EZchip Semiconductor (EZCH) vs. Its Competitors Critical Review

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

Volatility & Risk

EZchip Semiconductor has a beta of 0.33, meaning that its share price is 67% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, EZchip Semiconductor’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

65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for EZchip Semiconductor and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
EZchip Semiconductor 0 0 0 0 N/A
EZchip Semiconductor Competitors 931 4793 8780 364 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.30%. Given EZchip Semiconductor’s competitors higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe EZchip Semiconductor has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
EZchip Semiconductor 17.05% 6.03% 5.64%
EZchip Semiconductor Competitors -44.52% 1.36% 1.36%

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
EZchip Semiconductor N/A N/A -149.94
EZchip Semiconductor Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 46.27

EZchip Semiconductor’s competitors have higher revenue and earnings than EZchip Semiconductor. EZchip Semiconductor 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.


EZchip Semiconductor competitors beat EZchip Semiconductor on 5 of the 8 factors compared.

About EZchip Semiconductor

EZchip Semiconductor Ltd.is a fabless semiconductor company that provides data-path processing solutions for a range of applications for carrier, cloud and data center networks. The Company’s portfolio of solutions includes network processors, multi-core processors, network adapters and appliances with a software ecosystem. It designs and sells network processors for networking equipment, integrating several key functions into a single chip. Networking equipment vendors use the Company’s network processors to form the silicon core of networking equipment, such as switches and routers, for voice, video and data integration in a variety of applications. The Company’s network processors are single-chip solutions that enable its customers to design multi-port line cards. Its multi-core processors allow customers to design systems that are high performance, as well as power efficient. The Company’s subsidiaries include EZchip Technologies Ltd., EZchip Inc. and EZchip Semiconductor Inc.

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