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NXP Semiconductors share target raised on steady results

EditorNatashya Angelica
Published 05/01/2024, 04:34 AM

On Tuesday, Stifel maintained its Hold rating on NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NASDAQ:NXPI) but increased the stock price target to $240 from $210. The semiconductor company reported March quarter revenues of $3.13 billion, meeting both Stifel's and the Street's estimates.

The guidance for the second quarter of 2024 is set at a midpoint of $3.13 billion, which is consistent with Stifel's projection and slightly above the Street Consensus of $3.12 billion.

The company's earnings call revealed a mixed end market outlook, with the automotive sector expected to see a sequential decline, while the Industrial/IoT and Communications Infrastructure/Other sectors are anticipated to experience growth quarter over quarter. The Mobile market is projected to remain stable compared to the previous quarter.

Stifel expressed its impression of NXP's ability to navigate the current industry downturn effectively, noting that the company has been achieving results above the industry average. Despite this performance, Stifel cited ongoing concerns about the broader material macro uncertainty, which appears to have a limited impact on NXP.

The updated 12-month stock price target of $240 is based on a 15.9x CY25E P/E multiple. This adjustment reflects Stifel's recognition of NXP's solid performance amid an uncertain economic environment, while also accounting for the potential risks that may affect the company's future growth and profitability.

InvestingPro Insights

Following Stifel's recent hold rating and price target increase for NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ: NXPI), it's worth noting that the company's stock has displayed a significant return over the last week, with a 9.54% price total return.

This performance is part of a broader trend, as the stock has also seen a strong return of 53.87% over the past year. These figures underscore the company's resilience and capability to provide shareholder value in a fluctuating market.

InvestingPro data highlights NXPI's robust fundamentals, with a gross profit margin of 56.97% and an operating income margin of 28.22% over the last twelve months as of Q4 2023. This financial health is further evidenced by the company's ability to consistently raise its dividend over the past six years, reflecting confidence in its long-term profitability and cash flow stability.

Moreover, NXPI's liquid assets exceed its short-term obligations, indicating a solid financial position to weather economic uncertainties.

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