Shares of Qualcomm Inc. broke a streak of post-quarterly-results losses late Wednesday, as the chip maker gave investors a reason to stay positive about the current quarter.
Qualcomm stock QCOM, +1.74% rose 4% in the extended session Wednesday after the company reported fiscal fourth-quarter earnings that topped Wall Street expectations and called for current-quarter earnings also above expectations.
Qualcomm earned $1.49 billion, or $1.32 a share, in the quarter, compared with $2.87 billion, or $2.54 a share, in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted for one-time items, Qualcomm earned $2.02 a share.Analysts polled by FactSet expected adjusted earnings of $1.91 a share on revenue of $8.5 billion. headtopics.com
The company called for fiscal first-quarter earnings between $2.25 a share and $2.45 a share, and for revenue between $9.1 billion and $9.9 billion. The analysts surveyed by FactSet expect earnings of $2.22 a share on sales of $9.2 billion.
Qualcomm stock had declined after each of the company’s past five earnings reports, including a 8.2% drop after the most recent quarterly update. “As we enter fiscal 2024, we are pleased with our roadmap and product execution, which position us well across our businesses,” Chief Executive Cristiano Amon said in a statement. headtopics.com
The stock has edged about 1% lower so far this year, contrasting with gains of around 10% for the S&P 500 index SPX.