Sunedison Semiconductor (NASDAQ: SEMI) is one of 100 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Sunedison Semiconductor to related businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings and valuation.

Profitability

This table compares Sunedison Semiconductor and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Sunedison Semiconductor -13.19% -24.50% -10.80%
Sunedison Semiconductor Competitors -43.35% 1.49% 0.95%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

63.0% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.9% of Sunedison Semiconductor shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% 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 will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Sunedison Semiconductor and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Sunedison Semiconductor N/A N/A -2.42
Sunedison Semiconductor Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 40.93

Sunedison Semiconductor’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Sunedison Semiconductor. Sunedison Semiconductor 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for Sunedison Semiconductor and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Sunedison Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Sunedison Semiconductor Competitors 949 4791 8773 368 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 12.56%. Given Sunedison Semiconductor’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Sunedison Semiconductor has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Summary

Sunedison Semiconductor peers beat Sunedison Semiconductor on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Sunedison Semiconductor Company Profile

SunEdison Semiconductor Limited is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of silicon wafers to the semiconductor industry. The Company also develops advanced substrates, such as epitaxial (EPI) wafers and wafers for the silicon-on-insulator (SOI) market, which enable computing and communications applications. Its products include polished wafers, EPI wafers and SOI wafers. The Company sells its products to the semiconductor manufacturers around the world, including integrated device manufacturers, pure-play semiconductor foundries and companies that specialize in wafer customization. It operates facilities in semiconductor manufacturing regions throughout the world, including Taiwan, Malaysia, South Korea, Italy, Japan, and the United States. Its wafers are used as the base substrate for the manufacture of various types of semiconductor devices, including microprocessors, memory, analog, mixed-signal and radio frequency (RF) integrated circuits, discrete and image sensors.

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