Earnings results often give us a good indication of what direction the company take in the months ahead. With Q3 now behind us, let’s have a look at Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) and its peers.
The biggest demand drivers for processors (CPUs) and graphics chips at the moment are secular trends related to 5G and Internet of Things, autonomous driving, and high performance computing in the data center space, specifically around AI and machine learning. Like all semiconductor companies, digital chip makers exhibit a degree of cyclicality, driven by supply and demand imbalances and exposure to PC and Smartphone product cycles.
The 7 processors and graphics chips stocks we track reported a weak Q3; on average, revenues beat analyst consensus estimates by 1.33%, while on average next quarter revenue guidance was 8.57% under consensus. Technology stocks have been hit hard on fears of higher interest rates as investors search for near-term cash flows, but processors and graphics chips stocks held their ground better than others, with the share prices up 17.1% since the previous earnings results, on average.
Originally the semiconductor division of Hewlett Packard, Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) is a semiconductor conglomerate that spans wireless, networking, data storage, and industrial end markets along with an infrastructure software business focused on mainframes and cybersecurity.
Broadcom reported revenues of $8.93 billion, up 20.5% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a decent quarter for the company, with a significant improvement in inventory levels and revenue guidance for the next quarter above expectations.
"Broadcom's fiscal year 2022 revenue grew 21% year-over-year to a record $33.2 billion, as a result of strong demand from hyperscale, service providers, and enterprise," said Hock Tan, President and CEO of Broadcom
The stock is up 9.49% since the results and currently trades at $582.00
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Best Q3: Allegro MicroSystems (NASDAQ:ALGM)
The result of a spinoff from Sanken in Japan, Allegro MicroSystems (NASDAQ:ALGM) is a designer of power management chips and distance sensors used in electric vehicles and data centers.
Allegro MicroSystems reported revenues of $237.6 million, up 22.7% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 5.61%. It was a very strong quarter for the company, with a beat on the bottom line and very optimistic guidance for the next quarter.
Allegro MicroSystems scored the strongest analyst estimates beat among its peers. The stock is up 47.4% since the results and currently trades at $33.42.
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Weakest Q3: Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA)
Founded in 1993 by Jensen Huang and two former Sun Microsystems engineers, Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is a leading fabless designer of chips used in gaming, PCs, data centers, automotive, and a variety of end markets.
Nvidia reported revenues of $5.93 billion, down 16.5% year on year, beating analyst expectations by 1.91%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with declining revenue and underwhelming guidance for the next quarter.
The stock is up 3.26% since the results and currently trades at $164.61.
Founded in 1969 by a group of former Fairchild semiconductor executives led by Jerry Sanders, Advanced Micro Devices or AMD (NASDAQ:AMD) is one of the leading designers of computer processors and graphics chips used in PCs and data centers.
AMD reported revenues of $5.56 billion, up 29% year on year, missing analyst expectations by 1.48%. It was a weak quarter for the company, with guidance for the next quarter missing analysts' expectations.
AMD delivered the fastest evenue growth and highest full year guidance raise, but had the weakest performance against analyst estimates among the peers. The stock is up 18.6% since the results and currently trades at $70.80.
Inventor of the x86 processor that powered decades of technological innovation in PCs, data centers, and numerous other markets, Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is the leading manufacturer of computer processors and graphics chips.
Intel reported revenues of $15.3 billion, down 20% year on year, in line with analyst expectations. It was a weak quarter for the company, with full year guidance missing analysts' expectations.
Intel had the weakest full year guidance update among the peers. The stock is up 15.5% since the results and currently trades at $30.29.
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