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

Advanced Energy Industries Steps Back On Softer Demand

Advanced Energy Industries' (NASDAQ:AEIS) first-quarter results reflect at least some of the reasons why I wasn't too eager to overpay for the stock back in early February. While AEIS has good technology and products for both the semiconductor equipment and solar industries, these are volatile businesses, and demand/orders for semi equipment in particular has proven to be quite volatile this year. The company has a lot of work left to do in bringing the solar inverter business to profitability, but the nearly 50% haircut since late February does have this stock at a more interesting level.

Results Weren't Great...

AEIS reported 26% yoy revenue growth in the first quarter, just missing sell-side expectations. Overall Precision Power revenue...

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