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

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PMC-Sierra and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
PMC-Sierra N/A N/A 582.50
PMC-Sierra Competitors $4.38 billion $571.99 million 39.96

PMC-Sierra’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than PMC-Sierra. PMC-Sierra 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.


This table compares PMC-Sierra and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PMC-Sierra 5.03% 4.71% 3.27%
PMC-Sierra Competitors -42.02% 1.29% 1.30%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.2% 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 endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for PMC-Sierra and its rivals, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PMC-Sierra 0 0 0 0 N/A
PMC-Sierra Competitors 965 4895 8951 381 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.50%. Given PMC-Sierra’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe PMC-Sierra has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

PMC-Sierra Company Profile

PMC-Sierra, Inc. (PMC) is a semiconductor and software solution innovator transforming networks that connect, move, and store Big Data. The Company designs, develops, markets and supports semiconductor, embedded software, and board level solutions. The Company has approximately 700 different semiconductor devices that are sold to equipment and design manufacturers, who in turn supply their equipment principally to enterprises, Cloud Data Centers and carriers worldwide. The Company provides solutions for its customers across a range of applications and industry protocols. PMC’s portfolio of semiconductor devices is used in various applications of storage and communications network infrastructure equipment and enable the transporting and storing of digital data in a secure manner. The Company’s semiconductor devices enable networking equipment primarily in three market segments: Storage, Optical and Mobile networks.

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