Advanced Energy Industries (NASDAQ: AEIS) is one of 107 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Advanced Energy Industries to related businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, valuation, risk, profitability and institutional ownership.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.2% of Advanced Energy Industries shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of Advanced Energy Industries shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 5.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Advanced Energy Industries and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Advanced Energy Industries 33.76% 35.56% 25.61%
Advanced Energy Industries Competitors -49.55% 1.03% 0.74%

Risk & Volatility

Advanced Energy Industries has a beta of 1.36, meaning that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Advanced Energy Industries’ rivals have a beta of 0.97, meaning that their average share price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Advanced Energy Industries and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Advanced Energy Industries 0 3 2 0 2.40
Advanced Energy Industries Competitors 918 4666 8507 360 2.57

Advanced Energy Industries presently has a consensus price target of $78.75, suggesting a potential downside of 9.80%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 2.54%. Given Advanced Energy Industries’ rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Advanced Energy Industries has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Advanced Energy Industries $483.70 million $127.45 million 16.57
Advanced Energy Industries Competitors $4.39 billion $532.26 million 36.00

Advanced Energy Industries’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Advanced Energy Industries. Advanced Energy Industries 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.

Summary

Advanced Energy Industries rivals beat Advanced Energy Industries on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Advanced Energy Industries

Advanced Energy Industries, Inc. is a provider of engineered, precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions. The Company is engaged in designing, manufacturing, selling and supporting its power conversion products and solutions that transform power into various forms in various applications ranging from manufacturing and industrial processes to instrumentation, and test and measurement. It also provides repair and maintenance services for all of its products. Its process power systems include direct current (DC), pulsed DC, low frequency, high voltage, and radio frequency (RF) power supplies, matching networks, remote plasma sources for reactive gas applications and RF instrumentation. These power conversion systems refine, modify and control the raw electrical power from a utility and convert it into power that may be customized and is predictable and repeatable. Its power control modules and thermal instrumentation products are used in the semiconductor industry.

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