Semiconductor firm Marvell Technology (MRVL) has reported better-than-expected earnings results for the July quarter, along with optimistic financial guidance. Despite this positive news, investors may have been expecting even more considering the stock's significant rally this year.
Marvell posted adjusted earnings per share of 33 cents, surpassing the consensus estimate of 32 cents among Wall Street analysts. Additionally, the company's revenue came in at $1.34 billion, aligning with analysts' expectations of $1.33 billion.
Looking ahead, Marvell's financial outlook remains promising. The company has forecasted a potential revenue range for the current quarter, with a midpoint of $1.4 billion. This projection is slightly higher than the consensus view of $1.39 billion.
CEO Matt Murphy expressed confidence in future growth, stating that the third quarter will see accelerated revenue growth driven primarily by AI and cloud infrastructure.
Despite these positive results, Marvell's shares experienced a 3.6% drop to $55.25 in post-market trading following the earnings release.
Marvell specializes in the sale of chips and hardware products for various markets, including data centers, 5G infrastructure, networking, and storage.
Wall Street analysts have generally shown favor toward Marvell, with approximately 90% having Buy ratings or the equivalent. Only 7% of analysts have Hold ratings on the shares, according to FactSet.
Year-to-date, Marvell's shares have surged by 55%, outperforming the iShares Semiconductor ETF (SOXX), which has seen a 39% rally tracking the ICE Semiconductor Index.
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