MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MTSI - Free Report) reported third-quarter fiscal 2020 non-GAAP earnings of 33 cents per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 57.1%. Further, the bottom line improved significantly by 94.1% sequentially. Notably, the company had reported a loss of 42 cents in the year-ago quarter.
Revenues of $137.3 million surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $131 million. Notably, the figure advanced 8.6% sequentially and 26.7%from the year-ago quarter.
The top line was driven by solid demand across data center and telecom markets. Further, healthy demand condition across industrial and defense market remained a tailwind.
Notably, shares of the company have surged 7.5% in the pre-market trading owing to better-than-expected fiscal third-quarter results and positive outlook for the fiscal fourth quarter.
The company expects strong 5G network deployments, rising demand for its RF and microwave products, strength across defense applications and growing data center traffic to continue driving its top-line growth in the fiscal fourth quarter.
Notably, MACOM has returned 60.3% on a year-to-date basis compared with the industry’s rally of 2.8%.
End-Market in Details
Telecom Market: The company generated revenues of $56.8 million (41.4% of total revenues) from this market, up 10% sequentially. Strong demand for 5G wireless RF products, 5G front-haul and mid-haul HBA products drove the company’s top line in this market. Further, growing momentum across metro long-haul product lines and improving GPON market contributed to the performance.
Data Center Market: This market generated revenues of $32.4 million (23.6% of total revenues), which improved 21% from the prior quarter.Growing proliferation of cloud services benefited both domestic and international deployments of the company during the reported quarter. Moreover, its high-performance analog product lines remained major positives.
Industrial & Defense Market: MACOM generated revenues of $48million (35% of total revenues), which remained flat on a sequential basis.
In third-quarter fiscal 2020, non-GAAP gross margin was 55.5%, which expanded significantly from 39.4% in the year-ago quarter.
In the reported quarter, non-GAAP operating expenses were $46.9 million which declined 27.7% year over year. As a percentage of revenues, the figure contracted significantly from 59.9% in the prior-year quarter to 34.2%.
Consequently, the company’s non-GAAP operating income was $29.3 million against operating loss of $22.3 million in the year-ago quarter. Further, operating margin was at 21.4% in the reported quarter.
Adjusted EBITDA was $36.4 million against ($15 million) in the prior-year quarter. EBITDA margin was 26.5% in the fiscal third quarter.
Balance Sheet & Cash Flow
As of Jul 3, 2020, cash equivalents and short-term investments were $265.1 million, up from $221.6million as of Apr 3, 2020. Inventories were $95.6 million, down from $99.6 million a year ago.
Long-term debt obligations, excluding current portion, were $652.9 million in the fiscal third quarter compared with $653.7million in the previous quarter.
Cash generated from operations was $34.1 million, up from $25.3 million in the last quarter.
Further, the company’s free cash flow in the reported quarter was $30.4 million compared with $20.5 million in the prior quarter.
For fourth-quarter fiscal 2020, MACOM expects revenues between $144 million and $148 million. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for revenues is pegged at $133.3 million.
Further, the company’s adjusted earnings per share is anticipated in the range of 36 cents to 40 cents. The Zacks Consensus Estimate for earnings is pegged at 22 cents per share.
Moreover, non-GAAP gross margin is anticipated in the range of 55-57%.
Zacks Rank & Key Picks
MACOM currently has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
Some better-ranked stocks in the broader technology sector are Dropbox (DBX - Free Report) , Benefitfocus (BNFT - Free Report) and Analog Devices (ADI - Free Report) . While Dropbox sports a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), Benefitfocus and Analog Devices carry a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.
Dropbox, Benefitfocus and Analog Devices are scheduled to report earnings on Aug 6, Aug 5 and Aug 19, respectively.
Long-term earnings growth rate for Dropbox, Benefitfocus and Analog Devices is pegged at 32.51%, 30% and 13.33%, respectively.
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