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The Stock Surge of Super Micro Means Even the Most Bullish Will Not Expect Huge Gains

March 13, 2024
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Super Micro Computer Inc. has witnessed a staggering 300% surge in its shares this year, yet the bullish price targets from Wall Street are struggling to keep pace with the rapid ascent. Despite the stock, denoted by the ticker symbol SMCI, hovering around $1,170 on a Wednesday morning, only two out of the listed price targets on FactSet surpass the $1,000 mark. Surprisingly, 11 out of the 15 analysts covering the stock maintain optimistic ratings.

In the realm of price predictions, BofA Securities analyst Ruplu Bhattacharya's forecast, though not documented on FactSet, stands slightly above the current trading levels. Bhattacharya, maintaining a buy rating, adjusted his price objective from $1,040 to $1,280 in a recent communication to clients. This revised target implies a modestly sub-10% increase from prevailing levels, accounting for Super Micro's approximately 1% stock gain in the Wednesday morning session. Notably, the new price objective reflects a 10.1% surge from the previous day's closing price.

Bhattacharya expressed enthusiasm about Super Micro's prospects, emphasizing its advantageous positioning to capitalize on the burgeoning AI server market. He anticipates industry revenues to soar from the current $39 billion to an impressive $200 billion by 2027. A key element in Super Micro's favor is its adaptable "building-block architecture," enabling customers to seamlessly adjust to evolving needs. The company's liquid-cooling technology is also highlighted for its relevance in the current landscape, particularly given the substantial power requirements for artificial intelligence applications.

The analyst also drew attention to Super Micro's recent foray into the convertible-debt market, a move designed to bolster the company's cash reserves for expansion and working capital purposes. Notably, the convertible notes do not bear interest, a strategic decision that allowed Super Micro to raise funds for working capital and business expansion without inflating its annual interest expense associated with the offering.

Bhattacharya's positive outlook extends to Super Micro's anticipated robust revenue growth, driven by heightened demand for servers across various applications. These applications include artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, big data analytics, engineering/technical workloads, streaming and content delivery, as well as compute-intensive graphics and online gaming.

Maintaining estimates that already surpass the consensus view, Bhattacharya projects Super Micro to achieve $25.5 billion in revenue and $35.66 in earnings per share for fiscal 2025. In contrast, analysts tracked by FactSet anticipate $20.1 billion in revenue and $29.58 in earnings per share for the same period. The analyst's optimistic projections underscore the potential for Super Micro to outperform market expectations and solidify its position as a key player in the evolving landscape of AI and server technologies.

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