IEC Electronics Corp (NYSE: IEC) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare IEC Electronics Corp to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Volatility and Risk

IEC Electronics Corp has a beta of 0.28, meaning that its share price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IEC Electronics Corp’s rivals have a beta of 0.88, meaning that their average share price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for IEC Electronics Corp and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IEC Electronics Corp 0 1 2 0 2.67
IEC Electronics Corp Competitors 76 442 985 59 2.66

IEC Electronics Corp presently has a consensus price target of $5.10, suggesting a potential upside of 25.93%. As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential downside of 3.70%. Given IEC Electronics Corp’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe IEC Electronics Corp is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

This table compares IEC Electronics Corp and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IEC Electronics Corp 3.04% 24.24% 6.33%
IEC Electronics Corp Competitors -8.00% -9.24% -3.15%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

55.9% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares IEC Electronics Corp and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
IEC Electronics Corp N/A N/A -81.00
IEC Electronics Corp Competitors $744.46 million $104.37 million 496.27

IEC Electronics Corp’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than IEC Electronics Corp. IEC Electronics Corp 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.

Summary

IEC Electronics Corp beats its rivals on 6 of the 11 factors compared.

IEC Electronics Corp Company Profile

IEC Electronics Corp. provides electronic manufacturing services (EMS) to a range of technology companies that produce life-saving and mission critical products for the medical, industrial, aerospace and defense sectors. The Company specializes in delivering technical solutions for the custom manufacture of full system assemblies by providing on-site analytical testing laboratories, custom design and test engineering services combined with an array of manufacturing services encompassing electronics, interconnect solutions and precision metalworking. It offers its customers a range of manufacturing services, combined with scientific technical support to ensure their products perform for the critical applications they are intended for. Its products are distributed to and through original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). Its capabilities include design and test development, analysis and testing laboratory, custom functional test design and component risk mitigation.

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