Head-To-Head Analysis: Kyocera (KYOCY) & Its Peers

Kyocera (OTCMKTS: KYOCY) is one of 124 public companies in the “Semiconductors & related devices” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its competitors? We will compare Kyocera to related businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Kyocera and its competitors revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kyocera $14.24 billion $736.10 million 26.05
Kyocera Competitors $3.24 billion $556.14 million 7.91

Kyocera has higher revenue and earnings than its competitors. Kyocera is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Volatility & Risk

Kyocera has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its share price is 9% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kyocera’s competitors have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

0.2% of Kyocera shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.9% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” 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.


This table compares Kyocera and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Kyocera 5.69% 3.70% 2.86%
Kyocera Competitors -49.42% 4.43% 4.07%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Kyocera and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kyocera 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kyocera Competitors 1895 6496 11784 675 2.54

As a group, “Semiconductors & related devices” companies have a potential upside of 34.84%. Given Kyocera’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Kyocera has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Kyocera pays an annual dividend of $0.54 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Kyocera pays out 26.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors & related devices” companies pay a dividend yield of 2.1% and pay out 35.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.


Kyocera competitors beat Kyocera on 7 of the 12 factors compared.

Kyocera Company Profile

Kyocera Corporation develops, produces, and distributes ceramic and electronic components, and telecommunications and information equipment worldwide. Its Industrial & Automotive Components Group segment offers fine ceramic components, automotive components, liquid crystal displays, and industrial tools to industrial machinery, automotive, general industrial, and construction markets. The company's Semiconductor Components Group segment provides inorganic and organic ceramic packages, and multilayer printing wiring boards for electronic components and devices, such as crystal components, SAW devices, and CMOS/CCD sensors for communication infrastructures and automotive-related markets. Its Electronic Devices Group segment offers electronic components and devices comprising capacitors, crystal devices, connectors, power semiconductor devices, etc., as well as printing devices for information and communications equipment, industrial equipment, and automotive markets. The company's Communications Group segment provides smartphones, mobile phones, and communication modules for the Internet of Things market; and information systems, telecommunication, and engineering services. Its Document Solutions Group segment offers printers, multifunctional products, document solutions, and supplies. The company's Life & Environment Group segment provides solar modules for commercial and residential uses; solar energy products, including storage batteries and energy management systems; medical devices, such as prosthetic joints and dental prosthetics; jewelry; and kitchen accessories, including ceramic knives. It offers its products through sales personnel, sales companies, and third-party distributors. The company was formerly known as Kyoto Ceramic Kabushiki Kaisha and changed its name to Kyocera Corporation in 1982. Kyocera Corporation was founded in 1959 and is headquartered in Kyoto, Japan.

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