Critical Comparison: Vicor (VICR) and Its Rivals

Vicor (NASDAQ: VICR) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Vicor to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

25.2% of Vicor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 38.9% of Vicor shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vicor $200.28 million -$6.24 million -180.48
Vicor Competitors $4.57 billion $586.43 million 29.47

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

Volatility and Risk

Vicor has a beta of 1.32, suggesting that its stock price is 32% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vicor’s competitors have a beta of 0.99, suggesting that their average stock price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Vicor and its competitors, 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 1023 4985 9084 386 2.57

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 11.51%. Given Vicor’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Vicor has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Vicor and its competitors’ 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 -42.80% 1.75% 1.42%

Summary

Vicor competitors 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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