Google ( GOOG) after the bell Thursday said it earned $381 million, or $1.32 a share, for the third quarter, up from $52 million, or 19 cents a share, a year ago. The Internet search engine reported gross revenue for the quarter rose 96% to $1.58 billion from $805.9 million last year. Excluding items, the company earned $437 million, or $1.51 a share. The results blew past analysts' expectations for a profit of $1.36 a share and revenue of $944.4 million, according to Thomson First Call. Shares of Google jumped $32.82, or 10.8%, to $336.02 in after-hours trading. Affiliated Computer Services ( ACS) said it earned $94.1 million, or 74 cents a share, for the first quarter ended Sept. 30, almost flat with $94.2 million, or 72 cents a share, a year ago. The latest results included charges of 4 cents a share for compensation related to the departure of its former CEO and a risk assessment related to the bankruptcies of certain airline clients. Revenue for the outsourcing provider rose to $1.3 billion from $1 billion last year. Excluding items, ACS earned 78 cents a share, matching analysts' mean estimate. The stock was up $2.88, or 6%, to $50.90 in after-hours trading. SanDisk ( SNDK) reported earnings of $107.5 million, or 55 cents a share, for the third quarter ended Oct. 2, up from $54.1 million, or 29 cents a share, a year ago. The supplier of flash storage cards said revenue grew to $589.6 million from $407.9 million last year. "Demand for NAND flash continues to grow globally and is currently outstripping industry-wide supply, particularly for high density NAND," said CEO Eli Harari. The results easily beat analysts' forecast for earnings of 35 cents on revenue of $523.7 million. The stock jumped $8.48, or $18.3%, to $54.86. Foundry Networks ( FDRY) swung to a third-quarter profit of $16.3 million, or 11 cents a share, from a loss of $3.6 million, or 3 cents a share, a year ago. Included in the latest results was a $2.6 million expense related to a patent cross-license agreement with IBM ( IBM). Revenue for the quarter was $107.1 million, up from $102.5 million last year. Foundry said that revenue from the U.S. government was seasonally strong and represented 22% of its total revenue. Analysts expected the company to earn 8 cents a share on revenue of $99.4 million, according to Thomson First Call. The shares gained 57 cents, or 4.7%, to $12.70 in after-hours trading.
Freescale Semiconductor ( FSL) said it earned $164 million, or 38 cents a share, for the third quarter, up from $57 million, or 15 cents a share, a year earlier. Revenue for the quarter rose slightly to $1.45 billion from $1.43 billion. Excluding a gain and a write-down of receivables, the semiconductor company earned 35 cents a share. For the fourth quarter, the company expects revenue of $1.425 billion to $1.525 billion. Freescale shares were higher by 73 cents, or 3.4%, to $22.55 in after-hours trading. Broadcom's ( BRCM) profit rose to $132.7 million, or 35 cents a share, for the third quarter, from $43.9 million, or 13 cents a share, a year ago. Revenue for the quarter grew 7.5% to $695 million from $646.5 million last year. The company cited continued sales growth in its Bluetooth systems. Excluding items, Broadcom earned $148 million, or 39 cents a share. The results beat analysts' forecasts for earnings of 38 cents a share and revenue of $665 million. The stock rose $2.05, or 4.6%, to $46.35 after hours. Genesis Microchip ( GNSS) reported earnings for the second quarter ended Sept. 30 of $9.3 million, or 25 cents a share, compared with a loss of $314,000, or a penny a share, a year ago. The developer of image processing technology said revenue for the quarter grew to $74.8 million from $50.1 million last year. "Increasing demand for our Cortez, Hudson, and Oak products contributed to 54 percent sequential unit growth in our flat panel TV business, while continued strong acceptance of the Phoenix product family drove revenue and unit growth in our monitor business," said Elie Antoun, the company's president and CEO. Excluding certain items, Genesis earned 31 cents a share. The results came in above analysts' estimates for earnings of 21 cents a share on revenue of $70.2 million, according to First Call. Still, the stock was lower by $1.10, or 5%, to $20.75 in the after-hours session.
Synaptics ( SYNA) said it earned $5.5 million, or 20 cents a share, for the first quarter ended Sept. 30, up from $4.4 million, or 16 cents a share, a year ago. The touchpad maker said revenue rose 36% to $51.7 million from $38.1 million last year. Excluding certain items, Synaptics earned $8.1 million, or 29 cents a share. Analysts expected earnings of 25 cents a share on revenue of $51.5 million. Looking ahead, the company expects revenue in the range of $46 million to $50 million for the second quarter, bracketing the mean analyst forecast of $47.2 million. Shares were down $1.40, or 6.8%, to $19.30 in after-hours trading. Celestica ( CLS) reported a third-quarter loss of $19.6 million, or 9 cents a share, narrowed from a loss of $24.4 million, or 11 cents a share, a year ago. The electronics manufacturer said revenue for the quarter declined to $1.99 billion from $2.18 billion last year. "This quarter's results reflect the continued weakness we had previously highlighted from our largest communications and information technology end markets," said Steve Delaney, the company's chief executive. Excluding items, the company earned $27.1 million, or 12 cents a share. Analysts expected earnings of 14 cents a share on revenue of $2.1 billion, according to First Call. The stock was unchanged at $10.57. Robert Half International's ( RHI) third-quarter net income rose to $64.4 million, or 37 cents a share, from $43.1 million, or 24 cents a share, a year earlier. The staffing firm said revenue for the quarter rose to $867 million from $708 million last year. "Our staffing operations performed well across the board. All divisions contributed to the sequential and year-over-year revenue growth rates," said Harold M. Messmer, Jr., chairman and CEO of Robert Half. Analysts expected a profit of 34 cents a share on revenue of $838.5 million. The stock was unchanged at $34.41.