Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. Stock Downgraded (ISSI)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Integrated Silicon Solution (Nasdaq: ISSI) has been downgraded by TheStreet Ratings from buy to hold. 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 and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

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Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • ISSI's revenue growth has slightly outpaced the industry average of 4.2%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly increased by 1.6%. 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.
  • ISSI 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, ISSI has a quick ratio of 1.99, which demonstrates the ability of the company to cover short-term liquidity needs.
  • Return on equity has greatly decreased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of major weakness within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, INTEGRATED SILICON SOLUTION's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • The gross profit margin for INTEGRATED SILICON SOLUTION is currently lower than what is desirable, coming in at 32.70%. It has decreased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of -18.30% is significantly below that of the industry average.
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Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, designs and markets integrated circuits for digital consumer electronics, networking, telecommunications, mobile communications, automotive electronics, and industrial, military, and medical markets. The company has a P/E ratio of 5.5, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Integrated Silicon Solution has a market cap of $243.1 million and is part of the technology sector and electronics industry. Shares are up 3.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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