Atomera (NASDAQ: ATOM) is one of 124 public companies in the “Semiconductors & related devices” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Atomera to similar businesses based on the strength of its risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation and dividends.
Insider and Institutional Ownership
13.2% of Atomera shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 61.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.1% of Atomera shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 8.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.
This table compares Atomera and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Risk & Volatility
Atomera has a beta of 0.61, suggesting that its share price is 39% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Atomera’s peers have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average share price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Earnings and Valuation
This table compares Atomera and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Net Income||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Atomera Competitors||$3.18 billion||$521.21 million||17.06|
Atomera’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Atomera. Atomera is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Atomera and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Atomera currently has a consensus price target of $9.00, indicating a potential upside of 109.79%. As a group, “Semiconductors & related devices” companies have a potential upside of 46.66%. Given Atomera’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Atomera is more favorable than its peers.
Atomera peers beat Atomera on 8 of the 13 factors compared.
Atomera Company Profile
Atomera Incorporated engages in the business of developing, commercializing, and licensing proprietary processes and technologies for the semiconductor industry. Its lead technology is Mears Silicon Technology, a thin-film of reengineered silicon that can be applied as a transistor channel enhancement to CMOS-type transistors. The company was formerly known as Mears Technologies, Inc. and changed its name to Atomera Incorporated in January 2016. Atomera Incorporated was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Los Gatos, California.
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