Head to Head Analysis: MaxLinear (MXL) & Its Rivals

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

85.5% of MaxLinear shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 11.9% of MaxLinear 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for MaxLinear and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MaxLinear 0 0 7 0 3.00
MaxLinear Competitors 909 4723 8600 357 2.58

MaxLinear presently has a consensus price target of $30.42, indicating a potential upside of 29.21%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.80%. Given MaxLinear’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe MaxLinear is more favorable than its rivals.

Risk & Volatility

MaxLinear has a beta of 0.58, indicating that its share price is 42% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MaxLinear’s rivals have a beta of 1.07, indicating that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MaxLinear 9.95% 22.29% 14.64%
MaxLinear Competitors -46.33% 1.19% 0.71%

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
MaxLinear $376.48 million $86.87 million 43.59
MaxLinear Competitors $4.34 billion $1.36 billion 81.03

MaxLinear’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than MaxLinear. MaxLinear 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.


MaxLinear beats its rivals on 8 of the 13 factors compared.

MaxLinear Company Profile

MaxLinear, Inc. is a provider of radio frequency (RF) and mixed-signal integrated circuits for cable and satellite broadband communications and the connected home, and wired and wireless infrastructure markets. The Company’s RF receiver products capture and process digital and analog broadband signals to be decoded for various applications. These products include both RF receivers and RF receiver systems-on-chip (SoCs), which incorporate its radio system architecture and the functionality necessary to receive and demodulate broadband signals, modem solutions, and physical medium devices that provide a constant current source, current-to-voltage regulation, and data alignment and retiming functionality in optical interconnect applications. It provides semiconductor solutions for the connected home, specifically Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) solutions. It sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), module makers and original design manufacturers (ODMs).

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