Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE: VSH) is one of 110 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Vishay Intertechnology to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, earnings, dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, risk and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vishay Intertechnology and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Vishay Intertechnology $2.32 billion $48.79 million 31.54
Vishay Intertechnology Competitors $4.63 billion $649.45 million 43.94

Vishay Intertechnology’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Vishay Intertechnology. Vishay Intertechnology 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.

Risk and Volatility

Vishay Intertechnology has a beta of 1.19, meaning that its stock price is 19% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vishay Intertechnology’s peers have a beta of 0.98, meaning that their average stock price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

64.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Vishay Intertechnology shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Vishay Intertechnology and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vishay Intertechnology 1 1 0 0 1.50
Vishay Intertechnology Competitors 946 4837 8911 370 2.58

Vishay Intertechnology presently has a consensus target price of $19.50, indicating a potential downside of 9.09%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.70%. Given Vishay Intertechnology’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Vishay Intertechnology has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Dividends

Vishay Intertechnology pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.2%. Vishay Intertechnology pays out 36.8% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 54.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

This table compares Vishay Intertechnology and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vishay Intertechnology 4.34% 11.77% 5.98%
Vishay Intertechnology Competitors -43.33% 1.19% 0.90%

Summary

Vishay Intertechnology peers beat Vishay Intertechnology on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Vishay Intertechnology

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a global manufacturer and supplier of discrete semiconductors and passive components. The Company operates through five product segments: MOSFETs, Diodes, Optoelectronic Components, Resistors & Inductors and Capacitors. MOSFETs segment offers low-voltage TrenchFET MOSFETs and high-voltage MOSFETs. Diodes segment’s products include rectifiers, small signal diodes, protection diodes, thyristors/silicon-controlled rectifiers (SCRs) and power modules. Optoelectronic Components segment includes infrared (IR) emitters and detectors, IR remote control receivers, optocouplers, solid-state relays, optical sensors, light-emitting diodes (LEDs), 7-segment displays and IR data transceiver modules (IrDA). Resistors and Inductors segment manufactures various types of fixed resistors, both in discrete and network forms, as well as various variable types. Capacitors segment manufactures products based on capacitor technologies.

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