Benchmark Electronics (NYSE: BHE) is one of 112 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Benchmark Electronics to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Benchmark Electronics and its rivals’ 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 -46.17% 1.17% 0.88%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Benchmark Electronics and its rivals, as reported 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 929 4876 8790 367 2.57

Benchmark Electronics presently has a consensus price target of $36.67, indicating a potential upside of 24.08%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 5.96%. Given Benchmark Electronics’ higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Benchmark Electronics is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility & Risk

Benchmark Electronics has a beta of 0.5, meaning that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Benchmark Electronics’ rivals have a beta of 1.03, meaning that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Benchmark Electronics $2.31 billion $64.04 million 23.64
Benchmark Electronics Competitors $4.27 billion $517.81 million 18.04

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

95.6% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Benchmark Electronics rivals beat Benchmark Electronics on 7 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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