Viasystems Group (NASDAQ: VIAS) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Viasystems Group to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

55.1% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Viasystems Group has a beta of 1.41, indicating that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viasystems Group’s peers have a beta of 0.88, indicating that their average stock price is 12% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares Viasystems Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Viasystems Group -2.73% -17.43% -2.95%
Viasystems Group Competitors -1.71% -8.25% -2.66%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Viasystems Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Viasystems Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Viasystems Group Competitors 76 443 986 59 2.66

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential downside of 96.83%. Given Viasystems Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Viasystems Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Viasystems Group and its peers gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Viasystems Group N/A N/A -24.69
Viasystems Group Competitors $744.39 million $106.85 million 40,935.03

Viasystems Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Viasystems Group. Viasystems Group 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.

Summary

Viasystems Group peers beat Viasystems Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

About Viasystems Group

Viasystems Group, Inc. (Viasystems) provides multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). The Company operates in two segments: Printed Circuit Boards and Assembly. The Printed Circuit Boards segment offers PCB products. The Assembly segment includes the Company’s E-M Solutions products and services. The Company has around 15 manufacturing facilities, including eight in the United States and seven located outside of the United States. The Company’s PCB products are produced at its eight domestic facilities, three of its five facilities are in China and one facility is in Canada. The Company’s E-M Solutions products and services are provided from other two facilities in China and one facility in Mexico. In addition to its manufacturing facilities, the Company maintains engineering and customer service centers in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Canada, Mexico and the United States to support its customers’ local needs.

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