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Super Micro’s monster earnings forecast sends stock soaring yet again

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After Super Micro Computer Inc. shares surged to their best day on record earlier this month upon upbeat preliminary financial results, they rallied again after the company issued a blowout outlook Monday afternoon.

Super Micro
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expects fiscal third-quarter revenue of $3.7 billion to $4.1 billion along with adjusted earnings per share of $5.20 to $6.01. Both forecasts came in well above the FactSet consensus, which was calling for $2.9 billion in revenue and $4.61 in adjusted EPS.

“While we continue to win new partners, our current end customers continue to demand more of Supermicro’s optimized AI computer platforms and rack-scale Total IT Solutions,” Chief Executive Charles Liang said in a release.

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The company also upped its full-year forecast, noting that its products continue to win market share. Super Micro now anticipates $14.3 billion to $14.7 billion in revenue for the full fiscal year, while analysts had been looking for $13.8 billion. The company’s prior forecast called for $10 billion to $11 billion in revenue.

The stock rose 10.5% in after-hours trading Monday.

Super Micro, a partner of Nvidia Corp.
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makes storage and server offerings. It posted adjusted earnings per share of $5.59 on revenue of $3.66 billion for the just-completed quarter, slightly above the preliminary results that Super Micro issued in mid-January, which were themselves well above the consensus view at the time.

Shares of Super Micro have exploded 567% higher over the past 12 months.

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