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Why Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:SIMO) Is An Attractive Investment To Consider

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As an investor, I look for investments which does not compromise one fundamental factor for another. By this I mean, I look at stocks holistically, from their financial health to their future outlook. In the case of Silicon Motion Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:SIMO), it is a company that has been able to sustain great financial health, trading at an attractive share price. In the following section, I expand a bit more on these key aspects. If you're interested in understanding beyond my broad commentary, take a look at the report on Silicon Motion Technology here.

Flawless balance sheet and good value

SIMO's strong financial health means that all of its upcoming liability payments are able to be met by its current cash and short-term investment holdings. This indicates that SIMO has sufficient cash flows and proper cash management in place, which is a key determinant of the company’s health. Investors should not worry about SIMO’s debt levels because the company has none! This implies that the company is running its operations purely on off equity funding. which is typically normal for a small-cap company. SIMO has plenty of financial flexibility, without debt obligations to meet in the short term, as well as the headroom to raise debt should it need to in the future. SIMO's shares are now trading at a price below its true value based on its discounted cash flows, indicating a relatively pessimistic market sentiment. According to my intrinsic value of the stock, which is driven by analyst consensus forecast of SIMO's earnings, investors now have the opportunity to buy into the stock to reap capital gains. Compared to the rest of the semiconductor industry, SIMO is also trading below its peers, relative to earnings generated. This supports the theory that SIMO is potentially underpriced.

NasdaqGS:SIMO Intrinsic value, April 23rd 2019

Next Steps:

For Silicon Motion Technology, I've compiled three essential factors you should look at:

  1. Future Outlook: What are well-informed industry analysts predicting for SIMO’s future growth? Take a look at our free research report of analyst consensus for SIMO’s outlook.
  2. Historical Performance: What has SIMO's returns been like over the past? Go into more detail in the past track record analysis and take a look at the free visual representations of our analysis for more clarity.
  3. Other Attractive Alternatives : Are there other well-rounded stocks you could be holding instead of SIMO? Explore our interactive list of stocks with large potential to get an idea of what else is out there you may be missing!

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