CEVA (NASDAQ: CEVA) is one of 113 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare CEVA to related companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, risk, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for CEVA and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CEVA 0 1 6 0 2.86
CEVA Competitors 929 4884 8801 367 2.57

CEVA currently has a consensus target price of $46.50, suggesting a potential upside of 3.10%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 3.63%. Given CEVA’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CEVA has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

CEVA has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CEVA’s rivals have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CEVA $72.65 million $13.10 million 52.44
CEVA Competitors $4.27 billion $517.81 million 17.95

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CEVA 21.89% 9.02% 7.98%
CEVA Competitors -46.17% 1.17% 0.88%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.9% of CEVA shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 3.9% of CEVA shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


CEVA beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About CEVA

CEVA, Inc. (CEVA) is a licensor of signal processing intellectual property (IP). The Company partners with semiconductor companies and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and Internet of things (IoT). The Company operates in the segment of licensing of intellectual property to semiconductor companies and electronic equipment manufacturers. CEVA addresses the requirements of the mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT markets by designing and licensing a range of application-specific signal processing platforms, which enable the design of solutions for developing a range of applications, including communications and connectivity, audio and voice, imaging and vision, and storage.

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