Contrasting MaxLinear (MXL) & Its Competitors

MaxLinear (NYSE: MXL) is one of 105 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare MaxLinear to related companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, risk, profitability, earnings, dividends and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares MaxLinear and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MaxLinear 9.95% 22.29% 14.64%
MaxLinear Competitors -47.37% -0.05% -0.13%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings for MaxLinear and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MaxLinear 0 0 7 0 3.00
MaxLinear Competitors 908 4729 8645 361 2.58

MaxLinear currently has a consensus target price of $30.42, suggesting a potential upside of 28.61%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.76%. Given MaxLinear’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MaxLinear is more favorable than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares MaxLinear and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MaxLinear $376.48 million $86.87 million 43.80
MaxLinear Competitors $4.56 billion $1.34 billion 82.74

MaxLinear’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than MaxLinear. MaxLinear is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

85.5% of MaxLinear shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 11.9% of MaxLinear shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% 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 company will outperform the market over the long term.

Volatility and Risk

MaxLinear has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its stock price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MaxLinear’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

MaxLinear beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About MaxLinear

MaxLinear, Inc. is a provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications and the connected home, and wired and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company’s RF receiver products capture and process digital and analog broadband signals to be decoded for various applications. These products include both RF receivers and RF receiver systems-on-chip (SoCs), which incorporate its radio system architecture and the functionality necessary to receive and demodulate broadband signals, modem solutions, and physical medium devices that provide a constant current source, current-to-voltage regulation, and data alignment and retiming functionality in optical interconnect applications. It provides semiconductor solutions for the connected home, specifically Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) solutions. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), module makers and original design manufacturers (ODMs).

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