Comparing Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) & Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX)

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) and Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Himax Technologies and Intel, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Himax Technologies 1 3 1 0 2.00
Intel 7 14 18 0 2.28

Himax Technologies presently has a consensus target price of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 88.28%. Intel has a consensus target price of $53.78, indicating a potential upside of 3.40%. Given Himax Technologies’ higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Himax Technologies is more favorable than Intel.

Volatility & Risk

Himax Technologies has a beta of 0.16, suggesting that its stock price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Intel has a beta of 0.91, suggesting that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Intel pays an annual dividend of $1.26 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. Himax Technologies does not pay a dividend. Intel pays out 27.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Himax Technologies and Intel’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Himax Technologies 0.26% 0.76% 0.40%
Intel 28.05% 28.84% 16.45%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

9.0% of Himax Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.9% of Intel shares are held by institutional investors. 31.5% of Himax Technologies shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.0% of Intel shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Himax Technologies and Intel’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Himax Technologies $723.60 million 0.57 $8.57 million $0.06 39.83
Intel $70.85 billion 3.25 $21.05 billion $4.58 11.36

Intel has higher revenue and earnings than Himax Technologies. Intel is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Himax Technologies, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Summary

Intel beats Himax Technologies on 12 of the 16 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Himax Technologies

Himax Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers used in televisions (TVs), laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, and other consumer electronics devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays; in-cell touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions; LED driver and power management ICs; scaler products for monitors and projectors; tailor-made video processing IC solutions; silicon IPs; and liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays for automotive industry. In addition, it offers digital camera solutions, including complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing, and machine vision, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, and Internet on Things. The company markets its display drivers and display-related products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses; and non-driver products to camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, and television system manufacturers. Himax Technologies, Inc. has a collaboration with Kneron to develop and commercialize a 3D sensing and AI-enabled security and surveillance solution. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan.

About Intel

Intel Corporation offers computing, networking, data storage, and communication solutions worldwide. It operates through Client Computing Group, Data Center Group, Internet of Things Group, Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group, Programmable Solutions Group, and All Other segments. The company offers microprocessors, and system-on-chip and multichip packaging products. It also provides NAND flash memory products primarily used in solid-state drives; and programmable semiconductors and related products for communications, data center, industrial, and military markets. In addition, the company develops computer vision and machine learning, data analysis, localization, and mapping for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving. Its platforms are used in notebooks, systems, and desktops; cloud, enterprise, and communication infrastructure market segments; and retail, automotive, industrial, and various other embedded applications. It serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, industrial and communication equipment manufacturers, and cloud service providers. Intel Corporation has a collaboration with Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ) to develop software defined infrastructure for network functions virtualization, distributed cloud, and 5G applications. The company was founded in 1968 and is based in Santa Clara, California.

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