Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Semtech Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, dividends, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Semtech Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Semtech Corporation $574.15 million $116.22 million 41.11
Semtech Corporation Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 85.51

Semtech Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Semtech Corporation. Semtech Corporation 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.

Risk and Volatility

Semtech Corporation has a beta of 1.45, suggesting that its share price is 45% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Semtech Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Semtech Corporation 11.00% 11.77% 7.06%
Semtech Corporation Competitors -46.20% 1.27% 0.77%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Semtech Corporation and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Semtech Corporation 0 1 6 0 2.86
Semtech Corporation Competitors 911 4746 8629 359 2.58

Semtech Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $43.50, indicating a potential upside of 11.40%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.57%. Given Semtech Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Semtech Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

94.4% of Semtech Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Semtech Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Semtech Corporation beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Semtech Corporation Company Profile

Semtech Corporation is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. The Company designs, develops and markets a range of products for commercial applications, which are sold into the enterprise computing, communications, consumer and industrial end-markets. Its product lines include Signal Integrity, Protection, Wireless and Sensing, and Power and High-Reliability. Applications for the industrial market include video broadcast studio equipment, automated meter reading, wireless charging, military and aerospace, medical, security systems, automotive, Internet of Things, industrial and home automation, and video security and surveillance. Enterprise computing end-markets include desktops, notebooks, servers, graphic boards, printers, datacenter related equipment and passive optical networks. Communications end-market applications include wireless base stations, carrier networks, switches and routers, cable modems, signal conditioners and wireless local area network.

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