Don't Buy Lam Research (LRCX) Before Checking Its Fundamentals!

Lam Research logged a -2.8% change during today's afternoon session, and is now trading at a price of $676.91 per share. On average, analysts give it a target price of $673.95.

Lam Research Corporation designs, manufactures, markets, refurbishes, and services semiconductor processing equipment used in the fabrication of integrated circuits. The large-cap company is based in the United States. Lam Research currently returns an annual dividend yield of 1.0%.

Make Sure to Consider the Following Before Buying Lam Research:

  • Lam Research has moved 56.0% over the last year.

  • LRCX has a forward P/E ratio of 18.9 based on its EPS guidance of 35.81.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 23.8%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of 3.03.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 10.99

Lam Research Has Irregular Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2022-08-24 3,099,674 -546,034 3,645,708 -7.4
2021-08-17 3,588,163 -349,096 3,937,259 69.0
2020-08-18 2,126,451 -203,239 2,329,690 -33.05
2019-08-20 3,176,013 -303,491 3,479,504 18.79
2018-08-14 2,655,747 -273,469 2,929,216 34.04
2017-08-15 2,029,282 -156,128 2,185,410

Lam Research's free cash flows have a decent average of $3.08 Billion over the last 6 years, but they are highly variable since their coefficient of variability is 5317018701.2%. The compounded average growth rate over this period is 0.0%.

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