It's all about the future, slick, and next year's EPS is supposed to be +20% of this years.
Nontheless, it will be interesting to see how the market reacts to an EPS beat this Q, a forecast EPS beat next quarter, a 10 million revenue miss this quarter, and a forecast 30 million revenue miss next quarter.
Please, almost no chips makers are giving this inflated guidance. I don't trust TXN at all. Anyone can state huge future guidance, and it can be totally fabricated to push their stock, and that's what I think was done. Only the shorts and the ignorant are pushing this up.