Comparing CEVA (CEVA) & Its Rivals

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

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
CEVA 21.89% 9.02% 7.98%
CEVA Competitors -45.76% 1.72% 1.40%

Volatility & Risk

CEVA has a beta of 0.77, suggesting that its stock price is 23% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, CEVA’s rivals have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for CEVA and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
CEVA 0 1 6 0 2.86
CEVA Competitors 924 4754 8698 361 2.58

CEVA currently has a consensus price target of $46.50, suggesting a potential upside of 0.32%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 9.17%. Given CEVA’s rivals higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe CEVA has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

86.8% of CEVA shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 3.9% of CEVA shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held 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.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
CEVA $72.65 million $13.10 million 53.90
CEVA Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.42

CEVA’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than CEVA. CEVA is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Summary

CEVA beats its rivals on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

CEVA Company Profile

CEVA, Inc. (CEVA) is a licensor of signal processing intellectual property (IP). The Company partners with semiconductor companies and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to create connected devices for a range of end markets, including mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and Internet of things (IoT). The Company operates in the segment of licensing of intellectual property to semiconductor companies and electronic equipment manufacturers. CEVA addresses the requirements of the mobile, consumer, automotive, industrial and IoT markets by designing and licensing a range of application-specific signal processing platforms, which enable the design of solutions for developing a range of applications, including communications and connectivity, audio and voice, imaging and vision, and storage.

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