Head to Head Survey: Linear Technology (LLTC) & Its Competitors

Linear Technology (NASDAQ: LLTC) is one of 101 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Linear Technology to related companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, risk and profitability.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

90.2% of Linear Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.2% of Linear Technology 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 endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Linear Technology and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Linear Technology 32.99% 26.98% 23.04%
Linear Technology Competitors -43.24% 0.92% 0.95%

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Linear Technology N/A N/A 31.86
Linear Technology Competitors $4.38 billion $571.99 million 40.76

Linear Technology’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Linear Technology. Linear Technology 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.

Risk & Volatility

Linear Technology has a beta of 1.12, indicating that its stock price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Linear Technology’s competitors have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Dividends

Linear Technology pays an annual dividend of $1.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Linear Technology pays out 64.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Linear Technology and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Linear Technology 0 3 0 0 2.00
Linear Technology Competitors 967 4846 8835 379 2.57

Linear Technology currently has a consensus price target of $63.00, indicating a potential downside of 3.08%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.37%. Given Linear Technology’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Linear Technology has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Linear Technology competitors beat Linear Technology on 8 of the 14 factors compared.

About Linear Technology

Linear Technology Corporation is engaged in designing, manufacturing and marketing a line of analog integrated circuits. The Company produces power management, data conversion, signal conditioning, radio frequency (RF) and interface integrated circuits (ICs) and wireless sensor network products, among others. The Company’s principal product categories include amplifiers, high speed amplifiers, voltage regulators, voltage references, interfaces, data converters, battery stack monitors, silicon oscillators and timer blox, phase locked loop (PLL) synthesizers and clock distribution, SmartMesh embedded wireless sensor network, radio and microwave frequency circuits, Power Over Ethernet (PoE) Controllers, and Other. The Company’s products provide a bridge between analog world and the digital electronics in communications, networking, industrial, transportation, computer, medical, instrumentation, consumer, and military and aerospace systems.

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