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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

33.9% of Pixelworks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Pixelworks shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by 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 & Volatility

Pixelworks has a beta of 0.72, suggesting that its share price is 28% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pixelworks’ rivals have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pixelworks 4.35% 20.00% 11.65%
Pixelworks Competitors -46.10% 1.49% 0.80%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Pixelworks and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pixelworks 0 0 1 0 3.00
Pixelworks Competitors 920 4776 8671 362 2.58

Pixelworks currently has a consensus price target of $5.50, indicating a potential downside of 1.61%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 7.66%. Given Pixelworks’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Pixelworks has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Pixelworks $73.07 million $7.50 million 55.90
Pixelworks Competitors $4.28 billion $1.35 billion 24.74

Pixelworks’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Pixelworks. Pixelworks 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.


Pixelworks rivals beat Pixelworks on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Pixelworks Company Profile

Pixelworks, Inc. designs, develops and markets video and pixel processing semiconductors, intellectual property cores, software and custom application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for digital video applications. The Company is engaged in the design and development of integrated circuits (ICs) for use in electronic display devices. It provides its customers with software development tools and with software that provides basic functionality for its ICs and enables connectivity of its customers’ products. Its primary target markets include digital projection systems, Ultrabook devices, tablets and smartphones. Its video display processing technologies include Halo Free Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC), Advanced Scaling, Mobile Video Display Processing, and Vuemagic and Networked Displays. Its primary video display processor product categories include ImageProcessor ICs, Video Co-Processor ICs and Networked Display ICs.

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