Nomura Securities Analyst Day Recap on SanDisk (SNDK): Well Positioned For Growth And Profitability

February 17, 2012 11:03 AM EST
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Nomura Securities reiterates a 'Buy' on SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK) price target of $65.00.

Analyst, Sidney Ho, said, "SanDisk reiterated its 2012 financial guidance. We believe the guidance is conservative. Our above-consensus estimates for 2012 of $6.6bn/$5.00 are unchanged. Solid state drive (SSD) took the center stage. The company expects SSD revenue to grow to 25% of total sales in 2014, or about $2bn, up from less than $200mn in 2011. Growth will likely be driven by both client and enterprise products. Recent product announcements and SSD-related software acquisitions confirm the company's commitment to the SSD space. As the company continues to focus on system-level offerings and the enterprise market, we see potential for margin expansion. SanDisk's strength lies in its manufacturing technology. The company expanded its NAND scaling roadmap to include a 1Z-nm process in late 2014, which we believe has a cost advantage over other technologies such as 3D NAND from other suppliers. The company also reiterated its capital expansion plan for Fab 5 in 2012. We believe prudent capacity expansion from all suppliers will likely keep industry supply tight in 2H12, leaving room for upside surprises."

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Shares of SanDisk closed at $48.23 yesterday.

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