Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) is one of 105 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Maxim Integrated Products to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

89.5% of Maxim Integrated Products shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.9% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Maxim Integrated Products shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Maxim Integrated Products and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Maxim Integrated Products 1 5 8 0 2.50
Maxim Integrated Products Competitors 908 4732 8662 361 2.58

Maxim Integrated Products presently has a consensus price target of $47.23, indicating a potential downside of 4.29%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.48%. Given Maxim Integrated Products’ peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Maxim Integrated Products has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

Maxim Integrated Products has a beta of 1.05, meaning that its share price is 5% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Maxim Integrated Products’ peers have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Maxim Integrated Products pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Maxim Integrated Products pays out 72.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 58.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Maxim Integrated Products has raised its dividend for 7 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Maxim Integrated Products and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Maxim Integrated Products $2.30 billion $851.62 million 24.80
Maxim Integrated Products Competitors $4.56 billion $1.34 billion 82.16

Maxim Integrated Products’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Maxim Integrated Products. Maxim Integrated Products is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares Maxim Integrated Products and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Maxim Integrated Products 24.90% 28.26% 14.60%
Maxim Integrated Products Competitors -45.94% 1.33% 0.70%

Summary

Maxim Integrated Products peers beat Maxim Integrated Products on 10 of the 15 factors compared.

About Maxim Integrated Products

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. is engaged in designing, developing, manufacturing and marketing a range of linear and mixed-signal integrated circuits, referred to as analog circuits. The Company also provides a range of high-frequency process technologies and capabilities for use in custom designs. The Company caters to automotive, communications and data center, computing, consumer and industrial markets. It offers a range of products, such as switching regulators, battery management, isolated power, charge pumps, linear regulators, light emitting diode (LED) drivers, motor driver integrated circuits (ICs), monitors and sequencers, transceivers, controllers and expanders, level translators, signal line protection ICs, broadband switches, powerline communications, real-time clocks, embedded security, microcontrollers, 1-Wire, iButton, data loggers, clock generation and distribution, memory products, optical, signal integrity, high-speed signaling, and display power and control.

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