Silicon Laboratories Inc. [NASDAQ:SLAB]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Equities traders often pay a significant amount of attention to what top market analysts have to say about a potential stock investment. In regards to Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB], the most recent average analyst recommendation we can read comes from the fiscal quarter ending in December. On average, stock market experts give SLAB an Outperform rating. Its stock price has been found in the range of 16.81 to 22.36. This is compared to its latest closing price of $84.13.

Wall Street analysts provide their ratings on a scale of 1 to 5, and the current average score for Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB] is sitting at 2.25. This is compared to 1 month ago, when its average rating was 2.17.

For the quarter ending in Dec-18 Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB] generated $0.22 billion in sales. That’s 3.88% lower than the average estimate of $0.22 billion as provided by Wall Street analysts. The three indicators above suggest that on the whole, this stock is not presenting an attractive investment option, as there are too many red flags that don’t point to a high-value ROI.

Keep your eyes on this company’s next financial results, which are scheduled to be made public on Wed 24 Apr (In 73 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB] sitting at +10.38 and its Gross Margin at +60.05, this company’s Net Margin is now 9.60%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 6.63, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 8.30%. Its Return on Equity is 8.28, and its Return on Assets is 5.29. These metrics show a mixed bag, which means that this investment’s attractiveness can be quickly increased or decreased in the short term, depending on future updates SLAB financial performance.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 33.24. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 24.95, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 21.84. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 33.24, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 24.95. This company is not leveraging its assets to take on debt, which stunts its growth and limits the ROI for investors.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 23.34 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 2.46. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 3.87, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.11. Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB] has a Price to Book Ratio of 3.17, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 19.92 and P/E Ratio of 44.32. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB] earns $576,922 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 12.01 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.55. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 5.19 and its Current Ratio is 5.71. This company, considering these metrics, has a healthy ratio between its short-term liquid assets and its short-term liabilities, making it a less risky investment.

Performance Indicators

Let’s now turn our attention to trading performance: Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB] has 43.14M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $3.63B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 73.13 to 110.70. At its current price, it has moved by -24.09% from its 52-week high, and it has moved 14.90% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.45, which indicates that it is more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 50.73. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB] a Reliable Buy?

Shares of Silicon Laboratories Inc. [SLAB], on the whole, present investors with both positive and negative signals. Wall Street analysts have mixed reviews when it comes to the 12-month price outlook, and this company’s financials show a combination of strengths and weaknesses. Based on the price performance, this investment is somewhat risky while presenting reasonable potential for ROI.