Vimicro International (NASDAQ: VIMC) is one of 101 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Vimicro International to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings, profitability and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vimicro International 20.38% 17.78% 8.86%
Vimicro International Competitors -45.70% 1.20% 1.21%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Vimicro International and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vimicro International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vimicro International Competitors 904 4705 8649 363 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.58%. Given Vimicro International’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vimicro International has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Volatility and Risk

Vimicro International has a beta of 0.39, suggesting that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vimicro International’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held 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.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vimicro International and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vimicro International N/A N/A 46.31
Vimicro International Competitors $4.38 billion $520.00 million 28.84

Vimicro International’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Vimicro International. Vimicro International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Vimicro International competitors beat Vimicro International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Vimicro International

Vimicro International Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of video surveillance technology and solutions that designs, develops and markets a range of video surveillance products and solutions to Government entities, private enterprises and consumers. It operates in two segments: Video surveillance solutions business and Video processors business. Video surveillance solutions business, which refers business activities that are engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of video surveillance solutions and products and provision of related services, and Video processors business, which refers business activities that are engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of video processors, including the video processors used in video surveillance solutions and personal computer camera processors. It provides video surveillance products and solutions ranging from front-end Internet Protocol cameras to back-end software platform using its chip and algorithm technology.

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