Cavium Inc (CAVM) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $259.99 Million

Wall Street analysts expect Cavium Inc (NASDAQ:CAVM) to post $259.99 million in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Six analysts have made estimates for Cavium’s earnings. The highest sales estimate is $265.00 million and the lowest is $255.00 million. Cavium posted sales of $229.58 million in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 13.2%. The business is expected to report its next quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 25th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that Cavium will report full year sales of $259.99 million for the current financial year, with estimates ranging from $1.09 billion to $1.13 billion. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post sales of $1.26 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $1.22 billion to $1.30 billion. Zacks Investment Research’s sales calculations are a mean average based on a survey of research analysts that that provide coverage for Cavium.

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Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The semiconductor provider reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.81 by $0.02. Cavium had a positive return on equity of 14.07% and a negative net margin of 7.00%. The firm had revenue of $260.36 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $260.05 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.56 EPS. Cavium’s quarterly revenue was up 15.1% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on CAVM shares. KeyCorp reiterated a “positive” rating and issued a $90.00 price objective (up from $80.00) on shares of Cavium in a report on Thursday, November 16th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Benchmark downgraded Cavium from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, November 20th. Jefferies Group downgraded Cavium from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Loop Capital downgraded Cavium from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $84.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Finally, Morgan Stanley downgraded Cavium from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a $77.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. Eleven analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $79.93.

In other Cavium news, SVP Vincent P. Pangrazio sold 8,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.19, for a total transaction of $697,520.00. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 54,577 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,758,568.63. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Vincent P. Pangrazio sold 20,777 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, March 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $90.08, for a total value of $1,871,592.16. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders have sold 320,538 shares of company stock valued at $28,285,211. Corporate insiders own 4.65% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Aperio Group LLC lifted its position in shares of Cavium by 8.2% during the 3rd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 10,397 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $686,000 after buying an additional 792 shares in the last quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Cavium by 4.6% during the 3rd quarter. TD Asset Management Inc. now owns 18,200 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $1,200,000 after buying an additional 800 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank lifted its position in shares of Cavium by 7.6% during the 4th quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 13,413 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $1,124,000 after buying an additional 945 shares in the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Cavium by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 98,098 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $6,469,000 after buying an additional 1,030 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Keybank National Association OH lifted its position in shares of Cavium by 12.6% during the 3rd quarter. Keybank National Association OH now owns 9,244 shares of the semiconductor provider’s stock valued at $610,000 after buying an additional 1,034 shares in the last quarter. 92.03% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Cavium (NASDAQ:CAVM) opened at $90.99 on Friday. Cavium has a twelve month low of $56.96 and a twelve month high of $92.66. The company has a market capitalization of $6,355.56, a PE ratio of -89.21, a P/E/G ratio of 2.37 and a beta of 1.28. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.78, a current ratio of 2.80 and a quick ratio of 2.27.

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About Cavium

Cavium, Inc is a provider of integrated semiconductor processors that enable intelligent processing for wired and wireless infrastructure and cloud for networking, communications, storage and security applications. The Company’s products consist of multi-core processors for embedded and data center applications, network connectivity for server and switches, storage connectivity, and security processors for offload and appliance.

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