Cirrus Logic (CRUS - Get Report) is a fabless semiconductor company that specializes in analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits. Applications for Cirrus Logic's products span audio, industrial and energy end users. The audio technologies are used in MP3 players, smartphones, laptops and tablets. All of these are growing markets.
Revenue is expected to grow about 15% for the fiscal year ended March 2012 and then 12% in the following year. Earnings are expected to increase nearly 19% in the next year. The company carries no debt and has cash and short term investments of about $3.20 per share
. Some people have speculated that Apple could use some of its cash to buy this $1.65 billion company. Whether or not that will happens remains to be seen, but the speculation alone indicates that there is unlocked value in shares of Cirrus Logic.Cirrus shows up on a list of 10 Small-Cap Stocks Poised to Rise.