Multi-Fineline Electronix (NASDAQ: MFLX) is one of 24 public companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Multi-Fineline Electronix to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, valuation and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Multi-Fineline Electronix and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Multi-Fineline Electronix -9.63% -10.97% -8.10%
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors -7.63% -8.60% -2.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Multi-Fineline Electronix and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Multi-Fineline Electronix 0 0 0 0 N/A
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors 70 394 930 56 2.67

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 6.62%. Given Multi-Fineline Electronix’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Multi-Fineline Electronix has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Multi-Fineline Electronix has a beta of 1, indicating that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Multi-Fineline Electronix’s rivals have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Multi-Fineline Electronix and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Multi-Fineline Electronix N/A N/A 22.64
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors $619.18 million $157.36 million 18.60

Multi-Fineline Electronix’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Multi-Fineline Electronix. Multi-Fineline Electronix 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.

Summary

Multi-Fineline Electronix rivals beat Multi-Fineline Electronix on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Multi-Fineline Electronix Company Profile

Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. is engaged in the engineering, design and manufacture of flexible circuit boards along with related component assemblies. The Company provides flexible printed circuits and value-added component assembly solutions to the electronics industry. The Company provides its solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and to electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. The Company offers products in a range of sectors, including smartphones, tablets, computer/data storage, portable bar code scanners, personal computers, wearables and other consumer electronic devices. The Company’s products include flexible printed circuits, flexible printed circuit assemblies and mechanical integration of flexible printed circuit assemblies. The Company has facilities in Irvine, California; Suzhou, China, and Singapore. The Company operates in the United States, China, Singapore and Other, which includes Malaysia, Korea and the United Kingdom.

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