5 big earnings reports: Costco, Dell slump after results | Pro Recap
By Davit Kirakosyan
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Costco reports mixed Q2 results, shares down 2%
Costco (NASDAQ: COST ) shares were trading more than 2% lower pre-market after the company announced mixed Q2 results . EPS was $3.30, better than the consensus estimate of $3.21. Revenue increased 6.5% year-over-year to $54.24 billion, missing the consensus estimate of $55.55B as consumers are limiting their spending on discretionary items because of the continued high inflation.
Following the earnings release, Bernstein lowered its price target on the company to $568 from $586 while maintaining an Outperform rating.
Dell Technologies reports Q4 beat, announced CFO retirement, hikes dividend
Dell Technologies (NYSE: DELL ) reported its Q4 results , with EPS of $1.80 coming in better than the consensus estimate of $1.65. Revenue was $25B, beating the Street estimate of $23.51B.
The company announced that Tom Sweet would retire as CFO at the end of Q2, and will be succeeded by Yvonne McGill.
Furthermore, the company hiked its dividend by 12.1% to $0.37 per share, or $1.48 annualized, for an annual yield of 3.7%.
Following the results, several analysts lowered their price targets on the stock, including Morgan Stanley with a new price target of $45.00 (from $47.00), Evercore ISI with a new price target of $46.00 (from $48.00), and Citi with a new price target of $50.00 (from $53.00).
Shares were down more than 3% pre-market today.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise beats Q1 estimates, raises 2023 guidance
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE ) shares rose nearly 3% pre-market today after the company reported its Q1 results , with EPS coming in at $0.63, better than the Street estimate of $0.54. Revenue was $7.8B, beating the Street estimate of $7.44 billion.
The company expects Q2/23 EPS in the range of $0.44-$0.52, compared to the consensus of $0.47, and revenue in the range of $7.1-7.5B, compared to the consensus of $7.04B.
The company raised its full 2023 year guidance, now expecting EPS of $2.02-$2.10 (vs. $1.96-$2.04 previously), compared to the consensus estimate of $2.02.
Broadcom reports better-than-expected Q1 results and guidance
Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO ) reported its Q1 results yesterday, with EPS of $10.33 coming in better than the consensus estimate of $10.18. Revenue increased 16% year-over-year to $8.92B, compared to the consensus estimate of $8.9B.
For Q2/2023, the company anticipates revenue of $8.7B, above the consensus estimate of $8.58B.
Following the results, several analysts raised their price targets on the company, including Deutsche Bank, with a new price target of $675.00 (from $590.00).
Nordstrom Q4 revenue misses, announces wind-down of Canadian business.
Nordstrom (NYSE: JWN ) reported its Q4 results , with EPS of $0.74 coming in better than the consensus estimate of $0.67. Revenue fell 4.1% year-over-year to $4.2B, missing the consensus estimate of $4.35B.
CEO Erik Nordstrom said the company doesn't see a realistic path to profitability for the Canadian business, despite its best efforts.
For fiscal 2023, the company expects revenue, including retail sales and credit card revenues, to decline 4-6% year-over-year, including an approximately 250-basis-point negative impact from the wind-down of the Canadian business. Full-year adjusted EPS, excluding the wind-down charges, is expected in the range of $1.80-$2.20, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.93.
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