Head-To-Head Analysis: ParkerVision (PRKR) & Its Rivals

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

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
ParkerVision $4.06 million -$21.50 million -0.92
ParkerVision Competitors $4.38 billion $573.56 million 40.43

ParkerVision’s peers have higher revenue and earnings than ParkerVision. ParkerVision 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.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ParkerVision N/A N/A -157.85%
ParkerVision Competitors -42.20% 1.25% 1.26%

Risk & Volatility

ParkerVision has a beta of 2.02, meaning that its stock price is 102% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, ParkerVision’s peers have a beta of 1.02, meaning that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations for ParkerVision and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
ParkerVision 0 0 1 0 3.00
ParkerVision Competitors 949 4848 8883 371 2.58

ParkerVision currently has a consensus target price of $12.00, suggesting a potential upside of 981.08%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 12.66%. Given ParkerVision’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe ParkerVision is more favorable than its peers.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

10.9% of ParkerVision shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.3% of ParkerVision shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

About ParkerVision

ParkerVision, Inc. is engaged in the designing, developing and marketing of its radio frequency (RF) technologies and products. The Company’s business is focused on the development and marketing of its RF technologies for mobile and other wireless applications. Its products include a modulator/demodulator component that incorporates its technologies, as well as a small number of supporting components that are used in the assembly of wireless devices. Its products are used in wireless communication products and applications. In addition, it offers engineering design and consulting services to third parties to assist them in developing and testing products. Its technologies represent methods for processing RF waveforms in wireless applications. Its technologies apply to both transmit and receive functions of transmitters, receivers and transceivers. A portion of its transmit technology is marketed as Direct2Power (d2p) and its receiver technology is marketed as Direct2Data (d2d).

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