Marvell Technology saw a significant surge of approximately 32% in its share price during overnight trading on Friday. This came after the chipmaker announced its quarterly earnings results, which exceeded expectations on both the top and bottom lines. The company reported adjusted earnings per share of 31 cents for the first quarter, beating the Refinitiv consensus estimate of 29 cents per share. Meanwhile, its revenue for the period reached $1.32 billion, surpassing the $1.3 billion analyst consensus. The positive results have led Marvell shares to reach levels not seen since April 2022.
Marvell CEO Highlights AI Business Potential
During an analyst conference call, Marvell CEO Matthew Murphy discussed the company’s reassessment of the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) as a business. According to Murphy, in the past, Marvell had considered AI to be just one of many applications within the cloud. However, the CEO acknowledged that the importance of AI has increased dramatically, and as a result, the opportunity for the company has grown significantly.
Analysts Predict Significant Growth in Marvell’s AI-Driven Revenue
Citi analysts released a note to investors, stating that Marvell has a major opportunity to grow its AI-driven revenue. The note also revealed that Citi has upped its price target for Marvell from $58 to $61 and maintained its buy rating. According to Citi’s Atif Malik, Marvell estimated that its AI revenue for FY2023 would be approximately $200 million, representing a strong uptick from FY22. The company is also expecting its AI sales to reach around $400 million in FY24 before doubling in FY25.
Marvell Benefits from Nvidia’s Earnings Report
Marvell and many other semiconductor firms experienced an uplift in their share prices following Nvidia’s Wednesday blowout earnings report. Nvidia’s market capitalization now sits close to $1 trillion, which has had a positive impact on other companies in the industry, including Marvell Technology.
Marvell Technology’s strong Q1 results have led to a significant surge in its share price. The company’s CEO has highlighted the growing potential of AI in its business, which has led analysts to predict significant growth in the company’s AI-driven revenue. Additionally, the impact of Nvidia’s earnings report has also benefited Marvell and other semiconductor firms.