ChipMOS Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) versus Spi Energy (NASDAQ:SPI) Head-To-Head Contrast

ChipMOS Technologies (NASDAQ:IMOS) and Spi Energy (NASDAQ:SPI) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ChipMOS Technologies and Spi Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ChipMOS Technologies $603.80 million 0.90 $43.31 million N/A N/A
Spi Energy $125.58 million 0.25 -$12.24 million N/A N/A

ChipMOS Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Spi Energy.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for ChipMOS Technologies and Spi Energy, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ChipMOS Technologies 0 0 0 0 N/A
Spi Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Risk and Volatility

ChipMOS Technologies has a beta of 0.57, meaning that its stock price is 43% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Spi Energy has a beta of 5.46, meaning that its stock price is 446% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares ChipMOS Technologies and Spi Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ChipMOS Technologies 6.74% 7.05% 3.88%
Spi Energy N/A N/A N/A

Institutional and Insider Ownership

6.3% of ChipMOS Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.0% of Spi Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

ChipMOS Technologies pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Spi Energy does not pay a dividend.

Summary

ChipMOS Technologies beats Spi Energy on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ChipMOS Technologies

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES INC. researches, develops, manufactures, and sells high integration and high precision integrated circuits, and related assembly and testing services. It provides a range of back-end assembly and test services, including engineering test, wafer probing and final test of memory and logic/mixed-signal semiconductors, as well as leadframe-and organic substrate-based package assembly services for memory and logic/mixed-signal semiconductors; and gold bumping, reel to reel assembly, and test services for LCD and other flat-panel display driver semiconductors. The company's semiconductors are used in personal computers; graphics applications, such as game consoles; communications equipment; mobile products comprising cellular handsets, tablets, and consumer electronic products; and automotive/industry and display applications, such as flat-panel displays. It serves customers in Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and the United States. The company was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

About Spi Energy

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. provides photovoltaic solutions for business, residential, government, and utility customers and investors. It offers engineering, procurement, and construction services to independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies. The company also develops, owns, and operates solar projects that sell electricity to power companies and other electricity off-takers. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated 73.12 megawatts of solar projects. The company operates in China, Greece, the United States, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany. SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Shatin, Hong Kong.

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