QuickLogic (NASDAQ: QUIK) is one of 100 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare QuickLogic to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuickLogic -120.37% -76.28% -49.70%
QuickLogic Competitors -45.75% 1.58% 1.46%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

19.0% of QuickLogic shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of QuickLogic shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares QuickLogic and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
QuickLogic $11.42 million -$19.14 million -8.00
QuickLogic Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 42.49

QuickLogic’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than QuickLogic. QuickLogic 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.

Volatility and Risk

QuickLogic has a beta of -0.16, indicating that its stock price is 116% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuickLogic’s peers have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for QuickLogic and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuickLogic 0 0 2 0 3.00
QuickLogic Competitors 942 4774 8753 366 2.58

QuickLogic presently has a consensus target price of $2.25, indicating a potential upside of 48.03%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.95%. Given QuickLogic’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe QuickLogic is more favorable than its peers.

Summary

QuickLogic peers beat QuickLogic on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

QuickLogic Company Profile

QuickLogic Corporation develops and markets semiconductor and software algorithm solutions. The Company’s solutions primarily target smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The Company is a fabless semiconductor provider of flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, and ultra-low power Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Company’s solutions integrate multi-core processing, programmable logic, sensor fusion and context aware algorithms, and embedded software. The Company’s solutions are created from its new silicon platforms, including EOS, ArcticLink III, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II products, its mature products, which are produced on semiconductor processes over 180 nanometers, primarily include its pASIC 3 and QuickRAM, as well as royalty revenue, programming hardware and design software. Its sensor algorithm software includes SenseMe software library.

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