Reviewing ParkerVision (NASDAQ:PRKR) and Its Peers

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.8% of ParkerVision shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of ParkerVision shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for ParkerVision and its rivals, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ParkerVision 0 0 1 0 3.00
ParkerVision Competitors 1003 4872 8919 382 2.57

ParkerVision presently has a consensus price target of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 1,053.85%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.06%. Given ParkerVision’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe ParkerVision is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

ParkerVision has a beta of 2.02, suggesting that its share price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ParkerVision’s rivals have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.


This table compares ParkerVision and its rivals’ 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 -43.65% 0.86% 1.08%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares ParkerVision and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ParkerVision $4.06 million -$21.50 million -0.86
ParkerVision Competitors $4.38 billion $571.99 million 15.96

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


ParkerVision rivals beat ParkerVision on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

About ParkerVision

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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