Head to Head Survey: Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) & Its Peers

Inphi Corporation (NYSE: IPHI) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Inphi Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and valuation.

Volatility & Risk

Inphi Corporation has a beta of 1.19, indicating that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Inphi Corporation’s peers have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Inphi Corporation and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Inphi Corporation $329.67 million $70.48 million 24.18
Inphi Corporation Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 24.19

Inphi Corporation’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Inphi Corporation. Inphi Corporation 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 current ratings and target prices for Inphi Corporation and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Inphi Corporation 0 2 10 1 2.92
Inphi Corporation Competitors 914 4769 8658 359 2.58

Inphi Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $43.46, suggesting a potential upside of 13.05%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 7.68%. Given Inphi Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Inphi Corporation is more favorable than its peers.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.6% of Inphi Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Inphi Corporation and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Inphi Corporation 21.98% 9.77% 4.61%
Inphi Corporation Competitors -46.13% 1.55% 0.83%

Summary

Inphi Corporation beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Inphi Corporation Company Profile

Inphi Corporation is a provider of analog and mixed signal semiconductor solutions for the communications and datacenter markets. The Company’s solutions provide an interface between analog signals and digital information in systems, such as telecommunications transport systems, enterprise networking equipment and datacenters. It is engaged in the design, development and sale of analog connectivity components that operate to maintain, amplify and manage signal integrity at high speeds in a range of applications. Its semiconductor solutions are designed to address bandwidth bottlenecks in networks and enable the rollout of communications and datacenter infrastructures. The Company provides 25 gigabit (G) to 600G high-speed analog semiconductor solutions for the communications market. As of December 31, 2016, the Company’s product portfolio included products that had commercially shipped, products for which the Company had shipped engineering samples and products under development.

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