Financial Contrast: GSI Technology (GSIT) versus The Competition

GSI Technology (NASDAQ: GSIT) is one of 157 public companies in the “Semiconductors & related devices” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare GSI Technology to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, earnings, profitability, valuation, risk, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for GSI Technology and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
GSI Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00
GSI Technology Competitors 2198 8766 16281 664 2.55

As a group, “Semiconductors & related devices” companies have a potential upside of 6.42%. Given GSI Technology’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe GSI Technology has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

GSI Technology has a beta of 0.77, meaning that its share price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, GSI Technology’s rivals have a beta of 0.68, meaning that their average share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares GSI Technology and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
GSI Technology -61.13% -25.56% -21.98%
GSI Technology Competitors -12.40% 3.48% 2.78%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

27.9% of GSI Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 58.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by institutional investors. 35.1% of GSI Technology shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 8.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares GSI Technology and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
GSI Technology $27.73 million -$21.50 million -7.46
GSI Technology Competitors $3.40 billion $605.11 million -7.14

GSI Technology’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than GSI Technology. GSI Technology 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.


GSI Technology rivals beat GSI Technology on 11 of the 13 factors compared.

About GSI Technology

GSI Technology, Inc. engages in the design, development and marketing of memory products primarily for the networking, and telecommunications markets. Its product includes Static Random Access Memory, or SRAM, which incorporated in networking and telecommunications equipment, such as routers, switches, wide area network infrastructure equipment, wireless base stations and network access equipment. It also offers services to the ongoing needs of the military, industrial, test and measurement equipment, automotive and medical markets for SRAMs .The company was founded by Lee-Lean Shu and Robert Yau in March 1995 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA.

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