Xcerra Corporation (NASDAQ: XCRA) is one of 21 public companies in the “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Xcerra Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, valuation and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Xcerra Corporation has a beta of 1.61, indicating that its stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xcerra Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.22, indicating that their average stock price is 22% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

86.1% of Xcerra Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 79.8% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.6% of Xcerra Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 13.9% of shares of all “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Xcerra Corporation and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Xcerra Corporation $390.77 million $34.79 million 23.43
Xcerra Corporation Competitors $1.99 billion $520.97 million 10.63

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

Profitability

This table compares Xcerra Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xcerra Corporation 5.77% 9.08% 6.71%
Xcerra Corporation Competitors 6.59% 12.25% 7.10%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Xcerra Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xcerra Corporation 0 5 0 0 2.00
Xcerra Corporation Competitors 57 494 1265 20 2.68

Xcerra Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $10.25, suggesting a potential upside of 4.17%. As a group, “Semiconductor Equipment & Testing” companies have a potential upside of 7.02%. Given Xcerra Corporation’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xcerra Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Xcerra Corporation peers beat Xcerra Corporation on 10 of the 13 factors compared.

Xcerra Corporation Company Profile

Xcerra Corporation is a provider of test and handling capital equipment, interface products, test fixtures and related services to the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industries. The Company operates through six segments: Semiconductor Test, Semiconductor Handlers, Contactors, PCB Test, Probes/Pins and Fixtures. The Semiconductor Test segment includes operations related to the design, manufacture and sale of automated test equipment for the semiconductor industry that is used to test system-on-a-chip, digital, analog and mixed signal integrated circuits. The Semiconductor Handlers segment includes operations related to the design, manufacture and sale of test handlers used in the testing of integrated circuits. The Contactors segment includes operations related to the design, manufacture and sale of test contactors. The PCB test segment includes operations related to design, manufacture and sale of equipment used in the testing of bare and loaded printed circuit boards.

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