Head-To-Head Comparison: Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) vs. JinkoSolar (NASDAQ:JKS)

JinkoSolar (NYSE:JKS) and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

JinkoSolar has a beta of 2.07, indicating that its stock price is 107% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Micro Devices has a beta of 3.08, indicating that its stock price is 208% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares JinkoSolar and Advanced Micro Devices’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
JinkoSolar 1.68% 5.35% 1.23%
Advanced Micro Devices 4.46% 25.23% 7.12%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

37.6% of JinkoSolar shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.8% of Advanced Micro Devices shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Advanced Micro Devices 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.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares JinkoSolar and Advanced Micro Devices’ gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
JinkoSolar $3.64 billion 0.16 $59.12 million $1.52 13.44
Advanced Micro Devices $6.48 billion 5.51 $337.00 million $0.35 94.29

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for JinkoSolar and Advanced Micro Devices, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
JinkoSolar 1 3 2 0 2.17
Advanced Micro Devices 1 12 14 0 2.48

JinkoSolar presently has a consensus target price of $17.60, indicating a potential downside of 13.85%. Advanced Micro Devices has a consensus target price of $30.40, indicating a potential downside of 7.88%. Given Advanced Micro Devices’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Advanced Micro Devices is more favorable than JinkoSolar.

Summary

Advanced Micro Devices beats JinkoSolar on 13 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.

Advanced Micro Devices Company Profile

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Computing and Graphics; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom. Its products include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), and professional GPUs; and server and embedded processors, and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products and technology for game consoles. The company provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD Ryzen, AMD Ryzen PRO, Threadripper, AMD A-Series, AMD FX, AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega GPUs, AMD A-Series, AMD Athlon, AMD Ryzen PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for servers under the AMD EPYC and AMD Opteron brands; and chipsets under the AMD trademark. It also offers discrete GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs under the AMD Radeon graphics and AMD Embedded Radeon brands; professional graphics products under the AMD Radeon Pro and AMD FirePro graphics brands; and Radeon Instinct accelerators for servers. In addition, the company provides embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Geode, AMD Ryzen, AMD EPYC, AMD R-Series, and G-Series processors brands; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD's CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies, as well as semi-custom SoC products. It serves original equipment and design manufacturers, datacenters, original design manufacturers, system integrators, distributors, and add-in-board manufacturers through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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