AMD Warns on PC Slump but Gains on Intel in Lucrative Data Center Market

Advanced Micro Devices reported Tuesday quarterly revenue ahead of consensus, AMD however guided lower for the quarter ahead by over $150 million. Analysts and investors were excited that AMD is gaining further ground on Intel. The stock traded higher on AMD making up for a personal-computer slump with gains in the lucrative data center market. The company’s data center business revenue grew 42% in the quarter, compared with the 33% decline recorded at INTC’s data center and artificial intelligence unit … Continue reading “AMD Warns on PC Slump but Gains on Intel in Lucrative Data Center Market”

Demand for Caterpillar Construction and Energy Equipment Boost Sales 20%

Irving, Texas-based Caterpillar, a Dow component and gauge for global economic health reported mixed fourth-quarter numbers on Tuesday before the market open. $CAT missed on earnings but beat on revenue. The company saw strong demand for its construction and mining equipment and engines for transportation and energy generation despite higher prices. Sales came to $16.60 billion for the quarter, topping Wall Street expectations. CAT was trading $249.62 -11.88 (p 4.54%) Pre-Market  Foreign-exchange headwinds however weighed on profit and its operating … Continue reading “Demand for Caterpillar Construction and Energy Equipment Boost Sales 20%”

Exxon Mobil Benefits from Countercyclical Investments Delivering Record Annual Profit

Energy giant ExxonMobil, the largest U.S. oil company, reported better than expected fourth-quarter earnings Tuesday but revenue fell short of estimates. Revenue rose to $95.429 billion from $84.965 billion a year ago, below the $97.345 billion FactSet consensus. XOM delivered its highest-ever annual profit in 2022 fueled by surging oil prices to resurrect it as one of America’s most profitable companies and erase billions of dollars of losses incurred during the pandemic. Exxon reaped the benefits of its countercyclical investments … Continue reading “Exxon Mobil Benefits from Countercyclical Investments Delivering Record Annual Profit”

Chevron Q4 Earnings Lower Than Expected with Higher CapEx and Lower Volumes

Chevron, the second-largest U.S. oil company after Exxon, on Friday reported Q4 adjusted earnings that missed expectations, while revenues topped forecasts. CVX Q4 net income rose to $6.35B, or $3.33/share, from $5.05B, or $2.63/share, in the year-ago period, but fell from $11.2B in Q3, as $1.1B in write-downs in international oil and gas operations left adjusted earnings short of forecasts. For the full year, Chevron said earnings totaled $35.5B for its highest-ever annual profit, more than double the prior year … Continue reading “Chevron Q4 Earnings Lower Than Expected with Higher CapEx and Lower Volumes”

Tesla Reports Optimistic Outlook with Record Revenue and Orders

Tesla reported Q4 earnings after the market close Wednesday of $1.19 earnings per share beating the consensus of $1.13 per share. Revenue rose to $24.32 billion ahead of the consensus $24.16 billion. $TSLA shares rose more than 9% after CEO Elon Musk said the company might be able to produce 2 million cars this year. The Tesla company acknowledged that average sales prices have “generally been on a downward trajectory for many years,” and said “affordability” would be necessary for … Continue reading “Tesla Reports Optimistic Outlook with Record Revenue and Orders”

Vicious Microsoft 20 percent Stock Gyrations After Lowers Cloud Guidance Reversing Gains to Losses

Software giant Microsoft stock took a whirlwind ride after it reported weaker than expected December 2022 (Q2 23) quarterly earnings Tuesday, with the market initially ignoring it on better cloud revenue (+38% constant currency vs +37% CC) However, that all fell apart after the earnings call. $MSFT lowered guidance, $50.5 billion to $51.5 billion in fiscal Q3 revenue vs analysts’ expectations for $52.43 billion. The stock gave back the entire initial earnings jump to go green to red, down over … Continue reading “Vicious Microsoft 20 percent Stock Gyrations After Lowers Cloud Guidance Reversing Gains to Losses”

Texas Instruments Automotive Chips Strength Balances Weak Industrial Demand

Texas Instruments, the largest manufacturer of analog and embedded processors in America, reported better than expected fourth quarter results and also provided Q1 guidance that met analyst estimates but at the same time demand remains under pressure with customers working to reduce their inventory levels. The softer weaker quarter-over-quarter growth reflecting slowing demand spreading from personal electronics which was 24% of IT’s 2021 revenue to a more significant industrial markets which had 41% of revenue.  The automotive industry continues to … Continue reading “Texas Instruments Automotive Chips Strength Balances Weak Industrial Demand”

Halliburton Earnings Beat with Free Cash Flow Up 79% in a Year

Houston-based oil and gas servicing giant Halliburton reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings Tuesday before the market. HAL posted adjusted income of $656 million, or 72 cents per share, for the quarter compared with a 67 cent EPS consensus. It wasn’t long ago oil services companies were debt laden and loss making, free cash flow was up 79% y/y in Q4 2022. HAL followed up a mixed start to earnings season for the world’s top oilfield services providers with … Continue reading “Halliburton Earnings Beat with Free Cash Flow Up 79% in a Year”

Oil Service Giant Baker Hughes Received Record Orders of $8.0 Billion in Fourth Quarter

Energy services company Baker Hughes reported weaker than expected fourth quarter earnings on Monday before the market open. However, $BKR said it had record orders of $8.0 billion for the fourth quarter. Baker Hughes reported fourth-quarter net income of $182 million, or 18 cents a share. On an adjusted basis, BKR earned 38 cents a share, up from 25 cents a share a year before. Last quarter the company reported a loss of $17 million for the second-straight quarterly loss … Continue reading “Oil Service Giant Baker Hughes Received Record Orders of $8.0 Billion in Fourth Quarter”

Oil Field Services Giant SLB Earnings Beat Expectations, Raises Dividend

The world’s largest oil fields service company SLB (formerly known as Schlumberger) reported better than expected fourth quarter earnings Friday before the market opened. SLB increased its quarterly dividend by 43%, raised it to 25.0 cents a share from 17.5 cents a share. Higher demand for its services and equipment, as producers capitalize on the global energy crisis and higher crude and natural gas production. Growth was driven by its core divisions. The oil service giant’s peers Baker Hughes (BKR) … Continue reading “Oil Field Services Giant SLB Earnings Beat Expectations, Raises Dividend”