There's still no stopping circuit board maker TTM Technologies
The stock has more than doubled over the past year and gained 39% since the last earnings report, where I noted that the company and its stock were on an upswing. With $378 million in fourth-quarter sales and non-GAAP earnings of $0.49 per share, the company bested analyst expectations once again and proved that the stock gains are well-deserved.
The report wasn't impressive enough to send the stock on another rocket ride, but analysts had to adjust their targets when TTM raised its quarterly guidance a month ago. In other words, Mr. Market already knew what was coming.
The audacious acquisition of Asian board maker Meadville, which was nearly as big as TTM to begin with, added about $0.20 per share to the earnings this quarter. The spending spree has left a lot of debt on TTM's balance sheet, but the company is clearly getting what it paid for -- and investors are reaping the benefits, as well.
TTM's recent stock gains could put the longtime Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick back on the warpath. The debt-ridden balance sheet isn't ideal for making further acquisitions, but stock-swap deals are starting to look attractive. Those shares have become a weapon.
Not that TTM has a lot of rivals left to buy. DDI
With or without acquisitions in its sights, TTM makes fellow Fool Rex Moore's mouth water -- from a value perspective. The stock has been very good to my all-star CAPS ranking and could also help you in just a couple of clicks.
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