Stock Markets 10 hours ago (Jan 25, 2023 05:21AM ET)
By Davit Kirakosyan
Investing.com — Microsoft shares are slumping this morning after the software giant reported its slowest sales growth in six years. Here are the 5 biggest earnings reports yesterday, all first covered on InvestingPro.
Microsoft under pressure
While Microsoft (NASDAQ:) reported an of $2.32, beating the consensus of $2.30, revenues of $52.7 billion – up only 2% year-over-year – came in worse than the consensus of $53.12B.
The key Intelligent Cloud revenue figure was up 24% year-on-year in constant currencies in the quarter, but Microsoft in the current quarter, an implicit annualized growth rate of only 6.6%, according to Investing.com calculations. Analysts had expected around $22.14B.
Shares were recently trading 2.2% lower pre-market.
Texas Instruments’ lackluster guidance
Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:) reported better-than-expected Q4 results but issued low guidance.
was $2.02, ex-items, better than the consensus of $2.00. Revenue fell 3% year-over-year to $4.67B, compared to the consensus of $4.65B, reflecting weaker demand in all end markets with the exception of automotive.
For Q1/23, the company expects EPS in the range of $1.64-$1.90, compared to the consensus of $1.87, and revenue in the range of $4.17B – $4.53B, compared to the consensus of $4.41B.
Shares were off fractionally in the pre-market.
Intuitive Surgical and 3M slide on misses
Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:) shares are down more than 7% pre-market after the company reported worse-than-expected Q4 results. came in at $1.23, compared to the consensus of $1.26, and revenue was $1.66B, compared to the consensus of $1.68B. Worldwide da Vinci procedures grew approximately 18% compared with Q4/21.
3M (NYSE:) reported a Q4 EPS miss, hurt by write-offs related to its exit from the business of producing so-called “forever chemicals”. was $2.28, worse than the consensus of $2.37. Revenue came in at $8.1B, compared to the consensus of $8.06B.
The company announced it will cut 2,500 jobs this year and take a restructuring charge of $75M – $100M in Q1, as demand for some of its core products weakens.
For fiscal 2023, the company expects EPS in the range of $8.50-$9.00, worse than the consensus of $10.22. Adjusted total sales growth is expected in the range of (6%)-(2%).
Shares plunged more than 6% yesterday.
Verizon in line
Verizon Communications (NYSE:) reported its Q4 results, with of $1.19 coming in line with expectations. Revenue was $35.3B, compared to the consensus of $35.11B.
For fiscal 2023, the company expects EPS in the range of $4.55-$4.85, missing the consensus of $4.97.
Geoffrey Smith contributed to this report.
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