TTM Technologies (TTMI) versus Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR) Critical Analysis

TTM Technologies (NASDAQ: TTMI) and Entropic Communications (NASDAQ:ENTR) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation, profitabiliy, risk and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares TTM Technologies and Entropic Communications’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
TTM Technologies 2.97% 17.05% 5.79%
Entropic Communications -10.45% -11.67% -9.68%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.2% of TTM Technologies shares are held by institutional investors. 28.4% of TTM Technologies shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares TTM Technologies and Entropic Communications’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
TTM Technologies $2.60 billion 0.53 $393.81 million $0.72 18.74
Entropic Communications N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

TTM Technologies has higher revenue and earnings than Entropic Communications.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for TTM Technologies and Entropic Communications, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
TTM Technologies 0 1 1 1 3.00
Entropic Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A

TTM Technologies currently has a consensus target price of $20.17, indicating a potential upside of 49.49%. Given TTM Technologies’ higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe TTM Technologies is more favorable than Entropic Communications.

Summary

TTM Technologies beats Entropic Communications on 9 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About TTM Technologies

TTM Technologies, Inc. is a manufacturer of printed circuit board (PCB) products and is focused on technologically advanced PCBs and electro-mechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). As of January 2, 2017, the Company operated a total of 25 specialized facilities in North America and China. The Company’s segments include PCB, E-M Solutions and Corporate. As of January 2, 2017, the PCB segment included 13 domestic PCB fabrication plants, including a facility that provides follow-on value-added services primarily for one of the PCB fabrication plants; eight PCB fabrication plants in China and one in Canada. As of January 2, 2017, the E-M Solutions included three custom electronic assembly plants in China. The Company offers a range of PCB products, including conventional PCBs, high density interconnect (HDI) PCBs, flexible PCBs, rigid-flex PCBs, custom assemblies and system integration, and integrated circuits (IC) substrates.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Entropic) is a fabless semiconductor company. Entropic designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions to enable home entertainment. The Company offers a portfolio of set-top box (STB), Video System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and home connectivity (Connectivity) solutions. Entropic’s Connectivity solutions enable access to broadcast and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services, as well as deliver and distribute other media content, such as movies, music, games and photos across the home. The Company’s Connectivity solutions include home networking solutions based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard, high-speed broadband access solutions and Direct Broadcast Satellite outdoor unit (DBS ODU) solutions. Entropic’s STB product portfolio consists of a range of digital STB components and system solutions for the satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets across the world.

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