Head-To-Head Analysis: Dialog Semiconductor (OTCMKTS:DLGNF) and Its Peers

Dialog Semiconductor (OTCMKTS: DLGNF) is one of 121 public companies in the “Semiconductors & related devices” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Dialog Semiconductor to similar businesses based on the strength of its institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings, profitability, dividends, risk and valuation.

Risk & Volatility

Dialog Semiconductor has a beta of 2, suggesting that its share price is 100% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Dialog Semiconductor’s rivals have a beta of 1.09, suggesting that their average share price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Dialog Semiconductor 11.66% 18.63% 15.99%
Dialog Semiconductor Competitors -38.27% 3.89% 2.93%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Dialog Semiconductor and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Dialog Semiconductor 0 4 0 0 2.00
Dialog Semiconductor Competitors 1493 5726 10895 616 2.57

As a group, “Semiconductors & related devices” companies have a potential upside of 12.69%. Given Dialog Semiconductor’s rivals stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Dialog Semiconductor has less favorable growth aspects than its rivals.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Dialog Semiconductor and its rivals revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Dialog Semiconductor $1.35 billion $173.91 million 7.65
Dialog Semiconductor Competitors $3.01 billion $450.91 million 23.86

Dialog Semiconductor’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than Dialog Semiconductor. Dialog Semiconductor 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.


Dialog Semiconductor rivals beat Dialog Semiconductor on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

Dialog Semiconductor Company Profile

Dialog Semiconductor Plc develops and distributes highly integrated, mixed signal integrated circuits (ICs) for personal, portable, hand-held devices, low energy short-range wireless, LED solid-state lighting, and automotive applications worldwide. It operates through four segments: Mobile Systems, Automotive & Industrial, Connectivity, and Power Conversion. The company offers power management integrated circuits (PMICs), sub-PMICs, charger ICs, automotive grade PMICs, and audio codecs; Bluetooth low energy ICs, voice over DECT, digital audio and audio codec ICs, and short-range wireless VoIP; AC/DC rapid charge adapters, converters, power adapters, embedded networking converters, and SSL LED and backlight drivers; and motor control ICS and ASIC controllers. It offers its products under the PrimAccurate, Rapid Charge, SmartBond, SmartDefender, SmartMirror, SmartPulse, SmarteXite, SmartXtend, and Ultrabook brands. Dialog Semiconductor Plc was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Reading, the United Kingdom.

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