Viasystems Group (NASDAQ: VIAS) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Viasystems Group to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and earnings.
This table compares Viasystems Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
|Viasystems Group Competitors||-8.00%||-9.24%||-3.15%|
Institutional and Insider Ownership
55.9% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Valuation and Earnings
This table compares Viasystems Group and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Viasystems Group Competitors||$744.46 million||$104.37 million||496.27|
Viasystems Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Viasystems Group. Viasystems Group 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Viasystems Group and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
|Viasystems Group Competitors||76||442||985||59||2.66|
As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential downside of 3.49%. Given Viasystems Group’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Viasystems Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.
Volatility and Risk
Viasystems Group has a beta of 1.41, meaning that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viasystems Group’s peers have a beta of 0.88, meaning that their average stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Viasystems Group peers beat Viasystems Group on 5 of the 8 factors compared.
Viasystems Group Company Profile
Viasystems Group, Inc. (Viasystems) provides multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). The Company operates in two segments: Printed Circuit Boards and Assembly. The Printed Circuit Boards segment offers PCB products. The Assembly segment includes the Company’s E-M Solutions products and services. The Company has around 15 manufacturing facilities, including eight in the United States and seven located outside of the United States. The Company’s PCB products are produced at its eight domestic facilities, three of its five facilities are in China and one facility is in Canada. The Company’s E-M Solutions products and services are provided from other two facilities in China and one facility in Mexico. In addition to its manufacturing facilities, the Company maintains engineering and customer service centers in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Canada, Mexico and the United States to support its customers’ local needs.
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