxeon Solar Technologies (NASDAQ:MAXN – Get Rating) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, dividends, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings and analyst recommendations.
Volatility & Risk
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has a beta of 2.49, suggesting that its share price is 149% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maxeon Solar Technologies has a beta of 1.38, suggesting that its share price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This table compares Alpha and Omega Semiconductor and Maxeon Solar Technologies’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Alpha and Omega Semiconductor||9.96%||9.10%||6.18%|
|Maxeon Solar Technologies||-25.23%||-177.91%||-22.77%|
Earnings and Valuation
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Alpha and Omega Semiconductor||$777.55 million||0.89||$453.16 million||$2.73||9.15|
|Maxeon Solar Technologies||$1.06 billion||0.96||-$267.42 million||($6.53)||-3.46|
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Maxeon Solar Technologies. Maxeon Solar Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Alpha and Omega Semiconductor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
67.6% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.1% of Maxeon Solar Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. 18.9% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.9% of Maxeon Solar Technologies shares are owned by insiders. 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.
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Alpha and Omega Semiconductor and Maxeon Solar Technologies, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Alpha and Omega Semiconductor||0||1||1||0||2.50|
|Maxeon Solar Technologies||0||2||4||0||2.67|
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor presently has a consensus price target of $38.00, indicating a potential upside of 52.12%. Maxeon Solar Technologies has a consensus price target of $26.33, indicating a potential upside of 16.42%. Given Alpha and Omega Semiconductor’s higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Alpha and Omega Semiconductor is more favorable than Maxeon Solar Technologies.
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor beats Maxeon Solar Technologies on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Alpha and Omega Semiconductor
Alpha & Omega Semiconductor Ltd. engages in the construction and operation of power semiconductor packaging, testing, and wafer fabrication facilities. It operates through the following geographical segments: Hong Kong, China, South Korea, the United States, and Other Countries. The company was founded by Mike F. Chang, Yueh-Se Ho, Anup Bhalla, and Sik Kwong Lui on September 27, 2000 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.
About Maxeon Solar Technologies
Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells solar panels and related solar system components worldwide. The company provides interdigitated back contact and shingled solar cells and panels under the SunPower brand. It offers its products to dealers, project developers, system integrators, distributors, resellers, and residential and small-scale commercial customers. Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in Singapore.
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