Synaptics Professional Analyst Report
Format and length
Write a professional analyst report about Synaptics.
Report should be 1,500 – 2,000 words in length (including references, tables, etc.).
It should be written in Calibri, font size 12, double-spaced on Letter size paper.
At Berkshire Hathaway, Mr. Buffett is considering investing in Synaptics. Mr. Buffett is a long-term investor, meaning that he buys shares in firms with the aim of holding these for several years. He is looking for firms with economic moat, i.e. “a business’ ability to maintain competitive advantages over its competitors in order to protect its long-term profits and market share from competing firms.”1 For that reason, he pays great attention to the characteristics and dynamics of the company’s industry as well as the unique resources, activities and market positioning of the company itself. Mr. Buffett also performs financial analysis on firms to see their profits and estimate profit growth, but pays very little attention to stock price movements. You are currently working as an investment analyst at Berkshire Hathaway. Mr. Buffett therefore turns to you and assigns you to write a short report on Synaptics that summarizes the most important elements: the key opportunities and threats that Synaptics faces externally and the strengths and weaknesses it has internally.