Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) and Spire (OTCMKTS:SPIR) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Xperi and Spire’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Xperi||$373.73 million||2.79||-$56.55 million||$1.37||15.69|
This table compares Xperi and Spire’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Xperi and Spire, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Xperi presently has a consensus price target of $28.80, indicating a potential upside of 33.95%. Spire has a consensus price target of $66.00, indicating a potential upside of 2,999,900.00%. Given Spire’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Spire is more favorable than Xperi.
Institutional & Insider Ownership
97.4% of Xperi shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Xperi shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 29.2% of Spire shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
Volatility & Risk
Xperi has a beta of 0.25, meaning that its share price is 75% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spire has a beta of 1.01, meaning that its share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Xperi pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.7%. Spire does not pay a dividend. Xperi pays out 58.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
Xperi beats Spire on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.
Xperi Corporation, through its subsidiaries, creates, develops, and licenses audio, imaging, semiconductor packaging, and interconnect technologies in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Product Licensing; and Semiconductor and IP Licensing. The Product Licensing segment licenses technologies related to audio, digital radio, and imaging solutions under the DTS, HD Radio, and FotoNation brands. It delivers software and hardware based solutions to its customers or to their suppliers. This segment serves consumer electronics product manufacturers. The Semiconductor and IP Licensing segment develops and licenses semiconductor technologies and intellectual property to semiconductor manufacturers, foundries, subcontract assemblers, and others. It develops and monetizes chip-scale packaging solutions and low-temperature wafer bonding solutions; and 3D semiconductor packaging, interconnect, and bonding solutions for semiconductors that are used in products, such as smartphones, as well as computers and servers used in datacenters. This segment also provides engineering services. The company was formerly known as Tessera Holding Corporation and changed its name to Xperi Corporation in February 2017. Xperi Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.
Spire Corporation is engaged in developing, manufacturing, and marketing engineered products and services in the areas of photovoltaic solar and biomedical. The company offers specialized equipment for the production of terrestrial photovoltaic modules from solar cells; and photovoltaic systems for grid connected application in the commercial markets. Its products comprise Spi-Sun simulator, which tests module performance; and turn-key cell and module lines, and other individual equipment. The company also provides training and assistance with module certification, and solar factory management services. In addition, it offers surface treatments to the manufacturers of orthopedic and other medical devices; and performs sponsored research programs into practical applications of biomedical technologies. The company offers its products directly, as well as through distributors and sales representatives in the United States, Asia, Europe/Africa, and internationally. Spire Corporation was founded in 1969 and is based in Billerica, Massachusetts.
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