Comparing JinkoSolar (JKS) and ON Semiconductor (ON)

JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) and ON Semiconductor (NASDAQ:ON) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends and profitability.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JinkoSolar $3.64 billion 0.15 $59.12 million $1.52 12.41
ON Semiconductor $5.88 billion 1.32 $627.40 million $1.96 9.57

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JinkoSolar 1.60% 5.01% 1.19%
ON Semiconductor 10.22% 26.54% 11.30%

Volatility & Risk

JinkoSolar has a beta of 2.34, indicating that its stock price is 134% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ON Semiconductor has a beta of 2.05, indicating that its stock price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

29.3% of JinkoSolar shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.3% of ON Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of ON Semiconductor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for JinkoSolar and ON Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JinkoSolar 1 2 3 0 2.33
ON Semiconductor 1 4 10 0 2.60

JinkoSolar presently has a consensus target price of $14.00, suggesting a potential downside of 25.77%. ON Semiconductor has a consensus target price of $24.96, suggesting a potential upside of 33.13%. Given ON Semiconductor’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ON Semiconductor is more favorable than JinkoSolar.

Summary

ON Semiconductor beats JinkoSolar on 12 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

JinkoSolar Company Profile

JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, production, and marketing of photovoltaic products in the People's Republic of China and internationally. The company offers solar modules, silicon wafers, solar cells, recovered silicon materials, and silicon ingots. It also provides solar system integration services; and develops commercial solar power projects. The company sells its products to distributors, project developers, and system integrators under the JinkoSolar brand, as well as on an original equipment manufacturer basis. JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 2006 and is based in Shangrao, the People's Republic of China.

ON Semiconductor Company Profile

ON Semiconductor Corporation manufactures and sells semiconductor components for various electronic devices worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Power Solutions Group, Analog Solutions Group, and Intelligent Sensing Group. The Power Solutions Group segment offers discrete, module, and integrated semiconductor products for various applications, such as power switching and 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 various end-users in the automotive, consumer, computing, industrial, communications, medical, and aerospace/defense markets. It also provides trusted foundry and design for government customers; and manufacturing services, as well as integrated passive devices product technology. The Intelligent Sensing Group segment offers complementary metal oxide semiconductors and charge-coupled device image sensors, as well as proximity sensors, image signal processors, single photon detectors, 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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