Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Xilinx to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and dividends.


This table compares Xilinx and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xilinx 26.22% 24.70% 12.78%
Xilinx Competitors -46.19% 1.37% 0.86%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for Xilinx and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xilinx 2 12 8 0 2.27
Xilinx Competitors 910 4730 8612 358 2.58

Xilinx currently has a consensus target price of $66.11, suggesting a potential downside of 8.40%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.86%. Given Xilinx’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Xilinx has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Xilinx $2.39 billion $755.86 million 30.97
Xilinx Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 81.88

Xilinx’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Xilinx. Xilinx 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.4% of Xilinx shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Xilinx shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Xilinx has a beta of 1.1, meaning that its share price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xilinx’s peers have a beta of 1.07, meaning that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Xilinx pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Xilinx pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 58.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Xilinx has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.


Xilinx peers beat Xilinx on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Xilinx Company Profile

Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx) is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company’s programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores. The Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. Its PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) that its customers program to perform desired logic functions, and programmable SoCs, which combine (Advanced reduced instruction set computing (RISC) Machines (ARM)) processor-based systems with programmable logic in a single device.

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