Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR)
Shares of Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) gained 11% after the worldwide supplier of semiconductor test and burn equipment announced a $2.7 million follow-on order. The purchase order is for the supply of the company’s OX-XP system, multiple DiePak® Carriers. In addition to the $2.7 million order, Aehr Test System has reported a 31% increase in Q1 revenue.
AEHR Stock Performance
Investors reacted to the news by pushing the stock to $3.52, which happens to be a key resistance level, in a falling trend line. Should Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) rise above the $3.60, it could make a push to $4, which happens to be another key resistance level.
While Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) is up by more than 10% for the year, it is still down by more than 30% from its April highs of $6 a share. The stock has been trading in a downtrend in recent months after struggling to rise above the $5 a share mark.
The $2.7 million order should strengthen investor confidence on the stock as it continues to bounce back from multi-year lows.
The contract validates FOX –XP system unique capability of delivering thousands of test resources that has made it appropriate for volume test/burn in production.
“We are excited to receive these additional follow-on orders from this large multinational customer for their production test/burn-in requirements. The new orders build on an existing device test/burn-in implementation at this customer now moving into volume production, which continues to expand our production presence for multiple generations of devices,” said CEO Gayn Erickson.
Aehr Q1 Earnings
The $2.7 million FOX-XP orders follow reports that Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) generated net sales of $7 million for the first quarter of 2017, up from $5.3 million reported the previous year. Non-GAAP net income came in at $226,000 or $0.01 a share compared to a net loss of (-$436,000) for the corresponding period last year.
During the quarter, the company received a $900,000 order for the supply of additional testing capability and power handling capacity to test and burn-in new silicon photonics. Late last month the company announced a volume production order worth more than $3 million
Taking into consideration the $2.7 million order, Aehr Test Systems (NASDAQ:AEHR) entered the second quarter with a backlog of $18 million.
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About the author: Marc has a degree in economics and a MSc. in Finance. Over his 20-year career, Marc has worked for global investment firms in Europe and the United States as an analyst, fund manager, and consultant.