Plexus Corp. (NASDAQ: PLXS) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Plexus Corp. to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, dividends and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Plexus Corp. and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Plexus Corp. 4.43% 11.48% 6.05%
Plexus Corp. Competitors -46.54% 1.08% 0.76%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Plexus Corp. and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Plexus Corp. 0 7 1 0 2.13
Plexus Corp. Competitors 920 4781 8686 363 2.58

Plexus Corp. currently has a consensus price target of $57.86, suggesting a potential downside of 5.82%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 7.99%. Given Plexus Corp.’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Plexus Corp. has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

Plexus Corp. has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Plexus Corp.’s rivals have a beta of 1.05, suggesting that their average share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

94.1% of Plexus Corp. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.3% of Plexus Corp. 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Plexus Corp. and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Plexus Corp. $2.51 billion $174.67 million 18.96
Plexus Corp. Competitors $4.28 billion $1.35 billion 24.00

Plexus Corp.’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Plexus Corp.. Plexus Corp. 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.

Summary

Plexus Corp. rivals beat Plexus Corp. on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Plexus Corp. Company Profile

Plexus Corp. (Plexus) and its subsidiaries are engaged in the electronic manufacturing services (EMS) industry. The Company delivers end-to-end solutions for customers in the Americas (AMER), Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and Asia-Pacific (APAC) regions. The Company’s segments are AMER, APAC and EMEA. The Company’s customer-focused solutions model integrates product conceptualization, design, commercialization, manufacturing, fulfillment and sustaining solutions. The Company delivers solutions to its customers through its product realization value stream. The Company provides a range of aftermarket services, including complex repair, refurbishment and product support for products it manufactures. The Company provides customer service to approximately 140 branded product companies in the healthcare/life sciences, industrial/commercial, networking/communications and defense/security/aerospace market sectors.

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