Notable Earnings: Five Below (FIVE), Broadcom Limited (AVGO), Ambarella (AMBA)

Five Below, Inc. (FIVE) dropped $0.59 to $42.26 in after-hours trading after it reported fiscal results for the first quarter.

In its quarterly report, the retailer said it earned $0.12 per share, well above the $0.10 per share analysts were expecting. Revenue rose 25.4% to $192.7 million, above views for $187.97 million. For Q2, FIVE provided EPS guidance of $0.16-$0.17 versus consensus of $0.17 per share. The company also issued revenue projection of $216-$219 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $218.78 million.

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Shares of Broadcom Limited (AVGO) rallied $9.89 to $164.80 after the company reported second-quarter earnings of $3.56 billion or $2.53 per share. Analysts had been modeling $3.55 billion and $2.38 per share. The company guided Q3 revenues of $3.68-$3.83 billion, as compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.71 billion.

On valuation measures, Broadcom shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 2.26 million shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 31.68, a forward P/E of 12.40 and a P/E to growth ratio of 0.83. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $180.00 with a high target of $200.00. Currently ticker boasts 26 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 2 ‘Holds’ and no ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, AVGO has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 19.97% and 28.31%, respectively. The $60.48 billion market cap company reported $2.17 billion in cash vs. $3.94 billion in debt in its most recent quarter.

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Ambarella, Inc. (AMBA) shares are up $3.42 to $45.90 in after-hours trading Thursday after the company reported its first quarter earnings results. The firm reported non-GAAP EPS of $0.34 per share on revenues of $57.2 million, down 19.7% from a year ago. Analysts were expecting EPS of $0.28 on revenues of $56.28 million.

In other news the $1.40 billion market cap company today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $75M of its ordinary shares over a six month period commencing in the second quarter of fiscal 2017. Repurchases under the program may be made from time-to-time through open market purchases or through privately negotiated transactions subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements and other relevant factors. The repurchase program will be funded using Ambarella’s working capital and any repurchased shares will be available for general corporate purposes.

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