Contrasting ATLAS COPCO AB/S (OTCMKTS:ATLKY) & IQE (OTCMKTS:IQEPF)

ATLAS COPCO AB/S (OTCMKTS:ATLKY) and IQE (OTCMKTS:IQEPF) are both industrial products companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares ATLAS COPCO AB/S and IQE’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ATLAS COPCO AB/S 17.13% 38.05% 16.97%
IQE N/A N/A N/A

Dividends

ATLAS COPCO AB/S pays an annual dividend of $0.28 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.8%. IQE does not pay a dividend. ATLAS COPCO AB/S pays out 18.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for ATLAS COPCO AB/S and IQE, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ATLAS COPCO AB/S 1 4 1 0 2.00
IQE 0 1 1 0 2.50

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.1% of ATLAS COPCO AB/S shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares ATLAS COPCO AB/S and IQE’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ATLAS COPCO AB/S $10.98 billion 4.06 $12.22 billion $1.55 23.68
IQE $208.62 million 3.44 $1.29 million $0.02 47.50

ATLAS COPCO AB/S has higher revenue and earnings than IQE. ATLAS COPCO AB/S is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than IQE, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Risk and Volatility

ATLAS COPCO AB/S has a beta of 1.29, suggesting that its share price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IQE has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

ATLAS COPCO AB/S beats IQE on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About ATLAS COPCO AB/S

Atlas Copco AB, through its subsidiaries, provides productivity solutions worldwide. It offers piston compressors, oil-free tooth and scroll compressors, rotary screw compressors, oil-free blowers, oil-free centrifugal compressors, gas and process compressors, air and gas treatment equipment, and medical air solutions for use in manufacturing, oil and gas, and process industries. The company also provides pneumatic and hydraulic assembly tools, electric assembly tools, control systems and associated software packages, dispensing equipment for adhesives and sealants, and self-pierce riveting tools and rivets for the motor vehicle industry; basic fastening tools, drills, and grinders; and impact wrenches, percussive tools, drills, sanders, and grinders for vehicle service professionals. In addition, it offers portable compressors, boosters, generators, lighting towers, pumps, and construction and demolition tools for civil engineering, construction, and demolition applications, as well as offers specialty rental services. The company was founded in 1873 and is headquartered in Nacka, Sweden.

About IQE

IQE plc develops, manufactures, and sells advanced semiconductor materials worldwide. The company operates through Wireless, Photonics, Infra-Red, and CMOS++ segments. It manufactures compound semiconductor wafers or epiwafers using epitaxy process; and offers various products, including HBTs, pHEMTs, BiFETs/BiHEMTs, HFETs, LMHEMTs, LNHEMTs, and MESFETs for use in wireless devices, such as mobile phones, smartphones, mobile networks, Wi-Fi, smart metering, satellite navigation, and a plethora of connected devices. The company also provides a range of wafers comprising optical fiber communications optical storage solutions consisting of CDs and DVDs; optical networking solutions, including storage area networks; computing solutions, such as optical mouse devices and CD/DVD ROMs; office/professional solutions comprising laser printing/copying; and energy solutions consisting of solar cells for emitters and detectors, infrared, solar, optical interconnects, laser projection, gesture recognition, solid state lighting applications. In addition, it offers IR sensor, thermal imaging, night vision, and thermal photovoltaic products for infrared applications; and concentrated photovoltaic solar cells for utility scale electricity generation, satellite/space power generation, power generation, and power applications. Further, the company produces compound semiconductor on silicon wafers; and engineered substrates, including germanium-on-insulator, germanium-on-silicon, and silicon-on-sapphire for next-generation microprocessors, and ultra high speed/density flash memory and MEMs devices. Additionally, it provides gallium nitride, a compound semiconductor, which includes a range of RF, photonic, and electronic properties. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Cardiff, the United Kingdom.

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