Research Archive

February 2, 2024 / Ben Bajarin

Apple Earnings: Strong Beat With EPS Upside but China Questions Remain

Apple had a strong beat and curious guide, which we will address. China has been interesting to watch and remains a concerning point. Key Takeaways Solid beat with gross margin strength and EPS Upside Strong quarter for iPhone even with China weak No new iPads launched in 2023 made a tough compare and a down…

February 1, 2024 / Ben Bajarin

Qualcomm Earnings: Strong Story Beyond Handsets

Qualcomm beat exceptions and set strong momentum for the year. Insights below on the quarter highlights. Key Takeaways Solid numbers, largely beating expectations, and highlight on operating margin Smartphone outlook remains positive in a recovery year for the segment, however, only slight growth is likely for 2024 The business diversity story looks to benefit from…

February 1, 2024 / Carolina Milanesi

Microsoft Earnings: Capitalizing on an Early and Aggressive Move Into Gen AI

Microsoft reported a 33% increase in profit and an 18% increase in revenue for the latest quarter. Investors are eager to see the company’s heavy heavy bet on artificial intelligence pay off. Key Takeaways Microsoft is steadily positioning itself as a critical enterprise partner for AI-driven business transformation. AI is becoming a hook into Azure…

January 31, 2024 / Ben Bajarin

Research Note: AMD Earnings and Managing AI Growth Expectations

AMD released strong earnings for the quarter and strong optimism on growth for the year. Investors were hoping for more growth, which outlines the current challenge of many companies to manage investor expectations around AI as a whole, not just their company’s outlook. Key Takeaways AMD raised its MI300 AI chip forecast from $2 billion…

January 25, 2024 / Ben Bajarin

Intel Earnings Note & Postive IFS News

Intel announced earnings today that despite the weak guide sets them up for a strong 2024 and the full road to recovery and leadership looks to continue to be clear. Key Takeaways Continued execution of 5 nodes in 4 years remains on track Product recovery in data center and client leads to strong product revenues…

January 18, 2024 / Ben Bajarin

TSMC Earnings Sets Stage for Strong 2024

TSMC latest earnings commentary provides a positive outlook for the semiconductor industry in 2024. Key Takeaways Revenue Growth Forecast: TSMC expects 2024 to be a year of healthy growth with a projected increase in revenue of low-mid 20% in US$ terms. This growth is expected to outperform the wider semiconductor industry excluding memory (>10% YoY)…

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