Broadcom Stock Is Heading Higher After Earnings Beats Estimate

 Broadcom Stock Is Heading Higher After Earnings Beats Estimate

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An employee walks through the parking lot at a Broadcom office on June 03, 2021 in San Jose, California.


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Shares of chip and infrastructure business

Broadcom

were rising in premarket trading Friday after the company topped consensus estimates and issued an outlook for the fourth quarter that beat Wall Street expectations.

The stock fell in Thursday’s extended session but turned higher early Friday, rising nearly 1% in premarket trading to $496.79.

Broadcom reported fiscal third-quarter net income of $1.88 billion, which amounts to $4.20 a share, compared with a net profit of $688 million, or $1.45 a share, in the year-ago period. Adjusted for stock-based compensation, among other things, earnings were $6.96 a share. Revenue rose 16% to $6.78 billion.

Analysts had modeled adjusted third-quarter earnings of $6.88 a share on revenue of $6.76 billion.

“Broadcom delivered record revenues in the third quarter reflecting our product and technology leadership across multiple secular growth markets in cloud, 5G infrastructure, broadband, and wireless,” Broadcom Chief Cxecutive Hock Tan said.

Amid a global shortage of semiconductors of all kinds–leading to difficulties for car manufacturers, consumer electronics businesses, and many others–investors have expected chip companies to handily beat expectations and offer raised guidance for the next quarter. Theoretically chip companies can sell just about every chip they are capable of producing.

Broadcom said it expected fourth-quarter revenue of roughly $7.35 billion, whereas analysts had expected revenue of $7.23 billion.

Broadcom’s third-quarter chip business grew 19% to bring in revenue of $5.02 billion, compared with $4.22 billion in the year-ago period. The company’s infrastructure software segment rose 10% to $1.76 billion.

Broadcom stock retreated 0.3% to $491.90 during regular trading on Thursday.

Write to Max A. Cherney at max.cherney@barrons.com

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