Disclosures

Maxim Integrated Products, Inc.

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

Ratings Distribution as of July 19, 2017 % with Investment Banking Relationships
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total
Buy 143 74.9%
Neutral 47 24.6%
Sell 1 0.5%
Total 191 100%
Ratings Distribution as of October 4, 2016 % with Investment Banking Relationships
Rating Number of Companies Percent of Total
Buy 24 96.0%
Neutral 1 4.0%
Sell 0 0.0%
Total 25 100%

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

  • Buy: We generally expect "Buy" rated stocks to materially outperform both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 as well as other stocks in their sector. Further, we believe that the potential reward relative to the potential risk is particularly attractive.
  • Neutral: We generally believe "Neutral" rated stocks will perform roughly in line with the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 over the intermediate and long term.
  • Sell: We generally expect "Sell" rated stocks to materially underperform both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 as well as other stocks in their sector. Further, we believe that the potential reward relative to the potential risk is particularly unattractive.

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.
  • 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.
  • Fabless Model - The Company could suffer if the Company's foundry or packaging partners lack adequate capacity.
  • 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.
  • Inventory risk - Depending on market conditions, the Company's gross margins could come under pressure if market prices quickly fall within a three to five week time frame.
  • Pricing Pressure - The Company's business could be affected by pricing pressure within the market.
  • Seasonality - The Company's results are highly seasonal.