Comparison of Cirrus Logic Inc. (CRUS) and Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ:RUN)

Since Cirrus Logic Inc. (NASDAQ:CRUS) and Sunrun Inc. (NASDAQ:RUN) are part of the Semiconductor – Specialized industry, they are influenced by compare. The influences particularly affect the institutional ownership, earnings and valuation, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations of both companies.

Valuation & Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Cirrus Logic Inc. 1.25B 2.12 95.84M 1.57 26.38
Sunrun Inc. 759.98M 2.35 26.66M 1.12 14.53

Table 1 shows the gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation for Cirrus Logic Inc. and Sunrun Inc. Sunrun Inc. has lower revenue and earnings than Cirrus Logic Inc. The business that is more expensive between the two has a higher price-to-earnings ratio. Cirrus Logic Inc. is currently more expensive than Sunrun Inc., because it’s trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio.


Table 2 provides Cirrus Logic Inc. and Sunrun Inc.’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cirrus Logic Inc. 7.67% 8.4% 6.8%
Sunrun Inc. 3.51% 13.1% 2.9%

Risk and Volatility

Cirrus Logic Inc. has a 0.6 beta, while its volatility is 40.00%, thus making it less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500. Competitively, Sunrun Inc. is 41.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500, because of the 0.59 beta.


3.8 and 2.8 are the respective Current Ratio and a Quick Ratio of Cirrus Logic Inc. Its rival Sunrun Inc.’s Current and Quick Ratios are 1.2 and 0.9 respectively. Cirrus Logic Inc. has a better chance of clearing its pay short and long-term debts than Sunrun Inc.

Analyst Recommendations

Cirrus Logic Inc. and Sunrun Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cirrus Logic Inc. 1 1 0 2.50
Sunrun Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The average price target of Cirrus Logic Inc. is $36, with potential downside of -19.50%.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

The shares of both Cirrus Logic Inc. and Sunrun Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 92% and 88.7% respectively. Cirrus Logic Inc.’s share owned by insiders are 0.6%. Competitively, insiders own roughly 5.1% of Sunrun Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Cirrus Logic Inc. 3.7% 11.68% 7.6% -5.64% -3.6% 25.05%
Sunrun Inc. 3.76% 22.56% 12.18% 20.56% 134.87% 49.68%

For the past year Cirrus Logic Inc. has weaker performance than Sunrun Inc.


On 12 of the 14 factors Cirrus Logic Inc. beats Sunrun Inc.

Cirrus Logic, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) for a range of consumer and industrial markets. The company offers portable and non-portable audio, and other products. Its products include analog and mixed-signal audio converters, and digital signal processing products for mobile applications; codecs-chips that integrate analog-to-digital converters and digital-to-analog converters into a single IC; smart codecs, a codec with digital signal processer; amplifiers; micro-electromechanical systems microphones; digital interface products; and standalone digital signal processors. The company also provides SoundClear technology, which consists of a portfolio of tools, software, and algorithms that offer enhanced voice quality, voice capture, and audio playback features. It provides its products for portable applications, including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, and speakers, as well as for wearables, such as smart watches, VR headsets, action cameras, and smart bands. The company's products are also used in laptops, audio/video receivers, home theater systems, set-up boxes, musical instruments, and professional audio products applications; and serve the automotive market, which include satellite radio systems, telematics, and multi-speaker car-audio systems. In addition, the companyÂ’s products are used in industrial and energy-related applications, including digital utility meter, power supply, energy control, energy measurement, and energy exploration applications. It markets and sells its products through direct sales force, external sales representatives, and distributors in the United States and internationally. Cirrus Logic, Inc. was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.

Sunrun Inc. engages in the design, development, installation, sale, ownership, and maintenance of residential solar energy systems in the United States. It also sells solar leads. The company markets and sells its products through direct channels, partner channels, mass media, digital media, canvassing, referral, retail, and field marketing. Sunrun Inc. was founded in 2007 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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