AMBA Stock Overview
Ambarella, Inc. develops semiconductor solutions for video that enable high-definition (HD) and ultra HD compression, image processing, and deep neural network processing worldwide.
Price History & Performance
|Historical stock prices|
|Current Share Price||US$179.52|
|52 Week High||US$207.00|
|52 Week Low||US$77.06|
|1 Month Change||-3.40%|
|3 Month Change||36.04%|
|1 Year Change||128.08%|
|3 Year Change||346.57%|
|5 Year Change||213.79%|
|Change since IPO||2,862.38%|
Recent News & Updates
Ambarella: Even With Restrictions In China, I Buy Its Face Recognition Algorithms
Ambarella develops low-power system-on-a-chip semiconductors that are used for artificial intelligence processing of images and videos. The company’s systems offer computer vision algorithms, object detection, terrain mapping, and face recognition. The company’s technology is usually connected to data centers in the cloud. If the company designs and manufactures a new CVflow-architecture, which exactly matches the needs of clients, I would expect demand for AMBA’s products. Assuming that in the next five years, AMBA will deliver new and innovative solutions, I developed my own DCF model. My figures include a decline in sales growth from 45% in 2022 to 20% in 2026. The EBITDA margin would increase from 21% in 2022 to 27% in 2026. I also take into account that AMBA could penetrate new markets such as the automotive OEM and robotics markets. The company appears to be increasing its R&D expenditures in these new markets.
Ambarella Takes Off In More Ways Than One
AMBA appreciated by almost a third after the latest report, showing how much can change in just one week. The stock had been oscillating for months, but a couple of factors combined to make the stock pop the way it did. AMBA was already trading at high multiples before the latest moves, but multiples have gotten even higher since then. The bulls have a lot in their favor, but that does not mean everyone is likely to get on board regardless.
|AMBA||US Semiconductor||US Market|
Return vs Industry: AMBA exceeded the US Semiconductor industry which returned 53.3% over the past year.
Return vs Market: AMBA exceeded the US Market which returned 20% over the past year.
|AMBA Average Weekly Movement||10.6%|
|Semiconductor Industry Average Movement||6.3%|
|Market Average Movement||6.0%|
|10% most volatile stocks in US Market||15.0%|
|10% least volatile stocks in US Market||2.3%|
Stable Share Price: AMBA is more volatile than 75% of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 11% a week.
Volatility Over Time: AMBA's weekly volatility (11%) has been stable over the past year, but is still higher than 75% of US stocks.
About the Company
Ambarella, Inc. develops semiconductor solutions for video that enable high-definition (HD) and ultra HD compression, image processing, and deep neural network processing worldwide. The company’s system-on-a-chip designs integrated HD video processing, image processing, artificial intelligence computer vision algorithms, audio processing, and system functions onto a single chip for delivering video and image quality, differentiated functionality, and low power consumption. Its solutions enable the creation of video content for wearable cameras; automotive cameras; drones; virtual reality cameras; and internet protocol security cameras for professional use, and home security and monitoring, as well as robotics and industrial application, including identification/authentication cameras, robotic products, and sensing cameras.
Ambarella Fundamentals Summary
|AMBA fundamental statistics|
Is AMBA overvalued?See Fair Value and valuation analysis
Earnings & Revenue
|AMBA income statement (TTM)|
|Cost of Revenue||US$101.91m|
Last Reported Earnings
Jul 31, 2021
Next Earnings Date
Nov 30, 2021
|Earnings per share (EPS)||-1.30|
|Net Profit Margin||-17.76%|
How did AMBA perform over the long term?See historical performance and comparison
Is Ambarella undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?
Price to Book (PB) ratio
Share Price vs. Fair Value
Below Fair Value: AMBA ($179.52) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($120.95)
Significantly Below Fair Value: AMBA is trading above our estimate of fair value.
Price To Earnings Ratio
PE vs Industry: AMBA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Semiconductor industry average.
PE vs Market: AMBA is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US market.
Price to Earnings Growth Ratio
PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate AMBA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.
Price to Book Ratio
PB vs Industry: AMBA is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (13.1x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (4.5x).
How is Ambarella forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 17 analysts?
Forecasted annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts
Analyst Future Growth Forecasts
Earnings vs Savings Rate: AMBA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered faster growth than the savings rate (2%).
Earnings vs Market: AMBA is forecast to become profitable over the next 3 years, which is considered above average market growth.
High Growth Earnings: AMBA's is expected to become profitable in the next 3 years.
Revenue vs Market: AMBA's revenue (17.8% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (10.1% per year).
High Growth Revenue: AMBA's revenue (17.8% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.
Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts
Future Return on Equity
Future ROE: AMBA's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (15.4%).
How has Ambarella performed over the past 5 years?
Historical annual earnings growth
Earnings and Revenue History
Quality Earnings: AMBA is currently unprofitable.
Growing Profit Margin: AMBA is currently unprofitable.
Past Earnings Growth Analysis
Earnings Trend: AMBA is unprofitable, and losses have increased over the past 5 years at a rate of 64.8% per year.
Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare AMBA's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable
Earnings vs Industry: AMBA is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Semiconductor industry (80.5%).
Return on Equity
High ROE: AMBA has a negative Return on Equity (-9.45%), as it is currently unprofitable.
How is Ambarella's financial position?
Financial Position Analysis
Short Term Liabilities: AMBA's short term assets ($534.0M) exceed its short term liabilities ($85.5M).
Long Term Liabilities: AMBA's short term assets ($534.0M) exceed its long term liabilities ($21.5M).
Debt to Equity History and Analysis
Debt Level: AMBA is debt free.
Reducing Debt: AMBA has not had any debt for past 5 years.
Debt Coverage: AMBA has no debt, therefore it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
Interest Coverage: AMBA has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
What is Ambarella current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?
Dividend Yield vs Market
Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMBA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
High Dividend: Unable to evaluate AMBA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.
Stability and Growth of Payments
Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMBA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.
Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if AMBA's dividend payments have been increasing.
Current Payout to Shareholders
Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.
Future Payout to Shareholders
Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of AMBA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.
How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?
Average management tenure
Fermi Wang (57 yo)
Dr. Feng-Ming Wang, also known as Fermi, PhD., Co-founded Ambarella, Inc in January 2004 and has been its Executive Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2004. Prior to co-founding...
CEO Compensation Analysis
Compensation vs Market: Fermi's total compensation ($USD5.60M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD6.24M).
Compensation vs Earnings: Fermi's compensation has increased whilst the company is unprofitable.
Experienced Management: AMBA's management team is seasoned and experienced (11.8 years average tenure).
Experienced Board: AMBA's board of directors are considered experienced (7.7 years average tenure).
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.
Recent Insider Transactions
Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 5.9%.
Ambarella, Inc.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources
- Name: Ambarella, Inc.
- Ticker: AMBA
- Exchange: NasdaqGS
- Founded: 2004
- Industry: Semiconductors
- Sector: Semiconductors
- Market Cap: US$6.582b
- Shares outstanding: 36.66m
- Website: https://www.ambarella.com
Number of Employees
- Ambarella, Inc.
- 3101 Jay Street
- Santa Clara
- United States
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
|Data||Last Updated (UTC time)|
|Company Analysis||2021/12/01 00:06|
|End of Day Share Price||2021/11/30 00:00|
Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.