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Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) versus Vimicro International (VIMC) Critical Review

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: CY) and Vimicro International (NASDAQ:VIMC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk, valuation and analyst recommendations. Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and Vimicro International’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation £2.18 billion 2.42 £232.52 million (£0.40) -39.65
Vimicro International N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has higher revenue and earnings than Vimicro International. Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.3% of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation shares are held by institutional investors.

0.7% of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability This table compares Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and Vimicro International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation -5.75% 9.01% 4.43%
Vimicro International 20.38% 17.78% 8.86%

Analyst Recommendations This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and Vimicro International, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 1 2 9 0 2.67
Vimicro International 0 0 0 0 N/A

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation presently has a consensus price target of £17.55, suggesting a potential upside of 10.63%.

Given Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is more favorable than Vimicro International. Dividends Cypress Semiconductor Corporation pays an annual dividend of £0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.8%.

Vimicro International does not pay a dividend. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation pays out -110.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Summary

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation beats Vimicro International on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks. About Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Cypress Semiconductor Corporation logoCypress Semiconductor Corporation manufactures embedded system solutions for automotive, industrial, home automation and appliances, consumer electronics and medical products.

The Company’s segments include Microcontroller and Connectivity Division (MCD), and Memory Products Division (MPD). MCD focuses on microcontroller (MCU), analog and wireless and wired connectivity solutions. MPD focuses on parallel and serial NOR flash memories, NAND flash memories, static random access memory (SRAM), ferroelectric-random access memory (F-RAM) ferroelectric memory devices and other specialty memories.

The Company’s products include Traveo MCUs and Flexible MCUs; PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP; CapSense, and TrueTouch Analog Power Management integrated circuits (PMICs) and energy harvesting solutions. About Vimicro International Vimicro International logoVimicro International Corporation is a holding company.

The Company is a provider of video surveillance technology and solutions that designs, develops and markets a range of video surveillance products and solutions to Government entities, private enterprises and consumers. It operates in two segments: Video surveillance solutions business and Video processors business. Video surveillance solutions business, which refers business activities that are engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of video surveillance solutions and products and provision of related services, and Video processors business, which refers business activities that are engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of video processors, including the video processors used in video surveillance solutions and personal computer camera processors.

It provides video surveillance products and solutions ranging from front-end Internet Protocol cameras to back-end software platform using its chip and algorithm technology.

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