6. MIPS Technologies (MIPS) develops embedded processor intellectual property for digital entertainment and wired and wireless communication products. It licenses the property to other companies. Its stock has more than tripled in 2010.
12-Month Net Income Growth: 1,159%
Cash Flow Multiple: 32 (119% peer premium)
Quarterly Operating Profit Margin: 40%
Analyst Opinions: Three researchers rate MIPS' shares "buy," two rate them "hold" and one ranks them "sell." But, the stock has passed the median target of $13, implying that it is 14% overvalued. The stock is just beneath the highest individual price target, at $15, suggesting a cap on upside. But, business fundamentals remain strong. Quarterly revenue gained 40%. At 29-times forward earnings, the stock costs twice the industry average.