Which Dividend-Paying Semiconductor Stock Should Investors Own?

Which Dividend-Paying Semiconductor Stock Should Investors Own?

Posted On October 13, 2021 1:36 pm

According to Fortune Business Insights, the global semiconductor market is expected to reach $803.15 billion by 2028, growing at a CAGR of 8.6%. This growth is projected to be driven by broader usage of chips in Artificial Intelligence (AI), the Internet of Things (IoT), and machine learning technologies.

Despite global semiconductor sales rising 29.7% year-over-year in August, the semiconductor industry experienced a selloff, as evidenced by a 6% loss in the iShares PHLX SOX Semiconductor Sector Index ETF (SOXX) over the past month. However, this dip could be a great entry point for long-term investors, allowing them to buy shares of semiconductor companies at a discount.

Keeping that in mind, I am going to analyze and compare two dividend-paying stocks engaged in semiconductor activities: Broadcom Inc. (AVGO) and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TXN), to see which is currently the better investment.

Broadcom Inc.

Based in San Jose, California, Broadcom Inc. is a global technology company that produces and sells a variety of semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions worldwide.

Year-to-Date (YTD), Broadcom shares have increased about 13%, underperforming the broader market’s benchmark and S&P 500, which both have returned about 16%.

Recent Developments

On September 30th, Broadcom agreed to sell its SaaS-based testing platform, known as BlazeMeter CT, to Perforce Software. The deal, which did not disclose the value of the transaction, is expected to be closed in October 2021.

Financial Overview & Analysts Estimates 

In Q3, Broadcom’s revenue rose around 16.5% on a year-over-year basis to $6.78 billion. This revenue growth was driven mainly by higher demand for its semiconductor products and infrastructure software and assisted the company in beating Wall Street’s revenue estimates by $20 million. The company’s net profit stood at $1.88 billion versus its year-ago value of $688 million. As a result, AVGO reported a Non-GAAP EPS of $6.96, topping Wall Street expectations by $0.05.

The stock’s current annualized dividend rate is $14.40 per share, which translates to a dividend yield of 2.92% as of October 12th. The company’s payout ratio currently comes in at 51.47%, leaving plenty of room for future increases. AVGO’s dividend payouts have increased at a 49.32% CAGR over the past five years. Finally, it is important to highlight the company has a record of 10 consecutive years of dividend growth.

For the fourth quarter, the analysts expect AVGO’s EPS to stand at $7.74

compared to $6.35 in the year-earlier period. The company has beaten Wall Street consensus estimates in the past four consecutive quarters. Additionally, a $7.36 billion average revenue estimate for the next quarter indicates a 13.80% improvement year-over-year.

Texas Instruments Incorporated

Founded in 1930, Texas Instruments Inc. is an American company that designs and manufactures semiconductors and various integrated circuits, which it sells to…


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