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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI)

  • Wed, Nov. 11, 11:24 AM
    • "We still believe that SMCI can benefit from secular trends in IT infrastructure spending, but as it goes through "growing pains," it needs to strengthen internal infrastructure," says Susquehanna's Mehdi Hosseini, downgrading to Neutral and cutting his target by $7 to $28.
    • The server/storage OEM's shares have fallen below $27. They rose three weeks ago after Super Micro posted FQ1 results roughly in-line with the outlook given in its Oct. 8 warning, and offered better-than-feared FQ2 guidance - revenue of $580M-$630M and EPS of $0.54-$0.64.
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  • Fri, Oct. 9, 9:15 AM
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  • Thu, Oct. 8, 5:38 PM
    • Top gainers, as of 5.25 p.m.: HELE +8.3%. ASNA +5.5%. SBGL +1.9%. SLCA +1.0%.
    • Top losers, as of 5.25p.m.: LDRH -19.0%. SMCI -14.0%. RT -7.0%. GPS -5.9%. AA -4.8%.
    | Thu, Oct. 8, 5:38 PM | Comment!
  • Thu, Oct. 8, 5:29 PM
    • Super Micro (NASDAQ:SMCI) now expects FQ1 revenue of $529M-$530M, in-line with prior guidance of $520M-$580M but below a $550M midpoint and a $545M consensus.
    • EPS guidance has been cut to $0.44-$0.45 from $0.49-$0.59; consensus is at $0.54. Operating expenses are expected to be $2M-$3M above FQ4 levels.
    • The server OEM blames "stronger seasonal effects," weak European/Asian demand, and customer push-outs. "We continue to maintain our full year expectations for revenue growth for fiscal 2016 and remain confident that Supermicro will continue to gain market share and grow multiple times the industry growth rate led by growth in storage, cloud computing, HPC and enterprise."
    • FQ1 results arrive on the afternoon of Oct. 22. Shares have plunged to $27.45 after hours.
    | Thu, Oct. 8, 5:29 PM | 1 Comment
  • Thu, Sep. 10, 10:24 AM
    • 9 days after seeing its shares sell off on news its FY15 (ended in June) 10-K filing has been delayed to address marketing expense irregularities, Super Micro (NASDAQ:SMCI) has published the filing on the SEC's site.
    • Super Micro states the 10-K features "no changes from the Company's previously reported financial results, including those for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 as announced on August 4, 2015."
    | Thu, Sep. 10, 10:24 AM | 1 Comment
  • Tue, Sep. 1, 10:04 AM
    • Super Micro (NASDAQ:SMCI) has fallen towards $25 after disclosing yesterday afternoon it's delaying the filing of its FY15 (ended in June) 10-K to address marketing expense irregularities.
    • The server OEM's shares are down 28% YTD, and now trade for only 10.4x an FY16 EPS consensus of $2.41.
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  • Tue, Aug. 4, 5:10 PM
    • In addition to trouncing FQ4 revenue estimates (and slightly beating on EPS), Super Micro (NASDAQ:SMCI) is guiding for FQ1 revenue of $520M-$580M, mostly above a $524.7M consensus. EPS guidance of $0.49-$0.59 is in-line with a $0.56 consensus, and below at the midpoint.
    • Super Micro notes sales of its dense/low-power FatTwin modular servers were a strong point in Q2, rising over 100% Y/Y. Storage (+79%) was also a growth driver, as were sales of the company's recently-launched MicroBlade servers.
    • Weighing on EPS: Gross margin (non-GAAP) fell 60 bps Q/Q to 15.7% (it was up 10 bps Y/Y). GAAP operating expenses rose 22% Y/Y to $49.9M. Super Micro states it's in the midst of a 30% capacity expansion for its San Jose and European manufacturing ops.
    • Shares have risen to $27.15 AH.
    • FQ4 results, PR
    | Tue, Aug. 4, 5:10 PM | Comment!
  • Mon, Jun. 1, 1:43 PM
    • On CNBC this morning (video), Delphi Management's Scott Black named Super Micro (NASDAQ:SMCI) one of his top three picks. He predicts the modular server OEM will continue posting ~20% sales growth, and estimates shares are trading at 13x forward EPS after backing out stock compensation spend.
    • Black: "There are just not many 20% growers selling at 13 P/E." Super Micro's FQ4 (June quarter) consensus implies 26.1% Y/Y sales growth, while its FY16 (ends June '16) consensus implies 14.7% growth.
    • Shares have rallied to their highest levels since mid-April, when they sold off in response to a Q1 miss.
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  • Thu, Apr. 16, 5:37 PM
    • Top gainers, as of 5:15 p.m.: CE +7.4%. MAT +6.2%. PQ +4.4%. EGY +4.4%. PIN +4.3%.
    • Top losers, as of 5:15 p.m.: PRO -17.1%. NOW -8.9%. NTLS -5.8%. MTW -4.6%. SMCI -3.2%.
    | Thu, Apr. 16, 5:37 PM | Comment!
  • Wed, Mar. 25, 3:57 PM
    • With the Nasdaq down 2.3%, only a handful of tech companies are posting 2%+ gains. Meanwhile, the ranks of those posting 4%+ losses are considerable.
    • Notable decliners include telecom/networking chipmakers Broadcom (BRCM -5.3%) and PMC-Sierra (PMCS -4.4%), chip equipment giant Applied Materials (AMAT -5.5%), optical component vendor Finisar (FNSR -6.7%), smart grid hardware/software vendor Silver Spring (SSNI -7.9%), Chinese app developer Cheetah Mobile (CMCM -4.4%), cable infrastructure/set-top vendor Arris (ARRS -4.8%), server OEM Super Micro (SMCI -5.8%), IP licensing firm Finjan (FNJN -13.8%), and cloud life sciences software leader Veeva (VEEV -5.7%).
    • Broadcom, PMC-Sierra, and Applied Materials have joined a slew of other chip industry names in posting steep losses. Finjan is reversing yesterday's big gains. Cheetah Mobile, which sold off post-earnings last week, announced today's it's the lead investor in a $24M funding round for social/mobile ad platform Nanigans; the move follows the $58M purchase of French mobile ad network MobPartner.
    • Previously covered: Solar stocks, Mobileye, GoPro, Groupon, On Track, Netlist, Baidu/Qihoo, AMD, Yingli, Lexmark/Kofax
    | Wed, Mar. 25, 3:57 PM | Comment!
  • Fri, Mar. 13, 3:15 PM
    • The Nasdaq is down 0.9%, and major tech decliners are outnumbering major gainers by a sound margin.
    • Notable gainers include 3D printer maker ExOne (XONE +2.7%), OLED materials/IP provider Universal Display (OLED +3.9%), stock photo marketplace Shutterstock (SSTK +4%), flash storage array vendor Violin Memory (VMEM +8.2%), and Wi-Fi hardware vendor Aerohive (HIVE +4.6%).
    • For the second day in a row, Chinese companies are well-represented among major decliners. The list includes online retailer Vipshop (VIPS -4.8%), microblogging platform Weibo (WB -4.2%), auto site Autohome (ATHM -4.3%), online real estate plays SouFun (SFUN -5.3%) and Leju (LEJU -5.9%), and mobile game publisher iDreamSky (DSKY -4.5%).
    • Other major decliners include flash sales site Zulily (ZU -5.8%), server maker Super Micro (SMCI -3.7%), fleet management software vendor FleetMatics (FLTX -3.9%), and 4G baseband modem maker Sequans (SQNS -9.1%).
    • Universal Display is adding to yesterday's big gains, and appears to be benefiting from early signs of strong Galaxy S6 demand. Zulily has reversed yesterday's gains. Weibo's losses come two days after the company posted a Q4 revenue beat and offered in-line guidance.
    • Previously covered: IBM, Ebix, NXP/Freescale, Qiwi, eHealth, Pandora, InterCloud, ChipMOS, Demandware, Imperva, Rudolph, Globalstar, ChannelAdvisor
    | Fri, Mar. 13, 3:15 PM | 3 Comments
  • Tue, Feb. 24, 1:57 PM
    • At this week's Embedded World conference in Nurnberg, Germany, Super Micro (NASDAQ:SMCI) is revealing a new IoT gateway device based on Intel's low-power Quark SoC (previous). In addition to Quark, the gateway sports 512MB of RAM, a ZigBee radio, and two mini-PCI-E slots.
    • The server vendor is also showing off "a wide range of server/storage building blocks and solutions based on Intel® Atom" processors and Intel® Xeon® processors targeting embedded applications in Medical Imaging, Communications, Retail, Transportation Control, Digital Security and Surveillance, Industrial Automation, Cloud and Cold Storage, and Content Management and Distribution."
    • Shares are within a hair's breadth of a 52-week high of $40.44.
    | Tue, Feb. 24, 1:57 PM | Comment!
  • Tue, Feb. 10, 2:06 PM
    • Sterne Agee has launched coverage on Super Micro (NASDAQ:SMCI) with a Buy rating and $44 target.
    • The launch comes three weeks after the server vendor beat FQ2 estimates and provided strong FQ3 guidance, and has left shares within striking distance of an all-time high of $39.80 (set the day after earnings).
    | Tue, Feb. 10, 2:06 PM | Comment!
Company Description
Super Micro Computer Inc is a server technology and green computing company. It develops and provides high performance server solutions based upon an modular and open-standard architecture.