Broadcom (AVGO) reported its first quarter results just days after the US government blocked the Qualcomm (QCOM) deal citing security concerns. As a result, the chip maker has pulled back its offer to acquire its rival. Sales rose 29% to $5.3 billion boosted primarily by Wireless segment. Wireless continued its stellar growth from last year recording $2.2 billion in sales, which spiked 88% compared to last year. On the flip side, Wired segment slipped 10% to $1.8 billion.
On the earnings front, the company reported $6.2 billion or $14.62 per share. This includes $5.79 billion of tax benefits due to the recent tax reforms. On an adjusted basis, earnings came in at $5.12 per share, which rose 41% compared to prior year period.
Broadcom’s board has sanctioned $1.75 as interim cash dividend per ordinary share, payable on March 29, 2018. Record date for payment is March 22, 2018.
For the second quarter, GAAP revenue is expected to be $4.99 billion (+/- $75 million) and operating expense to come in at $1.38 billion.
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