Multi-Fineline Electronix (NASDAQ: MFLX) is one of 24 public companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Multi-Fineline Electronix to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, risk, profitability and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares Multi-Fineline Electronix and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Multi-Fineline Electronix -9.63% -10.97% -8.10%
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors -7.56% -8.61% -2.88%

Volatility & Risk

Multi-Fineline Electronix has a beta of 1, meaning that its stock price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Multi-Fineline Electronix’s competitors have a beta of 0.85, meaning that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Multi-Fineline Electronix and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Multi-Fineline Electronix 0 0 0 0 N/A
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors 88 452 948 66 2.64

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 2.33%. Given Multi-Fineline Electronix’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Multi-Fineline Electronix has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Multi-Fineline Electronix and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Multi-Fineline Electronix N/A N/A 22.64
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors $618.50 million $157.34 million 17.78

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Multi-Fineline Electronix competitors beat Multi-Fineline Electronix on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Multi-Fineline Electronix

Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. is engaged in the engineering, design and manufacture of flexible circuit boards along with related component assemblies. The Company provides flexible printed circuits and value-added component assembly solutions to the electronics industry. The Company provides its solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and to electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. The Company offers products in a range of sectors, including smartphones, tablets, computer/data storage, portable bar code scanners, personal computers, wearables and other consumer electronic devices. The Company’s products include flexible printed circuits, flexible printed circuit assemblies and mechanical integration of flexible printed circuit assemblies. The Company has facilities in Irvine, California; Suzhou, China, and Singapore. The Company operates in the United States, China, Singapore and Other, which includes Malaysia, Korea and the United Kingdom.

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