Financial Survey: MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) & Atomera (NASDAQ:ATOM)

MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) and Atomera (NASDAQ:ATOM) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

MACOM Technology Solutions has a beta of 1.87, suggesting that its share price is 87% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atomera has a beta of 0.76, suggesting that its share price is 24% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for MACOM Technology Solutions and Atomera, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MACOM Technology Solutions 1 4 4 0 2.33
Atomera 0 0 0 0 N/A

MACOM Technology Solutions presently has a consensus price target of $20.87, indicating a potential downside of 14.04%. Given MACOM Technology Solutions’ higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe MACOM Technology Solutions is more favorable than Atomera.

Profitability

This table compares MACOM Technology Solutions and Atomera’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MACOM Technology Solutions -77.29% -10.69% -3.97%
Atomera -2,468.44% -79.99% -74.20%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares MACOM Technology Solutions and Atomera’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
MACOM Technology Solutions $499.71 million 3.21 -$383.80 million ($0.60) -40.47
Atomera $250,000.00 206.94 -$12.90 million ($1.02) -2.97

Atomera has lower revenue, but higher earnings than MACOM Technology Solutions. MACOM Technology Solutions is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Atomera, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

74.4% of MACOM Technology Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 20.9% of Atomera shares are held by institutional investors. 32.4% of MACOM Technology Solutions shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.3% of Atomera shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

MACOM Technology Solutions beats Atomera on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About MACOM Technology Solutions

MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures analog radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeterwave, and lightwave spectrum products in the United States, China, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company offers a portfolio of standard and custom devices, including integrated circuits, multi-chip modules, power pallets and transistors, diodes, amplifiers, switches and switch limiters, passive and active components, and subsystems for approximately 60 product lines. Its semiconductor products are electronic components that are incorporated in electronic systems, such as wireless basestations, high density networks, active antenna arrays, radar, magnetic resonance imaging systems, and test and measurement. The company serves various markets comprising telecommunication that includes carrier infrastructure, which comprise long-haul/metro, 5G, and fiber-to-the-X/PON; data centers; and industrial and defense, including military and commercial radar, RF jammers, electronic countermeasures, and communication data links, as well as multi-market applications, such as industrial, medical, test and measurement, and scientific applications. It sells its products through direct sales force, applications engineering staff, independent sales representatives, resellers, and distributors, as well as an e-commerce channel. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.

About Atomera

Atomera Incorporated engages in developing, commercializing, and licensing proprietary materials, processes, and technologies for the semiconductor industry primarily in Europe and the Asia Pacific. The company's lead technology is Mears Silicon Technology, a thin film of reengineered silicon that can be applied as a transistor channel enhancement to CMOS-type transistors. Its customers include foundries, integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor manufacturers, original equipment manufacturers, and electronic design automation companies. The company was formerly known as Mears Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Atomera Incorporated in January 2016. Atomera Incorporated was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

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