Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) versus The Competition Critical Survey

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

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Silicon Laboratories and its peers, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Laboratories 0 1 7 0 2.88
Silicon Laboratories Competitors 908 4725 8638 359 2.58

Silicon Laboratories presently has a consensus price target of $83.25, suggesting a potential downside of 1.30%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 10.69%. Given Silicon Laboratories’ peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Silicon Laboratories has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Laboratories 9.88% 11.15% 7.68%
Silicon Laboratories Competitors -47.37% -0.05% -0.13%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.0% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 67.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 34.8% of Silicon Laboratories shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Laboratories $729.82 million $112.80 million 50.21
Silicon Laboratories Competitors $4.62 billion $1.36 billion 83.94

Silicon Laboratories’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Laboratories. Silicon Laboratories 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.

Risk & Volatility

Silicon Laboratories has a beta of 1.28, indicating that its stock price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silicon Laboratories’ peers have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Silicon Laboratories beats its peers on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Silicon Laboratories Company Profile

Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a provider of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet infrastructure, industrial, consumer and automotive markets. The Company operates through mixed-signal analog intensive products segment. It provides analog-intensive, mixed-signal solutions for use in a range of electronic products in various applications for the IoT market. It provides a range of timing and isolation products for infrastructure applications, including clocks and oscillators for networking equipment, data centers and wireless base stations, as well as digital isolators and current sensors for industrial power supplies and hybrid-electric vehicles. It provides broadcast products, such as television tuners and demodulators and automotive radio tuners, and access products, including subscriber line interface circuits for voice over Internet Protocol, embedded modems, and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device integrated circuits.

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