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Head to Head Comparison: Kyocera (OTCMKTS:KYOCY) vs. Its Competitors |

Head to Head Comparison: Kyocera (OTCMKTS:KYOCY) vs. Its Competitors

Kyocera (OTCMKTS: KYOCY) is one of 125 public companies in the “Semiconductors related devices” industry, but how does it weigh in compared to its peers? We will compare Kyocera to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.


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 2.0% and pay out 35.9% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Profitability

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

Earnings Valuation

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

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.

Analyst Ratings

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

As a group, “Semiconductors related devices” companies have a potential upside of 34.59%. Given Kyocera’s peers higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Kyocera has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Risk and Volatility

Kyocera has a beta of 0.91, meaning that its stock price is 9% less volatile than the SP 500. Comparatively, Kyocera’s peers have a beta of 1.12, meaning that their average stock price is 12% more volatile than the SP 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

0.2% of Kyocera shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 60.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors related devices” companies are owned by institutional investors. 9.0% of shares of all “Semiconductors related devices” companies are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Kyocera peers 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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