MegaChips Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures MEMS timing devices and LSIs for use in analog, digital, and MEMS technology in Japan, Taiwan, and internationally.
Reasonable growth potential and slightly overvalued.
Share Price & News
How has MegaChips's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?
Latest Share Price and Events
Stable Share Price: MHC's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.
7 Day Return
1 Year Return
Return vs Industry: MHC underperformed the German Semiconductor industry which returned 16.7% over the past year.
Return vs Market: MHC underperformed the German Market which returned 15% over the past year.
Price Volatility Vs. Market
How volatile is MegaChips's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?
Simply Wall St News
No news available
Is MegaChips undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Undervalued compared to fair value
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: MHC (€15.2) is trading below our estimate of fair value (€18.77)
Significantly Below Fair Value: MHC is trading below fair value, but not by a significant amount.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: MHC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the Semiconductor industry average.
PE vs Market: MHC is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the German market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate MHC's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: MHC is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.4x) compared to the DE Semiconductor industry average (2.4x).
How is MegaChips forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: MHC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (-0.4%).
Earnings vs Market: MHC is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: MHC's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: MHC's revenue (10.6% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the German market (5% per year).
High Growth Revenue: MHC's revenue (10.6% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: MHC's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (4.2%).
How has MegaChips performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: MHC is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: MHC is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: MHC is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of -29% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare MHC's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: MHC is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Semiconductor industry (-17.8%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: MHC has a negative Return on Equity (-11.23%), as it is currently unprofitable.
Return on Assets
Return on Capital Employed
How is MegaChips's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: MHC's short term assets (¥57.9B) exceed its short term liabilities (¥37.9B).
Long Term Liabilities: MHC's short term assets (¥57.9B) exceed its long term liabilities (¥17.8B).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: MHC's debt to equity ratio (143.6%) is considered high.
Reducing Debt: MHC's debt to equity ratio has increased from 106.4% to 143.6% over the past 5 years.
Inventory Level: MHC has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.
Debt Coverage by Assets: MHC's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 1.3x debt).
Cash Runway Analysis
For companies that have on average been loss making in the past we assess whether they have at least 1 year of cash runway.
Stable Cash Runway: MHC has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
Forecast Cash Runway: MHC has been profitable on average in the past, therefore cash runway is not a concern.
What is MegaChips's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Current Dividend Yield
Upcoming Dividend Payment
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Dividend Yield vs Market
Current dividend yield vs market & industry
Notable Dividend: MHC's dividend (0.95%) isn’t notable compared to the bottom 25% of dividend payers in the German market (1.31%).
High Dividend: MHC's dividend (0.95%) is low compared to the top 25% of dividend payers in the German market (3.59%).
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: MHC's dividend payments have been volatile in the past 10 years.
Growing Dividend: MHC's dividend payments have fallen over the past 10 years.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: MHC is paying a dividend but the company is unprofitable.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if a dividend will be paid in 3 years and that it will be covered by earnings.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average board tenure
Tetsuo Hikawa 0
Mr. Tetsuo Hikawa serves as President & CEO of MegaChips Corp. since 2019. Mr. Tetsuo Hikawa served as the President of MegaChips System Solutions Inc., a subsidiary of Megachips Corp. Mr. Hikawa serves as ...
|President||0.7yrs||no data||0.44% ¥1.4m|
|Senior MD & Director||8.7yrs||no data||0.46% ¥1.5m|
|Director||0yrs||no data||0.60% ¥1.9m|
|Chairman||1.1yrs||no data||2.57% ¥8.3m|
|Outside Auditor||17.7yrs||no data||0.078% ¥251.8k|
|Director||2.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Director||0yrs||no data||0.0092% ¥29.6k|
|Outside Director||2.7yrs||no data||no data|
|Outside Director||1.1yrs||no data||no data|
|Director||1.1yrs||no data||0.0046% ¥14.8k|
Experienced Board: MHC's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.
Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?
Insider Trading Volume
Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.
MegaChips Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: MegaChips Corporation
- Ticker: MHC
- Exchange: DB
- Founded: 1967
- Industry: Semiconductors
- Sector: Semiconductors
- Market Cap: JP¥38.281b
- Listing Market Cap: JP¥322.310m
- Shares outstanding: 21.76m
- Website: https://www.megachips.co.jp
Number of Employees
- MegaChips Corporation
- Shin-Osaka Hankyu Building 1-1-1 Miyahara
|Ticker||Exchange||Primary Security||Security Type||Country||Currency||Listed on|
|MHC||DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)||Yes||Common Shares||DE||EUR||Aug 1998|
|6875||TSE (The Tokyo Stock Exchange)||Yes||Common Shares||JP||JPY||Aug 1998|
|MEGP.F||OTCPK (Pink Sheets LLC)||Yes||Common Shares||US||USD||Aug 1998|
MegaChips Corporation designs, develops, and manufactures MEMS timing devices and LSIs for use in analog, digital, and MEMS technology in Japan, Taiwan, and internationally. The company offers LSIs, such as custom memories for storing game software for use in game consoles; LSIs for game consoles and their peripherals; LSIs for digital cameras and other image processing; and LSIs for liquid crystal panels. It also provides LCD timing controllers for various input and output interfaces, such as HDTVs and smart devices; and communication integrated circuits, as well as ASIC solutions. The company is also involved in the contract manufacturing business. MegaChips Corporation was incorporated in 1967 and is headquartered in Osaka, Japan.
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2020/02/18 20:37|
|End of Day Share Price||2020/02/18 00:00|
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