Head-To-Head Survey: ParkerVision (PRKR) & Its Rivals

ParkerVision (NASDAQ: PRKR) is one of 101 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare ParkerVision to similar businesses based on the strength of its profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.9% of ParkerVision shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 7.3% of ParkerVision 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, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ParkerVision and its competitors, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ParkerVision 0 0 1 0 3.00
ParkerVision Competitors 939 4772 8741 367 2.58

ParkerVision currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, indicating a potential upside of 900.00%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 12.89%. Given ParkerVision’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe ParkerVision is more favorable than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ParkerVision N/A N/A -157.85%
ParkerVision Competitors -46.15% 0.45% 0.76%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares ParkerVision and its competitors revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ParkerVision $4.06 million -$21.50 million -0.99
ParkerVision Competitors $4.38 billion $520.00 million 39.85

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

Volatility and Risk

ParkerVision has a beta of 2.02, indicating that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ParkerVision’s competitors have a beta of 1.01, indicating that their average share price is 1% more volatile than the S&P 500.

ParkerVision Company Profile

ParkerVision, Inc. is engaged in the designing, developing and marketing of its radio frequency (RF) technologies and products. The Company’s business is focused on the development and marketing of its RF technologies for mobile and other wireless applications. Its products include a modulator/demodulator component that incorporates its technologies, as well as a small number of supporting components that are used in the assembly of wireless devices. Its products are used in wireless communication products and applications. In addition, it offers engineering design and consulting services to third parties to assist them in developing and testing products. Its technologies represent methods for processing RF waveforms in wireless applications. Its technologies apply to both transmit and receive functions of transmitters, receivers and transceivers. A portion of its transmit technology is marketed as Direct2Power (d2p) and its receiver technology is marketed as Direct2Data (d2d).

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