Atmel (NASDAQ: ATML) is one of 101 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Atmel to similar companies based on the strength of its dividends, valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership and profitability.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Atmel and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.com.
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As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.47%. Given Atmel’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Atmel has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
65.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
This table compares Atmel and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
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Volatility and Risk
Atmel has a beta of 1.4, indicating that its share price is 40% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atmel’s competitors have a beta of 1.02, indicating that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Atmel pays an annual dividend of $0.08 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Atmel pays out 133.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 57.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Atmel lags its competitors as a dividend stock, given its lower dividend yield and higher payout ratio.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Atmel and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
Atmel’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Atmel. Atmel is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.
Atmel competitors beat Atmel on 6 of the 11 factors compared.
Atmel Company Profile
Atmel Corporation supplies microcontrollers. The Company operates through four segments: Microcontroller, Nonvolatile Memory, Automotive and Multi-Market and Other. The Microcontroller segment includes its microcontroller and microprocessor families; AVR 8-bit and 32-bit products; Atmel SMART ARM-based products; designated commercial wireless products, including low power radio and System-on-a-chip products; optimized products for smart energy, touch button, and mobile sensor hub and Light Emitting Diode (LED) lighting applications, and maXTouch capacitive touch product families. The Nonvolatile Memory segment includes electrically erasable programmable read-only, erasable programmable read-only memory devices and secure cryptographic products. The Automotive segment includes devices for automotive electronics, including products using radio frequency technology. The Multi-Market and Other segment includes application specific and standard products for aerospace applications.
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