Ambarella: Hi-Def Dollars
08/08/2013 8:00 am EST
This technology company is a leading developer of semiconductor processing solutions for video that enable high-definition, or HD, video capture, sharing, and display, explains small cap specialist Jim Oberweis Jr., of The Oberweis Report.
Ambarella's (AMBA) processor design capabilities, combined with expertise in video and image processing, algorithms, and software, together provide a technology platform that is easily scalable across multiple applications, and enables rapid, and efficient product development.
The company's system-on-a-chip, or SoC, designs, fully integrate HD video processing, image processing, audio processing, and system functions onto a single chip, delivering exceptional video and image quality, differentiated functionality and low power consumption.
In the camera market, their platform enables the creation of high-quality video content in wearable sports cameras, automotive aftermarket cameras, professional and consumer Internet Protocol, or IP, security cameras, digital still cameras, or DSCs, telepresence cameras, and camcorders.
In the camera market, their video processing solutions are designed into products from leading OEMs, including GoPro, Robert Bosch GmbH and affiliated entities, and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
In the infrastructure market, their solutions are designed into products from leading OEMs, including Harmonic Inc., Motorola Mobility, Inc. (owned by Google, Inc.), and LM Ericsson, who source their solutions from leading ODMs, such as Plexus Corp.
In the company's latest reported first fiscal quarter, sales increased approximately 31% to $33.9 million from $25.9 million in the third quarter of last year. Ambarella reported earnings per share of $.21 in the latest reported first quarter, versus $.11 in the same quarter of last year.
Clients of Oberweis Asset Management own approximately 100,000 shares. These shares may be appropriate for risk-oriented investors.
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