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MicroVision (MVIS) Reverses Last Week's Gains

Stocks in this article: MVIS SNE

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- After a stellar run last week, MicroVision (MVIS) shares are moving lower. The laser beam tech developer was riding high after Sony (SNE) revealed the use of MicroVision's patented technology in its new projector module.

On Monday, shares had dropped 8.5% to $2.59. Since Thursday, the stock has added 90.2%.

Sony's project, a pico projector module, will have HD resolution, incorporating MicroVision's PicoP technology which allows image and video to be projected from mobile devices.

"We are honored that this consumer electronics leader known for its innovative and high quality products has incorporated PicoP display technology in its pico projector module," said MicroVision CEO Alexander Tokman in a statement, though the company avoided naming which company. MVIS Chart MVIS data by YCharts

Also See: MicroVision PicoP® Display Technology Adopted By Fortune Global 100 Electronics Brand

Also See: Why MicroVision (MVIS) Shares Exploded on Thursday

TheStreet Ratings team rates MICROVISION INC as a Sell with a ratings score of E+. The team has this to say about their recommendation:

"We rate MICROVISION INC (MVIS) a SELL. This is based on the combination of unfavorable investment measures, which should drive this stock to significantly underperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its unimpressive growth in net income."

Highlights from the analysis by TheStreet Ratings Team goes as follows:

  • The company, on the basis of net income growth from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Electronic Equipment, Instruments & Components industry average. The net income increased by 4.6% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from -$3.85 million to -$3.67 million.
  • MVIS, with its very weak revenue results, has greatly underperformed against the industry average of 4.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 63.1%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.
  • Net operating cash flow has slightly increased to -$3.65 million or 7.26% when compared to the same quarter last year. The firm also exceeded the industry average cash flow growth rate of -9.33%.
  • Investors have driven up the company's shares by 63.80% over the past year, a rise that has exceeded that of the S&P 500 Index. Regarding the future course of this stock, we feel that the risks involved in investing in MVIS do not compensate for any future upside potential, despite the fact that it has seen nice gains over the past 12 months.
  • MICROVISION INC has improved earnings per share by 13.3% 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. We feel that this trend should continue. This trend suggests that the performance of the business is improving. During the past fiscal year, MICROVISION INC continued to lose money by earning -$1.15 versus -$2.64 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings (-$0.52 versus -$1.15).

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