Head-To-Head Review: Viasystems Group (VIAS) versus Its Rivals

Viasystems Group (NASDAQ: VIAS) is one of 26 publicly-traded companies in the “Integrated Circuits” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Viasystems Group to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Viasystems Group and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Viasystems Group 0 0 0 0 N/A
Viasystems Group Competitors 77 444 988 60 2.66

As a group, “Integrated Circuits” companies have a potential upside of 0.12%. Given Viasystems Group’s peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Viasystems Group has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Viasystems Group and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Viasystems Group -2.73% -17.43% -2.95%
Viasystems Group Competitors -1.85% -9.56% -2.85%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

56.1% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by institutional investors. 14.3% of shares of all “Integrated Circuits” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Risk & Volatility

Viasystems Group has a beta of 1.41, suggesting that its stock price is 41% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Viasystems Group’s peers have a beta of 0.90, suggesting that their average stock price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Viasystems Group and its peers top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Viasystems Group N/A N/A -24.69
Viasystems Group Competitors $744.39 million $106.85 million 557.94

Viasystems Group’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than Viasystems Group. Viasystems Group 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.

Summary

Viasystems Group peers beat Viasystems Group on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Viasystems Group Company Profile

Viasystems Group, Inc. (Viasystems) provides multi-layer printed circuit boards (PCBs) and electromechanical solutions (E-M Solutions). The Company operates in two segments: Printed Circuit Boards and Assembly. The Printed Circuit Boards segment offers PCB products. The Assembly segment includes the Company’s E-M Solutions products and services. The Company has around 15 manufacturing facilities, including eight in the United States and seven located outside of the United States. The Company’s PCB products are produced at its eight domestic facilities, three of its five facilities are in China and one facility is in Canada. The Company’s E-M Solutions products and services are provided from other two facilities in China and one facility in Mexico. In addition to its manufacturing facilities, the Company maintains engineering and customer service centers in Hong Kong, China, the Netherlands, England, Canada, Mexico and the United States to support its customers’ local needs.

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