Head-To-Head Review: MoSys (MOSY) versus Its Rivals

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

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares MoSys and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
MoSys $6.02 million -$32.04 million -0.36
MoSys Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 35.20

MoSys’ peers have higher revenue and earnings than MoSys. MoSys 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.

Analyst Recommendations

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
MoSys 0 0 1 0 3.00
MoSys Competitors 931 4793 8780 364 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.40%. Given MoSys’ peers higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe MoSys has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk & Volatility

MoSys has a beta of 0.35, suggesting that its stock price is 65% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MoSys’ peers have a beta of 1.00, suggesting that their average stock price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

17.8% of MoSys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.8% of MoSys shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.3% of shares of all “Semiconductors” 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
MoSys -383.73% -131.45% -59.69%
MoSys Competitors -44.52% 1.36% 1.36%


MoSys peers beat MoSys on 9 of the 12 factors compared.

About MoSys

MoSys, Inc. (MoSys), together with its subsidiaries, is a fabless semiconductor company focused on the development and sale of integrated circuits (ICs) for the high-speed networking, communications, storage and computing markets. The Company has developed approximately two IC product lines under the Bandwidth Engine and LineSpeed product names. Bandwidth Engine ICs integrate its 1T-SRAM high-density embedded memory with its integrated macro function technology and a serial interface protocol resulting in a monolithic memory IC solution optimized for transaction performance. The LineSpeed IC product line consists of non-memory, high-speed serialization-deserialization (SerDes), input/output (I/O) physical layer (PHY) devices with clock data recovery, gearbox and retimer functionality, which convert lanes of data received on line cards or by optical modules into various configurations and/or ensure signal integrity.

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