Peraso (NASDAQ:PRSO – Get Rating) and Ultra Clean (NASDAQ:UCTT – Get Rating) are both small-cap business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, valuation and profitability.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
5.6% of Peraso shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 83.5% of Ultra Clean shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.6% of Peraso shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.3% of Ultra Clean shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Peraso and Ultra Clean’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Valuation and Earnings:
This table compares Peraso and Ultra Clean’s top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue:||Price/Sales Ratio:||Net Income:||Earnings Per Share:||Price/Earnings Ratio:|
|Peraso:||$5.68 million||7:29||-$10.91 million||($0.44)||-4.36:|
|Ultra Clean:||$2.10 billion||0.64:||$119.50 million||$2.70||11.03:|
Ultra Clean has higher revenue and earnings than Peraso. Peraso is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Ultra Clean, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility:
Peraso has a beta of 2.33, indicating that its share price is 133% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Ultra Clean has a beta of 2.05, indicating that its share price is 105% more volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current recommendations for Peraso and Ultra Clean, as provided by MarketBeat.
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Ultra Clean has a consensus target price of $59.00, suggesting a potential upside of 98.19%. Given Ultra Clean’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Ultra Clean is more favorable than Peraso.
Ultra Clean beats Peraso on 10 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Peraso Company Profile: (Get Rating)
Peraso Inc. operates as a fabless semiconductor company, develops, markets, and sells semiconductor devices and modules. It focuses on development of millimeter wavelength (mmWave) for the 60 gigahertz, spectrum, and for 5G cellular networks. The company’s products include mmWave ICs, including baseband IC, various mmWave radio frequency, integrated circuits, as well as associated antenna technology; and mmWave modules. It also provides accelerator engine products, including bandwidth engine for high-performance applications where throughput is critical; and programmable hyperspeed engine to allow user-defined functions or algorithms. In addition, the company offers quad partition rate which allows for parallel accesses to multiple partitions of the memory simultaneously. Its mmWave products enable various applications, such as 5G with low latency and high reliability, multi-gigabit, mmWave links over 25 kilometers, as well as consumer applications, such as wireless video streaming, and untethered augmented reality and virtual reality. The company also licenses intellectual property, as well as offers non-recurring engineering services. It markets its products through direct sales personnel, as well as sales representatives and distributors. The company was formerly known as MoSys, Inc. and changed its name to Peraso Inc. in December 2021. Peraso Inc. was incorporated in 1991 and is based in San Jose, California.
Ultra Clean Company Profile: (Get Rating)
Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc. develops and supplies critical subsystems, components and parts, and ultra-high purity cleaning and analytical services for the semiconductor industry in the United States and internationally. The company provides ultra-clean valves, high purity connectors, industrial process connectors and valves, pneumatic actuators, manifolds and safety solutions, hoses, pressure gauges, and gas line and component heaters; chemical delivery modules that deliver gases and reactive chemicals in a liquid or gaseous form from a centralized subsystem to the reaction chamber; and gas delivery systems, such as weldments, filters, mass flow controllers, regulators, pressure transducers and valves, component heaters, and an integrated electronic and/or pneumatic control system. It also offers various industrial and automation production equipment; fluid delivery systems consist of one or more chemical delivery units, including PFA tubing, filters, flow controllers, regulators, component heaters, and an integrated electronic and/or pneumatic control system; precision robotic systems; top-plate assemblies; frame assemblies; process modules, a subsystem of semiconductor manufacturing tools that process integrated circuits onto wafers; and other high-level assemblies. In addition, the company provides tool chamber parts cleaning and coating services; micro-contamination analysis services for tool parts, wafers and deposits, chemicals, cleanroom materials, deionized water, and airborne molecular contamination; and analytical verification services for process tool chamber part cleaning. It primarily serves original equipment manufacturing customers in the semiconductor capital equipment and semiconductor integrated device manufacturing industries, as well as display, consumer, medical, energy, industrial, and research equipment industries. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Hayward, California.
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