It has been a while since I penned an article around Omnivision Technologies (NASDAQ:OVTI), which supplies camera chips found in mobile devices such as Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPad. Given earnings are due out tomorrow, it seems appropriate to provide a brief review on the company and what catalysts could possibly move this cheap stock higher.
Possible catalysts for OVTI:
- The company reports earnings tomorrow. Consensus estimates call for 21 cents a share in earnings on ~$318mm revenues. Omnivision has easily beat on both the top and the bottom lines during its last two quarterly reports.
- It just launched an important cost efficient high definition camera chip for smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices (Ex, smart TVs). It should show in volume production by the third quarter.
- IDC again significantly raised their estimate for tablet sales this year. It now expects better than 58% growth in shipments in 2013 to ~229mm devices. This is good news for the iPad and iPad mini as well as other tablet makers, which is good for Omnivision.
- The stock just crossed over its 200 day moving average over the last week for the first time in a few months.
OmniVision Technologies designs semiconductor image-sensor devices worldwide. The company primarily offers CameraChip image sensors for mobile devices.
4 reasons OVTI is a good value pick up at under $15 a share:
- Approximately 25% of its market capitalization is represented by net cash on its balance sheet.
- The 9 analysts that cover the stock have a median price target of $21 on the shares. Northland Securities initiated coverage on OVTI in late April with an "Outperform" rating. Robert W Baird upgraded the shares from "Neutral" to "Outperform" in March.
- The stock sells for under 9.5x forward earnings, a discount to its five year average (15.1).
- OVTI has a five year projected PEG of under 1 (.55) and is selling near the bottom of its five year valuation range based on P/S, P/B and P/CF.
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