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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR)?

The company in question is, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MPWR) currently with a stock price of 77.54 (0.83% today). The market cap for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. is 3115.22, and is in the sector Technology, and Semiconductor – Specialized industry. The target price for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. is 81.33. Currently Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 73.73, and a forward P/E of 27.92. Average volume for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. is 368.2 and so far today it is 73558.

Performance in the last year for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. has been 38.30%. For EPS growth, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. has seen a growth of -3.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 21.91%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 1.90% over the last five years and could be 23.80% for the next five years. Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 15.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 39.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.88%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 16.35%.

Since the IPO date for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. on the 11/19/2004, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 21.80%. With Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. trading at 77.54, the dividend yield is 1.04%, and the EPS is 1.04.

So could Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 73.73. The PEG is 3.1, P/S is 8.73 and the P/B is at 7.86. The P/cash is 12.78, with P/free cash flow at 104.89.

Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 6.7, and the quick ratio is 5.4. This is with long term debt/equity at 0, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. has a gross margin of 54.00%, an operating margin of 13.20% and a profit margin of 12.10%.Payout ratio for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc. is 74.10%. Return on assets come to 9.80% with return on investment coming to 9.20%.

Insider ownership for Monolithic Power Systems, Inc., is at 7.50% and institutional ownership comes to 99.10%. Outstanding shares are at 40.51. While shares float is 38.75. The float short is currently 3.22%, and short ratio is 3.39.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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