MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY) is one of 112 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare MoSys to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and profitability.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares MoSys and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
MoSys $6.02 million -$32.04 million -0.16
MoSys Competitors $4.27 billion $517.06 million 37.92

MoSys’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than MoSys. MoSys 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for MoSys and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MoSys 0 1 0 0 2.00
MoSys Competitors 919 4762 8713 360 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 2.87%. Given MoSys’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MoSys has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MoSys -498.16% -105.27% -60.55%
MoSys Competitors -46.72% 1.02% 0.82%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

18.5% of MoSys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of MoSys shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

MoSys has a beta of 0.35, meaning that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MoSys’ rivals have a beta of 0.97, meaning that their average stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MoSys rivals beat MoSys on 11 of the 12 factors compared.

About MoSys

MoSys, Inc. (MoSys), together with its subsidiaries, is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and sale of integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed networking, communications, storage and computing markets. The Company has developed approximately two IC product lines under the Bandwidth Engine and LineSpeed product names. Bandwidth Engine ICs integrate its 1T-SRAM high-density embedded memory with its integrated macro function technology and a serial interface protocol resulting in a monolithic memory IC solution optimized for transaction performance. The LineSpeed IC product line consists of non-memory, high-speed serialization-deserialization (SerDes), input/output (I/O) physical layer (PHY) devices with clock data recovery, gearbox and retimer functionality, which convert lanes of data received on line cards or by optical modules into various configurations and/or ensure signal integrity.

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