Analyst Ratings for Super Micro Computer Inc. (SMCI)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Super Micro Computer Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for SMCI last month.

4 analysts declared SMCI a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SMCI. The highest price target was 43, implying a possible profit of 58.96 percent. The minimum price target given was 30, implying a possible loss of 10.91 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -18.3 percent. That number becomes -20.1 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -5.05 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.25 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SMCI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 45.23 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SMCI is 0.52.

SMCI has traded between a high of 31.75 and a low of 19.32 over the past year. Today's price is 40.01 percent above the 52-week low, and 14.8 percent lower than its 52-week high. SMCI has a price/earnings ratio of 23.73. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SMCI value stock report compares SMCI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.31 billion. SMCI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.