Spansion (CODE) versus The Competition Financial Review

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Spansion -7.99% -18.66% -7.19%
Spansion Competitors -42.11% 1.40% 1.35%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings for Spansion and its peers, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Spansion 0 0 0 0 N/A
Spansion Competitors 1006 4920 8991 383 2.57

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 2.18%. Given Spansion’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Spansion has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Spansion N/A N/A -0.19
Spansion Competitors $4.38 billion $571.99 million 33.13

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

64.6% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 6.8% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.


Spansion peers beat Spansion on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Spansion Company Profile

Spansion Inc. (Spansion) is a designer, manufacturer and developer of embedded systems solutions. The Company’s embedded systems solutions address a variety of applications, including automotive, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, tablets, personal computers (PCs), gaming consoles and industrial equipment with a range of products. The Company has two product groups for embedded applications: flash memory and microcontrollers/analog products. Its flash memory market consists of two architectures: NOR and NAND flash memory. NOR flash memory is used for code execution and storage in consumer electronics, automobiles, communications, gaming and industrial applications. NAND flash memory is used for data storage in applications, such as solid-state drives, removable storage devices and embedded managed NAND devices. The Company focuses on embedded markets, such as transportation, industrial, consumer, communications and gaming markets.

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