Needham & Company Raises Price Target on Coherent, Inc. (COHR) to $130 Following Strong 4Q

November 3, 2016 7:47 AM EDT
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Needham & Company reiterated a Buy rating on Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHR), and raised the price target to $130.00 (from $115.00), following the company's 4Q earnings report. Revenues increased 19% y/o/y to $248.5M, above guidance of $235M-245M and well ahead of consensus $242M. Non-GAAP EPS came in at $1.65, well above consensus expectations of $1.52. The company benefited from increased operating leverage.

Analyst James Ricchiuti commented, "COHR posted stronger-than-expected FQ4 results after the close, registered solid bookings and provided much stronger revenue guidance for FQ1. Orders were down 36% q/o/q, though COHR took in another $100M of OLED-related bookings after the quarter. COHR provided much stronger than expected revenue guidance for FQ1, with y/o/y growth of 34-39%. The FQ1 guide would suggest that mgmt’s previous preliminary guidance for F17 revenues of $950M-$1B is overly conservative. We expect mgmt to address this issue when it provides revised guidance later this month after it closes the pending acquisition of Rofin-Sinar. We believe the addition of RSTI will result in a stronger and more diversified laser company with an expanded market reach at the same time that standalone Coherent rides the OLED growth wave. We reaffirm our Buy rating."

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Shares of Coherent closed at $101.43 yesterday.

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