"The company is aware of the recent major share price decline following its earnings call on May 12 and would like to reiterate its confidence in the positive outlook for revenues and earnings growth in 2016," Taiwan-based Himax said in a statement this morning.
Last week, the fabless semiconductor solution provider reported revenue of $180.3 million, missing analysts' estimates for $181.3 million.
Adjusted earnings were 7.8 cents per ADS, while analysts were expecting earnings of 7 cents per ADS.
"Himax is seeing strength in all of its three product categories, namely large-sized panel driver IC, small and medium-sized panel driver IC and non-driver products, from market share gains and new product launches," the company noted.
Himax also said it is "excited" about the business prospects in the augmented reality and virtual reality segments "where it has a solid and unrivaled top notch customer portfolio."
About 4.32 million of Himax's shares were traded by late this morning compared to its average volume of 3.07 million shares per day.
Separately, TheStreet Ratings Team has a "Hold" rating with a score of C+ on the stock.
The primary factors that have impacted the rating are mixed. 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 good cash flow from operations.
However, the team also finds weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.
Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this article's author.
You can view the full analysis from the report here: HIMX