Netlist (NASDAQ: NLST) is one of 102 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Netlist to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, earnings, profitability, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.
This table compares Netlist and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Netlist has a beta of -1.09, meaning that its share price is 209% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Netlist’s competitors have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average share price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.
Insider & Institutional Ownership
17.4% of Netlist shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 64.5% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 15.4% of Netlist shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Netlist and its competitors top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||NetIncome||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Netlist||$19.66 million||-$11.23 million||-1.54|
|Netlist Competitors||$4.28 billion||$522.04 million||45.88|
Netlist’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Netlist. Netlist 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.
This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Netlist and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Netlist currently has a consensus target price of $2.23, indicating a potential upside of 557.82%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.01%. Given Netlist’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Netlist is more favorable than its competitors.
Netlist competitors beat Netlist on 7 of the 12 factors compared.
Netlist, Inc. designs, manufactures and sells a range of memory subsystems for datacenter, data storage and computing markets. The Company operates in the segment of design and manufacture of memory subsystems for the server, computing and communications markets. The Company’s memory subsystems consist of combinations of dynamic random access memory integrated circuits (DRAM ICs or DRAM), NAND flash memory (NAND flash), application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and other components assembled on printed circuit boards (PCBs). The Company primarily markets and sells its products to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers, hyper scale datacenter operators and data storage vendors. The Company’s products include NVvault, HyperCloud, and specialty memory modules and flash-based products. NVvault is a memory subsystem that incorporates both DRAM and NAND flash in a single persistent dual-in line memory module (DIMM) solution.
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