Electronics For Imaging Inc (EFI) is a US based company that makes hardware and software systems for commercial and enterprise digital printing and print management. EFI is world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation and has won multiple awards for its efforts including the “Editors Choice Award” from PRINT.IT magazine (NASDAQ:UK) and three European Digital Press Association Awards for 2010. Its share price is testament to this and has increased steadily from around $9US since the beginning of 2009 to $17.42 on 27th July 2011, after taking a hit during the Great Financial Crisis of 07/08.
Most recently EFI has had stellar results, reporting on 21st July they saw second quarter revenues increase 19% to over $141 million US and net income almost triple to $11.3 million. With $0.12 earnings per share this was EFI’s fifth consecutive earnings surprise. The main driver of these results was growth in the software applications business. Zacks Investment Research has ranked this stock as a #1 strong buy and from 1988 through to the present the Zacks #1 rank stocks have a fully documented average gain of 28% per year.
Interestingly though we have seen the president of the company Fred Rozenzweig dumping his holdings of stock in the company over the past two months. Decreasing 99.85% from 155, 758 shares held on 31 May to 233 shares currently held. His most recent trade was on 25thJuly where he sold 37, 200 shares at $18.11 which brought him to his current level of 233 shares held.