Analog Devices (ADI) and Its Peers Head-To-Head Contrast

Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI) is one of 105 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Analog Devices to related companies based on the strength of its earnings, risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Analog Devices and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Analog Devices 14.77% 19.06% 8.78%
Analog Devices Competitors -47.47% -0.21% -0.21%

Risk and Volatility

Analog Devices has a beta of 1.29, indicating that its stock price is 29% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Analog Devices’ rivals have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.7% of Analog Devices shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.0% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.1% of Analog Devices shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Analog Devices $4.57 billion $1.83 billion 40.63
Analog Devices Competitors $4.57 billion $1.32 billion 84.38

Analog Devices’ rivals have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Analog Devices. Analog Devices 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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Analog Devices and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Analog Devices 0 9 16 0 2.64
Analog Devices Competitors 1147 5261 8815 411 2.54

Analog Devices presently has a consensus target price of $93.27, indicating a potential upside of 9.84%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 14.38%. Given Analog Devices’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Analog Devices has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Dividends

Analog Devices pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.1%. Analog Devices pays out 86.1% 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 1.5% and pay out 58.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Analog Devices beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Analog Devices

Analog Devices, Inc. (Analog Devices) designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of solutions that leverage high-performance analog, mixed-signal and digital signal processing technology, including integrated circuits (ICs), algorithms, software and subsystems. Its products include Analog Products, Converters, Amplifiers/Radio Frequency, Other Analog, Power Management and Reference, and Digital Signal Processing Products. The Company is a supplier of data converter products. The Company is a supplier of high-performance amplifiers. Its analog product line also includes products of high performance radio frequency (RF) ICs. The Company’s DSPs are used for high-speed numeric calculations. The Company offers its products for applications in various end markets, such as industrial, automotive, consumer and communications. The Company operates in the United States, Rest of North/South America, Europe, Japan and China.

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