Critical Survey: Freescale Semiconductor (FSL) versus Its Rivals

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Freescale Semiconductor to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

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 company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Freescale Semiconductor 7.14% N/A 10.15%
Freescale Semiconductor Competitors -42.33% 0.83% 1.06%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Freescale Semiconductor and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Freescale Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Freescale Semiconductor Competitors 1006 4920 8992 383 2.57

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 7.13%. Given Freescale Semiconductor’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Freescale Semiconductor has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Freescale Semiconductor and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Freescale Semiconductor N/A N/A 34.50
Freescale Semiconductor Competitors $4.38 billion $571.99 million 39.61

Freescale Semiconductor’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale Semiconductor 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.

Summary

Freescale Semiconductor peers beat Freescale Semiconductor on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. is a United States-based company, which provides microcontrollers and digital networking processors. The Company offers its product under various categories, including advanced reduced instruction set computer (RISC) machines (ARM) processors, such as QorIQ multicore processors; Power Architecture processors, such as integrated host processors; more processors, such as crypto coprocessors; analog and power management, such as drivers and switches; radio frequency (RF), such as digital front end processors; sensors, such as intelligent sensors and sensor hubs; wireless connectivity, and programs and technologies. The Company offers various applications, including basic rear view camera, EtherCAT, portable navigation devices, access and remote control, human machine interface (HMI), blood glucose monitors, and gas and water meter. Its software’s and tools include run-time software, software development tools and hardware development tools, among others.

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