Keysight Technologies reported its first quarter earnings that rose substantially from the year-ago quarter.
The electronics equipment company’s GAAP net income for the quarter came in at $1.24 per share, compared with $0.92 per share a year ago. Non-GAAP net income was $1.65 per share, also higher than $1.43 per share in the first quarter of 2021.
Revenue rose +6% from the year-ago quarter to $1.25 billion.
Orders surged +22% year-over-year to $1.50 billion.
The company’s revenue from the Communications Solutions Group (CSG) grew +3% year-over-year to $878 million in the first quarter, driven by continued investments in 5G, O-RAN adoption, 400G, 800G and terabit R&D, and wireline applications. Electronic Industrial Solutions Group (EISG) generated revenue of $372 million in the first quarter, up +13% from the year-ago quarter, on the back of strength in semiconductor measurement solutions and next-generation automotive and energy technologies, reporting growth across all regions.
Looking ahead, Keysight expects its second fiscal quarter revenue to be in the range of $1.29 billion to $1.31 billion. It projects non-GAAP earnings per share for the quarter to be in the range of $1.63 to $1.69.
The 10-day moving average for KEYS crossed bullishly above the 50-day moving average on May 23, 2023. This indicates that the trend has shifted higher and could be considered a buy signal. In of 15 past instances when the 10-day crossed above the 50-day, the stock continued to move higher over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Momentum Indicator moved above the 0 level on May 09, 2023. You may want to consider a long position or call options on KEYS as a result. In of 78 past instances where the momentum indicator moved above 0, the stock continued to climb. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) for KEYS just turned positive on May 08, 2023. Looking at past instances where KEYS's MACD turned positive, the stock continued to rise in of 49 cases over the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
KEYS moved above its 50-day moving average on May 17, 2023 date and that indicates a change from a downward trend to an upward trend.
Following a 3-day Advance, the price is estimated to grow further. Considering data from situations where KEYS advanced for three days, in of 341 cases, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued upward trend are .
The Aroon Indicator entered an Uptrend today. In of 337 cases where KEYS Aroon's Indicator entered an Uptrend, the price rose further within the following month. The odds of a continued Uptrend are .
The RSI Oscillator demonstrated that the stock has entered the overbought zone. This may point to a price pull-back soon.
The Stochastic Oscillator demonstrated that the ticker has stayed in the overbought zone for 11 days. The longer the ticker stays in the overbought zone, the sooner a price pull-back is expected.
Following a 3-day decline, the stock is projected to fall further. Considering past instances where KEYS declined for three days, the price rose further in of 62 cases within the following month. The odds of a continued downward trend are .
KEYS broke above its upper Bollinger Band on May 17, 2023. This could be a sign that the stock is set to drop as the stock moves back below the upper band and toward the middle band. You may want to consider selling the stock or exploring put options.
The Tickeron Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating low risk on high returns. The average Profit vs. Risk Rating rating for the industry is 80, placing this stock better than average.
The Tickeron SMR rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating strong sales and a profitable business model. SMR (Sales, Margin, Return on Equity) rating is based on comparative analysis of weighted Sales, Income Margin and Return on Equity values compared against S&P 500 index constituents. The weighted SMR value is a proprietary formula developed by Tickeron and represents an overall profitability measure for a stock.
The Tickeron Price Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), indicating steady price growth. KEYS’s price grows at a higher rate over the last 12 months as compared to S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron PE Growth Rating for this company is (best 1 - 100 worst), pointing to consistent earnings growth. The PE Growth rating is based on a comparative analysis of stock PE ratio increase over the last 12 months compared against S&P 500 index constituents.
The Tickeron Valuation Rating of (best 1 - 100 worst) indicates that the company is slightly overvalued in the industry. This rating compares market capitalization estimated by our proprietary formula with the current market capitalization. This rating is based on the following metrics, as compared to industry averages: P/B Ratio (6.109) is normal, around the industry mean (6.369). P/E Ratio (24.691) is within average values for comparable stocks, (126.823). Projected Growth (PEG Ratio) (2.065) is also within normal values, averaging (1.903). Dividend Yield (0.000) settles around the average of (0.024) among similar stocks. P/S Ratio (5.206) is also within normal values, averaging (108.516).
The average fundamental analysis ratings, where 1 is best and 100 is worst, are as follows