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Micron Predicts Strong Quarter on Mobile and Cloud Demand

Micron Technology Inc. calculated revenue and profit better than expected for the on-going quarter as it benefits from enhanced costs of memory chips in the middle of tight supply, paired with demand from smartphone manufacturers and cloud-services providers. The shares of the company, already up almost by 44% in 2017, were slightly up after the announcement last week.

“We anticipate strong industry demand to continue in 2018, indicating broader trends in the mobile markets and data center,” Sanjay Mehrotra, Chief Executive, claimed to analysts on a call. “Income from cloud users was over 4-times superior as compared to last year,” Mehrotra stated.

Micron Predicts Strong Quarter on Mobile and Cloud Demand

Costs of dynamic random access memory (DRAM) chips, employed in servers and PCs, have bounced back sharply owing to high requirement from quickly developing stabilizing PC and cloud services industry. Micron, which receives over 60% of its income from the trade of DRAM chips, claimed that cost of DRAM chips elevated by 14% in the quarter three.

“In the coming period it is going to be mobile and PC servers that will be positive for them, specifically with the roll out of upcoming iPhone 8 on edge,” an analyst with Loop Capital, Betsy Van Hees, stated. “However, it is going to be the cloud that will be the next factor responsible for the growth of the industry.”

International PC consignments elevated by 0.6% in the quarter one of 2017, witnessing growth for the first time in 5 years, one of the market research firms claimed previously this month. The firm claimed that it is also witnessing a rising demand from the automobile market for its chips.

Micron anticipated a profit of $1.73 to $1.87 for each share and an income in the range of $5.70 Billion to $6.10 Billion for the quarter four. Experts were anticipating a profit of $1.57 for each share and an income of $5.62 Billion. Excluding items, the firm earned a profit of $1.62 for each share. Experts had anticipated revenue of $5.41 Billion and a profit of $1.51 for each share.

For now, let us see if the anticipation by the experts for the future will be true or not.

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