Jabil Circuit (JBL) & The Competition Critical Review

Jabil Circuit (NYSE: JBL) is one of 105 public companies in the “Semiconductors” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Jabil Circuit to similar businesses based on the strength of its dividends, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation, earnings, risk and profitability.

Volatility & Risk

Jabil Circuit has a beta of 0.55, suggesting that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Jabil Circuit’s peers have a beta of 1.07, suggesting that their average share price is 7% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Jabil Circuit pays an annual dividend of $0.32 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.0%. Jabil Circuit pays out 50.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.5% and pay out 58.5% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
Jabil Circuit $18.47 billion $1.26 billion 49.13
Jabil Circuit Competitors $4.52 billion $1.30 billion 85.12

Jabil Circuit has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its peers. Jabil Circuit 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.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Jabil Circuit 0.66% 12.27% 2.86%
Jabil Circuit Competitors -47.47% -0.21% -0.21%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings for Jabil Circuit and its peers, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Jabil Circuit 0 8 4 0 2.33
Jabil Circuit Competitors 1145 5254 8794 409 2.54

Jabil Circuit currently has a consensus price target of $28.45, indicating a potential downside of 9.50%. As a group, “Semiconductors” companies have a potential upside of 12.57%. Given Jabil Circuit’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Jabil Circuit has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

93.1% of Jabil Circuit shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.2% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of Jabil Circuit shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of shares of all “Semiconductors” companies are owned by company 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.


Jabil Circuit peers beat Jabil Circuit on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

Jabil Circuit Company Profile

Jabil Inc., formerly Jabil Circuit, Inc., provides electronic manufacturing services and solutions throughout the world. The Company operates in two segments, which include Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Diversified Manufacturing Services (DMS). The Company’s EMS segment is focused on leveraging information technology (IT), supply chain design and engineering, technologies centered on core electronics, sharing of its large scale manufacturing infrastructure and the ability to serve a range of markets. Its DMS segment is focused on providing engineering solutions and a focus on material sciences and technologies. It provides electronic design, production and product management services to companies in the automotive, capital equipment, consumer lifestyles and wearable technologies, computing and storage, defense and aerospace, digital home, emerging growth, healthcare, industrial and energy, mobility, packaging, point of sale and printing industries.

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