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

Volatility and Risk

Pixelworks has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pixelworks’ rivals have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average stock price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Pixelworks $53.39 million -$11.10 million N/A
Pixelworks Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.02

Pixelworks’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Pixelworks.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

35.3% of Pixelworks shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 4.5% of Pixelworks shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown 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 2 0 3.00
Pixelworks Competitors 925 4778 8753 363 2.58

Pixelworks presently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.64%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.68%. Given Pixelworks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Pixelworks is more favorable than its rivals.


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 -0.36% 24.47% 14.22%
Pixelworks Competitors -46.32% 1.69% 1.37%


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

About Pixelworks

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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