Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Marvell Executing On A Once-Underappreciated Transformation Strategy

I liked Marvell (MRVL) back in September of 2018, as I thought the Street was too focused on the near-term challenges of integrating Cavium and not enough credit to the transformation underway in the business. While the shares dropped another 20% from that point in time with the SOX, the shares have since rebounded more strongly, and the shares now sit about 20% higher than they were at the time of the last article (while the SOX is down about 4%).

I continue to like the direction Marvell is going. Significant wins in 5G (primarily with Samsung) could translate into more than $700 million of incremental revenue, and the company has been building up its ASIC capabilities such that I believe the company has a chance of emerging as a viable second-source rival to Broadcom (AVGO) in time and shifting more of the business’s center of gravity towards growth markets and away from storage.

What I don’t like so much is the current valuation. Marvell has attractive end-market exposure for the next 12-18 months and looks better-positioned for the near-term growth that Wall Street loves so much, but I think the valuation is a tougher sell now.

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Marvell Executing On A Once-Underappreciated Transformation Strategy

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