Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Cirrus Logic to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Cirrus Logic and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cirrus Logic 17.38% 26.71% 20.92%
Cirrus Logic Competitors -7.57% -8.61% -2.87%

Risk & Volatility

Cirrus Logic has a beta of 0.01, suggesting that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cirrus Logic’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Cirrus Logic and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cirrus Logic 2 3 8 0 2.46
Cirrus Logic Competitors 69 392 929 56 2.67

Cirrus Logic currently has a consensus price target of $68.25, suggesting a potential upside of 26.30%. As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 4.32%. Given Cirrus Logic’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cirrus Logic is more favorable than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.1% of Cirrus Logic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Cirrus Logic shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cirrus Logic and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cirrus Logic $1.60 billion $413.94 million 12.93
Cirrus Logic Competitors $619.18 million $157.36 million 17.77

Cirrus Logic has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Cirrus Logic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Cirrus Logic beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Cirrus Logic

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is engaged in providing integrated circuits (ICs) for audio and voice signal processing applications. The Company develops analog and mixed-signal ICs for a range of customers. The Company offers two product lines: Portable Audio, and Non-Portable Audio and Other. The Company’s primary facility housing engineering, sales and marketing, and administration functions is located in Austin, Texas. The Company offers products through both direct and indirect sales channels across the world. The Company’s portable audio products include analog and mixed-signal components designed for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, smart accessories and portable media players. Its non-portable audio and other products include analog and mixed-signal components targeting the consumer market, including smart home applications, and the automotive, energy and industrial markets.

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