Atomera (NASDAQ: ATOM) is one of 124 public companies in the “Semiconductors & related devices” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Atomera to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, profitability, valuation, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Atomera and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Atomera 0 0 2 0 3.00
Atomera Competitors 1883 6487 11771 673 2.54

Atomera currently has a consensus target price of $9.00, suggesting a potential upside of 145.23%. As a group, “Semiconductors & related devices” companies have a potential upside of 36.30%. Given Atomera’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Atomera is more favorable than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Atomera $110,000.00 -$13.06 million -3.40
Atomera Competitors $3.23 billion $556.14 million 7.76

Atomera’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Atomera. Atomera 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Atomera N/A -94.91% -88.01%
Atomera Competitors -49.42% 4.52% 4.11%

Volatility & Risk

Atomera has a beta of 1.81, indicating that its share price is 81% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atomera’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, indicating that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

19.0% of Atomera shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of Atomera shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.0% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Atomera competitors beat Atomera on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About Atomera

Atomera Incorporated engages in the business of developing, commercializing, and licensing proprietary processes and technologies for the semiconductor industry. Its lead technology is Mears Silicon Technology, a thin-film of reengineered silicon that can be applied as a transistor channel enhancement to CMOS-type transistors. The company was formerly known as Mears Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Atomera Incorporated in January 2016. Atomera Incorporated was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.

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