Financial Analysis: Montage Technology Group (MONT) and Lattice Semiconductor (LSCC)

Montage Technology Group (NASDAQ: MONT) and Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership and risk.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Montage Technology Group and Lattice Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Montage Technology Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lattice Semiconductor 0 2 1 0 2.33

Lattice Semiconductor has a consensus target price of $7.00, suggesting a potential upside of 11.11%.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Montage Technology Group and Lattice Semiconductor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Montage Technology Group N/A N/A N/A $1.13 N/A
Lattice Semiconductor $427.05 million 1.82 -$54.09 million ($0.59) -10.68

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

85.6% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.8% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares Montage Technology Group and Lattice Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Montage Technology Group N/A N/A N/A
Lattice Semiconductor -17.49% 4.39% 1.57%


Lattice Semiconductor beats Montage Technology Group on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Montage Technology Group

Montage Technology Group Limited is a global fabless provider of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor solutions addressing the home entertainment and cloud computing markets. Its analog and radio frequency solutions, digital signal processors and high speed interfaces serves as the foundation for its technology platform. Its solutions contain a number of different technologies that allow for enhanced signal processing, resulting in improved overall video quality under the typically limited existing broadband network infrastructure in emerging markets. The Company has sold over 230 million integrated circuits, which have been shipped to over 150 end customers globally. In November 2014, Montage Technology Global Holdings, Ltd., an entity jointly formed by Shanghai Pudong Science and Technology Investment Co., Ltd. (PDSTI) and China Electronics Investment Holdings Limited (CEC Investment), has completed its acquisition of the Company.

About Lattice Semiconductor

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation is a United States-based company, which develops semiconductor technologies that it monetizes through products, solutions and licenses. The Company operates through two segments: the core Lattice (Core) business, which includes intellectual property (IP) and semiconductor devices, and Qterics, a discrete software-as-a-service business unit in the Lattice legal entity structure. The Company is a provider of customizable smart connectivity solutions based on its low power field programmable gate array (FPGA), video application specific standard product (ASSP), 60 gigahertz millimeter wave, and IP products to the consumer, communications, industrial, computing and automotive markets across the world. Its products include iCE40 Ultra/UltraLite, iCE40 LP/HX/LM, MachXO3, MachXO2, MachXO, HDMI Transmitters, HDMI Receivers, USB Type-C Port Controllers, Port Processors, Analog to HDMI/MHL Converters, MHL Transmitters, UltraGig 6400 and 802.11ad Chipsets.

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