Head to Head Comparison: indie Semiconductor (NASDAQ:INDI) and Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEM)

indie Semiconductor (NASDAQ:INDIGet Free Report) and Tower Semiconductor (NASDAQ:TSEMGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for indie Semiconductor and Tower Semiconductor, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
indie Semiconductor 0 0 7 0 3.00
Tower Semiconductor 0 0 3 0 3.00

indie Semiconductor currently has a consensus target price of $12.64, indicating a potential upside of 67.68%. Tower Semiconductor has a consensus target price of $46.33, indicating a potential upside of 26.18%. Given indie Semiconductor’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe indie Semiconductor is more favorable than Tower Semiconductor.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

67.7% of indie Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.5% of Tower Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. 8.2% of indie Semiconductor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Tower Semiconductor shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


This table compares indie Semiconductor and Tower Semiconductor’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
indie Semiconductor -32.12% -21.08% -11.36%
Tower Semiconductor 35.27% 8.78% 7.21%

Volatility & Risk

indie Semiconductor has a beta of 1.24, meaning that its share price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Tower Semiconductor has a beta of 0.9, meaning that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares indie Semiconductor and Tower Semiconductor’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
indie Semiconductor $223.17 million 6.31 -$117.62 million ($0.49) -15.39
Tower Semiconductor $1.42 billion 2.82 $518.49 million $4.41 8.33

Tower Semiconductor has higher revenue and earnings than indie Semiconductor. indie Semiconductor is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Tower Semiconductor, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.


Tower Semiconductor beats indie Semiconductor on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About indie Semiconductor

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indie Semiconductor, Inc. provides automotive semiconductors and software solutions for advanced driver assistance systems, autonomous vehicle, in-cabin, connected car, and electrification applications in the United States, South America, rest of North America, Greater China, South Korea, rest of the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It offers ultrasonic sensors for parking assist and systems; radar sensors for audio assistance and reverse information; front cameras for vehicle detection, collision avoidance, and sign reading; and side/inside cameras for blind spot and lane change assist, and driver behavior monitoring. The company also provides LiDAR for distance, speed, and obstacle detection, collision avoidance, and emergency brake system; and long range RADAR for audio assistance, obstacle detection, and ACC stop and go. In addition, it designs and manufactures photonic components on various technology platforms, including fiber Bragg gratings, low-noise lasers, athermal and tunable packaging, photonic integration, and low-noise and high-speed electronics. The company was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

About Tower Semiconductor

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Tower Semiconductor Ltd., an independent semiconductor foundry, focus on specialty process technologies to manufacture analog intensive mixed-signal semiconductor devices in Israel, the United States, Japan, Europe, and internationally. It provides various customizable process technologies, including SiGe, BiCMOS, mixed signal/CMOS, RF CMOS, CMOS image sensor, integrated power management, and MEMS. The Company also provides design enablement platform for quick and accurate design cycle, as well as transfer optimization and development process services to integrated device manufacturers and fabless companies. It serves various markets, such as consumer electronics, personal computers, communications, automotive, industrial, aerospace, military, and medical device products. The company was incorporated in 1993 and is headquartered in Migdal Haemek, Israel.

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