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Why Super Micro Computer Shares Jumped

By Evan Niu, CFA - Jan 29, 2016 at 11:20AM

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Investors cheered a strong fiscal second quarter.

What: Shares of Super Micro Computer (SMCI 9.52%) have jumped today, up by 14% as of 11 a.m. ET, after the company reported fiscal second-quarter earnings results.

So what: Revenue in the second quarter rose 27% to $639 million, which resulted in net income of $34.7 million, or $0.67 per share. On an adjusted basis, non-GAAP net income was $38 million, or $0.73 per share. Server offerings comprised over 70% of revenue during the quarter, a higher concentration than a year ago.

Now what: The company currently has $172.6 million in cash and equivalents, and generated $71.7 million in free cash flow in the latter half of 2015. Guidance was also solid, with third-quarter revenue expected in the range of $530 million to $580 million. Adjusted earnings per share should be $0.43 to $0.53. It was a record quarter, according to CEO Charles Liang, and storage solutions also helped drive growth.

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