Cirrus Logic Inc. Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (CRUS)
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- CRUS's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 0.1%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 7.3%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- CRUS has no debt to speak of therefore resulting in a debt-to-equity ratio of zero, which we consider to be a relatively favorable sign. To add to this, CRUS has a quick ratio of 2.09, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
- The gross profit margin for CIRRUS LOGIC INC is rather high; currently it is at 57.00%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Despite the strong results of the gross profit margin, CRUS's net profit margin of 7.00% significantly trails the industry average.
- Compared to its closing price of one year ago, CRUS's share price has jumped by 113.83%, exceeding the performance of the broader market during that same time frame. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.
- CIRRUS LOGIC INC's earnings per share declined by 23.1% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past year. However, we anticipate this trend reversing over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, CIRRUS LOGIC INC reported lower earnings of $1.30 versus $2.81 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.75 versus $1.30).
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