Entropic Communications (NASDAQ: ENTR) is one of 27 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Entropic Communications to similar companies based on the strength of its profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, dividends and risk.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Entropic Communications -10.45% -11.67% -9.68%
Entropic Communications Competitors -1.87% -9.90% -2.92%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

56.0% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Entropic Communications pays an annual dividend of $0.01 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.1%. Entropic Communications pays out -1.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies pay a dividend yield of 0.6% and pay out 26.4% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Entropic Communications and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Entropic Communications N/A N/A -19.16
Entropic Communications Competitors $697.41 million $99.19 million 395.17

Entropic Communications’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Entropic Communications. Entropic Communications 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.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Entropic Communications and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Entropic Communications 0 0 0 0 N/A
Entropic Communications Competitors 103 463 1015 60 2.63

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 24.74%. Given Entropic Communications’ competitors higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Entropic Communications has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Summary

Entropic Communications competitors beat Entropic Communications on 9 of the 10 factors compared.

About Entropic Communications

Entropic Communications, Inc. (Entropic) is a fabless semiconductor company. Entropic designs, develops and markets semiconductor solutions to enable home entertainment. The Company offers a portfolio of set-top box (STB), Video System-on-a-Chip (SoC) and home connectivity (Connectivity) solutions. Entropic’s Connectivity solutions enable access to broadcast and Internet Protocol television (IPTV) services, as well as deliver and distribute other media content, such as movies, music, games and photos across the home. The Company’s Connectivity solutions include home networking solutions based on the Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) standard, high-speed broadband access solutions and Direct Broadcast Satellite outdoor unit (DBS ODU) solutions. Entropic’s STB product portfolio consists of a range of digital STB components and system solutions for the satellite, terrestrial, cable and IPTV markets across the world.

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