Wireless chipmaker Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) will be announcing earnings results tomorrow after market hours. Here's what to look for.
Last quarter Qualcomm reported revenues of $8.63 billion, down 24.2% year on year, beating analyst revenue expectations by 1.3%. It was a mixed quarter for the company, with an impressive beat of analysts' EPS estimates. In addition, next quarter's revenue and EPS guidance came in higher than Wall Street's estimates. On the other hand, its gross margin declined.
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This quarter analysts are expecting Qualcomm's revenue to grow 0.6% year on year to $9.52 billion, improving on the 11.6% year-over-year decline in revenue the company had recorded in the same quarter last year. Adjusted earnings are expected to come in at $2.37 per share.
The analysts covering the company have been growing increasingly bullish about the business heading into the earnings, with revenue estimates seeing four upwards revisions over the last thirty days. The company missed Wall St's revenue estimates twice over the last two years.
Looking at Qualcomm's peers in the semiconductors segment, some of them have already reported Q1 earnings results, giving us a hint of what we can expect. SMART's revenues decreased 30% year on year, missing analyst estimates by 0.3% and Intel reported revenues up 9.7% year on year, exceeding estimates by 1.5%. SMART traded up 82% on the results, Intel was down 4.7%.
There has been positive sentiment among investors in the semiconductors segment, with the stocks up on average 3.7% over the last month. Qualcomm is up 7% during the same time, and is heading into the earnings with analyst price target of $154.3, compared to share price of $150.1.
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