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Hittite Microwave Corporation (HITT) Message Board

dmam04 6 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 25, 2014 9:55 AM Member since: May 10, 2012
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    Dividend is a sign of confidence

    by futureboyq2 Feb 6, 2014 6:45 PM
    dmam04 dmam04 Apr 25, 2014 9:55 AM Flag

    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?

  • Reply to

    quarterly report July 2013

    by dmam04 Jul 8, 2013 2:00 PM
    dmam04 dmam04 Dec 11, 2013 10:29 AM Flag

    Good, bad, or indifferent, it seems that some significant changes in personnel are being ignored by most:
    Nancy O'Regan/ Susan DiCecco, Norm Hildreth/Thomas Hwang/ Larry Ward…
    Probably additional names should be mentioned but the above occurred within the last 6 mos and I found them after a 10 minutes search.
    Maybe the changes were long overdue and are going to improve the outlook for the company (one would hope!).

  • Just wondering whether any of the analysts at the quarterly conference call are going to ask some real questions:

    • How are Hittite design centers affected by the turmoil in countries like Turkey (large center) and Egypt (reported a few quarter ago) both in terms of output and future extensions
    • What are the results of the enthusiastically reported acquisition of design center in Norway - 2 years after the intro of their products
    • What are the results of the enthusiastically reported acquisition of Velocium
    • Foundry contractual issues – GaAs and silicon

  • Reply to

    earnings due on the 26th

    by dmam04 Jul 10, 2012 2:07 PM
    dmam04 dmam04 Aug 24, 2012 1:00 PM Flag

    (PE), price to earnings growth (PEG), price to sales (PS), and price to cash flow (PCF).
    The valuation rating for HITT remains a MOST RISK. Jefferson Research downgrades HITT to sell - … Valuation suggests a higher amount of price risk, and
    Operating Efficiency is weak. Also assets turnover are weak compared to previous Q. When combined, HITT deserves a SELL rating.
    An unfavorable valuation (a MEDIUM RISK or MOST RISK rating) implies higher potential downward price risk that is evidenced by a company price multiple that is higher than the corresponding sector average. The valuation rating is based on both absolute and relative levels at HITTITE MICROWAVE CORP compared to its peers within its sector based on price to earnings

  • Some views of analysts opinions:
    Hittite Microwave Corp.'s earnings have declined to an estimated $2.28 from $2.72 over the past 5 quarters, they have shown deceleration in quarterly growth rates when adjusted for the volatility of earnings.

    The company has generated a negative trend in earnings per share over the past 5 quarters. However, while recent estimates for the company have been lowered by analysts, HITT has posted results that fell short of analysts expectations.

    Hittite Microwave Corp is currently rated as having Aggressive Accounting & Governance Risk (AGR®), receiving an AGR score that places them in the30thpercentile among all companies in North America, indicating higher accounting and governance risk than 70% of the other companies.

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