Comparing Silicon Laboratories (SLAB) and Its Peers

Silicon Laboratories (NASDAQ: SLAB) is one of 105 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Silicon Laboratories to similar companies based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, valuation, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, dividends and risk.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Laboratories 9.88% 11.15% 7.68%
Silicon Laboratories Competitors -47.37% -0.05% -0.13%

Risk & Volatility

Silicon Laboratories has a beta of 1.28, suggesting that its share price is 28% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Silicon Laboratories’ rivals have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Silicon Laboratories and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Laboratories 0 1 7 0 2.88
Silicon Laboratories Competitors 908 4731 8655 361 2.58

Silicon Laboratories currently has a consensus price target of $84.50, suggesting a potential downside of 3.37%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 10.13%. Given Silicon Laboratories’ rivals higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Silicon Laboratories has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Silicon Laboratories and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Laboratories $729.82 million $112.80 million 52.05
Silicon Laboratories Competitors $4.56 billion $1.34 billion 82.17

Silicon Laboratories’ rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Silicon Laboratories. Silicon Laboratories 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.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

89.0% of Silicon Laboratories shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 66.5% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 34.8% of Silicon Laboratories shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Silicon Laboratories beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

About Silicon Laboratories

Silicon Laboratories Inc. is a provider of silicon, software and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), Internet infrastructure, industrial, consumer and automotive markets. The Company operates through mixed-signal analog intensive products segment. It provides analog-intensive, mixed-signal solutions for use in a range of electronic products in various applications for the IoT market. It provides a range of timing and isolation products for infrastructure applications, including clocks and oscillators for networking equipment, data centers and wireless base stations, as well as digital isolators and current sensors for industrial power supplies and hybrid-electric vehicles. It provides broadcast products, such as television tuners and demodulators and automotive radio tuners, and access products, including subscriber line interface circuits for voice over Internet Protocol, embedded modems, and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device integrated circuits.

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