Maxeon Solar Technologies (NASDAQ:MAXN) versus MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSI) Head-To-Head Analysis

Maxeon Solar Technologies (NASDAQ:MAXNGet Rating) and MACOM Technology Solutions (NASDAQ:MTSIGet Rating) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, earnings, valuation, risk, profitability, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Maxeon Solar Technologies and MACOM Technology Solutions, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maxeon Solar Technologies 0 2 2 0 2.50
MACOM Technology Solutions 0 0 7 0 3.00

Maxeon Solar Technologies presently has a consensus price target of $19.25, suggesting a potential downside of 7.45%. MACOM Technology Solutions has a consensus price target of $70.64, suggesting a potential upside of 13.42%. Given MACOM Technology Solutions’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MACOM Technology Solutions is more favorable than Maxeon Solar Technologies.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

40.6% of Maxeon Solar Technologies shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 97.6% of MACOM Technology Solutions shares are owned by institutional investors. 28.3% of MACOM Technology Solutions 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Maxeon Solar Technologies and MACOM Technology Solutions’ revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Maxeon Solar Technologies $783.28 million 1.17 -$254.52 million ($6.87) -3.03
MACOM Technology Solutions $606.92 million 7.18 $37.97 million $3.06 20.35

MACOM Technology Solutions has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Maxeon Solar Technologies. Maxeon Solar Technologies is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MACOM Technology Solutions, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


This table compares Maxeon Solar Technologies and MACOM Technology Solutions’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maxeon Solar Technologies -32.68% -71.89% -25.58%
MACOM Technology Solutions 33.38% 27.65% 11.84%

Volatility & Risk

Maxeon Solar Technologies has a beta of 1.76, indicating that its share price is 76% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MACOM Technology Solutions has a beta of 2.03, indicating that its share price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500.


MACOM Technology Solutions beats Maxeon Solar Technologies on 13 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Maxeon Solar Technologies

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Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. designs, manufactures, markets, and sells solar panels and related solar system components worldwide. The company provides interdigitated back contact and shingled solar cells and panels under the SunPower brand. It offers its products to dealers, project developers, system integrators, distributors, resellers, and residential and small-scale commercial customers. Maxeon Solar Technologies, Ltd. was incorporated in 2019 and is headquartered in Singapore.

About MACOM Technology Solutions

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MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures analog semiconductor solutions for use in wireless and wireline applications across the radio frequency (RF), microwave, millimeter wave, and lightwave spectrum in the United States, China, the Asia Pacific, and internationally. The company offers a portfolio of standard and custom devices, including integrated circuits, multi-chip modules, diodes, amplifiers, switches and switch limiters, passive and active components, and subsystems. Its semiconductor products are electronic components that are incorporated in electronic systems, such as wireless basestations, high-capacity optical networks, radar, and medical systems and test and measurement. The company serves various markets comprising telecommunication that includes carrier infrastructure, which comprise long-haul/metro, 5G, and fiber-to-the-X/passive optical network; industrial and defense, including military and commercial radar, RF jammers, electronic countermeasures, and communication data links, as well as multi-market applications, such as industrial, medical, test and measurement, and scientific applications; and data centers. It sells its products through direct sales force, applications engineering staff, independent sales representatives, resellers, and distributors. The company was founded in 1950 and is headquartered in Lowell, Massachusetts.

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