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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for Xilinx and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xilinx 2 12 8 0 2.27
Xilinx Competitors 908 4732 8662 361 2.58

Xilinx presently has a consensus target price of $65.63, indicating a potential downside of 9.86%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.72%. Given Xilinx’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xilinx has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


Xilinx pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Xilinx pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 58.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Xilinx has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

97.4% of Xilinx shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Xilinx shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xilinx 26.22% 24.70% 12.78%
Xilinx Competitors -45.83% 1.27% 0.68%

Volatility & Risk

Xilinx has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xilinx’s peers have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Xilinx $2.39 billion $755.86 million 31.25
Xilinx Competitors $4.56 billion $1.34 billion 82.16

Xilinx’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Xilinx. Xilinx 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.


Xilinx peers beat Xilinx on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx) is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company’s programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores. The Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. Its PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) that its customers program to perform desired logic functions, and programmable SoCs, which combine (Advanced reduced instruction set computing (RISC) Machines (ARM)) processor-based systems with programmable logic in a single device.

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