Benchmark Electronics (NYSE: BHE) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Benchmark Electronics to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

Benchmark Electronics has a beta of 0.55, meaning that its stock price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Benchmark Electronics’ competitors have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.6% of Benchmark Electronics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Benchmark Electronics 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, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Benchmark Electronics and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Benchmark Electronics 2.63% 5.62% 3.83%
Benchmark Electronics Competitors -46.10% 1.49% 0.80%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Benchmark Electronics and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Benchmark Electronics $2.37 billion $135.15 million 24.76
Benchmark Electronics Competitors $4.28 billion $1.35 billion 24.74

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Benchmark Electronics and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Benchmark Electronics 0 4 0 0 2.00
Benchmark Electronics Competitors 920 4779 8680 362 2.58

Benchmark Electronics presently has a consensus target price of $33.25, suggesting a potential upside of 7.43%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 7.72%. Given Benchmark Electronics’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Benchmark Electronics has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Benchmark Electronics competitors beat Benchmark Electronics on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Benchmark Electronics Company Profile

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. The Company operates through three segments: the Americas, Asia and Europe. It provides services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial control equipment, including equipment for the aerospace and defense industry; telecommunication equipment; computers and related products for business enterprises; medical devices, and testing and instrumentation products. It offers integrated design and manufacturing services. Its operations consist of over three principal areas: manufacturing and assembly operations, including printed circuit boards assemblies and subsystem assembly, box build and systems integration; precision technology manufacturing, which include precision machining, metal joining, assembly and functional testing, and specialized engineering services, and specialized engineering services, such as product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development.

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