Stock on Focus: Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC)

Company Profile:

Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. designs, manufactures, and sells capital equipment and expendable tools to assemble semiconductor devices, including integrated circuits, discrete devices, light-emitting diodes (LED), and power modules. It operates in two segments, Equipment and Expendable Tools. The Company’s Equipment segment manufactures and sells a line of ball bonders, heavy wire wedge bonders and wafer level bonders. Expendable Tools segment manufactures and sells a variety of expendable tools for a range of semiconductor packaging applications. It serves semiconductor device manufacturers, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test providers, other electronics manufacturers, and automotive electronics suppliers primarily in the United States and the Asia/Pacific region. Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. was founded in 1951 and is headquartered in Singapore.

Recent News:

On Dec.10, Kulicke & Soffa Industries, Inc. announced the appointment of Mr Khushi Ram as Vice President & Corporate Controller. Khushi will join K&S on January 4, 2016 and will report directly to Jonathan Chou, Interim Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer.

On Nov.17, KKulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (KLIC) reported fiscal fourth-quarter net income of $9.8 million. It had profit of 13 cents per share.For the year, the company reported profit of $50.6 million, or 67 cents per share. Revenue was reported as $536.5 million. For the current quarter ending in January, Kulicke and Soffa said it expects revenue in the range of $90 million to $100 million.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

KLIC’s strengths can be seen in its better profitability and better efficiency. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish cross in Stochastic Oscillator and RSI is increasing to 56.53. The current P/E ratio indicates it is undervalued compared to the average P/E ratio of the industry and the sector. We rate Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (KLIC) a Strong BUY.

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