Vimicro International (NASDAQ: VIMC) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Vimicro International to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

Vimicro International has a beta of 0.39, meaning that its share price is 61% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vimicro International’s peers have a beta of 1.02, meaning that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Vimicro International and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vimicro International 0 0 0 0 N/A
Vimicro International Competitors 949 4848 8883 371 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.07%. Given Vimicro International’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vimicro International has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vimicro International and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Vimicro International N/A N/A 46.31
Vimicro International Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 34.32

Vimicro International’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Vimicro International. Vimicro International is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vimicro International 20.38% 17.78% 8.86%
Vimicro International Competitors -42.20% 1.25% 1.26%

Summary

Vimicro International peers beat Vimicro International on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About Vimicro International

Vimicro International Corporation is a holding company. The Company is a provider of video surveillance technology and solutions that designs, develops and markets a range of video surveillance products and solutions to Government entities, private enterprises and consumers. It operates in two segments: Video surveillance solutions business and Video processors business. Video surveillance solutions business, which refers business activities that are engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of video surveillance solutions and products and provision of related services, and Video processors business, which refers business activities that are engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of video processors, including the video processors used in video surveillance solutions and personal computer camera processors. It provides video surveillance products and solutions ranging from front-end Internet Protocol cameras to back-end software platform using its chip and algorithm technology.

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