Reviewing Yingli Green Energy (YGE) & Xperi (XPER)

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

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yingli Green Energy N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Xperi $373.73 million 3.00 -$56.55 million $1.37 16.91

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yingli Green Energy N/A N/A N/A
Xperi -23.56% 7.79% 3.62%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Yingli Green Energy and Xperi, as provided by MarketBeat.

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

Yingli Green Energy presently has a consensus price target of $0.25, indicating a potential downside of 82.52%. Xperi has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 12.21%. Given Xperi’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xperi is more favorable than Yingli Green Energy.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.5% of Yingli Green Energy shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.3% of Xperi shares are held by institutional investors. 1.4% of Xperi shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Xperi pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.5%. Yingli Green Energy does not pay a dividend. Xperi pays out 58.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.


Xperi beats Yingli Green Energy on 8 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Yingli Green Energy Company Profile

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.

Xperi Company Profile

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.

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