Applied Micro Circuits (NASDAQ: AMCC) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Applied Micro Circuits to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.3% of Applied Micro Circuits shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 12.4% of Applied Micro Circuits shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Applied Micro Circuits and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Applied Micro Circuits 0 4 0 0 2.00
Applied Micro Circuits Competitors 910 4730 8614 358 2.58

Applied Micro Circuits presently has a consensus target price of $8.00, suggesting a potential downside of 5.33%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.52%. Given Applied Micro Circuits’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Applied Micro Circuits has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Applied Micro Circuits has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its stock price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Applied Micro Circuits’ rivals have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Applied Micro Circuits and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Applied Micro Circuits N/A N/A -22.24
Applied Micro Circuits Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 81.88

Applied Micro Circuits’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Applied Micro Circuits. Applied Micro Circuits 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.

Profitability

This table compares Applied Micro Circuits and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Applied Micro Circuits -11.11% -16.63% -13.04%
Applied Micro Circuits Competitors -46.19% 1.37% 0.86%

Summary

Applied Micro Circuits rivals beat Applied Micro Circuits on 7 of the 11 factors compared.

About Applied Micro Circuits

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) provides silicon solutions for cloud infrastructure and data centers, as well as connectivity products for edge, metro and long haul communications equipment. The Company’s products serve Computing and Connectivity markets. Its Computing products include the X-Gene family of server processors, based on the ARMv8 64-bit Instruction Set Architecture (ISA), which target mainstream cloud and data center infrastructure, including hyperscale, telco, enterprise and high performance computing. It also offers embedded computing products, which include HeliX family of processors, based on the ARM 64-bit ISA and its PowerPC products, based on Power Architecture. Its embedded Computing products are deployed in various applications, including networking and telecom, enterprise storage and industrial applications. The Connectivity business includes X-Weave family of products for service providers and public cloud, private cloud and enterprise data centers.

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