Skyworks Solutions Hits a 52-Week High: Can It Continue Skyward?

Before you go, we thought you'd like these...
Before you go close icon

Shares of Skyworks Solutions (NAS: SWKS) hit a 52-week high recently. Let's look at how it got here and whether clear skies are ahead.

How it got here
Skyworks is one of many companies cashing in on the mobile revolution, as it provides crucial ingredients that facilitate today's smartphones and connected tablets. The company has enjoyed a spot providing power amplifier modules, or PAMs, for AppleiPhones for years, although players TriQuint Semiconductor (NAS: TQNT) and Avago Technologies (NAS: AVGO) also pitch in their own offerings there.

The company posted second-quarter earnings in April, with revenue rising 12% to $364.7 million and net income of $34 million, or $0.18 per share. Skyworks continues to gain momentum with its design wins and its power-efficient modules are capitalizing on the mobile boom and soaring demand for constant connectivity. Skyworks just released its family of LTE SkyHi modules for the next generation of data speeds.


How it stacks up
Let's see how Skyworks stacks up against some of its peers.

SWKS Chart

SWKS data by YCharts

Let's add in some more fundamental metrics for additional insight.

Company

P/E (TTM)

Sales growth (MRQ)

Net margin (TTM)

ROE (TTM)

Skyworks Solutions26.212.1%13.6%13.0%
TriQuint Semiconductor24.7(3.4%)4.2%4.2%
Avago Technologies14.93.0%23.5%28.2%
RF Micro Devices (NAS: RFMD) NM(11.9%)0.1%0.1%

Source: Reuters. TTM = trailing 12 months, NM=not meaningful, MRQ = most recent quarter.

TriQuint has had some missteps recently and sits near the low end of its 52-week range, while larger Avago boasts higher profitability and a cheaper valuation. RF Micro Devices saw revenue fall by 17% last year, while higher costs barely allowed it to squeeze out a tiny net profit.

What's next?
I think Skyworks will continue to profit off the booming mobile revolution with its chips, so I'm also going to give it an outperform CAPScall today.

Stay up to date with the sector by adding these companies to your watchlist today.

At the time this article was published Fool contributorEvan Niuowns shares of Apple, but he holds no other position in any company mentioned.Click hereto see his holdings and a short bio. The Motley Fool owns shares of TriQuint Semiconductor and Apple.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended buying shares of Apple.Motley Fool newsletter serviceshave recommended creating a bull call spread position in Apple. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.
We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that
considering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

Read Full Story

Want more news like this?

Sign up for Finance Report by AOL and get everything from business news to personal finance tips delivered directly to your inbox daily!

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.

From Our Partners