SanDisk Earnings: Here’s Why Investors Are Bidding Up Shares

SanDisk Corp. (NASDAQ:SNDK) 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 1.78%.

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SanDisk Corp. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Net income decreased -24.07% to $213.54 million (87 cents per diluted share) in the quarter versus a net gain of $281.22 million in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 2.34% to $1.54 billion from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: SanDisk Corp. reported adjusted net income of $1.05 cents per share. By that measure, the company beat the mean analyst estimate of $0.76. It beat the average revenue estimate of $1.53 billion.

Quoting Management: “SanDisk ended 2012 with strong momentum in our SSD business, which contributed 10% of our Q4 revenue. We are now supplying client SSDs to ten leading PC OEMs and our enterprise SSDs are qualified at a fourth storage OEM,” said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and chief executive officer of SanDisk…

…We drove solid sequential growth in our embedded mobile products and continued to execute well in our retail business. We believe that our broadening customer engagements and expanding product portfolio position us well for strong profitability in 2013.”

Key Stats:

Revenue increased 20.96% from $1.27 billion in the previous quarter. Net income increased 179.1% from $76.51 million in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more positive outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has risen from a profit of $0.65 to a profit $0.69. For the current year, the average estimate has moved up from a profit of $2.01 to a profit of $2.07 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials.)