Microsemi Communications (NASDAQ: VTSS) is one of 26 public companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Microsemi Communications to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Microsemi Communications and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Microsemi Communications -20.36% -69.40% -23.46%
Microsemi Communications Competitors -8.04% -9.30% -3.21%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Microsemi Communications and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Microsemi Communications N/A N/A -18.86
Microsemi Communications Competitors $716.58 million $104.37 million 126.90

Microsemi Communications’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Microsemi Communications. Microsemi Communications 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Microsemi Communications and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microsemi Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Microsemi Communications Competitors 76 436 976 59 2.66

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential downside of 7.01%. Given Microsemi Communications’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Microsemi Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Microsemi Communications has a beta of 1.9, indicating that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microsemi Communications’ peers have a beta of 0.88, indicating that their average stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

59.7% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Microsemi Communications peers beat Microsemi Communications on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Microsemi Communications

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation supplies high-performance integrated circuits used by manufacturers of networking systems for Carrier and Enterprise networking applications. The Company designs, develops and markets a diverse networking and connectivity IC solutions. The Company develops and manufactures variety of products that are marketed to Carrier and Enterprise networking, as well as data center infrastructure original equipment manufacturers. The Company’s product lines include Ethernet Switching Product Line that addresses Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications in Carrier and Enterprise markets; Connectivity Product Line includes mixed-signal physical layer devices for connection of systems via optical fiber, copper cable, or backplanes and Transport Processing Product Line addresses the needs of Carrier network providers as they undergo a migration to new Ethernet packet-based networks.

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