Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (NYSE: ASX) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Advanced Semiconductor Engineering to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering 8.48% 14.06% 6.76%
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Competitors -46.13% 1.23% 0.77%

Risk and Volatility

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering has a beta of 0.52, indicating that its share price is 48% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s peers have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering pays an annual dividend of $0.16 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering pays out 36.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 58.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering is clearly a better dividend stock than its peers, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

5.9% of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 22.9% of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering $9.41 billion $1.84 billion 14.23
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 82.63

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering 0 1 0 0 2.00
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Competitors 910 4732 8616 359 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.18%. Given Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Advanced Semiconductor Engineering has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering beats its peers on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Company Profile

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc. is a provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company offers a range of semiconductors packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s segments include Packaging, Testing, EMS and Others. The Company provides services in packaging bare semiconductors into finished semiconductors with a range of electrical and thermal characteristics, as well as testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. It also sells goods from EMS. The Company engages in other activities, such as substrate production and real estate business. It provides integrated solutions for EMS in relation to computers, peripherals, communications, industrial, automotive, and storage and server applications. The Company provides front-end engineering testing services, including customized software development, electrical design validation, and reliability and failure analysis.

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