•Following 2014's 96% gain, Northland Securities' Michael Latimore has downgraded Sierra Wireless (SWIR -1.5%) to Market Perform, albeit while hiking his target by $7 to $40 and raising his estimates.
•Latimore still considers Sierra "the best way to invest in the diverse IoT/M2M market, touching on numerous high-growth verticals with leading technologies." He also likes the recent Wireless Maingate acquisition.
•His target is equal to 27x a 2016 EPS estimate of $1.49.
SWIR is due for a pullback, Raymond James analyst Steven Li said.
In the past two months, the machine-to-machine technology company has risen in share price by almost 60 per cent, propelled by a solid earnings report and index buying, after the stock was added to the S&P/TSX Composite Index in mid-December, Mr. Li said.
As a result, the stock is now trading at about 23 times estimated 2015 earnings, compared with organic growth in the range of 10 per cent to 15 per cent.
Mr. Li downgraded the stock to “underperform” from “market perform,” and raised the target price to $37 (U.S.) from $26. The analyst consensus price target is $35.80.
escower: the downgrade was made with an agenda in mind. It seems to me that the agenda was the hope to creating an opportunity to get in at a lower share price. Individuals. funds, corporations will pay an analyst or a "blogger" to upgrade, downgrade , or promote a company of their choice. As a result , I take analysts comments with "hand full of salt". SWIR's fundamentals have not changed. In fact, nothing has changed about the M2M , IOT Connectivity and SWIR commands 34% of the growing M2M market along with a host of reliable clients. My suggestion is that one should take analyst comments for "what's worth" and do your own DD.
Warren Buffet made his money by selecting a 'GEM" and holding it long term even through downturns. SWIR, is a "GEM" ! Hope this helps.
Swir today announced the completion ofthe acquisition of Wireless Maingate, AB (Maingate), a Sweden-based provider of
machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity and data management services, for US $90 million, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. Details of the acquisition were first announced on December 22, 2014.
Maingate provides managed M2M connectivity and information management services to more than 500 customers across Europe, reaching a subscriber base of more than 500,000 connected devices. Founded in 1998, Maingate was a pioneer in offering wireless services specifically for the M2M market. Maingate’s value-added services include leading-edge over-the-air subscription provisioning and tailored connectivity solutions for a broad range of M2M industries.
Together, Sierra Wireless and Maingate will be able to offer customers in Europe complete device-to-cloud solutions, with fully integrated hardware, embedded software development tools, cloud-based application development, device and subscription management, and wireless services
It is well known that SWIR's growth potential has not changed and that currently SWIR commands 34% of the
It is a well known fact that SWIR's fundamentals have not changed and that SWIR commands 34% of the global M2M market. It is well known, too. that more car manufacturers are becoming aware that have their cars must be connected to the internet. The connected car is the new emphasis in the M2M technology
Auto manufacturers are connecting their machines at a " break-neck" pace". Over the next five years, M2M traffic can increase 22 times over.¹ And as it grows, so does its potential. Connected cars can help relieve traffic congestion, for example, and a locally connected utility can become part of a nationwide energy solution. This year, for the first time, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) connected cars was the biggest event with more car manufacturers were attracted to selling auto makers hardware software- an $11.3 billion market estimated by (CEA). than ever before.
I hope that the above shows that there is no reason for concern or worry for the long term holders of SWIR shares whose shares have been in a slump recently.Nevertheless, please do your own DD.
SWIR will release financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2014, after market close on Thursday, February 5, 2015.
Sierra Wireless President and CEO, Jason Cohenour, and CFO, David McLennan, will host a conference call and webcast with analysts and investors to review the results at 5:30 PM Eastern time the same day. A live slide presentation will be available for viewing during the call from the link provided below
Toll-free (Canada and US): 1-877-201-0168
Alternate number: 1-647-788-4901
Conference ID: 55352654
The link does not work, but if you want to read the entire article then "google" this: "Sierra Wireless Leads in Race for Internet of Everything". It's all in sections, but it is all there1
today announced the launch of the company’s next generation of Sierra Wireless AirLink® gateways. The AirLink GX450 4G mobile gateway and the AirLink ES450 4G enterprise gateway offer support for a broader array of LTE frequency bands, making them compatible with networks worldwide.
“With the launch of our next-generation AirLink gateways, customers can purchase a single solution for deployment across many different regions, simplifying procurement and management. It also allows the customer to leverage the growing capacity of LTE networks as they evolve and incorporate different frequency bands to carry increasing traffic,” said Emmanuel Walckenaer, Senior Vice President, Enterprise Solutions for Sierra Wireless.
SWIR part2 The next-generation AirLink GX450 4G mobile gateway is a purpose-built rugged mobile gateway that provides broadband connectivity for all devices and applications deployed in vehicles, allowing them to be remotely monitored and managed. The AirLink GX Series leads the market in mobile gateways in North America and is widely relied upon by professionals in law enforcement, emergency services, utilities, and field services for in-vehicle connectivity and access to critical information.
The AirLink ES450 4G enterprise gateway provides a simple, secure way to wirelessly manage business transactions and deploy PCI-compliant systems. The AirLink ES450 can support an automatic switchover of transaction processing from a landline connection to the wireless one, notify IT personnel when failures occur, and enable remote troubleshooting of network equipment to restore normal operations. The AirLink ES450, with its expanded LTE band support, will now be available in Australia and Asia as well as through established channels in North America and Europe
•Less than a month after downgrading Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) to Underperform, Raymond James has upgraded the M2M hardware vendor to Market Perform.
•The upgrade comes ahead of Sierra's Thursday Q4 report. Shares had fallen 19% between the time of RJ's downgrade (Jan. 7) and last Friday's close.
By Eric Jhonsa
•M2M hardware/services provider Sierra Wireless (SWIR -4.4%) and wireless broadband/enterprise Wi-Fi hardware vendor Ubiquiti (UBNT -4.2%) are posting steep losses ahead of their calendar Q4 reports (due after the close). Sierra has seen 623K shares trade vs. a 3-month daily average of 932K, and Ubiquiti 1.44M shares vs. a 3-month average of 1.01M.
•Sierra remains up 42% since its Nov. 5 Q3 beat and strong Q4 guidance. Ubiquiti is down 24% since its Nov. 6 FQ2 miss and light guidance.
Our guidance for the first quarter of 2015 includes our recent acquisition of Maingate which closed on January 16, 2015. We expect Maingate to contribute approximately $3.5 million in revenue and approximately $1.0 million in earnings from operations from the date of acquisition. We expect the non-GAAP tax rate in the first quarter of 2015 to increase to the low 20 percent range. This results in the following non-GAAP guidance for the first quarter of 2015:
Q1 2015 Guidance
Revenue $145.0 to $149.0 million
Earnings from operations $6.0 to $7.2 million
Net earnings $4.7 to $5.7 million
Earnings per share $0.15 to $0.18 per share
BMO Capital Markets initiated a rating on SWIR from "no rating" to Market Perform. It seems that the Market, after some consideration, has finally realized that SWIR's Q4 report was actually quite good. What with over 200 million in cash Jason is determined to raise share holders value by any means necessary to do so, by acquisition or whatever it takes, "no holds barred". He is an excellent CEO and can be trusted to depend on. In the 'fullness of time" SWIR will be a $50 stock and you can count on it. It will take patience but you will be handsomely rewarded. As usual, please do your own DD.
Market maker for SWR stock has a purpose in mind when dealing with the fluctuating stock price ending the day's closing price His purpose is to manipulate the price to serve his purpose. You noticed that the SWIR stock price would end the day by trading a few share some of which would either be below or above the day's closing price. His purpose is to either buy SWIR's stock for his inventory or sell his stock from his inventory. That is the way he makes his money. So, when he wants the stock price to go down , he will sell out the "stop loss orders" .When he wants the price of SWIR's stock to go up he will sell stock from his inventory. That is one the ways he makes his money So, don't put " Stop loss" orders and oblige him. Nevertheless, please do your own DD!
Sierra Wireless Introduces First AirPrime Embedded Modules for LTE-Advanced Networks Worldwide
Targeted for mobile computing, networking and industrial M2M applications, new AirPrime EM and MC Series modules offer support for LTE networks globally, while helping OEMs streamline inventory and manufacturing processes
VANCOUVER, British Columbia--(BUSINESS WIRE)--February 18, 2015--Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ:SWIR) (TSX:SW) today introduced four new AirPrime embedded modules, the first to support LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) networks worldwide. LTE-A is the latest generation of 4G LTE network standards, aimed at improving network capacity, throughput, data speed, and operational cost-efficiency. To date, 49 network operators in 31 countries have begun commercial rollouts of LTE-A systems, according to a recent report from the Global Mobile Suppliers Association (GSA).
The new AirPrime modules are based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon X7 LTE Modem, a product of Qualcomm Technologies (QTI), a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.
LTE-Advanced is designed to improve data rates and performance on LTE networks for both network operators and their customers, said Fram Akiki, Senior Director of Product Management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. As the Internet of Things continues to grow and more devices are added to cellular networks, the additional capacity and throughput that LTE-A offers is essential to providing a good user experience for a variety of mobile computing and M2M communication. We know this is a priority shared by Sierra Wireless, and were pleased to continue our longstanding collaboration to bring LTE-A enabled devices to consumers.
The new AirPrime modules allow our OEM customers to deploy solutions for LTE-Advanced networks anywhere in North America and Europe, or anywhere in Asia, with a single module that makes it easy to provision and change networks, said Dan Schieler, Senior Vice President and General Manager, OEM Solutions for Sierra Wireless. On-board network switching, unique to Sierra Wireless LTE-Advanced modules, can help customers drive efficiency in their inventory management, manufacturing, and deployment processes, getting them to market with their devices more quickly and cost-effectively an innovation that is truly valuable as volumes of connected devices go up and they ship to more markets than ever before.
Designed for mobile computing, networking, and industrial machine-to-machine applications, the new embedded modules are the fourth generation of LTE modules from Sierra Wireless and are offered in two form factors the AirPrime MC Series (PCI Express MiniCard) and the EM Series (PCI Express M.2) as well as two variants the EM7455 and MC7455 for North American and European networks, and the EM7430 and MC7430 for Asia-Pacific networks.
This wide compatibility is uniquely enabled through on-board network switching multiple firmware versions are included in each module, making it easy to provision and re-provision for different network operators as required. Coupled with support for a wide range of currently used LTE frequency bands, on-board network switching allows OEMs to streamline their inventory and operations processes, as each module supports more networks, and modules can be pre-installed and provisioned for their chosen networks when they are deployed.
To enable other upgrade needs, secure, authenticated firmware-over-the-air (FOTA) update capabilities are natively supported on the new modules.
Samples of the new modules are available now to select customers for testing and integration
The remedy for blue.berry is for everyone on the Board is to put him on ignore He takes delight in annoying everyone by posting that kind of stupid past over and over again knowing that he is annoying everyone