We upgrade our recommendation for Novatel Wireless (NVTL) to Outperform following the blockbuster financial results of its third quarter 2009.

We expect the top-line of Novatel to maintain its current growth rate supported by strong demand for MiFi mobile intelligent hotspot and USB modems.

The company has generated a record-high level of free cash flow and significantly improved its gross margin. In addition, the company has a very strong balance sheet, capable to support its long-run business endeavors. Management has made the decision to extend the MiFi platform with new features and functionality, as well as building a MiFi ecosystem through organic development and strategic partners.Zacks Investment Research