Comparing Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (CY) & Its Competitors

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

Dividends

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.44 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.6%. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation pays out -110.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 55.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is clearly a better dividend stock than its competitors, given its higher yield and lower payout ratio.

Profitability

This table compares Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation -5.75% 9.01% 4.43%
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Competitors -44.52% 1.36% 1.36%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation $1.92 billion -$686.25 million -41.52
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.23

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Cypress Semiconductor Corporation. Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 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 summary of current ratings and price targets for Cypress Semiconductor Corporation and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation 1 2 9 0 2.67
Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Competitors 931 4793 8780 364 2.58

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation currently has a consensus target price of $17.55, indicating a potential upside of 5.63%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.33%. Given Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Risk & Volatility

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation has a beta of 2.02, meaning that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cypress Semiconductor Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average stock price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

95.1% of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.7% of Cypress Semiconductor Corporation shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation beats its competitors on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation Company Profile

Cypress Semiconductor Corporation manufactures embedded system solutions for automotive, industrial, home automation and appliances, consumer electronics and medical products. The Company’s segments include Microcontroller and Connectivity Division (MCD), and Memory Products Division (MPD). MCD focuses on microcontroller (MCU), analog and wireless and wired connectivity solutions. MPD focuses on parallel and serial NOR flash memories, NAND flash memories, static random access memory (SRAM), ferroelectric-random access memory (F-RAM) ferroelectric memory devices and other specialty memories. The Company’s products include Traveo MCUs and Flexible MCUs; PSoC 1, PSoC 3, PSoC 4 and PSoC 5LP; CapSense, and TrueTouch Analog Power Management integrated circuits (PMICs) and energy harvesting solutions.

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