Sharp drop in revenue for NXP Semiconductors

NXP Semiconductors NV's profit dropped sharply as operating bills in excess of doubled, even as acquisitions and continued power in its automotive segment drove an additional revenue surge.

The Dutch firm -- most effective regarded for designing smartphone chips utilized in automotive programs, identification and transit cards -- is in talks to merge with Qualcomm Inc., the Wall Street Journal reported, part of a consolidation wave because the chip sector reacts to slower development.
A conference get in touch with with analysts is scheduled for Thursday morning.

Shares, up 17% this 12 months, edged right down to $98 in after-hours trading.

NXP started because the semiconductor arm of electronics giant Philips NV and has expanded into 1 on the largest computer-chip organizations with greater than $6 billion in sales in addition to a market capitalization of greater than $34 billion. Today, it is the supplier of automotive chips, a fast-growing market.

The organization, which is offering its Standard Solutions business inside a deal anticipated to shut early up coming yr, had reported two straight quarters of losses, driven by fees from your Freescale Semiconductor merger.

Above all, third-quarter profit plunged to $91 million, or 26 cents a share.

Revenue surged 62% to $2.47 billion, in line with all the company's projections. Nevertheless, excluding revenue from Freescale and also other changes, NXP explained, revenue would are down about 3%.

Gross revenue margin narrowed to 48% from 48.6% a year earlier.

NXP ended the quarter with about $1.57 billion in cash and $9.4 billion in debt.

For your existing quarter, it tasks $2.39 billion to $2.49 billion in income, compared with analysts' $2.42 billion, in accordance to Thomson Reuters.

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