ParkerVision (NASDAQ: PRKR) is one of 101 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare ParkerVision to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.9% of ParkerVision shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of ParkerVision shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ParkerVision and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ParkerVision $4.06 million -$21.50 million -0.97
ParkerVision Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 39.79

ParkerVision’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than ParkerVision. ParkerVision 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 Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ParkerVision 0 0 1 0 3.00
ParkerVision Competitors 944 4792 8788 366 2.58

ParkerVision presently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 934.48%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.63%. Given ParkerVision’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe ParkerVision is more favorable than its rivals.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ParkerVision N/A N/A -157.85%
ParkerVision Competitors -42.72% 1.23% 1.23%

Risk & Volatility

ParkerVision has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ParkerVision’s rivals have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

About ParkerVision

ParkerVision, Inc. is engaged in the designing, developing and marketing of its radio frequency (RF) technologies and products. The Company’s business is focused on the development and marketing of its RF technologies for mobile and other wireless applications. Its products include a modulator/demodulator component that incorporates its technologies, as well as a small number of supporting components that are used in the assembly of wireless devices. Its products are used in wireless communication products and applications. In addition, it offers engineering design and consulting services to third parties to assist them in developing and testing products. Its technologies represent methods for processing RF waveforms in wireless applications. Its technologies apply to both transmit and receive functions of transmitters, receivers and transceivers. A portion of its transmit technology is marketed as Direct2Power (d2p) and its receiver technology is marketed as Direct2Data (d2d).

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