Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Is PMC Sierra The Way To Play Storage And Carrier Spending?

On the surface at least, PMC-Sierra (NASDAQ:PMCS) is in some of the right markets. Enterprise storage continues to score well in various CIO surveys of spending priorities, while carriers are stepping up their plans for metro/access network spending and wireless backhaul. Not only are the end-markets looking better in many cases, but PMC-Sierra also enjoys good share and growth prospects from WinPath and 6G/12G transitions.

It takes more than a good top-level story to drive a good stock performance, though, and I'm not completely sold on the value proposition for PMC-Sierra. I do believe storage and carrier spending will accelerate, and the possibility certainly remains that the company can outperform current expectations for 2014 and beyond. While these...

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