Missing the Bottom on Anadigics
Having watched the market fall apart the last 16 months, it's no surprise that a small cap tech stock like Anadigics (ANAD) has been hit hard. The amount of the fall might be surprising though considering they have an impressive balance sheet. So many professionals scream on CNBC all day that they want to invest in companies that don't need cash yet stocks like ANAD and another favorite of Stone Fox Capital, Alvarion (ALVR), have fallen to levels that equal cash. Basically the remaining company was valued as worthless.
As survivors of the tech bust in 2000, you'd think investors would give these companies a greater benefit of the doubt. Much more willing to look beyond the current climate and realize that they will be survivors. Times may be bad, but with their balance sheet they'll clearly survive and maybe thrive when we come out of this as the competition might be greatly reduced with the weak competitors not surviving. Recessions aren't always bad if a company can garner market share.
- ANAD had roughly $2.5 in cash after the Q3 report. This has likely declined and the results could've been worse then expected considering the environment in Q4.
As of September 27, 2008 cash and short and long-term marketable securities totaled $152.2 million compared with $161.4 million at June 28, 2008.
- Net sales for the fourth quarter 2008 are estimated to be in the range of $44 million to $46 million. Net sales at this level would represent an approximate 32% to 35% decrease on a comparable basis with fourth quarter 2007. Net loss per share on a GAAP basis for the fourth quarter 2008 is expected to approximate $0.19 to $0.21. Pro forma loss per share, excluding non-cash stock compensation expense, is expected to be in the range of approximately $0.12 - $0.14. The net loss and pro forma loss per share are based on an estimated diluted weighted average outstanding common share count of 61 million.
Though the numbers seem bad the stock got down into the $1s making this stock trade for an Enterprise Value in the $0 range. Unfortunately we missed that bottom, but it currently looks very tasty at $2.38. From a technical standpoint the stock is bouncing along above the 20 day ema and a nice rising 50 day ema. The earnings report on the 26th will be volatile so be careful, but the valuation and technicals on ANAD are very appealing.