Trade-Ideas LLC identified

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings

(

MTSI

) as a strong and under the radar candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • MTSI has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $24.1 million.
  • MTSI has traded 176.62700000000000954969436861574649810791015625 options contracts today.
  • MTSI is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • MTSI is mentioned 1.94 times per day on StockTwits.
  • MTSI has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • MTSI is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • MTSI is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • MTSI is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • MTSI is currently trading above yesterday's high.

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More details on MTSI:

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, and markets semiconductors and modules in the United States, China, Taiwan, and internationally. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

The average volume for M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings has been 668,600 shares per day over the past 30 days. M/A-COM Technology has a market cap of $2.0 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. The stock has a beta of 0.93 and a short float of 26.2% with 12.33 days to cover. Shares are down 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and feeble growth in the company's earnings per share.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 4.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 42.1%. 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 644.79% to $15.51 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -26.84%.
  • MTSI's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further. Despite the fact that MTSI's debt-to-equity ratio is mixed in its results, the company's quick ratio of 2.11 is high and demonstrates strong liquidity.
  • M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS has experienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has reported a trend of declining earnings per share over the past two years. However, the consensus estimate suggests that this trend should reverse in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, M/A-COM TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS reported poor results of -$0.32 versus -$0.25 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.90 versus -$0.32).
  • 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 146.9% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from -$6.31 million to -$15.57 million.

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