Last earnings report, the stock shot up on guidance. Stock has come down since but the company did beat the revenue guidance. Going forward, guidance is in-line but the dividend is a sign of confidence in that they can sustain cash flow growth as revenue ramps up. Margins are also going to return to low 70's. Oversold at this point and i'd expect an open in the red followed by gradual increase in trading price throughout friday and on toward the next reporting date.
The dividends are indeed a sign of confidence. However, in the CC it seems that certain parts of the business are still questionable: a) the gallium arsenide business is being emphasized but the silicon business is not even mentioned. This is interesting since all the design centers – Turkey, Canada, Norway, Colorado Springs are doing all their work in silicon. b) All the VPs that pushed for the existing design centers are now gone. Does this mean that the reward vs. cost of these entities is questionable and their future is in doubt?