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Broadcom's Turnaround Story Continues

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- It seems with each passing quarter, semiconductor giant Broadcom (BRCM) finds a way to narrow the gap that exists between it and market leaders Qualcomm (QCOM - Get Report) and Texas Instruments (TXN - Get Report).

The company's performance is even more notable when one considers how unimpressive recent earnings results have been from not only Intel (INTC - Get Report), but from the entire sector. While Broadcom stock is far from cheap at current levels, investors were looking to the company's Q3 results for further confirmation that they had placed the right bet buying the stock several quarters ago. Broadcom delivered.

The Quarter That Was

Broadcom reported third-quarter non-GAAP net income of 79 cents per share compared with analysts expectations of 76 cents. Impressively, for the first time in the company's history, Broadcom was able deliver $2 billion in revenue in one quarter -- reaching $2.13 billion, up 9% year over year and beating analysts' estimates of $2.09 billion. This marks the third consecutive quarter revenue has grown on an annual basis.

The performance was good, but it generated some mixed views from investors who were quick to point out the company actually missed its EPS estimates on a GAAP basis with net income falling to $220 million and down 18.5% year over year. It also didn't help generate much excitement that Broadcom offered weaker guidance than expected.

Broadcom expects fourth-quarter revenue of $1.95 billion to $2.10 billion -- slightly weaker than consensus estimates of $2.12 billion. Likewise, analysts lowered 4Q estimates one penny to 54 cents per share. While that might be indeed legitimate cause for concern, that the company is growing revenue in the face of stiff competition and a tough macro environment suggests that its investments in sales and marketing are doing just fine.

What's more, Broadcom's performance during the quarter as well as its guidance stacks up very well compared with Texas Instruments and Intel. But it seems it continues to trail the performance of Nvidia (NVDA), which not only beat on both on its top and bottom lines but also raised guidance for its third quarter.
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