Head-To-Head Comparison: Spi Energy (NASDAQ:SPI) & Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO)

Spi Energy (NASDAQ:SPI) and Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, earnings and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

Spi Energy has a beta of 3.83, indicating that its share price is 283% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Broadcom has a beta of 0.92, indicating that its share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

0.1% of Spi Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 81.8% of Broadcom shares are held by institutional investors. 3.0% of Broadcom shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Spi Energy and Broadcom’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Spi Energy $125.58 million 0.12 -$12.28 million N/A N/A
Broadcom $22.60 billion 5.51 $2.72 billion $17.41 17.79

Broadcom has higher revenue and earnings than Spi Energy.

Profitability

This table compares Spi Energy and Broadcom’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spi Energy N/A N/A N/A
Broadcom 10.97% 32.00% 10.11%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for Spi Energy and Broadcom, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spi Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A
Broadcom 1 4 28 0 2.82

Broadcom has a consensus target price of $341.52, suggesting a potential upside of 10.24%. Given Broadcom’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Broadcom is more favorable than Spi Energy.

Summary

Broadcom beats Spi Energy on 10 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Spi Energy Company Profile

SPI Energy Co., Ltd. provides photovoltaic solutions for business, residential, government, and utility customers and investors. It offers engineering, procurement, and construction services to independent power developers and producers, and commercial and industrial companies. The company also develops, owns, and operates solar projects that sell electricity to power companies and other electricity off-takers. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated 73.12 megawatts of solar projects. The company operates in China, Greece, the United States, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany. SPI Energy Co., Ltd. is headquartered in Shatin, Hong Kong.

Broadcom Company Profile

Broadcom Inc. designs, develops, and supplies a range of semiconductor devices with a focus on complex digital and mixed signal complementary metal oxide semiconductor based devices and analog III-V based products worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Wired Infrastructure, Wireless Communications, Enterprise Storage, and Industrial & Other. The Wired Infrastructure segment provides set-top box system-on-chips (SoCs); cable, digital subscriber line, and passive optical networking central office/consumer premise equipment SoCs; Ethernet switching and routing application specific standard products; embedded processors and controllers; serializer/deserializer application specific integrated circuits; optical and copper, and physical layers; and fiber optic laser and receiver components. The Wireless Communications segment offers RF front end modules, filters, and power amplifiers; Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and global positioning system/global navigation satellite system SoCs; and custom touch controllers. The Enterprise Storage segment provides serial attached small computer system interface, and redundant array of independent disks controllers and adapters; peripheral component interconnect express switches; fiber channel host bus adapters and switches; read channel based SoCs; custom flash controllers; and preamplifiers. The Industrial & Other segment offers optocouplers, industrial fiber optics, motion control encoders and subsystems, and light emitting diodes. The company's products are used in various applications, including enterprise and data center networking, home connectivity, set-top boxes, broadband access, telecommunication equipment, smartphones and base stations, data center servers and storage systems, factory automation, power generation and alternative energy systems, and electronic displays. Broadcom Inc. is headquartered in San Jose, California.

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