It goes without saying that a lot of tech stocks are much cheaper right now than they were at the beginning of October. But the amount of multiple compression that has been seen can still be pretty jarring when looked at up close.
In alphabetical order, here are 10 tech names -- some much bigger than others -- whose shares have taken a big hit and that are trading at pretty reasonable multiples now. For the most part, the valuations are based on forward earnings and cash-flow multiples. However, in the cases of companies whose near-term profits are depressed by aggressive spending, sales or billings multiples are used instead.
1. Apple (AAPL) - Get Report
Market Cap: $778 billion
3-Month Decline: 24%
Valuation: Following a recent selloff driven in part by iPhone sales concerns, Apple has an enterprise value (market cap minus net cash) equal to just 10 times its fiscal 2019 (ends in Sep. 2019) free cash flow (FCF) consensus of $63.6 billion.
2. Activision Blizzard (ATVI) - Get Report
Market Cap: $35.9 billion
3-Month Decline: 41%
Valuation: Activision's enterprise value is now equal to 16 times a FCF consensus of $2.2 billion.
3. Fortinet (FTNT) - Get Report
Market Cap: $11.6 billion
3-Month Decline: 20%
Valuation: Fortinet, a provider of next-gen firewalls, security software and services and Ethernet and Wi-Fi networking gear, carries an enterprise value equal to 17 times its expected 2019 free cash flow. FCF is expected to grow 12% next year, and billings 15%.
4. Kulicke & Soffa (KLIC) - Get Report
Market Cap: $1.34 billion
3-Month Decline: 21%
Valuation: Kulicke, a provider of equipment used in chip packaging and electronics assembly, trades for 14 times a fiscal 2019 (ends in Sep. 2019) EPS consensus of $1.45, and just nine times a fiscal 2020 EPS consensus of $2.26. Revenue is expected to drop 14% in fiscal 2019, but rise 21% in fiscal 2020.
5. Logitech (LOGI) - Get Report
Market Cap: $5.5 billion
3-Month Decline: 32%
Valuation: The peripherals giant trades for 16 times its fiscal 2020 (ends in March 2020) EPS consensus of $2.01.
6. MACOM Technology Solutions (MTSI) - Get Report
Market Cap: $1.04 billion
3-Month Decline: 26%
Valuation: MACOM, a telecom chip and component supplier, trades for 15 times a fiscal 2019 (ends in Sep. 2019) EPS consensus of $1.04, and 11 times a fiscal 2020 EPS consensus of $1.48. The company's EPS, it should be noted, reached a peak of $2.32 in fiscal 2017.
7. Palo Alto Networks (PANW) - Get Report
Market Cap: $17 billion
3-Month Decline: 24%
Valuation: Palo Alto, a major provider of next-gen firewalls and subscription-based security software and services, carries an enterprise value equal to 13 times a fiscal 2020 (ends in July 2020) FCF consensus of $1.3 billion. FCF is expected grow 17% in fiscal 2019, and 21% in fiscal 2020.
8. Roku (ROKU) - Get Report
Market Cap: $3.5 billion
3-Month Decline: 56%
Valuation: Roku, which was hammered in November following a disappointing Q3 report, now has an enterprise value equal to just 3.3 times a 2019 revenue consensus of $984 million. Revenue is expected to rise 35% next year, with Roku's high-margin Platform revenue rising 64% to $686 million.
9. Silicon Motion (SIMO) - Get Report
Market Cap: $1.25 billion
3-Month Decline: 38%
Valuation: Silicon Motion, a Korean supplier of flash memory controller and RF chips, trades for 10 times a 2019 EPS consensus of $3.51. The company recently launched a $200 million stock buyback.
10. Stamps.com (STMP) - Get Report
Market Cap: $2.8 billion
3-Month Decline: 34%
Valuation: The online postage service provider trades for 14 times a 2019 EPS consensus of $10.8. Revenue is expected to rise 19% next year to $689.1 million.
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