Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) is one of 105 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Silicon Laboratories to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings and profitability.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.0% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.8% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility & Risk

Silicon Laboratories has a beta of 1.28, meaning that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silicon Laboratories’ peers have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for Silicon Laboratories and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Laboratories 0 1 7 0 2.88
Silicon Laboratories Competitors 908 4732 8662 361 2.58

Silicon Laboratories currently has a consensus price target of $84.50, indicating a potential downside of 3.87%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.64%. Given Silicon Laboratories’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Silicon Laboratories has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Silicon Laboratories and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Laboratories $729.82 million $112.80 million 52.32
Silicon Laboratories Competitors $4.56 billion $1.34 billion 82.16

Silicon Laboratories’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Laboratories. Silicon Laboratories 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Laboratories 9.88% 11.15% 7.68%
Silicon Laboratories Competitors -45.83% 1.27% 0.68%

Summary

Silicon Laboratories beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Silicon Laboratories

Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a provider of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet infrastructure, industrial, consumer and automotive markets. The Company operates through mixed-signal analog intensive products segment. It provides analog-intensive, mixed-signal solutions for use in a range of electronic products in various applications for the IoT market. It provides a range of timing and isolation products for infrastructure applications, including clocks and oscillators for networking equipment, data centers and wireless base stations, as well as digital isolators and current sensors for industrial power supplies and hybrid-electric vehicles. It provides broadcast products, such as television tuners and demodulators and automotive radio tuners, and access products, including subscriber line interface circuits for voice over Internet Protocol, embedded modems, and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device integrated circuits.

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