Why Is Semtech (SMTC) Stock Down 21% Today?


  • Semtech (SMTC) stock is dropping after missing EPS estimates for Q4.
  • The company also has a poor EPS outlook for its upcoming quarter.
  • However, revenue did come in above estimates.
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Semtech (NASDAQ:SMTC) stock is falling on Thursday following the release of its earnings report for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023.

Starting off with its profits, the company reported adjusted earnings per share (EPS) of 47 cents. That’s worse than the 48 cents per share Wall Street was expecting for the quarter. It’s also a drop from the 70 cents per share reported in the same period of the year prior.

To go along with that, Semtech reported revenue of $167.5 million. That’s above analysts’ estimate of $151.46 million analysts were expecting. However, it’s a drop from the $190.55 million in revenue reported in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022.

While Semtech was able to beat out Wall Street’s revenue estimates, investors clearly aren’t happy about those EPS results. In addition to that, both EPS and revenue are down year-over-year (YOY), which is also weighing on SMTC stock today.

What’s Next for SMTC Stock?

Things aren’t looking good for SMTC shares when looking at its latest outlook. This has the company expecting adjusted EPS to range from -11 cents to -4 cents for fiscal Q1 2024. That would be a major blow to the stock considering Wall Street’s estimate of 43 cents per share.

As far as trading goes today, some 506,000 shares of SMTC stock have changed hands as of this writing. That’s still below its daily average trading volume of about 960,000 shares. Also, SMTC is down 21.2% in pre-market trading today.

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