Contrasting IQE (IQEPF) & Its Competitors

IQE (OTCMKTS: IQEPF) is one of 323 public companies in the “Private households” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare IQE to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and institutional ownership.

Volatility & Risk

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IQE has a beta of -0.22, meaning that its share price is 122% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, IQE’s rivals have a beta of 0.92, meaning that their average share price is 8% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for IQE and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
IQE 0 1 0 0 2.00
IQE Competitors 718 2167 1813 78 2.26

As a group, “Private households” companies have a potential upside of 1.61%. Given IQE’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe IQE has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares IQE and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
IQE $179.96 million $26.12 million 44.50
IQE Competitors $13.08 billion $1.05 billion 18.68

IQE’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than IQE. IQE 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
IQE Competitors 9.97% 11.27% 4.90%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

46.1% of shares of all “Private households” companies are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of shares of all “Private households” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


IQE rivals beat IQE on 12 of the 12 factors compared.

About IQE

IQE plc develops, manufactures, and sells advanced semiconductor materials worldwide. The company operates through Wireless, Photonics, Infra Red, and CMOS++ segments. It manufactures compound semiconductor wafers or epiwafers using epitaxy process; and offers various products, including HBTs, pHEMTs, BiFETs/BiHEMTs, HFETs, LMHEMTs, LNHEMTs, and MESFETs for use in wireless devices, such as mobile phones, smartphones, mobile networks, Wi-Fi, smart metering, satellite navigation, and a plethora of connected devices. The company also provides a range of wafers comprising optical fiber communications optical storage solutions consisting of CDs and DVDs; optical networking solutions, including storage area networks; computing solutions, such as optical mouse devices and CD/DVD ROMs; office/professional solutions comprising laser printing/copying; and energy solutions consisting of solar cells for emitters and detectors, infrared, solar, optical interconnects, laser projection, gesture recognition, solid state lighting applications. In addition, it offers IR sensor, thermal imaging, night vision, and thermal photovoltaic products for infrared applications; and concentrated photovoltaic solar cells for utility scale electricity generation, satellite/space power generation, power generation, and power applications. Further, the company produces compound semiconductor on silicon wafers, as well as a range of engineered substrates, including germanium-on-insulator, germanium-on-silicon, and silicon-on-sapphire for next-generation microprocessors, and ultra high speed/density flash memory and MEMs devices. Additionally, it provides gallium nitride, a compound semiconductor, which includes a range of RF, photonic, and electronic properties. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Cardiff, the United Kingdom.

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