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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.9% of ParkerVision shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of ParkerVision shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for ParkerVision and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ParkerVision 0 0 1 0 3.00
ParkerVision Competitors 936 4825 8837 368 2.58

ParkerVision currently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 757.14%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 10.43%. Given ParkerVision’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe ParkerVision is more favorable than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ParkerVision $4.06 million -$21.50 million -1.17
ParkerVision Competitors $4.31 billion $520.00 million 42.39

ParkerVision’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ParkerVision. ParkerVision 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.

Volatility and Risk

ParkerVision has a beta of 2.03, meaning that its share price is 103% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ParkerVision’s peers have a beta of 1.01, meaning that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ParkerVision N/A N/A -157.85%
ParkerVision Competitors -44.56% 1.32% 1.33%

ParkerVision Company Profile

ParkerVision, Inc. is engaged in the designing, developing and marketing of its radio frequency (RF) technologies and products. The Company’s business is focused on the development and marketing of its RF technologies for mobile and other wireless applications. Its products include a modulator/demodulator component that incorporates its technologies, as well as a small number of supporting components that are used in the assembly of wireless devices. Its products are used in wireless communication products and applications. In addition, it offers engineering design and consulting services to third parties to assist them in developing and testing products. Its technologies represent methods for processing RF waveforms in wireless applications. Its technologies apply to both transmit and receive functions of transmitters, receivers and transceivers. A portion of its transmit technology is marketed as Direct2Power (d2p) and its receiver technology is marketed as Direct2Data (d2d).

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