Benchmark Electronics (NYSE: BHE) and NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ:NXPI) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.
This table compares Benchmark Electronics and NXP Semiconductors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
98.0% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 82.8% of NXP Semiconductors shares are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Benchmark Electronics and NXP Semiconductors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Benchmark Electronics currently has a consensus price target of $36.67, indicating a potential upside of 15.58%. NXP Semiconductors has a consensus price target of $115.83, indicating a potential downside of 5.38%. Given Benchmark Electronics’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Benchmark Electronics is more favorable than NXP Semiconductors.
Risk and Volatility
Benchmark Electronics has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NXP Semiconductors has a beta of 0.67, suggesting that its share price is 33% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Benchmark Electronics and NXP Semiconductors’ top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Benchmark Electronics||$2.47 billion||0.63||-$31.96 million||($0.66)||-48.07|
|NXP Semiconductors||$9.26 billion||4.54||$2.22 billion||$6.41||19.10|
NXP Semiconductors has higher revenue and earnings than Benchmark Electronics. Benchmark Electronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than NXP Semiconductors, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
NXP Semiconductors beats Benchmark Electronics on 11 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.
Benchmark Electronics Company Profile
Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. The Company operates through three segments: the Americas, Asia and Europe. It provides services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial control equipment, including equipment for the aerospace and defense industry; telecommunication equipment; computers and related products for business enterprises; medical devices, and testing and instrumentation products. It offers integrated design and manufacturing services. Its operations consist of over three principal areas: manufacturing and assembly operations, including printed circuit boards assemblies and subsystem assembly, box build and systems integration; precision technology manufacturing, which include precision machining, metal joining, assembly and functional testing, and specialized engineering services, and specialized engineering services, such as product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development.
NXP Semiconductors Company Profile
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NXP) is a holding company. The Company operates as a semiconductor company. The Company provides high performance mixed signal and standard product solutions. The Company’s segments are High Performance Mixed Signal (HPMS), Standard Products (SP), and Corporate and Other. Its product solutions are used in a range of end-market applications, including automotive, personal security and identification, wireless and wireline infrastructure, mobile communications, multi-market industrial, consumer and computing. It engages with global original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and sells products in all geographic regions. NXP’s HPMS segment includes business lines, such as Automotive, Secure Identification Solutions (SIS), Secure Connected Devices (SCD), and Secure Interfaces and Infrastructure (SI&I). The Company’s SP segment supplies a range of standard semiconductor components, such as small signal discretes and power discretes.
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