Head-To-Head Analysis: MoSys (NASDAQ:MOSY) & The Competition

MoSys (NASDAQ: MOSY) is one of 101 public 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 earnings, analyst recommendations, dividends, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and risk.

Volatility and Risk

MoSys has a beta of 0.64, suggesting that its stock price is 36% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MoSys’ peers have a beta of 1.02, suggesting that their average stock price is 2% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

15.1% of MoSys shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 65.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.2% of MoSys shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations 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 937 4781 8754 363 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 12.92%. Given MoSys’ peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe MoSys has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.


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 -58.92% 1.54% 1.47%

Valuation & Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
MoSys $6.02 million -$32.04 million -0.31
MoSys Competitors $4.31 billion $520.00 million 42.18

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.


MoSys peers beat MoSys on 10 of the 12 factors compared.

MoSys Company Profile

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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