Contrasting Dialog Semiconductor (OTCMKTS:DLGNF) & Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCC)

Dialog Semiconductor (OTCMKTS:DLGNFGet Free Report) and Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ:LSCCGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Risk & Volatility

Dialog Semiconductor has a beta of 1.74, indicating that its stock price is 74% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Lattice Semiconductor has a beta of 1.38, indicating that its stock price is 38% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

98.1% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Lattice Semiconductor shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Dialog Semiconductor and Lattice Semiconductor, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dialog Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Lattice Semiconductor 0 3 8 0 2.73

Lattice Semiconductor has a consensus price target of $87.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.83%. Given Lattice Semiconductor’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lattice Semiconductor is more favorable than Dialog Semiconductor.


This table compares Dialog Semiconductor and Lattice Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dialog Semiconductor 5.72% 16.55% 13.08%
Lattice Semiconductor 35.14% 36.07% 27.59%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dialog Semiconductor and Lattice Semiconductor’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Dialog Semiconductor $1.38 billion 4.17 $84.50 million $3.32 24.22
Lattice Semiconductor $737.15 million 14.01 $259.06 million $1.85 40.60

Lattice Semiconductor has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Dialog Semiconductor. Dialog Semiconductor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Lattice Semiconductor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Lattice Semiconductor beats Dialog Semiconductor on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Dialog Semiconductor

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Dialog Semiconductor Plc engages in the design, development, and marketing of integrated circuit (IC) products. It operates through the following segments: Custom Mixed Signal (CMS), Advanced Mixed Signal (AMS), Connectivity and Audio (C&A), and Industrial IoT. The CMS segment provides custom ICs designed to meet the needs of the customers in the mobile, industrial, automotive, computing and storage markets. The AMS segment offers standard products including CMICs, AC/DC converter solutions for smaller, fast charging power adaptors for portable devices as well as LED drivers for backlighting and solid state lighting products. The C&A segment includes standard products incorporating short-range wireless, digital cordless, Bluetooth low energy, VoIP, and low-power Wi-Fi technologies. The Industrial IoT segment consists of products enabling smart factory and building automation including non-volatile memory (NVM) ICs, industrial communication ICs, custom-designed ASICs and embedded systems, servers, and software. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Reading, the United Kingdom.

About Lattice Semiconductor

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Lattice Semiconductor Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, develops and sells semiconductor products in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. The company offers field programmable gate arrays that consist of four product families, including the Lattice Certus and ECP, Mach, iCE, and CrossLink. It also provides video connectivity application specific standard products. In addition, the company licenses its technology portfolio through standard IP and IP core licensing, patent monetization, and IP services. It sells its products directly to customers, and indirectly through a network of independent manufacturers' representatives and independent distributors. The company primarily serves original equipment manufacturers in the communications and computing, consumer, and industrial, and automotive markets. Lattice Semiconductor Corporation was incorporated in 1983 and is headquartered in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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