Marvell FQ3 guidance solid, shares +1.3% AH


Marvell (MRVL) expects FQ3 revenue of $850M-$900M and EPS of $0.25 (+/- $0.02), favorable to a consensus of $845.2M and $0.24.

The chipmaker attributes its FQ2 beat to "better demand and share gains" for storage chips, and "strong double-digit growth" for mobile/wireless chip sales.

Gross margin was 53%, -160 bps Q/Q and -60 bps Y/Y. GM is expected to fall to 51% (+/- 100 bps) in FQ3.

$83M was spent to repurchase 7.2M shares. 211M shares (~30% of outstanding shares) have been repurchased over the last 12 months. Thank David Einhorn for that.

Marvell's strong YTD performance seems to be limiting its AH move. Also, the chipmaker's gross margin guidance might be disappointing some investors.

CC at 4:45PM ET. FQ2 results, PR

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