Micrel (NASDAQ: MCRL) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Micrel to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Micrel N/A N/A 57.75
Micrel Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 34.32

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Micrel 4.70% 4.92% 3.94%
Micrel Competitors -42.20% 1.25% 1.26%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Micrel has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Micrel’s competitors have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Micrel and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Micrel 0 0 0 0 N/A
Micrel Competitors 949 4848 8883 371 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.07%. Given Micrel’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Micrel has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

About Micrel

Micrel, Incorporated designs, develops, manufactures, and markets a range of high-performance analog, power and mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs). The Company’s products address a range of markets, including industrial and automotive, wireline communications, enterprise and cloud infrastructure and mobility. It also manufactures custom analog and mixed-signal circuits and provides wafer foundry services for customers which produce electronic systems utilizing semiconductor manufacturing processes, as well as micro-electrical mechanical system (MEMS) technologies. Its offers a linear and power management product portfolio for the networking and communications infrastructure markets, including cloud and enterprise servers, network switches and routers, storage area networks, wireless base stations, and the Internet of Everything. In addition, it offers products that serve the solid state drive market and are seeing strength in the emergence of solid state drives.

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