At 1st look, it is not great news. But, there may be a silver lining. Look where he went - Samsung. He likely got their attention while marketing QUIK products to them. Perhaps he succeeded or will continue to push QUIK to Samsung. So, this might actually give QUIK a bigger foot in Samsung's door.
......I don't know of any other company with such good valuation metrics. Do you?
It seems you based your article's title and theme on comments from Jay Srivatsa. But, if you had listened to Jay's questions on the analyst call with EZChip, you would realize he does not understand the industry. When Jay pressed the CEO to elaborate on EZChip's competitive threats, the CEO asked "Which competitors?" since EZChip has won 100% of the merchant NPU opportunities. Jay could not even name any of the competitors, so the CEO named them for him while explaining those competitors have not beaten EZChip in any competitive bids.
You quoted Jay as declaring: “It’s clear now that nobody is feeling compelled to stay with an EZChip solution". That is absurd, and possibly unethical on his part due to the blatant misinformation. Every EZChip customer (with the possible exception of Huawei, and they are banned from marketing to the West anyway) is staying with EZChip, including Cisco, ZTE, Ericsson, Tellabs, Ciena, Acme Packet, etc.
There are 11 analysts covering EZChip, and only 1 of them has a Sell recommendation - Jay Srivatsa. Why did you base your article and title on his comments when his questions at the analyst call demonstrate his lack of understanding of the industry?
This same "xxxx is one of the most Overvalued stocks in the xxxxxxxx Industry" message has been posted on every message board I read. I guess somebody is shorting every stock out there. What a waste of effort - does anybody actually fall for this?