Super Micro Computer, a leading server provider that utilizes Nvidia chips for AI computing, has reported impressive quarterly results and an optimistic sales guidance. This news is expected to have a positive impact on the stock price of Nvidia in the short term.
In their second quarter of fiscal year 2024, Super Micro exceeded Wall Street's expectations by reporting earnings of $5.59 per share on revenue of $3.66 billion. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecasted earnings of $5.16 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
The outlook provided by Super Micro is even more promising. The company has raised its revenue guidance for fiscal year 2024, projecting sales between $14.3 billion and $14.7 billion for the year ending in June. This estimate surpasses their earlier forecast of $10 billion to $11 billion.
CEO Charles Liang expressed confidence in Super Micro's continued success, stating, "While we continue to win new partners, our current end customers demand more of Supermicro's optimized AI computer platforms and rack-scale Total IT Solutions. As our innovative solutions gain market share, we are raising our fiscal year 2024 revenue outlook."
These robust financial results and positive outlook fuel optimism regarding the potential growth of tech stocks, particularly those driven by artificial intelligence.
Super Micro Shares Surge
Super Micro shares have experienced a significant surge this year, with an increase of almost 75% as of Monday's close. In premarket trading on Tuesday, the shares rose an additional 12%, reaching a record high upon opening. This surge in stock price may also have a positive impact on Nvidia stock, which saw a 1% increase in premarket trading. However, futures tracking the tech-heavy Nasdaq remained flat, while contracts following the S&P 500 were down 0.1%.
Tech Demand Driven by AI
The early 2024 stock market surge can be attributed in part to renewed optimism surrounding the potential of AI technology. It is believed that AI will generate sustainable and strong demand for the tech industry. Super Micro's recent positive results and optimistic guidance serve as further evidence of this trend. These promising developments could potentially lead to more gains for the company. However, the news from Microsoft and AMD, both heavily involved in AI, scheduled for later on Tuesday, may overshadow the server seller's news.
A Sense of Optimism
Following Super Micro Computer's impressive earnings and outlook, there is a renewed sense of optimism surrounding the growth and longevity of the AI industry. Analyst Joshua Mahony from broker Scope Markets expressed his belief in the intensifying demand for businesses within the sector as AI adoption continues to expand.