O2Micro International Limited (NASDAQ: OIIM) is one of 24 public companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare O2Micro International Limited to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and institutional ownership.

Risk and Volatility

O2Micro International Limited has a beta of 0.16, indicating that its share price is 84% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, O2Micro International Limited’s peers have a beta of 0.85, indicating that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares O2Micro International Limited and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
O2Micro International Limited $59.82 million -$3.45 million -24.14
O2Micro International Limited Competitors $618.04 million $157.40 million 17.36

O2Micro International Limited’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than O2Micro International Limited. O2Micro International Limited is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares O2Micro International Limited and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
O2Micro International Limited -2.59% 0.01% 0.01%
O2Micro International Limited Competitors -7.42% -8.48% -2.79%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for O2Micro International Limited and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
O2Micro International Limited 0 0 0 0 N/A
O2Micro International Limited Competitors 86 448 945 65 2.64

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 3.95%. Given O2Micro International Limited’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe O2Micro International Limited has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

39.1% of O2Micro International Limited shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 8.0% of O2Micro International Limited shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

O2Micro International Limited peers beat O2Micro International Limited on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

About O2Micro International Limited

O2Micro International Limited designs, develops and markets power management components for the Computer, Consumer, Industrial, Automotive and Communications markets. The Company’s power management products include integrated circuits (ICs) for liquid crystal display (LCD) and light emitting diode (LED) lighting; control and monitoring of battery charging and discharging; direct current (DC)/DC and alternating current (AC)/DC conversion, and provide select and switch functionality between power sources. It offers a range of products, including desktop and notebook monitors, portable media players, digital cameras, battery management systems for power tools, electric bikes, low emission vehicles (LEV) applications, industrial personal computers (PCs), portable media devices, smart phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), global positioning system (GPS) units for navigational assistance in vehicles and electric and hybrid vehicle (EV/HEV) battery management.

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