Ichor Holdings (NASDAQ: ICHR) and Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ:SNHY) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.
Sun Hydraulics Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.36 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. Ichor Holdings does not pay a dividend. Sun Hydraulics Corporation pays out 37.5% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.
This table compares Ichor Holdings and Sun Hydraulics Corporation’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Sun Hydraulics Corporation||9.63%||13.25%||7.99%|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
68.5% of Ichor Holdings shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.5% of Sun Hydraulics Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. 5.8% of Ichor Holdings shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 10.7% of Sun Hydraulics Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Ichor Holdings and Sun Hydraulics Corporation, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Sun Hydraulics Corporation||0||0||1||0||3.00|
Ichor Holdings currently has a consensus price target of $28.40, suggesting a potential upside of 39.49%. Sun Hydraulics Corporation has a consensus price target of $35.00, suggesting a potential downside of 24.44%. Given Ichor Holdings’ higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Ichor Holdings is more favorable than Sun Hydraulics Corporation.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Ichor Holdings and Sun Hydraulics Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||EBITDA||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Ichor Holdings||$481.16 million||1.05||$44.75 million||N/A||N/A|
|Sun Hydraulics Corporation||$265.79 million||4.72||$66.29 million||$0.96||48.25|
Sun Hydraulics Corporation has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Ichor Holdings.
Sun Hydraulics Corporation beats Ichor Holdings on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
About Ichor Holdings
Ichor Holdings, Ltd. is engaged in the design, engineering and manufacturing of critical fluid delivery subsystems for semiconductor capital equipment. The Company’s primary offerings include gas and chemical delivery subsystems, collectively known as fluid delivery subsystems, which are key elements of the process tools used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices. The Company’s gas delivery subsystems deliver, monitor and control precise quantities of the specialized gases used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as etch and deposition. Its chemical delivery subsystems precisely blend and dispense the reactive liquid chemistries used in semiconductor manufacturing processes, such as chemical-mechanical planarization (CMP) electroplating and cleaning. The Company also manufactures certain components for internal use in fluid delivery systems and for direct sales to its customers.
About Sun Hydraulics Corporation
Sun Hydraulics Corporation (Sun) develops and manufactures solutions for the hydraulics and electronics markets. It is engaged in power controls and vehicle technologies lines of business. The Company operates through two segments including hydraulics and electronics. Hydraulics market segment is engaged in manufacturing of screw-in hydraulic cartridge valves, electro-hydraulics, manifolds, and integrated package solutions for the worldwide industrial and mobile hydraulics markets operating under the brand Sun Hydraulics. Electronics market segment provides electronic control, display and instrumentation solutions for both recreational and off-highway vehicles, as well as stationary and power generation equipment and that offered under the brands of Enovation Controls, Murphy and Zero Off.
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