National Semiconductor Earnings: Here’s Why the Stock is Rising Now

National Semiconductor Corporation (NYSE:NSM) delivered a profit and beat Wall Street’s expectations, AND beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are up 6.65%.

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National Semiconductor Corporation Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share increased 136.11% to $0.85 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.36 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Rose 146.5% to $431.1 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: National Semiconductor Corporation reported adjusted EPS income of $0.85 per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0. It beat the average revenue estimate of $369.92 million.

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Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue increased 17.76% from $366.08 million in the previous quarter. EPS increased 174.19% from $0.31 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a profit of $0.29 to $0. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a profit of $1.13 to $0 over the last ninety days.

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