Critical Analysis: Vicor (VICR) vs. Its Peers

Vicor (NASDAQ: VICR) is one of 103 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Vicor to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation and risk.

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vicor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vicor Competitors 1004 4919 8987 379 2.57

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 7.18%. Given Vicor’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vicor has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & 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 -173.64
Vicor Competitors $4.38 billion $571.99 million 35.92

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.

Risk and Volatility

Vicor has a beta of 1.46, meaning that its share price is 46% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vicor’s peers have a beta of 1.03, meaning that their average share price is 3% 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 -42.88% 1.18% 1.24%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

25.1% of Vicor shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 38.9% of Vicor shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Vicor peers beat Vicor on 7 of the 10 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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