Financial Contrast: ParkerVision (PRKR) versus Its Peers

ParkerVision (NASDAQ: PRKR) is one of 102 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare ParkerVision to similar businesses based on the strength of its earnings, valuation, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares ParkerVision and its competitors’ 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 -45.04% 1.21% 1.27%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

10.9% of ParkerVision shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of ParkerVision shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ParkerVision and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ParkerVision $4.06 million -$21.50 million -1.06
ParkerVision Competitors $4.31 billion $520.00 million 42.03

ParkerVision’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than ParkerVision. ParkerVision is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for ParkerVision and its competitors, 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 4791 8776 366 2.58

ParkerVision currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 844.88%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 13.31%. Given ParkerVision’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe ParkerVision is more favorable than its competitors.

Risk and Volatility

ParkerVision has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ParkerVision’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average stock price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

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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