Critical Comparison: Mobileye (OTCMKTS:MBBYF) versus AMS (AMSSY)

Mobileye (OTCMKTS: MBBYF) and AMS (OTCMKTS:AMSSY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, risk, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and valuation.

Dividends

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AMS pays an annual dividend of $0.15 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.3%. Mobileye does not pay a dividend. AMS pays out 18.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Mobileye and AMS, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobileye 0 4 0 0 2.00
AMS 0 0 1 0 3.00

Mobileye currently has a consensus price target of $63.66, suggesting a potential downside of 1.00%. Given Mobileye’s higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Mobileye is more favorable than AMS.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Mobileye and AMS’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobileye $358.16 million 39.86 $108.37 million N/A N/A
AMS $1.20 billion N/A $100.30 million $0.82 65.40

Mobileye has higher earnings, but lower revenue than AMS.

Profitability

This table compares Mobileye and AMS’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobileye N/A N/A N/A
AMS 8.82% 15.82% 4.87%

Summary

AMS beats Mobileye on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Mobileye Company Profile

Mobileye N.V., together with its subsidiaries, develops computer vision and machine learning-based sensing products, mapping and driving policy technology solutions for advanced driver assistance systems, and autonomous driving technologies. It operates through two segments, Original Equipment Manufacturing and After Market. The company's sensing products detect vehicles, pedestrians, and general objects, as well as detects roadway markings, such as lanes, road boundaries, barriers, and similar items; identifies and reads traffic signs, directional signs, and traffic lights; and provides mapping for autonomous driving. Its sensing products and technologies also creates a RoadBook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using proprietary Road Experience Management technology; and provides proprietary software algorithms and EyeQ chips that perform interpretations of the visual field to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris, and other obstacles. In addition, the company provides enhanced cruise control, pre-lighting of brake lights, and Bluetooth connectivity, as well as related smartphone application. It serves original equipment manufacturers, tier 1 system integrators, fleets and fleet management systems providers, insurance companies, leasing companies, and others through distributors and resellers in the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. Mobileye N.V. was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Jerusalem, Israel. As of August 21, 2017, Mobileye N.V. operates as a subsidiary of Intel Corporation.

AMS Company Profile

ams AG designs, manufactures, and sells sensor and analog IC solutions worldwide. The company operates through Products and Foundry segments. It provides audio front-ends for personal media players and other mobile consumer devices, as well as standalone amplifiers and telephone integrated circuits (ICs); environmental sensors for appliance, automotive, building technology, consumer, and industrial applications; and light sensors products, including a portfolio of digital ambient light, digital color, proximity detection, light-to-digital, light-to-voltage, and light-to-frequency sensors, as well as linear sensor arrays for intelligent light sensing. The company also offers single-chip solutions enabling Internet of Things connectivity and precise control of smart lights and replacement lamps; spectral sensing chip scale solutions for color identification, authentication, spectroscopy, and other industrial and consumer-level optical detection applications; CMOS image sensors for machine vision, medical, broadcast, traffic, scientific, and photography imaging markets; and magnetic position sensors for industrial, medical, robotics, consumer, and automotive, applications. In addition, it provides power management products for mobile phones, portable navigation devices, personal audio/video players, and personal healthcare devices; battery management solutions, including battery chargers, cell supervision circuits, and battery sensor interfaces; and flow sensors for flow metering applications. Further, the company provides time-to-digital converters for high-precision time interval measurement; wireless connectivity products; sensor interfaces; and analog and mixed application specific integrated circuit solutions for the industry, medical, and smart building. The company was formerly known as austriamicrosystems AG and changed its name to ams AG in May 2012. ams AG is headquartered in Premstaetten, Austria.

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