While IQE does not compete in commoditised semiconductor market, greater than expected price cuts can lead to margin erosion. Historical price drops for the past 10 years averages at c.5% and the company has successfully protected profitability by improving efficiency and sales mix. We find the key risk lies in end market development. Given the company’s long-term R&D commitment to new technologies, forecasting new application market development and end demand is beneficial but an extremely difficult task. Longer than expected market development or slower demand could hinder the growth of IQE. As for foreign currency, the company is largely exposed to USD transaction. However, the net impact from currency move appears limited as they are naturally hedged.Full report is available via Capital Network website
MTI Wireless Edge (LON:MWE) is a technology group focussed on communication and radio frequency solutions. The applications addressed include civil and military communications, wireless irrigation controls, and speciality consulting services in the antennas and electronics space.
MTI Wireless Edge Limited (LON:MWE) is a world leader in developing and manufacturing high quality and cost effective antenna solutions for commercial and military applications, as well as control systems for remotely operated smart irrigation systems. The company has achieved strong growth in recent years, with a three-year revenue compounded annualises growth rate (CAGR) of 22% and an earnings per share (EPS) CAGR of 70%. These dynamics have supported a share price increase of 170% over the three years.