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- Powered by its strong earnings growth of 100.00% and other important driving factors, this stock has surged by 51.94% over the past year, outperforming the rise in the S&P 500 Index during the same period. Regarding the stock's future course, our hold rating indicates that we do not recommend additional investment in this stock despite its gains in the past year.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry. The net income increased by 88.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$5.45 million to -$0.61 million.
- PLX TECHNOLOGY INC reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. 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, PLX TECHNOLOGY INC reported poor results of -$0.11 versus -$0.08 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($0.26 versus -$0.11).
- The gross profit margin for PLX TECHNOLOGY INC is rather high; currently it is at 57.50%. Regardless of PLXT's high profit margin, it has managed to decrease from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, PLXT's net profit margin of -2.61% significantly underperformed when compared to the industry average.
- Current return on equity is lower than its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a clear sign of weakness within the company. Compared to other companies in the Semiconductors & Semiconductor Equipment industry and the overall market, PLX TECHNOLOGY INC's return on equity significantly trails that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
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