Analysts Expect PDF Solutions, Inc. (PDFS) to Announce $0.04 EPS

Equities analysts expect PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) to announce $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for PDF Solutions’ earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.05 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.03. PDF Solutions posted earnings of $0.02 per share during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 100%. The business is expected to announce its next earnings report on Thursday, August 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that PDF Solutions will report full-year earnings of $0.30 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.29 to $0.30. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the business will report earnings of $0.56 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.55 to $0.56. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover PDF Solutions.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The technology company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.02. PDF Solutions had a negative net margin of 12.23% and a negative return on equity of 5.00%. The company had revenue of $20.45 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.48 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.07 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 17.3% on a year-over-year basis.

Several research analysts recently commented on PDFS shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 29th. ValuEngine raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 19th. BidaskClub raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, February 2nd. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “d+” rating to a “c-” rating in a research note on Friday, February 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $12.00.

Shares of NASDAQ PDFS opened at $12.80 on Friday. PDF Solutions has a 52 week low of $7.56 and a 52 week high of $14.00. The firm has a market capitalization of $415.74 million, a P/E ratio of -53.33 and a beta of 1.40.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan purchased a new position in PDF Solutions during the 4th quarter valued at $65,000. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA increased its position in PDF Solutions by 478.3% during the 1st quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,777 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $71,000 after purchasing an additional 4,778 shares during the period. Metropolitan Life Insurance Co. NY purchased a new position in PDF Solutions during the 4th quarter valued at $80,000. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund purchased a new position in PDF Solutions during the 4th quarter valued at $89,000. Finally, MetLife Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in PDF Solutions during the 4th quarter valued at $109,000. 83.56% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About PDF Solutions

PDF Solutions, Inc provides hardware, software, and intellectual property products to integrated circuit (IC) vendors in the United States, China, Taiwan, Germany, and internationally. It offers Exensio platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers data collection and analysis capability; Exensio Characterization, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and design-for-inspection DFI on-chip instruments; and Exensio ALPS that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link all device data, including fabrication and characterization data from every step of the product life cycle.

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