QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare QuickLogic Corporation to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings, valuation and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

QuickLogic Corporation has a beta of -0.13, indicating that its share price is 113% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, QuickLogic Corporation’s competitors have a beta of 1.03, indicating that their average share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

19.5% of QuickLogic Corporation shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 5.9% of QuickLogic Corporation shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and target prices for QuickLogic Corporation and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
QuickLogic Corporation 0 0 3 0 3.00
QuickLogic Corporation Competitors 922 4780 8747 360 2.58

QuickLogic Corporation presently has a consensus price target of $2.25, suggesting a potential upside of 38.04%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.93%. Given QuickLogic Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe QuickLogic Corporation is more favorable than its competitors.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
QuickLogic Corporation -120.37% -76.28% -49.70%
QuickLogic Corporation Competitors -46.54% 2.06% 1.70%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares QuickLogic Corporation and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
QuickLogic Corporation $11.42 million -$19.14 million -8.58
QuickLogic Corporation Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.77

QuickLogic Corporation’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than QuickLogic Corporation. QuickLogic 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.

Summary

QuickLogic Corporation competitors beat QuickLogic Corporation on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About QuickLogic Corporation

QuickLogic Corporation develops and markets semiconductor and software algorithm solutions. The Company’s solutions primarily target smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, and the Internet-of-Things (IoT). The Company is a fabless semiconductor provider of flexible sensor processing solutions, ultra-low power display bridges, and ultra-low power Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs). The Company’s solutions integrate multi-core processing, programmable logic, sensor fusion and context aware algorithms, and embedded software. The Company’s solutions are created from its new silicon platforms, including EOS, ArcticLink III, PolarPro 3, PolarPro II, PolarPro, and Eclipse II products, its mature products, which are produced on semiconductor processes over 180 nanometers, primarily include its pASIC 3 and QuickRAM, as well as royalty revenue, programming hardware and design software. Its sensor algorithm software includes SenseMe software library.

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