Celestica, Inc. (USA)
During the week of January 21st, we will learn how some of the most significant companies fared in the final quarter of 2012. These few firms are disparate and sometimes at odds with one another.
Textron (NYSE: TXT)
Like General Electric, Textron’s profits are seeing gains from an improved performance in its Finance unit. The liquidation of finance receivables and ridding of bad loans is allowing for a doubling more »
Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) providers’ stocks often trade at low valuations relative to the broader market. This may be because of their thin operating margins, as well as often their reliance on a small number of customers, and sometimes frequent restructuring activities. Nevertheless, with numerous industries ramping up their outsourcing of production, there could be some upside to be found here. Factors to consider include in what end markets a more »
Today, personal computers are passé and computing components are considered mundane. Printed circuit board companies may not be in the limelight, but many of these firms offer investors the opportunity to buy growth at reasonable prices or buy steady income at attractive valuations.
Case Study: iPhone 5 Hiccup and Supplier Woes
The domino effect of Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ: BBRY) demise continues as it dumps suppliers and these suppliers find the company's once lucrative revenue stream drying up.
Among these suppliers are Celestica (NYSE: CLS), Flextronics International (NASDAQ: FLEX) and Jabil Circuits (NYSE: JBL). I’m highlighting Celestica in this post, and it’s not because it’s the smallest player in the bunch. Celestica is an electronics maker more »
Being in the tough technology manufacturing business, Flextronics (NASDAQ: FLEX) is not in the best space possible. Its inconsistent profitability over the past 5 years shows that. The valuation metrics differ quite significantly on the stock with an unclear conclusion.