Reviewing Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (AMD)’s and ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:ASX)’s results

Advanced Micro Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) and ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE:ASX) are two firms in the Semiconductor – Broad Line that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their risk, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings and Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 6.47B 4.65 337.00M 0.32 72.80
ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. N/A 0.00 N/A 0.31 13.16

Table 1 demonstrates Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd.’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation. The company that is more expensive between the two has a higher P/E ratio. Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s shares have been trading at higher P/E ratio which means it is presently more expensive than ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd.


Table 2 provides us Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd.’s net margins, return on assets and return on equity.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 5.21% 33.8% 8%
ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. 0.00% 0% 0%


Meanhile, ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd.’s yearly dividend is $0.29 per share and 6.3% dividend yield. Advanced Micro Devices Inc. does not offer a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

The Ratings and Recommendations for Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. are featured in the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. 1 4 5 2.50
ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. 0 0 0 0.00

Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s upside potential is 3.41% at a $28.78 consensus target price.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Roughly 66.8% of Advanced Micro Devices Inc. shares are held by institutional investors while 6.32% of ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% are Advanced Micro Devices Inc.’s share held by insiders.


In this table we provide the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. -5.42% -4.26% 9.51% -7.26% 96.39% 26.6%
ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. 2.51% 2.26% 1.24% -16.73% 0% 8.8%

For the past year Advanced Micro Devices Inc. was more bullish than ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd.


Advanced Micro Devices Inc. beats ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. on 12 of the 13 factors.

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. Its primarily offers x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete graphics processing units (GPUs), and professional graphics; and server and embedded processors, and semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products and technology for game consoles. The company provides x86 microprocessors for desktop PCs under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD FX CPU, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Sempron APU and CPU, and AMD Pro A-Series APU brands; and microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD A-Series, AMD E-Series, AMD C-Series, AMD Z-Series, AMD FX APU, AMD Phenom, AMD Athlon CPU and APU, AMD Turion, and AMD Sempron APU and CPU brand names. It also offers chipsets with and without integrated graphics features for desktop, notebook PCs, and servers, as well as controller hub-based chipsets for its APUs under the AMD brand; and AMD PRO mobile and desktop PC solutions. In addition, the company provides discrete GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs under the AMD Radeon brand; professional graphics products under the AMD FirePro brand name; and customer-specific solutions based on AMDÂ’s CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies. Further, it offers microprocessors for server platforms under the AMD Opteron; embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Sempron, AMD Geode, AMD R-Series, and G-Series brand names; and semi-custom SoC products that power the Sony Playstation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and Xbox One S game consoles. The company sells its products through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. It primarily serves original equipment manufacturers, original design manufacturers, system builders, and independent distributors. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.

ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. provides a range of semiconductors packaging and testing, and electronic manufacturing services (EMS) in the United States, Taiwan, Asia, Europe, and internationally. The company offers packaging services, including flip-chip ball grid array (BGA), flip-chip chip scale package (fcCSP), advanced chip scale packages (aCSP), quad flat packages, thin quad flat packages, bump chip carrier and quad flat no-lead (QFN) packages, advanced QFN packages, plastic BGAs, high-band package on package, and 3D chip packages; stacked die solutions in various package types; and copper wire and silver bonding solutions, as well as module-based solutions. It also provides advanced packages, including aCSP; fcCSP; flip-chip package in package, package on package, and BGA packages; hybrid, advanced single sided substrate, integrated passive device, high-bandwidth, and fan-out wafer-level packages; IC wire bonding packages; system-in-package products (SiP) and modules; and interconnect materials, as well as assembles automotive electronic products. In addition, the company offers a range of semiconductor testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing, logic/mixed-signal/RF module and SiP/MEMS/discrete final testing, and test-related services, as well as drop shipment services; and packaging, testing and shipment, and flip-chip and wafer bumping services. Further, it provides electronic manufacturing services in relation to computers, peripherals, communications, industrial, automotive, and storage and server applications; designs, assembles, manufactures, and sells electronic components and telecommunications equipment motherboards; develops, sells, and leases real estate properties; and produces substrates. The company serves customers in communication, computing, and consumer electronic/industrial/automotive sectors. ASE Technology Holding Co., Ltd. was founded in 1984 and is based in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.