Synaptics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNA)

CAPS Rating: 5 out of 5

The Company is a developer and supplier of custom-designed user interface solutions that enable people to interact more easily and intuitively with mobile computing, entertainment and other electronic devices.

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Member Avatar ScalaAnalyst (< 20) Submitted: 2/2/2016 6:51:29 PM : Outperform Start Price: $70.63 SYNA Score: -6.95

This company design custom human interface solutions to interact with mobile computing, communications and entertainment in China, Japan, Taiwan, Kora, and US. They market: ForcePad, NavPoint, ClearPay, FlaxPad, ClearButtons, Thintouch and TouchButtons. I'm guessing these connect to mobile smartphones and other electronics via their touch screens. They have now launced into the auto industry, putting their glass into vehicles for customers. . This company is based in Santa Clara, CA.

On the financial side:

Insiders 0.46% well, at least someone there believes in the company. Not as strong as I would like, but these are hard times.
PEG is a little high at 0.86 and they have a trailing PE of 22.56. Their current EPS is 3.17, which isn't too bad..
Well, their sales growth should be 13% for this year and 12.12% for next year.

Debt/Equity Ratio is 31.31.25, but, with the fed keeping irates down, whatc company is not using the fed money to grow, which is great. They can concentrate on growing the business, not paying down debt.They do not pay out a dividend, so hopefully this is a growth company.


Member Avatar DocDoo (36.66) Submitted: 2/3/2015 6:57:48 PM : Outperform Start Price: $78.63 SYNA Score: -10.19

High growth potential.


Member Avatar HoustonK1W1 (< 20) Submitted: 1/31/2015 1:35:46 PM : Outperform Start Price: $76.52 SYNA Score: -9.63

Savvy acquisitions have positioned SYNA to dominate faster growing market segments and vastly expanded their total addressable market.


Member Avatar jonnythekay (45.65) Submitted: 7/14/2014 3:45:03 PM : Outperform Start Price: $88.58 SYNA Score: -23.68

bought this along with GLW and IMMR


Member Avatar Bingwang12 (< 20) Submitted: 6/13/2014 2:57:09 PM : Outperform Start Price: $84.85 SYNA Score: -21.98

The recent purchase of Renesas should help Synaptics establish its market position better. With Apple giving up on buying Renesas it could mean Apple is ready to add on Synaptics as a supplier again.


Member Avatar Mendy67411 (< 20) Submitted: 5/12/2014 10:11:42 PM : Outperform Start Price: $60.62 SYNA Score: +9.45

Well positioned growth


Member Avatar buynholdisdead (< 20) Submitted: 3/5/2014 5:33:41 PM : Outperform Start Price: $64.96 SYNA Score: +0.52

Syna creates touch display for tablets, phones, and pc's While their pc sales have been coming down their tablet and phone sales have been shooting up. Time to ride the wave of phones and Tablets.


Member Avatar grankh (68.33) Submitted: 12/13/2013 1:21:57 PM : Outperform Start Price: $49.78 SYNA Score: +30.03

This is another stock that is in the process of being purchased by my Investment Club, so will become a real-life holding of mine this afternoon.

Sales have grown at an average annual compound rate of 12% since 2009. EPS has grown at an average annual compound rate of 22% during that time. The pretax profit margin has grown each of the past 3 years. The earned-on-equity has fluctuated over the past few years, but was about 18% last year. The debt-to-equity has decreased over each of the past 3 years, and is a very low 0.5%, (which is great in my book). The current P/E is below its average of the past 4 years, so is cheap on that metric. The PEG ratio is about 0.62, which is also cheap. The stock does NOT pay a dividend, which is sad.

I believe this stock could appreciate as much as 30% annually if it can keep up its stellar performance, which I think is great. Here's hoping it can continue its great run for me and my club.


Member Avatar paek813 (99.58) Submitted: 6/26/2013 9:04:36 PM : Outperform Start Price: $39.12 SYNA Score: +54.82

From the S&P Capital IQ:

SYNA expects to report net revenue in the range of $227M-$230M for Q4, an increase at the mid-point of about 66% y/y and 40% sequentially. Capital IQ consensus forecast is $198.62M. Cites higher than expected revenue from mobile products, reflecting strong demand from a broad range of leading-edge designs across multiple mobile customers. Needham raises estimates, maintains buy.

From the Fool:

Why Synaptics Shares Surged:

Shares of Synaptics climbed 11% today after the touch-screen technologist raised its outlook for the current quarter.

So what:
The stock has slumped over the past month on concerns over slowing growth, but today's upbeat guidance reignites optimism on Wall Street over the mobile trends working in Synaptics' favor. The company also expects gross margins to be higher than previously expected, suggesting that its competitive position is strengthening as well.

Now what:
Management now sees fourth-quarter revenue of $227 million to $230 million, up from a prior view of $190 million to $205 million and also well ahead of Wall Street's estimate of $198.6 million.

"The Company's updated outlook is being driven by higher than expected revenue from mobile products, reflecting strong demand from a broad range of leading-edge designs across multiple mobile customers," Synapics wrote in a statement.

With the stock still well off its 52-week heights and currently trading at a forward P/E of 12, there might even be some room left to benefit from that operating momentum.


Member Avatar TMFHumbleServant (91.21) Submitted: 5/30/2013 12:34:40 PM : Outperform Start Price: $41.33 SYNA Score: +48.87

The touch-screen maker will continue to innovate and be a part of the burgeoning wearable technology trend.


Member Avatar scrubs62074 (< 20) Submitted: 1/25/2013 11:41:11 AM : Outperform Start Price: $37.99 SYNA Score: +50.60

Breakout on high volume on 01/25/13


Member Avatar ROEoutshinesGOLD (99.38) Submitted: 10/25/2012 8:14:57 PM : Outperform Start Price: $24.57 SYNA Score: +145.19


Member Avatar VolvoSmile (< 20) Submitted: 10/1/2011 1:44:32 AM : Underperform Start Price: $23.67 SYNA Score: -118.86

New CEO.


Member Avatar there4im (< 20) Submitted: 7/22/2011 6:52:33 PM : Outperform Start Price: $24.60 SYNA Score: +136.07

I see this company not just as the TouchPad company, but as a human interface company, and I don't think they are done tinkering with the human interface. Thus, I think there is room for growth.

Innovation = Growth

... and these guys have proven that they are good at it.


Member Avatar egabriellemoranU (58.33) Submitted: 7/7/2011 4:57:23 PM : Outperform Start Price: $25.23 SYNA Score: +129.42

Touch screens are the future (I carry more screens around with me than anyone justifiable should). Synaptics uses the best technology that delivers better performance. But tech aside, I see the company building out its ecosystem through PR and marketing efforts. Building the brand will preserve SYNAs stance as a leader, and that's what will drive the stock higher long term.


Member Avatar bodiebear (71.89) Submitted: 2/8/2011 12:31:34 PM : Outperform Start Price: $29.23 SYNA Score: +88.92

The pulse of technology


Member Avatar GrowthnValue (< 20) Submitted: 1/21/2011 10:02:54 AM : Outperform Start Price: $27.25 SYNA Score: +76.87

Well, SYNA just can't get any love. Consistently beat earnings estimates, grow earnings YOY, but no love from the market. I own in RL from $23.28, so I am doing OK, but not as well as I would like given what the market has done since I bought and the repeated earning beats (6 out of 7 since I bought). Oh well, I am going to continue to hold here.


Member Avatar MashkiaTsair (< 20) Submitted: 9/17/2010 7:33:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $27.04 SYNA Score: +81.82

-Synaptics, Incorporated (Public, NASDAQ:SYNA)
Analysis 5G. (4.9.2010.)
Stability: ***** (Ultra-stable)
Auditor: KPMG

NOTE: I use my own five star stability rating system, because I don't trust world's rating agencies for my investments. A five star rating means that company is Ultra-stable in my eye, and I would buy a corporate bond from this company at par.

recommended by Michael Robinson from American Wealth Underground, May, 2010.

3-year growth per share:
rev.growth = 30% y/y for last 3 years. Earn.growth = 40% y/y, FCF grew at 80% y/y !!! (per share)
7-year growth per share:
rev.growth = 20% y/y for last 7 years. Earn.growth = 25% y/y, FCF grew at 32% y/y !!! (per share)


Based on P/E, the company's stock *looks* expensive, but this is not so, due to high FCF.
The company is constantly improving upon it's operations, yet the stock price isn't moving anywhere.

The stock is priced above *value* criteria defined by Ben Graham, but I can make a speculative move.
The P/B ratio is a bit high.

If the company's shares fall by 40-50%, I will consider increasing stake.

Good points:
1. Management: buys back shares/stock repurchases
2. Strong competitive moats.
3. China-proof. (they do only R&D, while manufacturing is outsourced.)
4. FCF-on-Assets Ratio (FCFoA) is 25% ! and FCFoE = 40% !
Those parameters are beaten only by few companies such as U.S. "ITT Education" and
Israeli "Roshtov".
5. strong balance sheet
6. good growth

Bad points:
1. Stock Not cheap.
This stock price at $26/share fails Ben Graham's definition of value.

My opinion:
The tablet market is promising. It could be an interesting long-shot speculation.
Stock is not cheap, but reasonably priced.
However this price can be dustified by it's free cash flow.
Basically the company understates own earnings. But FCF shows the truth here.

Verdict: Due to stock price, it does not qualify as an investment, but could be bought in small quantity on speculative basis at $30/share.

3rd party Analysis: Touchscreen chipmakers tap tablet boom

The author, Michael Robinson, thinks it is cheap, and from growth investor standpoint, it really is, but from a value investor's standpoint, such as Graham, it simply isn't.
The author compares this to industrial average, which is absolutely wrong, as the crash proves. It must be compared to investor's own logic, not to industry average.



Member Avatar jamiemcsteal (62.49) Submitted: 3/22/2010 4:28:15 AM : Outperform Start Price: $26.01 SYNA Score: +96.15



Member Avatar Groundef (45.30) Submitted: 2/10/2010 7:20:31 PM : Outperform Start Price: $25.79 SYNA Score: +84.37

Touchpad and touchscreen demand will only increase and quickly. Company has good fundementals and is undervalued right now.

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