Contrasting of KEMET Corporation (KEM) and AVX Corporation (NYSE:AVX)

KEMET Corporation (NYSE:KEM) and AVX Corporation (NYSE:AVX), both competing one another are Diversified Electronics companies. We will compare their dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, earnings and valuation, institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
KEMET Corporation 1.34B 0.76 115.85M 2.82 6.73
AVX Corporation 1.80B 1.74 234.15M 1.38 13.27

Table 1 demonstrates KEMET Corporation and AVX Corporation’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation. AVX Corporation has lower earnings, but higher revenue than KEMET Corporation. Business that presently has a lower P/E ratio means that it is the more affordable of the two businesses. KEMET Corporation is presently more affordable than AVX Corporation, because it’s trading at a lower P/E ratio.


Table 2 provides us KEMET Corporation and AVX Corporation’s return on assets, return on equity and net margins.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
KEMET Corporation 8.65% 23.3% 9.5%
AVX Corporation 13.01% 10.3% 8.6%

Volatility & Risk

KEMET Corporation has a 2.7 beta, while its volatility is 170.00%, thus making it more volatile than S&P 500. From a competition point of view, AVX Corporation has a 1.14 beta which is 14.00% more volatile compared to S&P 500.


The current Quick Ratio of KEMET Corporation is 1.5 while its Current Ratio is 2.4. Meanwhile, AVX Corporation has a Current Ratio of 5.8 while its Quick Ratio is 3.9. AVX Corporation is better positioned to pay off its short-term and long-term debts than KEMET Corporation.


KEMET Corporation pays out an annual dividend of $0.05 per share while its dividend yield is 0.29%. On the other side, $0.46 per share with a dividend yield of 2.5% for AVX Corporation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

Institutional investors held 85.2% of KEMET Corporation shares and 26.5% of AVX Corporation shares. Insiders held 1.3% of KEMET Corporation shares. Insiders Comparatively, held 72.25% of AVX Corporation 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)
KEMET Corporation -5.9% 7.05% -9.1% -27.43% 7.3% 8.15%
AVX Corporation -1.72% 3.27% 10.49% -11.66% 7.26% 20.2%

For the past year KEMET Corporation has weaker performance than AVX Corporation


AVX Corporation beats on 12 of the 15 factors KEMET Corporation.

KEMET Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells passive electronic components under the KEMET brand worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Solid Capacitors, and Film and Electrolytic. Its products include tantalum, multilayer ceramic, film, electrolytic, paper, and solid aluminum capacitors, as well as EMI filters. The company offers its capacitors for use in the automotive, communications, computer-related, industrial, consumer, military/aerospace, and alternative energy industries. KEMET Corporation sells its products to original equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing services providers, and electronics distributors. The company was founded in 1919 and is headquartered in Simpsonville, South Carolina.

AVX Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and supplies various passive electronic components, interconnect devices, and related products worldwide. The company operates through three segments: Passive Components, Kyocera Electronic Devices (KED Resale), and Interconnect. The Passive Components segment primarily offers surface mount and leaded ceramic capacitors, RF thick and thin film components, surface mount and leaded tantalum capacitors, surface mount and leaded film capacitors, ceramic and film power capacitors, super capacitors, EMI filters, thick and thin film packages of multiple passive integrated components, varistors, thermistors, inductors, and resistive products. This segmentÂ’s product portfolio enables its customers to store, filter, or regulate electric energy in electronic devices. The KED Resale segment distributes and sells ceramic capacitors, frequency control devices, SAW devices, sensor products, RF modules, actuators, acoustic devices, and connectors produced by Kyocera Corporation of Japan. The Interconnect segment manufactures and resells electronic connectors and interconnect systems for use in various industries. It serves various industries, such as telecommunications, information technology hardware, automotive electronics, medical devices and instrumentation, industrial instrumentation, transportation, energy harvesting, defense and aerospace electronic systems, and consumer electronics industries. The company markets its products through its direct sales force and independent manufacturersÂ’ representatives to multi-national original equipment manufacturers, independent electronic component distributors, and electronic manufacturing service providers. The company was founded in 1972 and is headquartered in Fountain Inn, South Carolina. AVX Corporation is a subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation.