Don't Buy Semtech (SMTC) Before Checking Its Fundamentals!

Mid-cap technology company Semtech has moved 1.4% this evening, reaching $14.8 per share. In contrast, the average analyst target price for the stock is $34.09.

Semtech Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products and advanced algorithms. The company is based in the United States.

What to Consider if You Are Thinking of Buying Semtech:

  • Semtech has moved -47.0% over the last year.

  • SMTC has a forward P/E ratio of 20.3 based on its EPS guidance of 0.73.

  • Over the last 6 years, earnings per share (EPS) have been growing at a compounded average rate of 11.1%.

  • The company has a price to earnings growth (PEG) ratio of -47.8.

  • Its Price to Book (P/B) ratio is 2.58

Semtech Has Irregular Cash Flows

Date Reported Cash Flow from Operations ($ k) Capital expenditures ($ k) Free Cash Flow ($ k) YoY Growth (%)
2023 126,711 28,323 98,388 -44.4
2022 203,123 26,181 176,942 105.28
2021 118,930 32,734 86,196 -9.8
2020 118,616 23,056 95,560 -42.61
2019 183,563 17,052 166,511 119.02
2018 111,485 35,461 76,024

Semtech's free cash flows have a decent average of $116.6 Million over the last 6 years, but they are highly variable since their coefficient of variability is 378.6%. The compounded average growth rate over this period is 4.4%.

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