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

Volatility & Risk

Microsemi Communications has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microsemi Communications’ competitors have a beta of 0.92, meaning that their average stock price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Microsemi Communications and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microsemi Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Microsemi Communications Competitors 76 436 975 59 2.66

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

Profitability

This table compares Microsemi Communications and its competitors’ 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%

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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Microsemi Communications and its competitors top-line 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 140.56

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

Summary

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

Microsemi Communications Company Profile

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.

Receive News & Ratings for Microsemi Communications Inc Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Microsemi Communications Inc and related companies with MarketBeat.com's FREE daily email newsletter.