Head-To-Head Comparison: Freescale Semiconductor (FSL) and Its Peers

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL) is one of 101 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Freescale Semiconductor to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, dividends, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Freescale Semiconductor 7.14% N/A 10.15%
Freescale Semiconductor Competitors -43.20% 1.40% 1.34%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Freescale Semiconductor and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Freescale Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A
Freescale Semiconductor Competitors 960 4850 8881 371 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 4.81%. Given Freescale Semiconductor’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Freescale Semiconductor has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Freescale Semiconductor and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Freescale Semiconductor N/A N/A 34.50
Freescale Semiconductor Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 40.78

Freescale Semiconductor’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale Semiconductor 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.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

65.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Summary

Freescale Semiconductor competitors beat Freescale Semiconductor on 6 of the 8 factors compared.

Freescale Semiconductor Company Profile

Freescale Semiconductor, Ltd. is a United States-based company, which provides microcontrollers and digital networking processors. The Company offers its product under various categories, including advanced reduced instruction set computer (RISC) machines (ARM) processors, such as QorIQ multicore processors; Power Architecture processors, such as integrated host processors; more processors, such as crypto coprocessors; analog and power management, such as drivers and switches; radio frequency (RF), such as digital front end processors; sensors, such as intelligent sensors and sensor hubs; wireless connectivity, and programs and technologies. The Company offers various applications, including basic rear view camera, EtherCAT, portable navigation devices, access and remote control, human machine interface (HMI), blood glucose monitors, and gas and water meter. Its software’s and tools include run-time software, software development tools and hardware development tools, among others.

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