QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) is one of 102 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare QuickLogic to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends and earnings.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
QuickLogic $11.42 million -$19.14 million -8.16
QuickLogic Competitors $4.31 billion $520.00 million 42.03

QuickLogic’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than QuickLogic. QuickLogic 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.0% of QuickLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of QuickLogic shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuickLogic -120.37% -76.28% -49.70%
QuickLogic Competitors -45.04% 1.21% 1.27%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for QuickLogic and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuickLogic 0 0 3 0 3.00
QuickLogic Competitors 936 4791 8776 366 2.58

QuickLogic presently has a consensus target price of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 45.16%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.68%. Given QuickLogic’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

QuickLogic has a beta of -0.16, meaning that its stock price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuickLogic’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, meaning that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

QuickLogic competitors beat QuickLogic on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

QuickLogic Company Profile

QuickLogic Corporation develops and markets semiconductor and software algorithm solutions. The Company’s solutions primarily target smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The Company is a fabless semiconductor provider of flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, and ultra-low power Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Company’s solutions integrate multi-core processing, programmable logic, sensor fusion and context aware algorithms, and embedded software. The Company’s solutions are created from its new silicon platforms, including EOS, ArcticLink III, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II products, its mature products, which are produced on semiconductor processes over 180 nanometers, primarily include its pASIC 3 and QuickRAM, as well as royalty revenue, programming hardware and design software. Its sensor algorithm software includes SenseMe software library.

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