Pixelworks (NASDAQ: PXLW) is one of 108 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Pixelworks to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, valuation, earnings, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Pixelworks and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Pixelworks 0 0 2 0 3.00
Pixelworks Competitors 921 4730 8658 358 2.58

Pixelworks presently has a consensus target price of $6.50, indicating a potential upside of 13.64%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.58%. Given Pixelworks’ stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Pixelworks is more favorable than its rivals.

Volatility and Risk

Pixelworks has a beta of 0.61, indicating that its stock price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Pixelworks’ rivals have a beta of 0.97, indicating that their average stock price is 3% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Pixelworks and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Pixelworks $53.39 million -$11.10 million N/A
Pixelworks Competitors $4.28 billion $517.06 million 44.71

Pixelworks’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Pixelworks.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Pixelworks -0.36% 24.47% 14.22%
Pixelworks Competitors -44.15% 0.58% 0.45%

Insider and Institutional Ownership

34.4% of Pixelworks shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 4.5% of Pixelworks 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, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Pixelworks rivals beat Pixelworks on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Pixelworks Company Profile

Pixelworks, Inc. designs, develops and markets video and pixel processing semiconductors, intellectual property cores, software and custom application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for digital video applications. The Company is engaged in the design and development of integrated circuits (ICs) for use in electronic display devices. It provides its customers with software development tools and with software that provides basic functionality for its ICs and enables connectivity of its customers’ products. Its primary target markets include digital projection systems, Ultrabook devices, tablets and smartphones. Its video display processing technologies include Halo Free Motion Estimation and Motion Compensation (MEMC), Advanced Scaling, Mobile Video Display Processing, and Vuemagic and Networked Displays. Its primary video display processor product categories include ImageProcessor ICs, Video Co-Processor ICs and Networked Display ICs.

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