Microsemi Communications (NASDAQ: VTSS) is one of 26 public companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Microsemi Communications to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

55.1% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility and Risk

Microsemi Communications has a beta of 1.9, meaning that its share price is 90% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Microsemi Communications’ rivals have a beta of 0.88, meaning that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Microsemi Communications and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Microsemi Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Microsemi Communications Competitors 76 443 986 59 2.66

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential downside of 6.86%. Given Microsemi Communications’ rivals higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Microsemi Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Microsemi Communications and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Microsemi Communications N/A N/A -18.86
Microsemi Communications Competitors $744.39 million $106.85 million 512.41

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

Profitability

This table compares Microsemi Communications and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Microsemi Communications -20.36% -69.40% -23.46%
Microsemi Communications Competitors -1.69% -8.50% -2.74%

Summary

Microsemi Communications rivals beat Microsemi Communications on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Microsemi Communications Company Profile

Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation supplies high-performance integrated circuits used by manufacturers of networking systems for Carrier and Enterprise networking applications. The Company designs, develops and markets a diverse networking and connectivity IC solutions. The Company develops and manufactures variety of products that are marketed to Carrier and Enterprise networking, as well as data center infrastructure original equipment manufacturers. The Company’s product lines include Ethernet Switching Product Line that addresses Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet applications in Carrier and Enterprise markets; Connectivity Product Line includes mixed-signal physical layer devices for connection of systems via optical fiber, copper cable, or backplanes and Transport Processing Product Line addresses the needs of Carrier network providers as they undergo a migration to new Ethernet packet-based networks.

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