Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) to Announce $0.11 EPS
Equities analysts forecast that PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Three analysts have provided estimates for PDF Solutions’ earnings. PDF Solutions reported earnings per share of $0.17 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year-over-year growth rate of 35.3%. The business is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Monday, February 12th.
On average, analysts expect that PDF Solutions will report full-year earnings of $0.37 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.37 to $0.38. For the next year, analysts expect that the company will report earnings of $0.62 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.51 to $0.70. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow PDF Solutions.
PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The technology company reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.12 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $26.50 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.67 million. PDF Solutions had a return on equity of 2.10% and a net margin of 4.08%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.17 earnings per share.
Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Northland Securities raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $22.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 8th. Finally, Craig Hallum downgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $22.00 to $18.00 in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.00.
In other news, Director Lucio Lanza sold 60,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 18th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.00, for a total transaction of $900,000.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 318,967 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,784,505. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 16.20% of the company’s stock.
Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of PDF Solutions by 0.6% during the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 111,844 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,840,000 after acquiring an additional 646 shares during the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of PDF Solutions by 22.7% during the 2nd quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 41,095 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $676,000 after acquiring an additional 7,595 shares during the last quarter. AlphaOne Investment Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions during the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,304,000. State of Wisconsin Investment Board boosted its holdings in shares of PDF Solutions by 266.2% during the 2nd quarter. State of Wisconsin Investment Board now owns 227,478 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $3,742,000 after acquiring an additional 165,357 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mesirow Financial Investment Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions during the 2nd quarter valued at about $297,000. 82.28% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
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PDF Solutions (PDFS) opened at $15.44 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $513.63 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 114.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 24.97 and a beta of 1.38.
PDF Solutions Company Profile
PDF Solutions, Inc is a provider of infrastructure technologies and services for integrated circuits (IC). The Company’s technologies and services focus on the IC manufacturing process life cycle. It operates in the segment of licensing and implementation of yield improvement solutions for integrated circuit manufacturers.
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