Critical Analysis: Yingli Green Energy (YGE) and Xperi (XPER)

Xperi (NASDAQ:XPER) and Yingli Green Energy (NYSE:YGE) are both business services companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.


This table compares Xperi and Yingli Green Energy’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xperi -0.07% 9.19% 4.51%
Yingli Green Energy N/A N/A N/A

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Xperi and Yingli Green Energy’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Xperi $406.13 million 2.93 -$280,000.00 $2.48 9.86
Yingli Green Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Yingli Green Energy has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Xperi.


Xperi pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Yingli Green Energy does not pay a dividend. Xperi pays out 32.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

99.4% of Xperi shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 0.5% of Yingli Green Energy shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Xperi shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for Xperi and Yingli Green Energy, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xperi 0 0 4 0 3.00
Yingli Green Energy 0 0 0 0 N/A

Xperi presently has a consensus price target of $27.00, indicating a potential upside of 10.38%. Yingli Green Energy has a consensus price target of $0.25, indicating a potential upside of ∞. Given Yingli Green Energy’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Yingli Green Energy is more favorable than Xperi.


Xperi beats Yingli Green Energy on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Xperi

Xperi Corporation, through its subsidiaries, creates, develops, and licenses audio, imaging, semiconductor packaging, and interconnect technologies in the United States, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Product Licensing; and Semiconductor and IP Licensing. The Product Licensing segment licenses technologies related to audio, digital radio, and imaging solutions under the DTS, HD Radio, and FotoNation brands. It delivers software and hardware based solutions to its customers or to their suppliers. This segment serves consumer electronics product manufacturers. The Semiconductor and IP Licensing segment develops and licenses semiconductor technologies and intellectual property to semiconductor manufacturers, foundries, subcontract assemblers, and others. It develops and monetizes chip-scale packaging solutions and low-temperature wafer bonding solutions; and 3D semiconductor packaging, interconnect, and bonding solutions for semiconductors that are used in products, such as smartphones, as well as computers and servers used in datacenters. This segment also provides engineering services. The company was formerly known as Tessera Holding Corporation and changed its name to Xperi Corporation in February 2017. Xperi Corporation was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

About Yingli Green Energy

Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, assembles, sells, and installs photovoltaic (PV) products. The company offers polysilicon ingots and blocks, polysilicon wafers, PV cells, PV modules, and integrated PV systems; and develops and operates solar projects. It is also involved in the research, manufacture, sale, and installation of renewable energy products; marketing and sale of PV products and related accessories; and import and export trading activities, as well as invests in renewable energy projects. The company primarily sells its PV modules to distributors, wholesalers, power plant developers and operators, and PV system integrators under the Yingli and Yingli Solar brands in the People's Republic of China, Japan, India, the United States, England, Turkey, France, Germany, England, and internationally. Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Baoding, the People's Republic of China.

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