NASDAQ:HIMX - Himax Technologies Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$3.69 +0.07 (+1.93 %)
(As of 12/18/2018 06:08 AM ET)
Previous Close$3.62
Today's Range$3.61 - $3.80
52-Week Range$3.03 - $11.18
Volume2.22 million shs
Average Volume2.87 million shs
Market Capitalization$623.02 million
P/E Ratio25.86
Dividend Yield2.49%
Himax Technologies, Inc., a fabless semiconductor company, provides display imaging processing technologies worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Driver IC and Non-Driver Products. It offers display driver integrated circuits (ICs) and timing controllers used in televisions (TVs), laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, and other consumer electronics devices. The company also designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays; in-cell touch and display driver integration single-chip solutions; LED driver and power management ICs; scaler products for monitors and projectors; tailor-made video processing IC solutions; silicon IPs; and liquid crystal on silicon micro-displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and head-up displays for automotive industry. In addition, it offers digital camera solutions, including complementary metal oxide semiconductor image sensors and wafer level optics for AR devices, 3D sensing, and machine vision, which are used in various applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security, medical devices, and Internet on Things. The company markets its display drivers and display-related products to panel manufacturers, agents or distributors, module manufacturers, and assembly houses; and non-driver products to camera module manufacturers, optical engine manufacturers, and television system manufacturers. Himax Technologies, Inc. has a collaboration with Kneron to develop and commercialize a 3D sensing and AI-enabled security and surveillance solution. The company was founded in 2001 and is headquartered in Tainan City, Taiwan.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Semiconductors & related devices
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:HIMX
Previous Symbol


Debt-to-Equity RatioN/A
Current Ratio1.77
Quick Ratio1.35


Trailing P/E Ratio25.86
Forward P/E Ratio123.00
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$685.17 million
Price / Sales0.93
Cash Flow$0.2674 per share
Price / Cash Flow13.80
Book Value$2.64 per share
Price / Book1.40


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$0.16
Net Income$27.96 million
Net Margins3.31%
Return on Equity5.56%
Return on Assets3.11%


Outstanding Shares172,100,000
Market Cap$623.02 million

Himax Technologies (NASDAQ:HIMX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Himax Technologies' stock symbol?

Himax Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "HIMX."

How often does Himax Technologies pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Himax Technologies?

Himax Technologies declared an annual dividend on Tuesday, June 19th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 19th will be given a dividend of $0.09 per share on Tuesday, July 31st. This represents a yield of 1.17%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 18th. View Himax Technologies' Dividend History.

How were Himax Technologies' earnings last quarter?

Himax Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:HIMX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The semiconductor company reported $0.01 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of ($0.01) by $0.02. The semiconductor company had revenue of $188.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $188.20 million. Himax Technologies had a return on equity of 5.56% and a net margin of 3.31%. Himax Technologies's revenue was down 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.05 EPS. View Himax Technologies' Earnings History.

When is Himax Technologies' next earnings date?

Himax Technologies is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, February 12th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Himax Technologies.

What guidance has Himax Technologies issued on next quarter's earnings?

Himax Technologies updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Thursday, November, 8th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $0.02-0.04 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.03. The company issued revenue guidance of +0-5% Q/Q to $188.4-198 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $194.95 million.Himax Technologies also updated its Q4 2018 guidance to $0.02-0.04 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for HIMX?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Himax Technologies' stock. Their forecasts range from $4.00 to $8.00. On average, they expect Himax Technologies' stock price to reach $6.7143 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 82.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Himax Technologies.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Himax Technologies?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Himax Technologies in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Himax Technologies.

Has Himax Technologies been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about HIMX stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Himax Technologies earned a coverage optimism score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the semiconductor company a news buzz of 7.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days.

Are investors shorting Himax Technologies?

Himax Technologies saw a drop in short interest during the month of November. As of November 15th, there was short interest totalling 22,267,557 shares, a drop of 9.5% from the October 31st total of 24,596,526 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 3,709,585 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 6.0 days. Approximately 12.9% of the company's stock are short sold. View Himax Technologies' Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Himax Technologies' key competitors?

Who are Himax Technologies' key executives?

Himax Technologies' management team includes the folowing people:
  • Dr. Biing-Seng Wu, Founder & Chairman (Age 60)
  • Mr. Jordan Wu, Founder, Chief Exec. Officer, Pres & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Norman Hung, Exec. VP of Sales & Marketing (Age 60)
  • Ms. Jacqueline Chang, Chief Financial Officer (Age 58)
  • Mr. David Lyou, Exec. VP of Design & Engineering Center / Bus. Center III

Who are Himax Technologies' major shareholders?

Himax Technologies' stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (8.63%), Luminus Management LLC (0.58%), Morgan Stanley (0.26%), Granite Point Capital Management L.P. (0.19%), Credit Suisse AG (0.15%) and CI Investments Inc. (0.10%). View Institutional Ownership Trends for Himax Technologies.

Which institutional investors are selling Himax Technologies stock?

HIMX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, CI Investments Inc., CI Investments Inc., Pendal Group Ltd, Morgan Stanley, Granite Point Capital Management L.P. and Credit Suisse AG. View Insider Buying and Selling for Himax Technologies.

Which institutional investors are buying Himax Technologies stock?

HIMX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Luminus Management LLC, FNY Investment Advisers LLC, FNY Investment Advisers LLC, Penserra Capital Management LLC, Marshall Wace North America L.P., First Manhattan Co., Hsbc Holdings PLC and Stelac Advisory Services LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Himax Technologies.

How do I buy shares of Himax Technologies?

Shares of HIMX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Himax Technologies' stock price today?

One share of HIMX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $3.69.

How big of a company is Himax Technologies?

Himax Technologies has a market capitalization of $623.02 million and generates $685.17 million in revenue each year. The semiconductor company earns $27.96 million in net income (profit) each year or $0.16 on an earnings per share basis. Himax Technologies employs 2,190 workers across the globe.

What is Himax Technologies' official website?

The official website for Himax Technologies is

How can I contact Himax Technologies?

Himax Technologies' mailing address is NO. 26 ZIH LIAN ROAD SINSHIH DISTRICT, TAIWAN F5, 74148. The semiconductor company can be reached via phone at 886-6505-0880 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Himax Technologies (NASDAQ HIMX)

Community Ranking:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  461 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  468 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  929
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Himax Technologies and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe HIMX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe HIMX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/18/2018 by Staff

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