NeoPhotonics Corporation (NYSE: NPTN) 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 NeoPhotonics Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

85.3% of NeoPhotonics Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 17.3% of NeoPhotonics Corporation 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares NeoPhotonics Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
NeoPhotonics Corporation $358.05 million $338,000.00 -8.02
NeoPhotonics Corporation Competitors $619.18 million $157.36 million 18.58

NeoPhotonics Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than NeoPhotonics Corporation. NeoPhotonics Corporation 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.

Profitability

This table compares NeoPhotonics Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
NeoPhotonics Corporation -7.28% -9.43% -5.36%
NeoPhotonics Corporation Competitors -7.63% -8.60% -2.87%

Risk & Volatility

NeoPhotonics Corporation has a beta of 1.23, meaning that its stock price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, NeoPhotonics Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings for NeoPhotonics Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
NeoPhotonics Corporation 0 3 4 1 2.75
NeoPhotonics Corporation Competitors 69 394 929 56 2.67

NeoPhotonics Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $9.34, indicating a potential upside of 88.00%. As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 5.94%. Given NeoPhotonics Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe NeoPhotonics Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Summary

NeoPhotonics Corporation beats its competitors on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About NeoPhotonics Corporation

NeoPhotonics Corporation develops, manufactures and markets optoelectronic products that transmit, receive and switch digital optical signals for communications networks. The Company develops and manufactures Transmitter Products, Receiver Products and Switch Products that are used in ultra-high speed digital optical communications, high speed switching and provisioning, and access connections for wireless and fiber-to-the-home communications networks. The Company’s products are categorized into groups, including High Speed Products and Network Products and Solutions. The High Speed Products includes products designed for 100G and beyond for telecommunication and datacenter or content provider networks and applications. Its Network Products and Solutions consist of various products designed for applications below 100G, and include 40G products. The Company combines its transmitter and receiver products into Transceiver modules.

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