Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) versus TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR (NASDAQ:TOELY) Head-To-Head Contrast

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Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ:SLAB) and TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR (OTCMKTS:TOELY) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Silicon Laboratories and TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Laboratories $868.27 million 4.90 $83.59 million $2.86 34.29
TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR $10.21 billion N/A $1.92 billion $2.88 12.46

TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR has higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Laboratories. TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Silicon Laboratories, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Silicon Laboratories and TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Laboratories 0 5 5 0 2.50

Silicon Laboratories currently has a consensus price target of $103.89, suggesting a potential upside of 5.92%. Given Silicon Laboratories’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Silicon Laboratories is more favorable than TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR.


This table compares Silicon Laboratories and TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Laboratories 7.35% 10.74% 7.00%
TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR 19.56% 33.09% 21.34%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

92.1% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.1% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Silicon Laboratories has a beta of 1.64, meaning that its share price is 64% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR has a beta of 1.59, meaning that its share price is 59% more volatile than the S&P 500.


TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR pays an annual dividend of $1.23 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.4%. Silicon Laboratories does not pay a dividend. TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR pays out 42.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Silicon Laboratories beats TOKYO ELECTRON/ADR on 8 of the 15 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Silicon Laboratories

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) in the United States, China, and internationally. The company offers Internet of things products, including 8-bit mixed-signal, 32-bit wireless, and ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontrollers; wireless connectivity devices, such as multiprotocol wireless Gecko system-on-chip devices; real-time operating systems; sensor products comprising optical, relative humidity/temperature, and hall effect magnetic sensors. It also provides infrastructure products, such as timing devices; multi-channel isolators, isolated drivers, isolated power converters, and mixed-signal devices; broadcast products, which include single-chip hybrid TV tuners and analog TV demodulators, as well as AM/FM, HD radio, and DAB/DAB+ receivers; and radio ICs. In addition, the company provides access products comprising ProSLIC subscriber line interface circuits for voice over IP; ISOmodem embedded modems; and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device ICs. It primarily markets its products to Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer, and automotive markets through direct sales force, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. Silicon Laboratories Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.


Tokyo Electron Limited, together with its subsidiaries, develops, manufactures, distributes, and sells semiconductor and flat panel display (FPD) production equipment in Japan, North America, Europe, South Korea, Taiwan, China, and internationally. The company's Semiconductor Production Equipment segment offers coaters/developers, plasma etch systems, and single wafer deposition systems and cleaning systems used in wafer processing; wafer probers used in wafer testing process; and electrochemical deposition systems and wafer bonders/debonders used in packaging processes. Its Flat Panel Display Production Equipment segment provides coaters/developers and plasma etch/ash systems for use in the manufacture of FPDs, as well as inkjet printing systems for manufacturing OLED panels. The company also offers logistic, facility maintenance, and insurance services. Tokyo Electron Limited was founded in 1963 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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