NasdaqCM:LEDS

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Executive Summary

SemiLEDs Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells light emitting diode (LED) chips, LED components, and LED modules and systems in the United States, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, India, China, and internationally. More Details


Snowflake Analysis

Mediocre balance sheet with weak fundamentals.


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Share Price & News

How has SemiLEDs's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?


Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: LEDS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.


Market Performance


7 Day Return

-2.8%

LEDS

-2.5%

US Semiconductor

-3.1%

US Market


1 Year Return

6.9%

LEDS

38.3%

US Semiconductor

12.7%

US Market

Return vs Industry: LEDS underperformed the US Semiconductor industry which returned 38.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: LEDS underperformed the US Market which returned 12.7% over the past year.


Shareholder returns

LEDSIndustryMarket
7 Day-2.8%-2.5%-3.1%
30 Day-10.0%-1.7%-2.9%
90 Day-19.5%10.3%8.2%
1 Year6.9%6.9%41.0%38.3%15.3%12.7%
3 Year32.5%32.5%85.3%75.6%37.8%28.5%
5 Year-31.6%-31.6%250.0%215.4%90.9%69.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is SemiLEDs's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?


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Valuation

Is SemiLEDs undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

4.23x

Price to Book (PB) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LEDS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate LEDS's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: LEDS is unprofitable, so we can't compare its PE Ratio to the US Semiconductor industry average.

PE vs Market: LEDS 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 LEDS's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: LEDS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (4.2x) compared to the US Semiconductor industry average (3.1x).


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Future Growth

How is SemiLEDs forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

23.0%

Forecasted Semiconductors industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as SemiLEDs has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


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Past Performance

How has SemiLEDs performed over the past 5 years?

40.4%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: LEDS is currently unprofitable.

Growing Profit Margin: LEDS is currently unprofitable.


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: LEDS is unprofitable, but has reduced losses over the past 5 years at a rate of 40.4% per year.

Accelerating Growth: Unable to compare LEDS's earnings growth over the past year to its 5-year average as it is currently unprofitable

Earnings vs Industry: LEDS is unprofitable, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Semiconductor industry (7.5%).


Return on Equity

High ROE: LEDS has a negative Return on Equity (-51.71%), as it is currently unprofitable.


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Financial Health

How is SemiLEDs's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: LEDS's short term assets ($7.5M) do not cover its short term liabilities ($7.6M).

Long Term Liabilities: LEDS's short term assets ($7.5M) exceed its long term liabilities ($4.5M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: LEDS's debt to equity ratio (288.8%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: LEDS's debt to equity ratio has increased from 13.6% to 288.8% over the past 5 years.


Balance Sheet


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: LEDS has sufficient cash runway for more than a year based on its current free cash flow.

Forecast Cash Runway: LEDS has sufficient cash runway for 1.2 years if free cash flow continues to grow at historical rates of 42.5% each year.


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Dividend

What is SemiLEDs's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate LEDS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate LEDS'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 LEDS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if LEDS'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 LEDS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.


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Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

8.6yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Trung Tri Doan (61 yo)

15.67yrs

Tenure

US$303,750

Compensation

Mr. Trung Tri Doan founded SemiLEDs Corporation in 2004 and has been its Chairman and Chief Executive since January 2005. Mr. Doan has been President of SemiLEDs Corporation since August 2012. Mr. Doan ser ...


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Trung Tri's total compensation ($USD303.75K) is below average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD601.89K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Trung Tri's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Members

NamePositionTenureCompensationOwnership
Trung Tri Doan
Founder15.67yrsUS$303.75k11.73%
$ 1.3m
Scott R. Simplot
Independent Director15.5yrsno datano data
Roger Lee
Independent Director1yrno data0%
$ 0
Kuan Hsiung Hsieh
Independent Director8.58yrsUS$45.00k0.53%
$ 57.5k
Walter Michael Gough
Independent Director4.42yrsUS$33.00k0.21%
$ 23.4k

8.6yrs

Average Tenure

65yo

Average Age

Experienced Board: LEDS's board of directors are considered experienced (8.6 years average tenure).


Ownership

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

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have been diluted in the past year, with total shares outstanding growing by 11.6%.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

SemiLEDs Corporation's company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: SemiLEDs Corporation
  • Ticker: LEDS
  • Exchange: NasdaqCM
  • Founded: 2005
  • Industry: Semiconductors
  • Sector: Semiconductors
  • Market Cap: US$10.937m
  • Shares outstanding: 4.01m
  • Website: https://www.semileds.com

Number of Employees


Location

  • SemiLEDs Corporation
  • Hsinchu Science Park
  • 3rd Floor
  • Chunan
  • 350
  • Taiwan

Listings

TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
LEDSNasdaqCM (Nasdaq Capital Market)YesCommon StockUSUSDDec 2010
6LD1DB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURDec 2010

Biography

SemiLEDs Corporation develops, manufactures, and sells light emitting diode (LED) chips, LED components, and LED modules and systems in the United States, Taiwan, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, India, Ch ...


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/09/23 05:35
End of Day Share Price2020/09/22 00:00
Earnings2020/05/31
Annual Earnings2019/08/31


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.