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Qorvo shares maintain Hold rating, steady target on diversification strategy

EditorNatashya Angelica
Published 06/12/2024, 12:13 PM

On Wednesday, TD Cowen maintained a Hold rating for Qorvo Inc (NASDAQ:QRVO), with a steady stock price target of $110.00. The decision comes as Qorvo, a company specializing in radio-frequency solutions, hosted its first Analyst Day since 2018, outlining a diversification strategy aimed at expanding its presence in key semiconductor end markets beyond its traditional handset and power management applications.

The firm acknowledged Qorvo's "coherent diversification strategy" and recognized the significant potential of the company's target business model. The analyst from TD Cowen noted the ambition behind Qorvo's plans, stating that while the company's strong target model is unlikely to gain much traction at this current point in the business cycle, the potential for success is considerable if the model's goals are achieved.

Despite the potential for growth, TD Cowen expressed the need for greater visibility into Qorvo's execution of its diversification strategy before changing its stance. The firm's current rating reflects a wait-and-see approach, as analysts look for more evidence of the company's ability to meet its strategic targets.

Qorvo's Analyst Day marks a significant moment for the company as it seeks to broaden its market influence and reduce its dependence on specific applications. The company's outlined strategy indicates a focus on leveraging its radio-frequency technology across a wider array of semiconductor markets.

The stock price target of $110.00 set by TD Cowen remains unchanged, signaling a cautious but watchful optimism for Qorvo's future performance as it embarks on this new strategic direction. The Hold rating suggests that investors may also adopt a similar approach, awaiting further developments and clearer signs of the company's progress towards its outlined goals.

In other recent news, Qorvo Inc has seen mixed reviews from analysts. BofA Securities maintained an Underperform rating on Qorvo's stock, expressing skepticism about the company's ambitious plan to expand its customer base and product portfolio.

In contrast, Wells Fargo upheld an Equal Weight rating, recognizing Qorvo's efforts to diversify its revenue sources. UBS maintained a Neutral stance, citing Qorvo’s ambitious financial model for fiscal year 2029, while Wolfe Research maintained an Outperform rating, following Qorvo's Investor Day.

Qorvo's strategy involves focusing future investments on a wider range of customers to drive growth, with long-term serviceable addressable market growth projections including a 5% compound annual growth rate for its Advanced Cellular Group, and a 19.3% and 20% CAGR for the High Performance Analog and Connectivity Sensors Group respectively.

Qorvo reported robust Q4 results for fiscal 2024, with revenues of $941 million, a gross margin of 42.5%, and earnings per share of $1.39. However, the company's future projections for the June quarter are less optimistic, with estimated revenues of approximately $850 million.

The company has also made strategic acquisitions, such as Anokiwave, to strengthen its defense and aerospace capabilities. These recent developments reflect the ongoing changes in the company's strategy and performance.

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