SemiLEDS Corporation (NASDAQ: LEDS) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare SemiLEDS Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SemiLEDS Corporation and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
SemiLEDS Corporation $8.53 million -$4.18 million -0.39
SemiLEDS Corporation Competitors $618.04 million $157.40 million 17.36

SemiLEDS Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than SemiLEDS Corporation. SemiLEDS Corporation is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares SemiLEDS Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SemiLEDS Corporation -182.84% -59.70% -30.13%
SemiLEDS Corporation Competitors -7.42% -8.48% -2.79%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.1% of SemiLEDS Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 40.1% of SemiLEDS Corporation shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

SemiLEDS Corporation has a beta of 2.32, indicating that its share price is 132% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SemiLEDS Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 0.85, indicating that their average share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for SemiLEDS Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SemiLEDS Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
SemiLEDS Corporation Competitors 86 448 945 65 2.64

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 3.95%. Given SemiLEDS Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SemiLEDS Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

SemiLEDS Corporation competitors beat SemiLEDS Corporation on 7 of the 9 factors compared.

About SemiLEDS Corporation

SemiLEDs Corporation develops, manufactures and sells light emitting diode (LED) chips and LED components. The Company’s products are used primarily for general lighting applications, including street lights and commercial, industrial and residential lighting. Its LED chips may also be used in specialty industrial applications, such as ultraviolet (UV), curing of polymers, LED light therapy in medical/cosmetic applications, counterfeit detection, LED lighting for horticulture applications, architectural lighting and entertainment lighting. The Company produces a range of blue, white, green and UV LED chips, including its Enhanced Vertical (EV) LED product series, ranging from chip sizes of approximately 380 microns (um) by 380um to 1,520um by 1,520um. It designs, assembles and sells lighting fixtures and systems for general lighting applications, including commercial, residential and industrial lighting. Its lighting products consist primarily of LED luminaries and LED retrofits.

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