Contrasting Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (AOSL) and Its Competitors

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited (NASDAQ: AOSL) is one of 24 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited to related businesses based on the strength of its profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk, dividends and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

69.9% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 56.2% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 21.7% of Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited 3.61% 4.76% 3.71%
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited Competitors -7.63% -8.60% -2.87%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited 0 1 3 0 2.75
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited Competitors 70 394 931 58 2.67

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited currently has a consensus price target of $26.00, indicating a potential upside of 51.60%. As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 4.95%. Given Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is more favorable than its peers.

Volatility and Risk

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited has a beta of 0.28, indicating that its stock price is 72% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited’s peers have a beta of 0.81, indicating that their average stock price is 19% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited $383.34 million $39.73 million 30.63
Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited Competitors $619.23 million $157.39 million 18.60

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited. Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited beats its peers on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited Company Profile

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor Limited is a designer, developer and global supplier of power semiconductors. The Company’s portfolio of power semiconductors includes approximately 1,600 products, as of June 30, 2016. The Company’s product portfolio consists of two categories: power discretes and power integrated circuits (ICs). The Company’s portfolio of products focuses high-volume applications, including personal computers, flat panel televisions, light-emitting diode (LED) lighting, smart phones, battery packs, consumer and industrial motor controls and power supplies for television, computers, servers and telecommunications equipment. The Company sells its products primarily to distributors in the Asia Pacific region, who in turn sell these products to end customers. The Company conducts its operations primarily in the United States, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Korea and Japan. Its products are applicable in desktop and tablet personal computers, flat panel displays and televisions.

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