Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is one of 102 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Semtech Corporation to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk, institutional ownership and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.9% of Semtech Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of Semtech Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Semtech Corporation has a beta of 1.48, suggesting that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Semtech Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, suggesting that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Semtech Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Semtech Corporation 0 1 7 0 2.88
Semtech Corporation Competitors 926 4769 8733 358 2.58

Semtech Corporation currently has a consensus price target of $44.29, indicating a potential upside of 9.35%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 5.16%. Given Semtech Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Semtech Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Semtech Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Semtech Corporation 11.00% 11.77% 7.06%
Semtech Corporation Competitors -45.24% 1.18% 1.28%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Semtech Corporation and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Semtech Corporation $544.27 million $54.66 million 42.63
Semtech Corporation Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.38

Semtech Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Semtech Corporation. Semtech Corporation 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.

Summary

Semtech Corporation beats its competitors on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Semtech Corporation

Semtech Corporation is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. The Company designs, develops and markets a range of products for commercial applications, which are sold into the enterprise computing, communications, consumer and industrial end-markets. Its product lines include Signal Integrity, Protection, Wireless and Sensing, and Power and High-Reliability. Applications for the industrial market include video broadcast studio equipment, automated meter reading, wireless charging, military and aerospace, medical, security systems, automotive, Internet of Things, industrial and home automation, and video security and surveillance. Enterprise computing end-markets include desktops, notebooks, servers, graphic boards, printers, datacenter related equipment and passive optical networks. Communications end-market applications include wireless base stations, carrier networks, switches and routers, cable modems, signal conditioners and wireless local area network.

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