Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
IQE LSE:IQE London Ordinary Share GB0009619924 ORD 1P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  +0.50p +0.39% 129.50p 129.75p 130.25p 131.50p 126.75p 129.50p 7,909,114 16:35:09
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Technology Hardware & Equipment 132.7 19.0 2.9 45.1 885.94

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22/8/2017
09:20
IQE Daily Update: IQE is listed in the Technology Hardware & Equipment sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker IQE. The last closing price for IQE was 129p.
IQE has a 4 week average price of 102.75p and a 12 week average price of 65.25p.
The 1 year high share price is 150.25p while the 1 year low share price is currently 24.50p.
There are currently 684,120,852 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 19,608,213 shares. The market capitalisation of IQE is £885,936,503.34.
12/8/2017
10:33
grabster: I shall not be surprised (delighted, but not surprised) if the IQE share price exceeds 190p before the end of September 2017 - more than 45% higher than now in about 7 weeks.
11/8/2017
13:47
sweenoid: Just some thoughts, The companies producing 3D sensing modules for Apple, are essentially in competition with one another. They will have to show Apple that they are able to produce quality products, high yield and be totally reliable. At least two of these companies are vertical companies that is that they are able to produce the VCSEL wafers as well as the modules themselves, however it is obvious that all of the companies are constrained by supply, they are simply not able to produce enough modulesto satisfy the demand of Apple. Each of these companies is increasing their production by increasing their capacity. I think it is almost impossible for these companies to increase the capacity of their module production and at the same time do the same for the VCSEL wafer production. That really would be a bridge too far for most companies, trying to do both simultaneously is a recipe for going ti*s up. This is where IQE have a massive advantage. IQE own 80% of the OUTSOURCE VCSEL wafer market and are the ONLY supplier to produce 6 inch wafers-these 6 incher's allow companies to produce modules cheaper, quicker, with higher yield, this is what they need, when capacity is constrained :-). IQEincreased their capacity massively in the second half of 2016,in preparation for the increased demand and will again increase the capacity massively with the opening of the Newport factory in H22018,that is currently underway and funded in the most cost-effective way imaginable. The barriers to entry for Competitor producers and vertical producers is extremely high. New companies will not be able to come along and enter the market because of the long validation and qualification times involved, therefore the incumbents as long as they do their job properly would likely retain contracts for a least the next two generations of iPhone and beyond. IQE have already confirmed that they have multi year multi contract wins. Most excitingly it is now obvious the by the end of 2018 ALL iPhone models are HIGHLY likely to contain 3-D sensors therefore the market is likely to be somewhere in the region of 250 million phones to year end of 2018, MINIMUM going into 2019.by this time I fully expect other smart phone makers to be utilising these modules as well in a catch up situation. IQE are therefore likely to be THE major player in terms of wafer production for at least the next 2 to 3 years and probably beyond. it's now thought that each module will cost approximately six dollars. My conservative guess is that IQE we will be supplying wafers for approximately one half of the market,this figure might actually be far higher therefore we will earn a percentage figure of the six dollars and I will calculate this to be a figure of approximately $.50-$.75 , this is at the lower level of the Peel Hunt guesses. However we now have the juicy prospect of All Apple phones to be 3-D sense enabled rather than just the iPhone eigh, the revenue will therefore be significantly higher, imho than PH have provisionally forecast, even for their lower case scenario. The key to IQE earnings are based upon the barriers to entry, the vibrancy of the market and the inevitable transition of VCSEL IP into other smart phone makers, and the other 'markets' I have highlighted in posts.I simply cannot see any significant competitors arising to challenge our almost complete dominance in the outsource VCSEL wafer market, and whilst component suppliers are concentrating on the business of actually producing enough modules to satisfy Apple,whilst also being ultra-sensitive about not botching up their 'core' business- they will NOT be focused on wafer expansion, all their efforts would sensibly be placed in increasing capacity for modules not wafers :-)this is a win-win win for IQE It seems to me that the momentum in the share price will be related to the actual outlooks summary in the interim earnings report. The analysts will take their guidance from the company in the conference call and with individual post earnings meetings. The estimates produced by the analysts will guide the market as to the PE , revenues and potential earnings for 2017 and most importantly for year 2018,that figure is now absolutely pivotal in calculating the value of the company, going forward. Basically, the potential for a huge rerating of the revenues and EPS estimations for FY2018 based on the VCSEL market alone now seems inevitable.Its important not to get too optimistic, but looking at 'the market' we are in here, and the company involved that will give off this tsunami of earnings ( Apple), its become obvious to me that my target price is woefully low. I won't wait for the analysts, I for one raise my target share price to £2.50 and it's obviously cheap as chips under 150p.:-) S
04/8/2017
08:12
richardc77: How long before the IQE share price is ahead of IMG's? Funny old world ;)
26/7/2017
20:05
tangler42: Would be interested to here peoples thoughts on why ennismore and another have recently increased/opened a short position against IQE. Obviously to make money! Possible reasons might include 1. They expect share price to drop. 2. They hope to force share price to drop. 3. They are being paid to achieve 1 and 2 by a third oarty perhaps intersted in building a position at a lower share price. I find this increase very confusing and is completely at odds with IQE's well reported prospects and related share price. What a fair share price is based on those prospects i do not know. I am a long term holder who averaged down his share price to 23p after buying after intel rumours many years ago. Consequently i now have a very significant (for me) holding so i have a vested interest in share price remaing at or increasing above current share price. Anyhow would value other peoples thoughts. Thanks.
01/6/2017
08:46
rivaldo: Good news today. Also, thanks to bbd for the FT article - it's free to view if you go via Google, but anyway.....all PR is good PR: Https://www.ft.com/content/7b986bec-349e-11e7-99bd-13beb0903fa3 "Semiconductor maker IQE eyes a market in optical sensors A specialist electronics cluster in Wales would spur new industry 3 hours ago by John Murray Brown It has been known for years that dogs can detect disease, but a Welsh semiconductor company says that optical sensors in healthcare devices for the home could one day provide a similar early warning system. IQE of St Mellons, Cardiff, makes compound semiconductors composed of two or more chemical elements. These work faster than conventional, single-element silicon semiconductors. The wafers that are the base for semiconductors can be found in mobile phone handsets and are also used in lasers. They were a key technology in DVD and Blu-ray players. Three years ago, more than 80 per cent of IQE’s production was to support wireless technology in mobile handsets. But Chris Meadows, IQE’s head of marketing, says that has now dropped to around 70 per cent, because the fastest growing sector is photonics, the area of technology that is concerned with the properties and transmission of photons, such as fibre optics. “Dogs can [detect] compounds down to parts per million, or parts per billion even,” Mr Meadows says. “Until now, we have not been able to use technology to do that, but optical sensing is getting to the precision where that can happen using lasers and detectors.” He says the semiconductor industry is at an inflection point: “Mobiles have grown the industry, but compound semi­conductors are key to driverless cars and sensors in healthcare technology. Healthcare will be dependent on compound semiconductors.” Mr Meadows says the cost of compound semiconductors account for $10 of the price of a mobile phone. The part played by IQE represents about 30 per cent of that. The bulk of these processors are still made by the big telecommunications companies such as Motorola and Samsung. Of the specialist, standalone companies whose only activity is making compound semiconductors, IQE accounts for half the global market. IQE’s products are found in the sensors in the speaker-receiver part of a mobile phone, which tells touchscreens to switch off when they are brought close to the ear. They are also used in driverless cars and, once infrared sensing is deployed, could allow such cars to “see” through stationary vehicles. “We think this will be a growing market for us,” Mr Meadows says. IQE employs 600 people worldwide, including 160 at two facilities in Cardiff. Forty per cent are graduates and half of those are PhDs. The company was founded in 1988 by chief executive Drew Nelson, who had previously worked at BT’s global research headquarters at Martlesham, near Ipswich. It has grown through acquisition and has 11 sites, housing factories, research and sales teams, including five in North America. IQE floated on the Easdaq, the former Brussels-based market for fast-growth companies that is now part of Börse Berlin. It was briefly on the main UK market before switching to the Alternative Investment Market in London in 2003. The company had sales of £133m in 2016 and profit of £19.8m before tax. The share price has more than tripled over the past year. One explanation for its strong performance is that when the British smartphone chip designer Arm Holdings was bought for £24bn in July by Japanese telecoms group SoftBank, many UK technology investors switched allegiance to IQE. The company has become a driving force behind efforts by the Welsh government to create a cluster of specialist electronics companies in Cardiff and South Wales, dedicated to producing and selling compound semiconductors. Mr Meadows says there are already several clusters of semiconductor manufacturing in Europe. One is Eindhoven in the Netherlands, which is the centre of research and was the original headquarters for electronics company Philips. They also exist in university towns such as Leuven, Belgium, “but these clusters are all concentrated on silicon [semiconductor manufacturing],” he says. Cardiff already has some semiconductor research activity. Cardiff University tests radio frequency components for handset manufacturers — often these are companies supplied by IQE. Last month, Cardiff Capital Region announced it was allocating nearly £38m to fund a high-volume foundry specifically to make compound semiconductors. The facility will be owned by Cardiff and nine neighbouring councils. Equipment will be leased to manufacturers. “We will build a pilot line production to give us the critical mass needed to be seen as a ‘go to’ place for compound semiconductors,” says Mr Meadows, adding that there are already potential end users in Wales, such as Airbus, the aircraft manufacturer, and General Dynamics UK, the aerospace and defence company. Separately, Cardiff has been selected to be the home of the UK’s Compound Semiconductor Applications Catapult, a UK government-funded facility where technologies will be available to mid-tier and small companies to use for a fee. This is one of 10 hubs of high-performance manufacturing across the UK. Both initiatives are designed to encourage more supply-chain activity in Wales. “We have come across UK companies that are developing new healthcare technologies and they are importing lasers from China,” says Mr Meadows. ”We probably supplied China with the materials to make those lasers.”
16/5/2017
09:23
rivaldo: Indeed...sitting back and watching the IQE share price is rather satisfying :o))
09/5/2017
09:44
hannath: Hello Share Moochers. After I commended IQE (IQE) the shares have gradually improved, now by some 200%. I very much considered taking profits. Only one thing stopped me last week: the thought that surely some predator had the Cardiff company in its sights. I’m now glad I didn’t sell for a different, more tangible, reason. The case to buy more shares gets better. Ten local councils in the Cardiff region want to turn the area into a new Silicon Valley, like the one in California. This is no pie-in-the-sky idea. These local authorities have ponied up £38 million towards the project. The Welsh Assembly has already put down another £12 million. The idea is to make compound semi-conductors. If, like me, you don’t know what these are, suffice to say they are used in robotics, the quickly-growing area to definitely be in. Semi conductors are also a big part of G5 phones and driverless cars. And they are vital to efficient solar power. The facility to make these thrilling gismos will be housed in a foundry in Newport, South Wales, making another 2,000 jobs. Which brings me to IQE, which has become involved. It’s a specialist in compound semi-conductors. And demand for them is so strong that the share price has been slowly moving up from less than 20p to 64p as I write. In my view that share price has only just started to move. But I should add that there are other companies in South Wales which make semi-conductors and they will also get part of the action. Even so, you can see the potential here. Welsh politicians see a new Silicon Valley as totally revitalising the Welsh economy. Now as far as I know, IQE has not trumpeted this development very much. Which is refreshingly different to so many companies which come out with the least little thing in the hopes of hiking the share price. IQE is probably concentrating instead on turning itself into an extremely profitable company at the very forefront of some of the most exciting technologies currently available. And now the Punter’s Return is open again. - See more at: hxxp://www.shareprophets.com/views/28932/a-new-silicon-valley-is-planned-boy-o-and-iqe-is-part-of-it-look-you#sthash.f559F9fq.dpuf
28/4/2017
12:57
monkeywench1: Yump I am happy to review IQE share price in a year from now. That is all the validation I need. The problem is that if the share price is higher ( which i strongly suspect it will be ) you will be even more bitter. Move on chap.
07/2/2017
08:58
yump: I love that when companies that have messed up or got over-hyped (that's polite) change their names. So presumably Blinkx are now a music publisher ? (Sorry, instead of over-hyped I should have said "failed to change the entire world, as promised") Anyway the IQE share price is being managed by the Grand Old Duke of York by the look of it.
06/1/2017
08:02
yump: sweetnoid Why are you quoting repeat major annual contract wins ? Amongst all your detailed knowledge, how did you miss the fact that when Kopin was taken over, the major ongoing contract with Skyworks was part of it ? Put it another way: without the renewal, the IQE share price would be up the Khyber. So its not exactly 'nice' to get another announcement - its critical. This was actually discussed twice when the Skyworks contract was up for renewal as it formed a major part of IQE revenue after Kopin Wireless and with the share price going nowhere, there were worries that the contract had not been renewed.
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