Reviewing Celestica (CLS) and Its Competitors

Celestica (NYSE: CLS) is one of 113 publicly-traded companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Celestica to related businesses based on the strength of its valuation, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability and institutional ownership.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Celestica and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Celestica $6.02 billion $136.30 million 12.87
Celestica Competitors $4.27 billion $517.81 million 17.84

Celestica has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Celestica 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.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

59.6% of Celestica shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of Celestica shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Celestica 1.80% 11.70% 5.34%
Celestica Competitors -46.17% 1.17% 0.88%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations for Celestica and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Celestica 0 8 2 0 2.20
Celestica Competitors 929 4884 8801 367 2.57

Celestica presently has a consensus price target of $13.93, suggesting a potential upside of 38.78%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 3.43%. Given Celestica’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Celestica is more favorable than its competitors.

Volatility & Risk

Celestica has a beta of 0.68, meaning that its share price is 32% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Celestica’s competitors have a beta of 0.99, meaning that their average share price is 1% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Celestica competitors beat Celestica on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

Celestica Company Profile

Celestica Inc. is a provider of supply chain solutions. The Company operates in electronics manufacturing services business segment. The Company offers a range of services to its customers, including design and development, engineering services, supply chain management, new product introduction, component sourcing, electronics manufacturing, assembly and test, complex mechanical assembly, systems integration, precision machining, order fulfillment, logistics and after-market repair and return services. Its products and services serve a range of applications, including servers; storage systems; optical equipment; aerospace and defense electronics; healthcare products and applications; semiconductor equipment, and a range of industrial and alternative energy products, including solar panels and inverters. It designs, manufactures and tests solar panels for the residential, commercial and utility scale markets. It uses technologies in the assembly and testing of its products.

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