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

Dividends

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.7%. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation pays out -110.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 56.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its rivals, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Volatility & Risk

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has a beta of 2.04, meaning that its stock price is 104% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 1 1 10 0 2.75
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Competitors 914 4768 8658 359 2.58

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $17.64, indicating a potential upside of 9.41%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 7.68%. Given Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation $2.18 billion $232.52 million -40.30
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 24.13

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 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

97.1% of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 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.

Profitability

This table compares Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation -5.75% 8.99% 4.40%
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Competitors -44.00% 0.77% 0.64%

Summary

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation beats its rivals on 11 of the 15 factors compared.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Company Profile

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation manufactures embedded system solutions for automotive, industrial, home automation and appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. The Company’s segments include Microcontroller and Connectivity Division (MCD), and Memory Products Division (MPD). MCD focuses on microcontroller (MCU), analog and wireless and wired connectivity solutions. MPD focuses on parallel and serial NOR flash memories, NAND flash memories, static random access memory (SRAM), ferroelectric-random access memory (F-RAM) ferroelectric memory devices and other specialty memories. The Company’s products include Traveo MCUs and Flexible MCUs; PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP; CapSense, and TrueTouch Analog Power Management integrated circuits (PMICs) and energy harvesting solutions.

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