Xilinx (XLNX) vs. Its Competitors Head to Head Survey

Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) is one of 104 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Xilinx to similar companies based on the strength of its earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.


Xilinx pays an annual dividend of $1.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Xilinx pays out 60.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.4% and pay out 58.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend. Xilinx has increased its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Volatility and Risk

Xilinx has a beta of 1.1, indicating that its stock price is 10% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Xilinx’s competitors have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average stock price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.4% of Xilinx shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 0.4% of Xilinx shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Xilinx 26.22% 24.70% 12.78%
Xilinx Competitors -46.32% 1.23% 0.74%

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Xilinx 2 12 8 0 2.27
Xilinx Competitors 910 4730 8612 358 2.58

Xilinx presently has a consensus target price of $66.11, indicating a potential downside of 8.40%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.86%. Given Xilinx’s competitors stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Xilinx has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Xilinx and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Xilinx $2.39 billion $755.86 million 30.97
Xilinx Competitors $4.29 billion $1.35 billion 81.88

Xilinx’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Xilinx. Xilinx 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.


Xilinx competitors beat Xilinx on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

About Xilinx

Xilinx, Inc. (Xilinx) is engaged in designing and developing programmable devices and associated technologies. The Company’s programmable devices and associated technologies include integrated circuits (ICs) in the form of programmable logic devices (PLDs), including programmable System on Chips (SoCs) and three-dimensional ICs (3D ICs); software design tools to program the PLDs; targeted reference designs; printed circuit boards, and intellectual property (IP), which consists of Xilinx, and various third-party verification and IP cores. The Company provides design services, customer training, field engineering and technical support. Its PLDs include field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), complex programmable logic devices (CPLDs) that its customers program to perform desired logic functions, and programmable SoCs, which combine (Advanced reduced instruction set computing (RISC) Machines (ARM)) processor-based systems with programmable logic in a single device.

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