Kyocera (OTCMKTS:KYOCY) versus SemiLEDs (OTCMKTS:LEDS) Head to Head Review

Kyocera (OTCMKTS:KYOCY) and SemiLEDs (NASDAQ:LEDS) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Kyocera and SemiLEDs’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kyocera 5.25% 3.59% 2.84%
SemiLEDs -60.40% -118.17% -29.41%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kyocera and SemiLEDs’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Kyocera $14.71 billion 1.69 $928.89 million $2.58 26.56
SemiLEDs $5.90 million 1.32 -$3.57 million N/A N/A

Kyocera has higher revenue and earnings than SemiLEDs.

Volatility and Risk

Kyocera has a beta of 1.04, meaning that its stock price is 4% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SemiLEDs has a beta of 2.42, meaning that its stock price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Kyocera and SemiLEDs, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kyocera 0 0 0 0 N/A
SemiLEDs 0 0 0 0 N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.2% of Kyocera shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.4% of SemiLEDs shares are held by institutional investors. 39.8% of SemiLEDs shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Kyocera beats SemiLEDs on 6 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Kyocera

Kyocera Corporation develops, produces, and distributes ceramic and electronic components, and telecommunications and information equipment worldwide. Its Industrial & Automotive Components Group segment offers fine ceramic components, automotive components, liquid crystal displays, and industrial tools to industrial machinery, automotive, general industrial, and construction markets. The company's Semiconductor Components Group segment provides inorganic and organic ceramic packages, and multilayer printing wiring boards for electronic components and devices, such as crystal components, SAW devices, and CMOS/CCD sensors for communication infrastructures and automotive-related markets. Its Electronic Devices Group segment offers electronic components and devices comprising capacitors, crystal devices, connectors, power semiconductor devices, etc., as well as printing devices for information and communications equipment, industrial equipment, and automotive markets. The company's Communications Group segment provides smartphones, mobile phones, and communication modules for the Internet of Things market; and information systems, telecommunication, and engineering services. Its Document Solutions Group segment offers printers, multifunctional products, document solutions, and supplies. The company's Life & Environment Group segment provides solar modules for commercial and residential uses; solar energy products, including storage batteries and energy management systems; medical devices, such as prosthetic joints and dental prosthetics; jewelry; and kitchen accessories, including ceramic knives. It offers its products through sales personnel, sales companies, and third-party distributors. The company was formerly known as Kyoto Ceramic Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Kyocera Corporation in 1982. Kyocera Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

About SemiLEDs

SemiLEDs Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells light emitting diode (LED) chips and LED components in the United States, Taiwan, the Netherlands, France, China, Germany, Hong Kong, and internationally. The company's products are used for general lighting applications, including street lights and commercial, industrial, system and residential lighting. Its LED chips also used in specialty industrial applications, such as ultraviolet, or UV, curing of polymers, LED light therapy in medical/cosmetic applications, counterfeit detection, LED lighting for horticulture applications, architectural lighting and entertainment lighting. The company also sells enhanced vertical, LED product series in blue, white, green, and UV in selected markets; LED chips to packagers or to distributors; and lighting products primarily to original design manufacturers of lighting products and the end-users of lighting devices, as well as packages and sells its LED chips into LED components to distributors. SemiLEDs Corporation was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in Chunan, Taiwan.

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