Kyocera (KYOCY) vs. Its Peers Critical Comparison

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Kyocera shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 59.9% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by institutional investors. 9.4% of shares of all “Semiconductors & related devices” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Risk & Volatility

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

Dividends

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.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Kyocera and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Kyocera 0 0 0 0 N/A
Kyocera Competitors 1897 6497 11787 675 2.54

As a group, “Semiconductors & related devices” companies have a potential upside of 34.38%. Given Kyocera’s peers higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Kyocera has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Kyocera and its peers revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Kyocera $14.24 billion $736.10 million 25.69
Kyocera Competitors $3.24 billion $556.14 million 8.09

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

Profitability

This table compares Kyocera and its peers’ 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%

Summary

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

About Kyocera

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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