Monolithic Power Systems
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Monolithic Power Systems, with 10 of 13 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Monolithic Power Systems better than competitor Micrel overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared with three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $51 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a decline of 8.5% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.10 per share. Estimates range from $0.09 to $0.13.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 97.6% awarding it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 93.2% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are keen on Monolithic Power Systems, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 30 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Monolithic Power Systems' CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Monolithic Power Systems' profit has risen year over year by an average of 3.3%. A year-over-year revenue decrease last quarter snaps a streak of three consecutive quarters of revenue increases. The company's gross margin shrank by 8.1 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue fell 11.5% while cost of sales rose 5.8% to $22.2 million from a year earlier.
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