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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SemiLEDS Corporation and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SemiLEDS Corporation $8.53 million -$4.18 million -0.39
SemiLEDS Corporation Competitors $618.04 million $157.40 million 17.36

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

Volatility and Risk

SemiLEDS Corporation has a beta of 2.32, indicating that its stock price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SemiLEDS Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.85, indicating that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for SemiLEDS Corporation and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SemiLEDS Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
SemiLEDS Corporation Competitors 86 448 945 65 2.64

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 3.95%. Given SemiLEDS Corporation’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe SemiLEDS Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares SemiLEDS Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SemiLEDS Corporation -182.84% -59.70% -30.13%
SemiLEDS Corporation Competitors -7.42% -8.48% -2.79%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.1% of SemiLEDS Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 40.1% of SemiLEDS Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

SemiLEDS Corporation rivals beat SemiLEDS Corporation on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About SemiLEDS Corporation

SemiLEDs Corporation develops, manufactures and sells light emitting diode (LED) chips and LED components. The Company’s products are used primarily for general lighting applications, including street lights and commercial, industrial and residential lighting. Its LED chips may also be used in specialty industrial applications, such as ultraviolet (UV), curing of polymers, LED light therapy in medical/cosmetic applications, counterfeit detection, LED lighting for horticulture applications, architectural lighting and entertainment lighting. The Company produces a range of blue, white, green and UV LED chips, including its Enhanced Vertical (EV) LED product series, ranging from chip sizes of approximately 380 microns (um) by 380um to 1,520um by 1,520um. It designs, assembles and sells lighting fixtures and systems for general lighting applications, including commercial, residential and industrial lighting. Its lighting products consist primarily of LED luminaries and LED retrofits.

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