Intersil Corp (NASDAQ: ISIL) is one of 99 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Intersil Corp to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings and risk.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.4% of Intersil Corp shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.6% of Intersil Corp 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 large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Intersil Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.48 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Intersil Corp pays out 137.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 55.2% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Intersil Corp 13.67% 7.83% 6.57%
Intersil Corp Competitors -48.22% 1.12% 1.27%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Intersil Corp and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Intersil Corp 0 1 0 0 2.00
Intersil Corp Competitors 917 4711 8609 354 2.58

Intersil Corp currently has a consensus target price of $22.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.04%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.70%. Given Intersil Corp’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Intersil Corp has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Intersil Corp and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Intersil Corp N/A N/A 64.26
Intersil Corp Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 47.33

Intersil Corp’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Intersil Corp. Intersil Corp is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Intersil Corp peers beat Intersil Corp on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

About Intersil Corp

Intersil Corporation is engaged in designing and developing power management and precision analog integrated circuits (IC). The Company provides power management and precision analog technology for applications in the infrastructure, industrial, automotive, military, aerospace, computing, and consumer markets. It supplies a range of power IC solutions for battery management, processor power management and display power management, including power regulators, converters and controllers, as well as integrated power modules. It also provides precision analog components, such as amplifiers and buffers, proximity and light sensors, data converters, optoelectronics, video decoders and interface products. It is also a supplier of radiation-hardened devices to the military and aerospace industries. It operates in approximately two market categories, including industrial and infrastructure, and computing and consumer.

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