Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mellanox Technologies Ltd.

Mellanox Technologies Ltd. is a NASDAQ listed security that has been trading in a range between $13.70 and $24.31 over the past year. With 29,856,760 shares outstanding, a recent price of $18.92 gives a total market capitalization of $548,468,706. While there are certainly larger companies, Mellanox Technologies Ltd. has definitely earned its place in the pack. Last year, Mellanox Technologies Ltd. created $0.34 in earnings for every share outstanding.

Mellanox Technologies Ltd. is currently priced by the market at 54.80 times last year’s earnings. Many trading multiples around the world are quite attractive these days, but don’t be fooled. A Price to Earnings ratio of 0 simply means that the security didn’t make any money last year.

With a share price under $50 a share and earnings per share below $1 a share, Mellanox Technologies Ltd. could be an interesting value proposition. Consistent earnings are the key to high valuations and this security is well on its way.