$0.04 EPS Expected for PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) This Quarter

Equities research analysts forecast that PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS) will announce $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks Investment Research reports. Two analysts have provided estimates for PDF Solutions’ earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.03 to $0.05. PDF Solutions reported earnings of $0.02 per share during the same quarter last year, which would indicate a positive year-over-year growth rate of 100%. The company is expected to report its next earnings results on Thursday, August 1st.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that PDF Solutions will report full-year earnings of $0.30 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.29 to $0.30. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report earnings of $0.56 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $0.55 to $0.56. Zacks’ EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that follow PDF Solutions.

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 1st. The technology company reported ($0.08) EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.10) by $0.02. PDF Solutions had a negative net margin of 12.23% and a negative return on equity of 5.00%. The firm had revenue of $20.45 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $19.48 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.07 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 17.3% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research analysts have commented on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of PDF Solutions from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 30th. Northland Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of PDF Solutions in a report on Friday, May 24th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. PDF Solutions presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $12.00.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Rhumbline Advisers lifted its holdings in shares of PDF Solutions by 21.9% during the 4th quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 80,150 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $676,000 after acquiring an additional 14,423 shares during the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR bought a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions during the 1st quarter worth $217,000. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan bought a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions during the 4th quarter worth $65,000. MetLife Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of PDF Solutions during the 4th quarter worth $109,000. Finally, Royce & Associates LP lifted its holdings in shares of PDF Solutions by 31.0% during the 4th quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 492,700 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $4,153,000 after acquiring an additional 116,700 shares during the last quarter. 83.19% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NASDAQ:PDFS opened at $13.12 on Wednesday. The firm has a fifty day moving average price of $12.51. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a quick ratio of 6.90 and a current ratio of 6.90. PDF Solutions has a one year low of $7.56 and a one year high of $14.00. The company has a market cap of $425.47 million, a P/E ratio of -54.67 and a beta of 1.35.

PDF Solutions Company Profile

PDF Solutions, Inc provides hardware, software, and intellectual property products to integrated circuit (IC) vendors in the United States, China, Taiwan, Germany, and internationally. It offers Exensio platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers data collection and analysis capability; Exensio Characterization, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and design-for-inspection DFI on-chip instruments; and Exensio ALPS that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link all device data, including fabrication and characterization data from every step of the product life cycle.

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