Comparing Microsemi Communications (VTSS) & Its Competitors
Microsemi Communications (NASDAQ: VTSS) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Microsemi Communications to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability and risk.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
56.1% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Microsemi Communications and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Microsemi Communications Competitors||$744.39 million||$106.85 million||507.42|
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.
Risk & Volatility
Microsemi Communications has a beta of 1.9, suggesting that its stock price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microsemi Communications’ peers have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommmendations for Microsemi Communications and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Microsemi Communications Competitors||77||444||988||60||2.66|
As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 0.12%. Given Microsemi Communications’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Microsemi Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
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 Competitors||-1.85%||-9.56%||-2.85%|
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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