Multi-Fineline Electronix (NASDAQ: MFLX) is one of 24 public companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Multi-Fineline Electronix to related companies based on the strength of its risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations and profitability.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Multi-Fineline Electronix and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Multi-Fineline Electronix 0 0 0 0 N/A
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors 71 397 932 58 2.67

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 3.50%. Given Multi-Fineline Electronix’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Multi-Fineline Electronix has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Profitability

This table compares Multi-Fineline Electronix and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Multi-Fineline Electronix -9.63% -10.97% -8.10%
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors -7.63% -8.60% -2.87%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

56.2% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.3% 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 stock is poised for long-term growth.

Volatility & Risk

Multi-Fineline Electronix has a beta of 1, suggesting that its share price has a similar volatility profile to the S&P 500.Comparatively, Multi-Fineline Electronix’s competitors have a beta of 0.81, suggesting that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Multi-Fineline Electronix and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Multi-Fineline Electronix N/A N/A 22.64
Multi-Fineline Electronix Competitors $619.23 million $157.39 million 18.79

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

Summary

Multi-Fineline Electronix competitors beat Multi-Fineline Electronix on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Multi-Fineline Electronix Company Profile

Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. is engaged in the engineering, design and manufacture of flexible circuit boards along with related component assemblies. The Company provides flexible printed circuits and value-added component assembly solutions to the electronics industry. The Company provides its solutions to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and to electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers. The Company offers products in a range of sectors, including smartphones, tablets, computer/data storage, portable bar code scanners, personal computers, wearables and other consumer electronic devices. The Company’s products include flexible printed circuits, flexible printed circuit assemblies and mechanical integration of flexible printed circuit assemblies. The Company has facilities in Irvine, California; Suzhou, China, and Singapore. The Company operates in the United States, China, Singapore and Other, which includes Malaysia, Korea and the United Kingdom.

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