Atmel (ATML) vs. Its Peers Head-To-Head Review

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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Atmel and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Atmel N/A N/A 135.67
Atmel Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 40.65

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Atmel and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atmel 0 0 0 0 N/A
Atmel Competitors 959 4875 8927 376 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 11.07%. Given Atmel’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Atmel has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Atmel has a beta of 1.4, suggesting that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atmel’s rivals have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Atmel pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Atmel pays out 133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.6% and pay out 58.0% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Atmel lags its rivals as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Atmel and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atmel 1.81% 2.18% 1.48%
Atmel Competitors -42.10% 1.36% 1.33%

Summary

Atmel rivals beat Atmel on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

About Atmel

Atmel Corporation supplies microcontrollers. The Company operates through four segments: Microcontroller, Nonvolatile Memory, Automotive and Multi-Market and Other. The Microcontroller segment includes its microcontroller and microprocessor families; AVR 8-bit and 32-bit products; Atmel SMART ARM-based products; designated commercial wireless products, including low power radio and System-on-a-chip products; optimized products for smart energy, touch button, and mobile sensor hub and Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting applications, and maXTouch capacitive touch product families. The Nonvolatile Memory segment includes electrically erasable programmable read-only, erasable programmable read-only memory devices and secure cryptographic products. The Automotive segment includes devices for automotive electronics, including products using radio frequency technology. The Multi-Market and Other segment includes application specific and standard products for aerospace applications.

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