When nxp went to stock market it was said to be "nuts" idea to assign price of 14$, not so much later critics were right, their stock price saw 10$ and till Q4 it remained on this level. However Apple effect was seen at the end of Q4. Whomever made investment on NXPI doubled their money no matter what statement says.
NXP is on good path however need to bring inspring solutions for future markets. With HPMS they cant go so far than current