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Exar Corp.

I, Craig A. Ellis , certify that this report reflects my personal beliefs about this company and that no portion of my compensation was, is or will be directly or indirectly related to the specific recommendations or views discussed in this report.

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Disclosure Chart

Resumed Coverage on 01/17/2008 with "Buy" Rating and Price Target of $10.00. Dropped coverage on 12/22/2008. Resumed coverage on 06/10/2010 with "Buy" Rating and Price Target of $9.00. Trf'd Coverage on 06/14/2013 with "Buy" Rating and Price Target of $19.

Ratings Distribution as of August 22, 2017
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total
Buy 146 74.9%
Neutral 48 24.6%
Sell 1 0.5%
Total 195 100%
% with Investment Banking Relationships
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total
Buy 23 88.5%
Neutral 3 11.5%
Sell 0 0.0%
Total 26 100%

Explanation of B. Riley & Co. LLC's Rating System

  • Buy: We generally expect “Buy” rated stocks to have an above-average risk-adjusted total return over the next 12 months. We recommend that investors buy the securities at the current valuation.
  • Neutral: We generally believe “Neutral” rated stocks will have an average risk-adjusted total return over the next 12 months.
  • Sell: We generally expect “Sell” rated stocks to have a below-average risk-adjusted total return over the next 12 months. We recommend that investors reduce their positions until the valuation or fundamentals become more compelling.

Risks and Considerations

  • Acquisition/Integration - The Company actively evaluates potential acquisitions as part of its growth strategy. Acquisitions pursued by the Company could be dilutive to financial results and result in a difficult, dilutive or expensive integration.
  • Carrier spending trends - A significant portion of the Company's revenue is tied to carrier capital spending trends. Fluctuations in wireless, long-haul and access capital spending could have a material negative impact on the Company's results.
  • Competition - The industry is highly competitive and many of the Company's competitors have greater resources.
  • Cyclical Nature of the Company's Business - Revenue from the Company's businesses have historically correlated positively with both US and world GDP. A cyclical downturn in GDP growth domestically and/or abroad may lead to a material deterioration in the Company's results.
  • Economy - Macro-economic issues such as increasing oil and gas prices and a possible drop in consumer spending could have a negative impact on the Company's business.
  • Financial Results - Unpredictable timing of customer orders.
  • Growth Plan - There are many factors that may impact the company's ability to achieve its stated growth objectives.
  • Pricing Pressure - The Company's business could be affected by pricing pressure within the market.
  • Seasonality - The Company's results are highly seasonal.
  • General Industry - The Company could miss our estimates and/or their financial guidance.
  • Sales Cycle - The Company's sales cycle could lengthen beyond what is normal.
  • Further Potential Risks - See the Company's SEC filings, particularly its 10-K filing, for a discussion of further potential risks.

Additional Risks and Considerations

    • Board In Fighting: Historically, the company has experienced board in fighting between major shareholders. Any renewal of tensions could affect company's earnings outlook.
    • Company Sale: Company is in the midst of exploring a sale or strategic alternatives. Any failure to successfully sale the company could affect stock valuation.
    • Access to Lease Financing Market: Company regularly securitizes its leases underwritten. Should the credit markets freeze or/and be disrupted, company's ability to finance new deals would be materially impacted.