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

Volatility and Risk

Diodes has a beta of 1.23, suggesting that its share price is 23% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Diodes’ competitors have a beta of 1.05, suggesting that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

73.9% of Diodes shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.0% of Diodes 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Diodes and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Diodes $983.31 million $155.04 million 66.04
Diodes Competitors $4.28 billion $1.35 billion 24.00

Diodes’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Diodes. Diodes 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diodes 2.68% 5.64% 3.07%
Diodes Competitors -46.54% 1.08% 0.76%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Diodes and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diodes 1 3 1 0 2.00
Diodes Competitors 920 4781 8686 363 2.58

Diodes currently has a consensus price target of $34.50, indicating a potential upside of 0.47%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 7.81%. Given Diodes’ competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Diodes has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Diodes beats its competitors on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Diodes

Diodes Incorporated is a manufacturer and supplier of application-specific standard products within the discrete, logic, analog and mixed-signal semiconductor markets, serving the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial and automotive markets. The Company’s products include diodes; rectifiers; transistors; metal-oxide semiconductor field-effect transistors (MOSFETs); protection devices; amplifiers and comparators; Hall-effect and temperature sensors, and power management devices, including light emitting diode (LED) drivers, alternating current (AC)-direct current (DC) and DC-DC switching, linear voltage regulators and voltage references, along with special function devices, such as universal serial bus (USB) power switches, load switches, voltage supervisors and motor controllers. It also holds interests in Pericom Semiconductor Corporation, which designs, develops and markets integrated circuits (ICs) and frequency control products (FCPs).

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