NXP Semiconductors NV shares were volatile in the extended session Monday after the chip maker’s quarterly revenue results and forecast exceeded Wall Street expectations.
NXP NXPI, +8.44% shares, which had initially popped 5% after hours, were last down 0.4%, following an 8.4% surge in the regular session to close at $205.44.
Eindhoven, Netherlands-based NXP reported fourth-quarter net income of $602 million, or $2.24 a share, compared with $309 million, or $1.08 a share, in the year-ago period. NXP did not provide an adjusted earnings-per-share figure in its release.
Revenue rose to $3.04 billion from $2.51 billion in the year-ago quarter, as auto-chip sales surged 30% to $1.55 billion from a year ago.
Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast $3.01 a share on revenue of $3 billion, while forecasting a 28% rise in auto-chip sales to $1.53 billion. NXP had forecast total fourth quarter-revenue of $2.93 billion to $3.08 billion last quarter.
“We continue to see growing customer demand, outstripping supply, as inventory across all end markets remains very lean,” said Kurt Sievers, NXP president and chief executive, in a statement. “Taken together, this underpins our continued confidence of robust growth throughout 2022.”
NXP not only has a large footprint in supplying chips to the beleaguered auto industry, but also auto sales count as its largest business segment at 51% of revenue. Texas Instruments Inc. TXN, +1.24%, which said auto-chip sales account for 21% of its revenue and was the only chip company last week to forecast a strong outlook for the current quarter, highlighted it was placing “additional strategic emphasis on industrial and automotive” customers.
NXP forecast first-quarter revenue of $3.03 billion to $3.18 billion, while analysts expect $2.96 billion.
NXP shares are up 28% over the past 12 months, while the PHLX Semiconductor Index SOX, +5.44% is up 21%, the S&P 500 index SPX, +1.89% is up 22%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index COMP, +3.41% has advanced 9%.