Sequans Communications (NYSE: SQNS) is one of 105 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Sequans Communications to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Sequans Communications and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sequans Communications 0 0 6 0 3.00
Sequans Communications Competitors 908 4729 8645 361 2.58

Sequans Communications currently has a consensus price target of $3.96, suggesting a potential upside of 96.93%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.85%. Given Sequans Communications’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe Sequans Communications is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Sequans Communications and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sequans Communications -42.44% -212.46% -32.62%
Sequans Communications Competitors -47.37% -0.05% -0.13%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Sequans Communications and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Sequans Communications $52.06 million -$11.89 million -6.70
Sequans Communications Competitors $4.56 billion $1.34 billion 82.74

Sequans Communications’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Sequans Communications. Sequans Communications 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

31.9% of Sequans Communications shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of Sequans Communications shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Sequans Communications has a beta of 2.58, meaning that its stock price is 158% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Sequans Communications’ rivals have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. is a fabless designer, developer and supplier of fourth Generation long term evolution (4G LTE) semiconductor solutions for wireless broadband applications, with a specific focus on the single-mode device market. Its semiconductor solutions integrate baseband processor and radio frequency (RF) transceiver integrated circuits (ICs) along with its signal processing techniques, algorithms and software stacks. In the broadband data device market, its solutions serve as the wireless communications platform in devices, such as smartphones; Universal Serial Bus (USB) dongles; portable routers; embedded wireless modems for laptops, tablets, and other consumer multimedia devices; and customer-premises equipment, such as fixed wireless access modems, routers and residential gateways. The Company’s products include SQN3330, SQN3223, SQN3221, SQN3241, VZ120Q, VZ22Q, VZ22M, US60L, SQN3220, SQN3240, SQN3120, SQN5120, SQN3140, VZ20Q, VZ20M, SQN1210 and SQN1220.

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