Watch Out: Barbarians At The Gate For Fairchild Semiconductor International (FCS)
- FCS has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $35.8 million.
- FCS has traded 1.5 million shares today.
- FCS traded in a range 202.1% of the normal price range with a price range of $0.77.
- FCS traded above its daily resistance level (quality: 29 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 29 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).
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- Despite its growing revenue, the company underperformed as compared with the industry average of 2.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 0.3%. 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.
- FCS's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.15 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels. Along with this, the company maintains a quick ratio of 2.65, which clearly demonstrates the ability to cover short-term cash needs.
- 39.52% is the gross profit margin for FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTL which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of -2.70% is in-line with the industry average.
- The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 1760.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$0.50 million to -$9.30 million.
- The company's current return on equity has slightly decreased from the same quarter one year prior. This implies a minor weakness in the organization. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, FAIRCHILD SEMICONDUCTOR INTL's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
- You can view the full Fairchild Semiconductor International Ratings Report.
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