Marvell Follows Nvidia's Lead
Plus, Costco’s e-commerce business.
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Marvell Follows Nvidia's Lead
Semiconductor company Marvell Technology (Nasdaq: MRVL) surged by 16.74% in after-hours trading on Thursday due to strong financial results.
Financials: Marvell reported earnings of 31 cents per share in the past quarter and revenue of $1.322 billion; both were better than expected.
Details: Revenue for data center, enterprise networking, and carrier infrastructure increased in the quarter.
But: Revenue for consumer and automotive/industrial decreased in the quarter.
Outlook: The company expects revenue growth to accelerate in the second half of the year. In the current quarter, Marvell is eyeing revenue of around $1.330 billion and earnings per share of about 32 cents.
Quote: “AI has emerged as a key growth driver for Marvell, which we are enabling with our leading network connectivity products and emerging cloud optimized silicon platform. While we are still in the early stages of our AI ramp, we are forecasting our AI revenue in fiscal 2024 to at least double from the prior year and continue to grow rapidly in the coming years.” - Matt Murphy, Marvell's President and CEO.
Stock Price: Marvell is already up 37% this year.
Final Thoughts: Similar to the strong results we saw from Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA) on Wednesday, Marvell is riding the AI-semiconductor wave of success in 2023.
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Costco’s E-Commerce Business Declines
Shares of Costco Wholesale (Nasdaq: COST) ticked down by 0.32% in after-hours trading on Thursday after the retail giant posted mixed financial results.
Financials: Costco reports earnings of $2.93 per share in the past quarter and revenue of $53.6; both were below estimates.
Final Thoughts: Sales for e-commerce dropped by 10%. The stock is up 7% in 2023.
Gap’s Surprise Profit
Gap (NYSE: GPS) stunned investors with better-than-expected financial results, sending shares up by 16.31% in after-hours trading on Thursday.
Financial: Gap reported earnings of one cent per share, which was better than expected. Revenue reached $3.28 billion, which was in line.
Final Thoughts: Gap, down 34% this year, grew its operating margin in the quarter and made other improvements that should satisfy investors.
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