Benchmark Electronics (NYSE: BHE) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Benchmark Electronics to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability and valuation.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

95.0% of Benchmark Electronics shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Benchmark Electronics shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Benchmark Electronics and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Benchmark Electronics 0 3 0 0 2.00
Benchmark Electronics Competitors 936 4825 8836 368 2.58

Benchmark Electronics currently has a consensus price target of $36.67, suggesting a potential upside of 22.22%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 5.74%. Given Benchmark Electronics’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Benchmark Electronics is more favorable than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Benchmark Electronics has a beta of 0.49, suggesting that its share price is 51% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Benchmark Electronics’ peers have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Benchmark Electronics 2.63% 5.62% 3.83%
Benchmark Electronics Competitors -44.54% 1.34% 1.34%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Benchmark Electronics and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Benchmark Electronics $2.31 billion $64.04 million 24.00
Benchmark Electronics Competitors $4.31 billion $520.00 million 31.21

Benchmark Electronics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Benchmark Electronics. Benchmark Electronics 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

Benchmark Electronics peers beat Benchmark Electronics on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Benchmark Electronics

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. The Company operates through three segments: the Americas, Asia and Europe. It provides services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial control equipment, including equipment for the aerospace and defense industry; telecommunication equipment; computers and related products for business enterprises; medical devices, and testing and instrumentation products. It offers integrated design and manufacturing services. Its operations consist of over three principal areas: manufacturing and assembly operations, including printed circuit boards assemblies and subsystem assembly, box build and systems integration; precision technology manufacturing, which include precision machining, metal joining, assembly and functional testing, and specialized engineering services, and specialized engineering services, such as product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development.

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