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MoSys Inc. Stock Upgraded (MOSY)

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- MoSys (Nasdaq:MOSY) has been upgraded by TheStreet Ratings from sell to hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • MOSY's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 24.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 30.3%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income increased by 621.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$5.71 million to $29.80 million.
  • MOSYS INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. However, we anticipate underperformance relative to this pattern in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, MOSYS INC turned its bottom line around by earning $0.26 versus -$0.71 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 250.0% in earnings (-$0.39 versus $0.26).
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. When compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, MOSYS INC's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • MOSY's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 29.16%, which is also worse that the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Investors have so far failed to pay much attention to the earnings improvements the company has managed to achieve over the last quarter. Naturally, the overall market trend is bound to be a significant factor. However, in one sense, the stock's sharp decline last year is a positive for future investors, making it cheaper (in proportion to its earnings over the past year) than most other stocks in its industry. But due to other concerns, we feel the stock is still not a good buy right now.
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MoSys, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, markets, and licenses embedded memory intellectual property (IP) for systems on chips (SOCs) designs. The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. MoSys has a market cap of $152.6 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 2.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

You can view the full MoSys Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet RatingsStaff

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