Comparing Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) & BE Semiconductor Industrs (BESIY)

BE Semiconductor Industrs (OTCMKTS:BESIY) and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, earnings and dividends.

Risk and Volatility

BE Semiconductor Industrs has a beta of 2.18, indicating that its stock price is 118% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Micro Devices has a beta of 3.4, indicating that its stock price is 240% more volatile than the S&P 500.


BE Semiconductor Industrs pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.7%. Advanced Micro Devices does not pay a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and Advanced Micro Devices’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BE Semiconductor Industrs $620.33 million N/A $160.92 million N/A N/A
Advanced Micro Devices $6.48 billion 4.64 $337.00 million $0.35 79.40

Advanced Micro Devices has higher revenue and earnings than BE Semiconductor Industrs.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

58.8% of Advanced Micro Devices shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of BE Semiconductor Industrs shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Advanced Micro Devices shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for BE Semiconductor Industrs and Advanced Micro Devices, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BE Semiconductor Industrs 0 0 0 0 N/A
Advanced Micro Devices 2 10 15 0 2.48

Advanced Micro Devices has a consensus target price of $27.30, suggesting a potential downside of 1.77%. Given Advanced Micro Devices’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Advanced Micro Devices is more favorable than BE Semiconductor Industrs.


This table compares BE Semiconductor Industrs and Advanced Micro Devices’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BE Semiconductor Industrs 25.94% 38.14% 17.48%
Advanced Micro Devices 5.20% 37.84% 8.99%


Advanced Micro Devices beats BE Semiconductor Industrs on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

BE Semiconductor Industrs Company Profile

BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and services semiconductor assembly equipment for the semiconductor and electronics industries worldwide. The company's principal products include die attach equipment, such as single chips, multi chips, multi modules, flip chips, TCB and eWLB die bonding systems, and die sorting systems; and packaging equipment comprising conventional, ultra thin, and wafer level molding, as well as trim and form, and singulation systems. Its principal products also comprise plating equipment consisting of tin, copper, and precious metal plating systems, as well as related process chemicals; and tooling, conversion kits, spare parts, and other services. The company provides its products primarily to chip manufacturers, assembly subcontractors, and electronics and industrial companies. BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Duiven, the Netherlands.

Advanced Micro Devices Company Profile

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. operates as a semiconductor company worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Computing and Graphics; and Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom. Its products include x86 microprocessors as an accelerated processing unit (APU), chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs), and professional GPUs; 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 Ryzen, AMD Ryzen PRO, Threadripper, AMD A-Series, AMD FX, AMD Athlon, AMD Athlon PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for notebook and 2-in-1s under the AMD Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega GPUs, AMD A-Series, AMD Athlon, AMD Ryzen PRO, and AMD Pro A-Series processors brands; microprocessors for servers under the AMD EPYC and AMD Opteron brands; and chipsets under the AMD trademark. It also offers discrete GPUs for desktop and notebook PCs under the AMD Radeon graphics and AMD Embedded Radeon brands; professional graphics products under the AMD Radeon Pro and AMD FirePro graphics brands; and Radeon Instinct accelerators for servers. In addition, the company provides embedded processor solutions for interactive digital signage, casino gaming, and medical imaging under the AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon, AMD Geode, AMD Ryzen, AMD EPYC, AMD R-Series, and G-Series processors brands; and customer-specific solutions based on AMD's CPU, GPU, and multi-media technologies, as well as semi-custom SoC products. It serves original equipment and design manufacturers, datacenters, original design manufacturers, system integrators, distributors, and add-in-board manufacturers through its direct sales force, independent distributors, and sales representatives. Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

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