Arrow Electronics Inc (ARW) analysts are very bullish on the company’s future. Estimates are rising, keeping valuations in check, pushing shares to a Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy).
The stock is nearing its 52-week high, but there are plenty of reasons to push right past that mark.
Arrow offers industrial and commercial electronics, services and computing solutions. The company works with over 900 suppliers and 125,000 OEMs around the world.
Since originally featuring Arrow as a Zacks Rank Buy back in September, the company has posted yet another earnings surprise. The Oct 27 press release showed EPS almost tripling, from 37 cents last year to $1.08. That marks a company record.
Sales were also up sharply, to $4.66 billion from $3.67 billion a year ago. The 27% jump was mainly driven by global component sales, which surged 35% to $3.44 billion.
After Arrow guided higher for the next quarter, analysts quickly raised their forecasts as well. The full-year consensus for this year is up 31 cents, to $4.15.
Next year’s projections are up 50 cents, to $4.37. If Arrow can hit these targets the annual growth rates will be 147% and 5%, respectively.
Great Price Too
Right now shares are trading with very attractive valuations as well. The forward P/E is under 8 times and the PEG ratio is showing a bargain at 0.5.
Arrow’s price to sales is just 0.21 times. All three of those metrics are well ahead of the industry average.
Shares were on a tear over the past few months, but have hit a bit of a hurdle here, near the 52-week high. Although, given the strong growth, bullish estimate revisions and cheap valuations shares have a great chance of leaping over that mark.
Read the September 23rd Feature Here