VIA optronics (NYSE: VIAO ) and ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ: IMOS ) Financial Contrast

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES (NASDAQ: IMOSGet a rating) and VIA optronics (NYSE: VIAOGet a rating) are small computer and technology companies, but which business is better? We will compare the two companies based on their profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Risk and volatility

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES has a beta of 0.98, meaning its stock is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, VIA optronics has a beta of 1.1, meaning its stock is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and insider ownership

7.2% of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 18.0% of VIA optronics shares are owned by institutional investors. 22.7% of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.9% of VIA optronics shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is a sign that big money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


This table compares the net income, return on equity and return on assets of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES and VIA optronics.

Net margin Return on equity Return on assets
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES 14.52% 18.49% 10.50%
VIA optronics -4.96% -16.79% -6.49%

Valuation and profit

This table compares the revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES and VIA optronics.

Gross income Price/sale ratio Net income Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES $789.40 million 1.11 $113.19 million 3.12 US dollars 7.71
VIA optronics $213.92 million 0.31 – $13.91 million ($0.51) -5.76

ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES has higher revenue and earnings than VIA optronics. VIA optronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Ratings of analysts

This is a breakdown of the latest ratings and recommendations for ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES and VIA optronics, as reported by

Sales ratings Keep the ratings Buy ratings Strong buy ratings Rating Rating
VIA optronics 0 0 1 0 3.00

VIA optronics has a consensus target price of $3.00, suggesting a potential upside of 2.04%. Given VIA optronics’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe VIA optronics is more favorable than ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES.


ChipMOS TECHNOLOGIES outperforms VIA optronics on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.


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ChipMOS Technologies, Inc. provides end-to-end semiconductor test and packaging solutions for off-the-shelf companies, integrated device manufacturers (IDMs), and foundries. It operates through the segment Testing, Assembly, Crystal Display & Other Flat Panel Display Driver Semiconductors (LCDD), Bumping & Others. The company was founded on July 28, 1997 and is headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

About VIA optronics

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VIA optronics AG together with its subsidiaries provides displays worldwide. It also designs, manufactures and markets custom metal mesh touch sensors and electrode base film materials for use in sensor modules or other sensor products. In addition, the company offers interactive display solutions, including curved display panels and solutions that combine several touch displays; and optical connection services, as well as optical connection process licenses and related equipment sales. It serves the automotive, consumer electronics and industrial/specialty end markets. The company was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Nuremberg, Germany. VIA optronics AG is a subsidiary of Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc.

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