Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Xilinx to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and dividends.


Xilinx pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Xilinx pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 58.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Xilinx has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Volatility & Risk

Xilinx has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xilinx’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Xilinx and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xilinx 2 12 8 0 2.27
Xilinx Competitors 909 4724 8603 357 2.58

Xilinx presently has a consensus target price of $66.11, indicating a potential downside of 8.72%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.97%. Given Xilinx’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Xilinx has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Xilinx and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Xilinx $2.39 billion $755.86 million 31.08
Xilinx Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 81.44

Xilinx’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Xilinx. Xilinx 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.4% of Xilinx shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Xilinx 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 large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xilinx 26.22% 24.70% 12.78%
Xilinx Competitors -46.13% 1.10% 0.68%


Xilinx rivals beat Xilinx on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Xilinx Company Profile

Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx) is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company’s programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores. The Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. Its PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) that its customers program to perform desired logic functions, and programmable SoCs, which combine (Advanced reduced instruction set computing (RISC) Machines (ARM)) processor-based systems with programmable logic in a single device.

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