Xilinx (XLNX) vs. Its Competitors Critical Comparison

Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Xilinx to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Xilinx and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xilinx 2 11 8 0 2.29
Xilinx Competitors 912 4756 8640 359 2.58

Xilinx presently has a consensus target price of $69.12, suggesting a potential downside of 2.14%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.35%. Given Xilinx’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Xilinx has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.


Xilinx pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.0%. Xilinx pays out 59.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 57.7% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Xilinx has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.


This table compares Xilinx and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xilinx 25.93% 25.12% 12.89%
Xilinx Competitors -46.21% 1.44% 0.77%

Volatility & Risk

Xilinx has a beta of 1.1, suggesting that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xilinx’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.3% of Xilinx shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.4% of Xilinx shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Xilinx and its rivals revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Xilinx $2.39 billion $755.86 million 29.80
Xilinx Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 24.41

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


Xilinx rivals beat Xilinx on 8 of the 15 factors compared.

About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx) is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company’s programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores. The Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. Its PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) that its customers program to perform desired logic functions, and programmable SoCs, which combine (Advanced reduced instruction set computing (RISC) Machines (ARM)) processor-based systems with programmable logic in a single device.

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