Shares of Lam Research surged nearly +15% on Thursday, after the company reported an estimate-beating Q2 performance.
According to the company, 2018 proved to be the strongest financial year in its history, after it reported +14%, +27% and +50% growth in revenue, EPS and operating cash flow, respectively.
For the second quarter, the company reported revenue of $2.55 billion compared to analyst estimates of $2.45 billion, and reported an EPS of $3.87 against an estimate of $3.38.
A gross margin of 46.3% also beat consensus by 0.3%, while operating margin stood at 28.8% against a consensus of 27.5%. Ending deferred revenue for the company for Q2 stood at $493 million compared to the $626 million in Q1.
Lam Research has also confirmed a $5 billion share repurchase program that will be carried out through combination of cash on hand, cash generation, and borrowings. According to analysts, this underscores the faith the company has in its long-term strategies.