Reviewing Silicon Laboratories Inc. (SLAB)’s and Power Integrations Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI)’s results

Silicon Laboratories Inc. (NASDAQ:SLAB) and Power Integrations Inc. (NASDAQ:POWI) are two firms in the Semiconductor – Integrated Circuits that compete against each other. Below is a comparison of their analyst recommendations, profitability, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, earnings and valuation.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Silicon Laboratories Inc. 114 2.39 42.50M 0.55 199.22
Power Integrations Inc. 96 3.79 28.41M 1.62 56.63

Demonstrates Silicon Laboratories Inc. and Power Integrations Inc. earnings per share, gross revenue and valuation. Power Integrations Inc. has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Silicon Laboratories Inc. When business has higher P/E means it is more expensive than its counterpart presently. Silicon Laboratories Inc.’s presently higher P/E ratio means it is more expensive than Power Integrations Inc.


Table 2 demonstrates the net margins, return on equity and return on assets of Silicon Laboratories Inc. and Power Integrations Inc.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Silicon Laboratories Inc. 37,402,094.52% 2.3% 1.5%
Power Integrations Inc. 29,550,655.29% 10.7% 9.5%

Volatility and Risk

Silicon Laboratories Inc. has a beta of 1.48 and its 48.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500. In other hand, Power Integrations Inc. has beta of 1.26 which is 26.00% more volatile than Standard & Poor’s 500.


The Current Ratio and Quick Ratio of Silicon Laboratories Inc. are 6.8 and 6.2 respectively. Its competitor Power Integrations Inc.’s Current Ratio is 7.5 and its Quick Ratio is 5.8. Power Integrations Inc. can pay off short and long-term obligations better than Silicon Laboratories Inc.

Analyst Ratings

The following table shown below contains the ratings and recommendations for Silicon Laboratories Inc. and Power Integrations Inc.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
Silicon Laboratories Inc. 0 1 1 2.50
Power Integrations Inc. 1 1 2 2.50

Silicon Laboratories Inc. has a 1.35% upside potential and an average target price of $119. Competitively Power Integrations Inc. has an average target price of $87.6, with potential downside of -13.80%. The information presented earlier suggests that Silicon Laboratories Inc. looks more robust than Power Integrations Inc. as far as analyst view.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

The shares of both Silicon Laboratories Inc. and Power Integrations Inc. are owned by institutional investors at 97.8% and 99% respectively. 1.2% are Silicon Laboratories Inc.’s share held by insiders. Insiders Competitively, held 1.5% of Power Integrations Inc. shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
Silicon Laboratories Inc. 4.19% 2.05% -0.13% 9.66% 30.31% 40.05%
Power Integrations Inc. 0.39% -1.25% 0.92% 29.38% 52.09% 50.62%

For the past year Silicon Laboratories Inc. has weaker performance than Power Integrations Inc.


Silicon Laboratories Inc. beats Power Integrations Inc. on 8 of the 14 factors.

Silicon Laboratories Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs, develops, and markets mixed-signal integrated circuits (ICs) in the United States, China, and internationally. The company offers Internet of things products, such as 8-bit mixed-signal, 32-bit wireless, and ultra-low-power 32-bit microcontrollers; wireless connectivity devices, including multiprotocol wireless Gecko system-on-chip devices; real-time operating systems; sensor products comprising optical, relative humidity/temperature, and hall effect magnetic sensors. It also provides broadcast products, which include single-chip hybrid TV tuners and analog TV demodulators, as well as AM/FM, HD radio, and DAB/DAB+ receivers; and radio ICs. In addition, the company offers infrastructure products, such as timing devices; and multi-channel isolators, isolated drivers, isolated power converters, and mixed-signal devices. Further, it provides access products, including ProSLIC subscriber line interface circuits for VoIP; ISOmodem embedded modems; and Power over Ethernet power source equipment and powered device ICs. The company primarily markets its products to Internet of Things, Internet infrastructure, industrial automation, consumer, and automotive markets through direct sales force, as well as through a network of independent sales representatives and distributors. Silicon Laboratories Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.