Head-To-Head Survey: Spansion (CODE) versus The Competition

Spansion (NYSE: CODE) is one of 103 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare Spansion to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, institutional ownership, risk and valuation.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and target prices for Spansion and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spansion 0 0 0 0 N/A
Spansion Competitors 962 4881 8919 379 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.59%. Given Spansion’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Spansion has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spansion -7.99% -18.66% -7.19%
Spansion Competitors -43.10% 0.75% 0.87%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Spansion N/A N/A -33.50
Spansion Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 39.80

Spansion’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Spansion. Spansion 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

Spansion peers beat Spansion on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Spansion Company Profile

Spansion Inc. (Spansion) is a designer, manufacturer and developer of embedded systems solutions. The Company’s embedded systems solutions address a variety of applications, including automotive, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, tablets, personal computers (PCs), gaming consoles and industrial equipment with a range of products. The Company has two product groups for embedded applications: flash memory and microcontrollers/analog products. Its flash memory market consists of two architectures: NOR and NAND flash memory. NOR flash memory is used for code execution and storage in consumer electronics, automobiles, communications, gaming and industrial applications. NAND flash memory is used for data storage in applications, such as solid-state drives, removable storage devices and embedded managed NAND devices. The Company focuses on embedded markets, such as transportation, industrial, consumer, communications and gaming markets.

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