Viasystems Group (NASDAQ: VIAS) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Viasystems Group to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Viasystems Group and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Viasystems Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Viasystems Group Competitors 76 442 985 59 2.66

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential downside of 3.68%. Given Viasystems Group’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Viasystems Group has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.2% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Viasystems Group has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its share price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viasystems Group’s competitors have a beta of 0.88, suggesting that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Viasystems Group N/A N/A -24.69
Viasystems Group Competitors $744.46 million $105.53 million 514.76

Viasystems Group’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Viasystems Group. Viasystems Group 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Viasystems Group -2.73% -17.43% -2.95%
Viasystems Group Competitors -8.00% -9.26% -3.17%

Summary

Viasystems Group competitors beat Viasystems Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

Viasystems Group Company Profile

Viasystems Group, Inc. (Viasystems) provides multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). The Company operates in two segments: Printed Circuit Boards and Assembly. The Printed Circuit Boards segment offers PCB products. The Assembly segment includes the Company’s E-M Solutions products and services. The Company has around 15 manufacturing facilities, including eight in the United States and seven located outside of the United States. The Company’s PCB products are produced at its eight domestic facilities, three of its five facilities are in China and one facility is in Canada. The Company’s E-M Solutions products and services are provided from other two facilities in China and one facility in Mexico. In addition to its manufacturing facilities, the Company maintains engineering and customer service centers in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Canada, Mexico and the United States to support its customers’ local needs.

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