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Qorvo (QRVO) Hits Fresh High: Is There Still Room to Run?

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Have you been paying attention to shares of Qorvo (QRVO - Free Report) ? Shares have been on the move with the stock up 11.7% over the past month. The stock hit a new 52-week high of $201.5 in the previous session. Qorvo has gained 19.3% since the start of the year compared to the 14.7% move for the Zacks Computer and Technology sector and the 23% return for the Zacks Semiconductors - Radio Frequency industry.

What's Driving the Outperformance?

The stock has an impressive record of positive earnings surprises, as it hasn't missed our earnings consensus estimate in any of the last four quarters. In its last earnings report on February 3, 2021, Qorvo reported EPS of $3.08 versus consensus estimate of $2.67.

For the current fiscal year, Qorvo is expected to post earnings of $10.67 per share on $3.98 billion in revenues. Meanwhile, for the next fiscal year, the company is expected to earn $11.62 per share on $4.44 billion in revenues. This represents a year-over-year change of 12.87% and 11.36%, respectively.

Valuation Metrics

Qorvo may be at a 52-week high right now, but what might the future hold for the stock? A key aspect of this question is taking a look at valuation metrics in order to determine if the company is due for a pullback from this level.

On this front, we can look at the Zacks Style Scores, as they provide investors with an additional way to sort through stocks (beyond looking at the Zacks Rank of a security). These styles are represented by grades running from A to F in the categories of Value, Growth, and Momentum, while there is a combined VGM Score as well. Investors should consider the style scores a valuable tool that can help you to pick the most appropriate Zacks Rank stocks based on their individual investment style.

Qorvo has a Value Score of C. The stock's Growth and Momentum Scores are A and D, respectively, giving the company a VGM Score of B.

In terms of its value breakdown, the stock currently trades at 18.6X current fiscal year EPS estimates. On a trailing cash flow basis, the stock currently trades at 20X versus its peer group's average of 26.4X. Additionally, the stock has a PEG ratio of 1.33. This isn't enough to put the company in the top echelon of all stocks we cover from a value perspective.

Zacks Rank

We also need to consider the stock's Zacks Rank, as this supersedes any trend on the style score front. Fortunately, Qorvo currently has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) thanks to favorable earnings estimate revisions from covering analysts.

Since we recommend that investors select stocks carrying Zacks Rank of 1 (Strong Buy) or 2 (Buy) and Style Scores of A or B, it looks as if Qorvo fits the bill. Thus, it seems as though Qorvo shares could still be poised for more gains ahead.

How Does Qorvo Stack Up to the Competition?

Shares of Qorvo have been moving higher, and the company still appears to be a decent choice, but what about the rest of the industry? Some of its industry peers are also impressive, including Ooma (OOMA - Free Report) , Corning (GLW - Free Report) , and Nitto Denko (NDEKY - Free Report) , all of which currently have a Zacks Rank of at least #2 and a VGM Score of at least B, making them well-rounded choices.

However, it is worth noting that the Zacks Industry Rank for this group is in the bottom half of the ranking, so it isn't all good news for Qorvo. Still, the fundamentals for Qorvo are promising, and it still has potential despite being at a 52-week high.


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