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Synopsys Inc. Message Board

  • how1andwhy2 how1andwhy2 Aug 21, 2007 2:14 AM Flag

    One Motley Fool has spoken out for SNPS

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    What management does:
    Meanwhile, Synopsys continues to excel at improving its margins. At every level -- gross, operating, and net -- they've been improving for more than a year.

    Margins
    1/06
    4/06
    7/06
    10/06
    1/07
    4/07

    Gross
    82.7%
    82.7%
    82.8%
    83.0%
    83.2%
    83.4%

    Operating
    (1.0%)
    2.7%
    5.7%
    8.5%
    9.7%
    12.4%

    Net
    (0.1%)
    0.9%
    0.0%
    2.3%
    4.1%
    7.1%

    All data courtesy of Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's. Data reflects trailing-12-month performance for the quarters ended in the named months.

    One Fool says:
    One of the problems with analyzing a stock like Synopsys is the wide divergence of GAAP figures from their pro forma counterparts, which both analysts and management emphasize. Pro forma may have its uses, but personally, I get a little queasy at the thought of relying too much on results measured by a yardstick that management cut itself.

    One solution -- and the one I practice myself -- is to avoid both GAAP and pro forma numbers and focus instead on free cash flow. And as I mentioned last quarter, by this yardstick, Synopsis is also improving: "It's now on track to both pass its stated goal of $275 million or more in annual cash from operations, and also beat my projected free cash flow estimate, by generating $236 million or so in cash profits." On Wednesday, we'll get the next installment of the cash flow information, and with any luck be able to up the projections a bit more, and find this stock approaching a fairer valuation than it's sported in the past.

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    Hopefully the "fairer valuation" is up, not down in its current share value.

    Will more than one analyst start giving SNPS an upgrade (or a downgrade) before (not after) the earnings report day?

    QSS

 
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