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

Profitability

This table compares SemiLEDS Corporation and its rivals’ 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 -7.63% -8.60% -2.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for SemiLEDS Corporation and its rivals, 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 70 394 930 56 2.67

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 6.62%. Given SemiLEDS Corporation’s rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe SemiLEDS Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares SemiLEDS Corporation and its rivals 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 $619.18 million $157.36 million 18.60

SemiLEDS Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than SemiLEDS Corporation. SemiLEDS Corporation 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.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

2.1% of SemiLEDS Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 40.1% of SemiLEDS Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 15.5% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

SemiLEDS Corporation has a beta of 2.42, meaning that its stock price is 142% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SemiLEDS Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 0.81, meaning that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

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

SemiLEDS Corporation Company Profile

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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