Contrasting Microsemi Communications (VTSS) and Its Peers

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.1% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Microsemi Communications and its rivals, 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 77 444 988 60 2.66

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 0.12%. Given Microsemi Communications’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Microsemi Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares Microsemi Communications and its rivals’ 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 -1.85% -9.56% -2.85%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Microsemi Communications N/A N/A -18.86
Microsemi Communications Competitors $744.39 million $106.85 million 559.77

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

Risk and Volatility

Microsemi Communications has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microsemi Communications’ rivals have a beta of 0.90, meaning that their average share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Microsemi Communications rivals 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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