Benchmark Electronics (NYSE: BHE) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Benchmark Electronics to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends and valuation.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Benchmark Electronics and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Benchmark Electronics 0 3 0 0 2.00
Benchmark Electronics Competitors 925 4778 8753 363 2.58

Benchmark Electronics presently has a consensus target price of $36.67, indicating a potential upside of 22.43%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.92%. Given Benchmark Electronics’ higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Benchmark Electronics is more favorable than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Benchmark Electronics 2.63% 5.62% 3.83%
Benchmark Electronics Competitors -46.32% 1.69% 1.37%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.3% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.9% of Benchmark Electronics shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk and Volatility

Benchmark Electronics has a beta of 0.5, suggesting that its share price is 50% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Benchmark Electronics’ peers have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average share price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Benchmark Electronics and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Benchmark Electronics $2.31 billion $64.04 million 23.96
Benchmark Electronics Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.07

Benchmark Electronics’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Benchmark Electronics. Benchmark Electronics 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.

Summary

Benchmark Electronics peers beat Benchmark Electronics on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Benchmark Electronics

Benchmark Electronics, Inc. is a provider of electronic manufacturing services. The Company operates through three segments: the Americas, Asia and Europe. It provides services to original equipment manufacturers of industrial control equipment, including equipment for the aerospace and defense industry; telecommunication equipment; computers and related products for business enterprises; medical devices, and testing and instrumentation products. It offers integrated design and manufacturing services. Its operations consist of over three principal areas: manufacturing and assembly operations, including printed circuit boards assemblies and subsystem assembly, box build and systems integration; precision technology manufacturing, which include precision machining, metal joining, assembly and functional testing, and specialized engineering services, and specialized engineering services, such as product design, printed circuit board layout, prototyping, automation and test development.

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