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Dow Jones futures rose after China trade deal buzz sent the stock market to record highs. Adobe signaled a breakout on earnings. Broadcom, Costco, Oracle moved on results too.
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Broadcom Inc. shares tick higher in the extended session Thursday after the chip maker’s outlook tops Wall Street estimates, and quarterly results are in-line.
Investing.com -- China stays mum on the reported U.S. trade deal offer, as analysts see Beijing afraid of getting caught in a trap. The pound and U.K. stocks soar after a convincing election victory for Boris Johnson's Conservatives that paves the way for a formal withdrawal from the EU by the end of January at the latest. And Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) promises a better year ahead after suffering from the U.S. ban on exports of sensitive components to Huawei. Here's what you need to know in financial markets on Friday, 13th December.
(Bloomberg) -- Broadcom Inc. gave an annual sales forecast that signaled optimism that the chip industry has weathered the worst of the China-U.S. trade war, but shares dropped after the company said some units are losing orders, raising concerns about overall growth.Sales in fiscal 2020, which ends next November, will be $25 billion, plus or minus $500 million, the company said Thursday in a statement. That projection includes revenue from its purchase of a Symantec Corp. unit, and was in line with or better than estimates from some analysts who had also factored in that new division’s contribution.On a conference call with analysts, executives said Broadcom lost business from a big smartphone customer in one product area and warned that Wi-Fi chip sales will decline next year. The stock, which had gained on the initial report, slipped more than 2% in extended trading following the detailed outlook.Chief Executive Officer Hock Tan has built the company into one of the biggest in the semiconductor business through a string of acquisitions, and is now expanding into software. That gives Broadcom one of the widest reaches in technology, with clients including Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. in smartphones and some of the top data-center operators for networking components. The evaporation of some business from one of those big phone makers will hold back revenue gains, and the company will tightly control its investment in wireless and industrial chips, Tan said on the call.Apple is one of Broadcom’s largest customers for smartphone components, and earlier this year the two companies struck a deal to supply Apple’s products with radio frequency, or RF, chips for the next two years. Broadcom has also long supplied Apple with Wi-Fi components. But a wireless-charging component used in Apple’s iPhone for a few years from Broadcom was replaced in newer models by a part from STMicroelectronics NV, according to breakdowns of the handset’s parts by iFixit and others. That may be the lost business Broadcom disclosed.The company is targeting total semiconductor sales of $18 billion in 2020, Chief Financial Officer Tom Krause said on the call. The company’s core business -- chips used in networking, broadband and storage systems -- will grow about 7% to around $12 billion, he said. Wi-Fi chip revenue will decline from a total of $2.2 billion and mixed-signal chip revenue will drop by half to less than $500 million, he projected. The company is predicting enterprise software sales will rise to about $7 billion. Symantec revenue will grow from a base of around $1.8 billion, he said.Sales in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2019, which ended Nov. 3, rose 6.1% to $5.78 billion, the San Jose, California-based company said. Before certain items, profit was $5.39 a share. That compares with average analyst estimates for per-share profit of $5.38 on sales of $5.73 billion, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Broadcom’s market value has swelled to $130 billion following Tan’s spree of deals, including his purchase of Symantec’s enterprise security business for $10.7 billion last month. A big chunk of the company’s products are used in China or sent through factories there on the way to becoming part of electronic devices sold around the world. Huawei Technologies Co., a Chinese equipment maker that has been called a security threat and was cut off from U.S. suppliers by the Trump administration, previously spent hundreds of millions of dollars a year on Broadcom chips.Tan, who has been among the most vocal chip-industry leaders in calling out the impact of the trade dispute between the U.S. and China, trimmed Broadcom’s revenue forecast earlier this year, shaving $2 billion from his original projections, citing declining orders amid the trade dispute. That’s made Broadcom’s stock a laggard. Its 29% gain this year compares with a 56% advance by the Philadelphia Stock Exchange Semiconductor Index.(Updates with details of unit performance predictions starting in third paragraph.)\--With assistance from Mark Gurman.To contact the reporter on this story: Ian King in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Jillian Ward at email@example.com, Andrew PollackFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Broadcom stock is up slightly after the company posted better-than-expected sales Thursday afternoon and met earnings forecasts
Chipmaker and enterprise software firm Broadcom late Thursday beat Wall Street's targets for its fiscal fourth quarter. The Broadcom earnings report drove its stock lower in extended trades.
Broadcom Inc. (AVGO) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of 0.56% and 0.38%, respectively, for the quarter ended October 2019. Do the numbers hold clues to what lies ahead for the stock?
The outlook pointed to a weaker-than-expected wireless business, said Kinngai Chan, an analyst with Summit Insights Group. Broadcom, on a post-earnings call said that Symantec Corp's enterprise security unit, its latest $10.7 billion acquisition, is expected to contribute about $1.8 billion next year. The 2020 guidance was actually a little light on the Street as revenue from Symantec was expected to be about $2 billion, said Christopher Rolland, analyst with Susquehanna Financial Group.
Broadcom expects fiscal 2020 to be a good year for networking and RF chip sales. But it forecasts a major drop in its "mixed-signal custom" wireless chip sales to Apple.
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Broadcom's quarterly revenue narrowly beat estimates and earnings per share met consensus. Guidance for 2020 beat analyst estimates.
Investing.com - Broadcom (NASDAQ:AVGO) reported fourth quarter earnings that beat analysts' expectations on Thursday and revenue that topped forecasts.
(Bloomberg) -- After a year in which semiconductor stocks defied conventional wisdom with a seemingly unstoppable rally in the face of gloomy fundamentals, analysts are loathe to go all in.With signs of a rebound in demand still scant, the key question for the new year is where chipmaker shares can go when they’re trading at the highest price to future earnings multiples in nearly a decade. Most analysts expect business to improve in 2020, aided by things like 5G technology and cloud infrastructure spending. But valuations are cause for concern, especially when accounting for lingering tariff uncertainty.“It is challenging to argue that a good amount of the future return potential hasn’t simply been pulled forward on hope,” said Bernstein analyst Stacy Rasgon.At the end of 2018, most of Wall Street saw little to get excited about in the semiconductor industry. Chipmakers had begun axing forecasts as customer orders slowed and inventories swelled as the U.S.-China trade war heated up. Despite all of that, the Philadelphia semiconductor index embarked on a relentless advance, logging just two down months the entire year.The gauge that tracks 30 semiconductor-related stocks has risen 56% so far in 2019, which would be the biggest annual gain in a decade. That eye-popping number was aided by a brutal market sell-off at the end of 2018 that hit technology stocks particularly hard. Chip shares notched new highs Thursday after President Trump said the U.S. and China are “very close” to a “big” trade deal.To keep the rally going, semiconductor companies will need to start posting better-than-expected financial results, according to Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore, who was one of the first analysts on Wall Street to get cautious on the group in the second half of 2018. Moore now advocates holding a select group of stocks including Intel Corp. and Nvidia Corp., which he expects to benefit from higher cloud spending in 2020.“The period where stocks are going to go up on bad numbers is largely behind us,” he said in an interview. “If the numbers come up, then we can have some good performance. I don’t think there’s room for these multiples to come up too much more.”In that regard, the third quarter was a good start. With results in from all members of the chip benchmark except for Broadcom Inc., more than three-quarters of companies beat profit and revenue estimates, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.Still other indicators are worrisome. Inventory levels for many chipmakers remain elevated, according to Moore, and tariffs haven’t been resolved. U.S. goods on some electronics imported from China are set to increase on Dec. 15 if there’s no trade deal.Despite the trade uncertainty, 2020 is “looking decent” from a fundamental standpoint, according to Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Anand Srinivasan. He expects cloud spending to improve, 5G spending to kick in, and stability in mobile devices and personal computers.“The growth themes that we have been positing are going to be manifested in 2020, particularly in the second half,” he said. “We think it still could be a bumpy ride from a stock perspective but we feel optimistic about 2020.”See AlsoSoftware Analysts See More Volatility in an Uncertain 2020Airbus Secures Lead Over Boeing as 737 Max Weighs Into 2020After ‘Blood-Spilled’ Year, Pot Firms Brace for Repeat in 2020Small-Caps Set to Retake 2020 Market Lead After Three-Year LagS&P 500 Melt-Up Is So Hot It’s Making Cheerleaders Into Skeptics(Updates shares and Trump comments in fifth paragraph, adds P/E chart.)\--With assistance from Lu Wang.To contact the reporter on this story: Jeran Wittenstein in San Francisco at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Catherine Larkin at email@example.com, Jennifer Bissell-LinskFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
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