Critical Comparison: Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ:SPIL) & Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL)

Siliconware Precision Industries (NASDAQ:SPIL) and Marvell Technology Group (NASDAQ:MRVL) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Siliconware Precision Industries and Marvell Technology Group’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Siliconware Precision Industries N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Marvell Technology Group $2.87 billion 5.86 -$179.09 million $0.85 29.88

Siliconware Precision Industries has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Marvell Technology Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Siliconware Precision Industries and Marvell Technology Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Siliconware Precision Industries 0 0 0 0 N/A
Marvell Technology Group 0 4 17 0 2.81

Marvell Technology Group has a consensus target price of $25.93, indicating a potential upside of 2.10%. Given Marvell Technology Group’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Marvell Technology Group is more favorable than Siliconware Precision Industries.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

2.7% of Siliconware Precision Industries shares are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of Siliconware Precision Industries shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of Marvell Technology Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Siliconware Precision Industries and Marvell Technology Group’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Siliconware Precision Industries N/A N/A N/A
Marvell Technology Group -12.18% 5.88% 4.31%

Dividends

Siliconware Precision Industries pays an annual dividend of $0.21 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Marvell Technology Group pays an annual dividend of $0.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Marvell Technology Group pays out 28.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Siliconware Precision Industries has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years and Marvell Technology Group has increased its dividend for 3 consecutive years.

About Siliconware Precision Industries

Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. provides semiconductor packaging and testing services in the United States, China, Taiwan, Europe, and internationally. It provides packaging and testing solutions, including advanced packages, substrate packages, and lead-frame packages, as well as testing for logic and mixed signal devices to measure and ensure the performance, functionality, and reliability of packaged semiconductor devices. The company also offers turnkey services; and flip-chip and wafer bumping services. Its substrate packages category employs the ball grid array design, which utilizes a laminated substrate and places the electrical connections on the bottom of the package; and lead-frame packages that are characterized by a semiconductor chip encapsulated in a plastic molding compound with metal leads on the perimeter. The company's testing and other services include wafer probing that involves sorting the processed wafer for defects; final testing services for logic and mixed signal and RF integrated circuit packages; burn in services for testing products; and other testing services, such as system-level testing, lead/ball scanner, marking, and tape and reel services. It serves customers in the personal computer, communications, consumer integrated circuits, and non-commodity memory semiconductor markets. The company has a strategic alliance with Tsinghua Unigroup Ltd. Siliconware Precision Industries Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan.

About Marvell Technology Group

Marvell Technology Group Ltd. designs, develops, and markets analog, mixed-signal, digital signal processing, and embedded and standalone integrated circuits. It offers a range of storage products, including hard disk drive (HDD) and solid-state drive controllers, as well as preamplifiers; supports a variety of host system interfaces consisting of serial attached SCSI (SAS), serial advanced technology attachment (SATA), peripheral component interconnect express, and non-volatile memory express; and develops software-enabled silicon solutions comprising SATA port multipliers, bridges, SATA, SAS, and non-volatile memory express redundant array of independent disks controllers and converged storage processors for enterprises, data centers, and cloud computing businesses. The company also provides networking products, which comprise Ethernet solutions consisting of Ethernet switches, Ethernet physical-layer transceivers, embedded communication processors, and Ethernet adapters and controllers. In addition, it offers a portfolio of connectivity solutions, including Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi/Bluetooth integrated system-on-a-chip (SoC) products, which are integrated into various end devices, such as enterprise access points, home gateways and voice assistants, multimedia devices, gaming products, printers, automotive infotainment and telematics units, and smart industrial devices. Further, the company provides printer SoC products and application processors. It has operations in the United States, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, India, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Marvell Technology Group Ltd. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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