Vicor (NASDAQ: VICR) is one of 101 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Vicor to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation, earnings, profitability and risk.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

25.1% of Vicor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 38.9% of Vicor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Vicor and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vicor $200.28 million -$6.24 million -191.98
Vicor Competitors $4.38 billion $571.99 million 33.49

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

Volatility and Risk

Vicor has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its stock price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vicor’s peers have a beta of 1.01, meaning that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Vicor and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vicor -1.90% -3.13% -2.58%
Vicor Competitors -43.22% 1.07% 1.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Vicor and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vicor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vicor Competitors 1003 4854 8900 382 2.57

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 3.68%. Given Vicor’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Vicor has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Vicor peers beat Vicor on 6 of the 9 factors compared.

Vicor Company Profile

Vicor Corporation designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular power components and power systems for converting, regulating and controlling electric current. The Company’s segments include Brick Business Unit (BBU), VI Chip and Picor. The BBU segment designs, develops, manufactures and markets modular direct current-direct current converters and configurable products, and also includes the entities comprising Vicor Custom Power, and the BBU operations of Vicor Japan Company, Ltd. (VJCL). The VI Chip segment includes VI Chip Corporation, which designs, develops, manufactures and markets advanced power component products. The VI Chip segment also includes the VI Chip business conducted through VJCL. The Picor segment includes Picor Corporation (Picor), which designs, develops, manufactures and markets integrated circuits and related products for use in a range of power management and power system applications.

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