Nomura Securities Maintains a 'Buy' on Maxim Integrated Products (MXIM); Adjusting Estimates in Q4 Review

July 27, 2012 1:20 PM EDT
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Nomura Securities maintains a 'Buy' on Maxim Integrated Products (NASDAQ: MXIM) price target of $30.00 (from $32.00).

Analyst, Romit Shah, said, "FQ4 revenue of $605mn was in line with our estimate and guidance. EPS of $0.45 beat our estimate by $0.06, driven by higher gross margin ($0.02), lower opex ($0.01) and tax rate ($0.02). Gross margin benefited from an increase in fab utilization (80% vs. 76% in FQ3). FQ1 revenue guidance of up 0-5% qoq is below the 5-year average of up 6% (excl 2008), and is similar to Linear (up 0-3%, vs. seasonal +3%). In contrast, TI (NYSE: TXN) guided flat in Q3 versus normal seasonality of +7%. We are lowering estimates from $0.47 to $0.43 in FQ1 (Sep) and from $2.15 to $2.00 in CY13. Our estimates assume December is flat QoQ."

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Shares of Maxim Integrated Products closed at $26.01 yesterday.

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