Jabil Circuit (NYSE: JBL) is one of 105 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Jabil Circuit to similar companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.1% of Jabil Circuit shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of Jabil Circuit shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held 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 Jabil Circuit and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jabil Circuit 0.66% 12.27% 2.86%
Jabil Circuit Competitors -47.47% -0.21% -0.21%


Jabil Circuit pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Jabil Circuit pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 58.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Volatility and Risk

Jabil Circuit has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jabil Circuit’s competitors have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Jabil Circuit and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Jabil Circuit $18.47 billion $1.26 billion 46.00
Jabil Circuit Competitors $4.58 billion $1.32 billion 84.35

Jabil Circuit has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Jabil Circuit 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Jabil Circuit and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jabil Circuit 0 7 4 0 2.36
Jabil Circuit Competitors 1147 5261 8820 411 2.54

Jabil Circuit presently has a consensus price target of $29.89, indicating a potential upside of 1.52%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 14.37%. Given Jabil Circuit’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Jabil Circuit has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Jabil Circuit competitors beat Jabil Circuit on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Jabil Circuit

Jabil Inc., formerly Jabil Circuit, Inc., provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions throughout the world. The Company operates in two segments, which include Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Diversified Manufacturing Services (DMS). The Company’s EMS segment is focused on leveraging information technology (IT), supply chain design and engineering, technologies centered on core electronics, sharing of its large scale manufacturing infrastructure and the ability to serve a range of markets. Its DMS segment is focused on providing engineering solutions and a focus on material sciences and technologies. It provides electronic design, production and product management services to companies in the automotive, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, emerging growth, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, packaging, point of sale and printing industries.

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