- Two months after providing disappointing Q4 guidance, Broadcom (BRCM) has upped its revenue guidance range for the quarter to $2B-$2.05B from a prior $1.975B (+/- 3%). (PR)
- In addition, the chipmaker now expects it Q4 gross margin to be down 50-75 bps Q/Q (prior guidance was for a 50-100 bps drop), and for its R&D/SG&A expenses to be up only $30M-$50M Q/Q (prior guidance was for a $30M-$50M increase). The guidance hike comes as Broadcom's analyst day gets going (webcast).
- Broadcom attributes the improved top-line guidance to "better-than-expected revenue in each reportable segment, particularly in Infrastructure & Networking." It's worth noting optical component vendor Finisar recently provided strong guidance, thanks in large part to healthy data center-related sales. The major investments being made by Web/cloud service providers in their data center infrastructures could be playing a role.
- Broadcom's guidance could have positive implications for networking chip rivals Marvell (MRVL), Cavium (CAVM), and LSI.
Check out Seeking Alpha’s new Earnings Center
Are you Bullish or Bearish on ?
Results for ()
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
From other sites
at Zacks.com (Tue, 6:00PM)
at Zacks.com (Mon, 5:54PM)
at Zacks.com (Feb 26, 2015)
at Zacks.com (Feb 25, 2015)
at Investor's Business Daily (Jan 21, 2015)
ETF Screener: Search and filter by asset class, strategy, theme, performance, yield, and much more
ETF Performance: View ETF performance across key asset classes and investing themes
ETF Investing Guide: Learn how to build and manage a well-diversified, low cost ETF portfolio
ETF Selector: An explanation of how to select and use ETFs