Skyworks Solutions Inc. Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (SWKS)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Skyworks Solutions (Nasdaq: SWKS) has been reiterated by TheStreet Ratings as a buy with a ratings score of B . The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 4.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 9.3%. 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.
  • SWKS 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, SWKS has a quick ratio of 2.40, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC' earnings per share from the most recent quarter came in slightly below the year earlier quarter. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.19 versus $0.75 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($1.89 versus $1.19).
  • 47.10% is the gross profit margin for SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS INC which we consider to be strong. Regardless of SWKS's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 12.70% trails the industry average.
  • Compared to where it was 12 months ago, the stock is up, but it has so far lagged the appreciation in the S&P 500. The stock's price rise over the last year has driven it to a level which is somewhat expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, offers analog and mixed signal semiconductors worldwide. The company provides power amplifiers and front-end solutions for cellular handsets from entry level to multimedia platforms, as well as smart phones. Skyworks has a market cap of $4.33 billion and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 39.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

You can view the full Skyworks Ratings Report or get investment ideas from our investment research center.

--Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff.

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