|Bid||8.76 x 0|
|Ask||8.79 x 0|
|Day's range||8.65 - 8.82|
|52-week range||7.67 - 9.68|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||0.34|
|PE ratio (TTM)||28.54|
|Earnings date||28 Feb 2018 - 5 Mar 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||0.21 (2.41%)|
|1y target est||9.63|
Hi-P International (HIP) lowered its earnings guidance for the second time this year expecting lower sales and profit in 3Q18. The guidance cut is due to a delay in billing for certain production tools, lower yields for products undergoing ramp-up as well as lower market demand for certain products. The latter two reasons may be a double-whammy that further accelerates a decline in HIP’s profitability, whose margins are already under pressure given its large fixed cost base amidst an environment of intense pricing competition.
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