Critical Review: Rda Microelectronics (RDA) and The Competition

Rda Microelectronics (NASDAQ: RDA) is one of 104 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it compare to its competitors? We will compare Rda Microelectronics to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

Risk & Volatility

Rda Microelectronics has a beta of 0.4, indicating that its stock price is 60% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Rda Microelectronics’ competitors have a beta of 1.00, indicating that their average stock price is 0% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Rda Microelectronics and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue NetIncome Price/Earnings Ratio
Rda Microelectronics N/A N/A 31.81
Rda Microelectronics Competitors $4.28 billion $522.04 million 45.02

Rda Microelectronics’ competitors have higher revenue and earnings than Rda Microelectronics. Rda Microelectronics is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

65.7% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are held by company 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 Rda Microelectronics and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Rda Microelectronics N/A N/A N/A
Rda Microelectronics Competitors -46.32% 1.69% 1.37%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and recommmendations for Rda Microelectronics and its competitors, as provided by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Rda Microelectronics 0 0 0 0 N/A
Rda Microelectronics Competitors 925 4778 8753 363 2.58

As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 8.69%. Given Rda Microelectronics’ competitors higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Rda Microelectronics has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.


Rda Microelectronics competitors beat Rda Microelectronics on 7 of the 8 factors compared.

Rda Microelectronics Company Profile

RDA Microelectronics, Inc. (RDA) is engaged in fabless semiconductor company, which designs, develops and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductors for a range of cellular, broadcast, and connectivity applications. Its system-level property includes frequency modulation, Bluetooth, wireless fidelity, global positioning system, analog mobile television, china mobile multimedia broadcasting, digital audio broadcasting, and other radio-frequency components, including second generation and third generation transceivers, digital video broadcasting – terrestrial (DVB-T) and DVB- satellite tuners, and power amplifiers. It designs, develops and markets radio-frequency and mixed-signal semiconductors for a range of cellular, broadcast, and connectivity applications in consumer electronics devices, in mobile handsets. In March 2012, it acquired all of the baseband intellectual property of Coolsand Holding Co., Ltd. and its subsidiaries (Coolsand).

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