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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings for IXYS Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IXYS Corporation 0 0 0 0 N/A
IXYS Corporation Competitors 88 452 950 66 2.64

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 9.75%. Given IXYS Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe IXYS Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Risk and Volatility

IXYS Corporation has a beta of 0.74, suggesting that its stock price is 26% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IXYS Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.85, suggesting that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares IXYS Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
IXYS Corporation $325.03 million $43.76 million 32.47
IXYS Corporation Competitors $619.18 million $157.36 million 17.21

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IXYS Corporation 7.33% 9.40% 6.45%
IXYS Corporation Competitors -7.90% -8.94% -3.18%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

63.8% of IXYS Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 23.6% of IXYS Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

IXYS Corporation beats its rivals on 6 of the 10 factors compared.

About IXYS Corporation

IXYS Corporation (IXYS) is a multi-market integrated semiconductor company. The Company is engaged in the development, manufacture and marketing of power semiconductors, mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs), application specific integrated circuits (ASICs), microcontrollers, systems and radio frequency (RF) power semiconductors. Its power semiconductors are sold separately and are also packaged in high power modules that consist of multiple semiconductor dies. Its power metal-oxide-silicon (MOS) transistors operate at greater switching speeds than bipolar transistors. Its ICs address the demand for analog, mixed-signal and digital interface solutions in communication and other industries and include microcontrollers, mixed-signal application-specific ICs. RF power devices switch electricity at the high rates necessary to enable the amplification or reception of radio frequencies. It manufactures and sells laser diode drivers, high voltage pulse generators and modulators.

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