For investors looking to book a solid dividend, Himax Technology (NASDAQ: HIMX) is the place to be in July. Himax Technology has a current dividend yield of 4.78%. On June 17, 2013 the board of directors approved a dividend of $0.25 per share. The dividend is payable on July 31, 2013 to shareholders of record on July 19, 2013.
The stock has recently pulled back to $5.22 and presents a nice dividend capture strategy as HIMX pays an annual dividend. Himax has an equity summary score of 9.8 out of 10 for a VERY Bullish outlook. The stock has a 12-month price target of $8.40. The stock is up 188% in the past year.
HIMX is growing solidly, and has shown this by beating Q1 earnings estimates, despite the fact that last quarter was the slow quarter for most Asian companies. Himax also expanded its profit margin by 5%. This stock’s growth should only continue with the massive amount of news catalysts on the horizon.
Himax recently announced the closing of the previously announced underwritten offering by selling shareholder Innolux Corporation (“Innolux”) of 25,399,753 American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”), including 3,313,011 ADSs sold pursuant to the underwriters’ over-allotment option. The underwriters have exercised in full their over-allotment option to purchase the 3,313,011 ADSs. Immediately following the closing, Innolux has ceased to be the Company’s shareholder. The Company did not sell any ADSs in the offering and did not receive any proceeds from the offering. Innolux’s sale of the ADSs will not result in dilution of the Company’s outstanding shares.
Himax Technologies, Inc. (HIMX) is a fabless semiconductor solution provider dedicated to display imaging processing technologies. Himax’s main products include display driver ICs and timing controllers used in TVs, laptops, monitors, mobile phones, tablets, digital cameras, car navigation, and many other consumer electronics devices. Additionally, Himax designs and provides controllers for touch sensor displays, LCOS micro-displays used in palm-size projectors and head-mounted displays, LED driver ICs, power management ICs, scaler products for monitors and projectors, tailor-made video processing IC solutions and silicon IPs. The Company also offers digital camera solutions, including CMOS image sensors and wafer level optics, which are used in a wide variety of applications such as mobile phone, tablet, laptop, TV, PC camera, automobile, security and medical devices. Headquartered in Tainan, Taiwan, the Company has offices in Hsinchu and Taipei, Taiwan and in China, Korea, Japan and the US.