Comparing Cirrus Logic (CRUS) and Its Competitors

Cirrus Logic (NASDAQ: CRUS) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its rivals? We will compare Cirrus Logic to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Cirrus Logic 17.38% 26.71% 20.92%
Cirrus Logic Competitors -7.63% -8.60% -2.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for Cirrus Logic and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Cirrus Logic 2 3 8 0 2.46
Cirrus Logic Competitors 71 397 932 58 2.67

Cirrus Logic presently has a consensus target price of $68.25, indicating a potential upside of 24.05%. As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 0.50%. Given Cirrus Logic’s higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Cirrus Logic is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Cirrus Logic and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Cirrus Logic $1.60 billion $413.94 million 13.16
Cirrus Logic Competitors $619.23 million $157.39 million 18.63

Cirrus Logic has higher revenue and earnings than its rivals. Cirrus Logic is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Cirrus Logic has a beta of 0.01, indicating that its share price is 99% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Cirrus Logic’s rivals have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average share price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.1% of Cirrus Logic shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.9% of Cirrus Logic shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Cirrus Logic beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Cirrus Logic Company Profile

Cirrus Logic, Inc. is engaged in providing integrated circuits (ICs) for audio and voice signal processing applications. The Company develops analog and mixed-signal ICs for a range of customers. The Company offers two product lines: Portable Audio, and Non-Portable Audio and Other. The Company’s primary facility housing engineering, sales and marketing, and administration functions is located in Austin, Texas. The Company offers products through both direct and indirect sales channels across the world. The Company’s portable audio products include analog and mixed-signal components designed for mobile devices including smartphones, tablets, digital headsets, wearables, smart accessories and portable media players. Its non-portable audio and other products include analog and mixed-signal components targeting the consumer market, including smart home applications, and the automotive, energy and industrial markets.

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