Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) versus Its Peers Critical Review

Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE: VSH) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Vishay Intertechnology to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, institutional ownership and profitability.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Vishay Intertechnology 3.34% 9.89% 5.19%
Vishay Intertechnology Competitors -46.96% 0.92% 0.59%

Volatility and Risk

Vishay Intertechnology has a beta of 1.24, indicating that its stock price is 24% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Vishay Intertechnology’s competitors have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Vishay Intertechnology and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Vishay Intertechnology $2.41 billion $406.14 million 42.65
Vishay Intertechnology Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 84.49

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

66.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.9% of Vishay Intertechnology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Vishay Intertechnology pays an annual dividend of $0.25 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Vishay Intertechnology pays out 49.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 58.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Vishay Intertechnology and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Vishay Intertechnology 0 1 0 0 2.00
Vishay Intertechnology Competitors 910 4736 8621 359 2.58

Vishay Intertechnology currently has a consensus price target of $17.00, indicating a potential downside of 21.84%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.97%. Given Vishay Intertechnology’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Vishay Intertechnology has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Vishay Intertechnology competitors 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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