| 2017-10-12 08:56:09|
HIMX, AAPL 08:56 10/12 10/12/17
Lake Street checks confirm Apple supply chain issues impacting Himax
Lake Street analyst Jaeson Schmidt says recent channel checks indicate the "well-rumored" supply chain issues at Apple (AAPL) and pushouts at Android manufacturers could create headwinds the rest of this year for Himax Technologies and cause 2018 to be more second half weighted than originally expected. The analyst, while admitting his upgrade of Himax two weeks ago was premature, keeps a Buy rating on the shares. Himax has not lost these sockets, but rather is being impacted by timetable shifts, Schmidt tells investors in a research note. He still believes the 3D sensing market has the potential to drive significant growth for the company longer-term. The analyst lowered his 2017 earnings per share estimate for Himax to 9c from 12c and 2018 estimate to 30c from 38c.