Top 10 Tech Companies For 2014
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What: Shares of Amkor Technology (NASDAQ: AMKR ) are up by over 10% today after beating expectations on both top and bottom lines in its first-quarter earnings report.
So what: Amkor’s revenue rose 5% year over year, to $688 million, which easily beat the $672.4 million consensus. Earnings of $0.07 per share also came in well ahead of the $0.03 consensus. Guidance also appears favorable, as Amkor now expects between $730 million and $780 million on the top line, and between $0.09 and $0.19 in EPS, against consensus estimates of $719.4 million and $0.11 per share, respectively.
Now what: Even after the pop, Amkor’s valuation seems reasonable, and its growth prospects are such that the forward P/E is under five at the moment. The only real area of concern is Amkor’s wide margin of error in its second-quarter guidance, which, despite representing a solid advance on even the low ends, could indicate a bit of uncertainty. It’s certainly worth a second look, and this good news might even start to reverse a long-term downtrend that’s plagued Amkor shareholders for years.
Top 10 Tech Companies For 2014: EZchip Semiconductor Limited(EZCH)
EZchip, a fabless semiconductor company, engages in the development and marketing of Ethernet network processors for networking equipment. Its products include network processor chips, evaluation boards and network-processor based systems, and development software toolkits. The company offers network processors for use in forming the silicon core of networking equipment, such as switches and routers; and for voice, video and data integration in various applications. Its network processors are single-chip solutions, which enable its customers to design multi-port line cards, such as processing and classification engines, traffic managers, media access controllers, as well as a range of specialized hardware blocks that accelerate various functions. The company offers Evaluation systems which enable customers to test NPU-based systems; and toolkits that assist customers in creating, verifying, and implementing solutions based on its network processors. It provides a library f eaturing data plane code for a range of applications, which include Metro Ethernet protocols, Multi-Protocol Label Switching, IPv4 and IPv6 routing, Access Control Lists, GPON/EPON OLT functionality, Network Address Translation, and Server Load Balancing. The company sells its products directly, and through contract manufacturers and distributors to network equipment vendors. It markets its products in Israel, China, Hong Kong, the Far East, Canada, the United States, and Europe. The company was formerly known as LanOptics Ltd. and changed its name to EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. in July 2008. EZchip Semiconductor Ltd. was founded in 1989 and is based in Yokneam, Israel.
- [By Paul]
Known for designing high-speed networking equipment chips. They had a solid first quarter as revenue gained 38% and now they are sitting on $75 million of cash with no expenses or debt. I believe this is a strong technology bet and I place a target of $30.
Top 10 Tech Companies For 2014: Diversinet Corp (DIV.V)
Diversinet Corp. provides mobile-optimized secure application products, solutions, and services to healthcare organizations to power care coordination through mobility. The company provides MobiSecure Communicator, a software suite that enables healthcare organizations to deploy HIPAA compliant mHealth applications on mobile devices; MobiSecure Gateway SDK that provides the security and mobile provisioning functionality necessary to allow developers to meet the stringent healthcare regulatory requirements for offering secure mHealth solutions; and consulting and support services, including product integration, customized engineering support, and training. Its MobiSecure Communicator suite includes MobiSecure mClient, a downloadable software application that retrieves personal information from the Publishing Manager server and stores the personal information on a mobile device or PC for offline use; MobiSecure Publishing Manager, a server-based software component that hosts and manages stored personal information; and MobiSecure mClient SDK & Publishing Manager API, which allows customers and third-party developers to build mobile applications. The company
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