Analyzing Semtech Corporation (SMTC) & Its Peers

Semtech Corporation (NASDAQ: SMTC) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its rivals? We will compare Semtech Corporation to similar businesses based on the strength of its valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings, analyst recommendations and risk.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations and price targets for Semtech Corporation and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Semtech Corporation 0 1 6 0 2.86
Semtech Corporation Competitors 931 4793 8780 364 2.58

Semtech Corporation presently has a consensus target price of $43.50, indicating a potential upside of 12.55%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.26%. Given Semtech Corporation’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe Semtech Corporation is more favorable than its rivals.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

93.9% of Semtech Corporation shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 2.2% of Semtech Corporation shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held 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 Semtech Corporation and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Semtech Corporation $544.27 million $54.66 million 40.68
Semtech Corporation Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.40

Semtech Corporation’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Semtech Corporation. Semtech Corporation 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Semtech Corporation 11.00% 11.77% 7.06%
Semtech Corporation Competitors -44.52% 1.36% 1.36%

Volatility and Risk

Semtech Corporation has a beta of 1.48, meaning that its share price is 48% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Semtech Corporation’s rivals have a beta of 1.00, meaning that their average share price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.


Semtech Corporation beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Semtech Corporation

Semtech Corporation is a supplier of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. The Company designs, develops and markets a range of products for commercial applications, which are sold into the enterprise computing, communications, consumer and industrial end-markets. Its product lines include Signal Integrity, Protection, Wireless and Sensing, and Power and High-Reliability. Applications for the industrial market include video broadcast studio equipment, automated meter reading, wireless charging, military and aerospace, medical, security systems, automotive, Internet of Things, industrial and home automation, and video security and surveillance. Enterprise computing end-markets include desktops, notebooks, servers, graphic boards, printers, datacenter related equipment and passive optical networks. Communications end-market applications include wireless base stations, carrier networks, switches and routers, cable modems, signal conditioners and wireless local area network.

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