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Earnings report Q4 2023

MXL Reports Decreased Revenue in Latest Quarter

Segments of revenue

MXL's net revenue for the latest quarter was $693.3 million, representing a decline from $1.1 billion in the previous year. The decrease in revenue can be attributed to macroeconomic conditions impacting customer demand.

Strengths

Despite the decline in revenue, MXL experienced growth in certain segments. The infrastructure revenue increased by $16.9 million, driven by higher shipments in the wireless infrastructure market. Additionally, the industrial and multi-market revenue grew by $55.6 million due to increased demand for power and interface products, as well as higher product prices. These factors indicate the company's ability to adapt to market demands and capitalize on specific growth opportunities.

Challenges

MXL faced challenges in the latest quarter, primarily due to the impact of macroeconomic conditions on customer demand. The decrease in net revenue reflects this challenge, and the company acknowledges that revenue may continue to fluctuate in the future, in line with the cyclical nature of the industry. Furthermore, MXL mentioned the influence of excess inventory in the channel, which has affected customers' expected demand for certain products.

Noteworthy

MXL's cost of net revenue decreased by $162.9 million to $307.6 million in the latest quarter compared to the previous year. This decrease was driven by reduced shipments of broadband SOC and certain connectivity products, influenced by macroeconomic conditions. The gross profit percentage also decreased, primarily due to reduced absorption of intangible amortization, partially offset by improvements in product mix.

Summary

MXL reported a decline in net revenue for the latest quarter, primarily due to macroeconomic conditions impacting customer demand. However, the company demonstrated strengths in specific segments, such as infrastructure and industrial/multi-market, which contributed to revenue growth. MXL acknowledges the challenges posed by the cyclical nature of the industry and the influence of excess inventory in the channel. Overall, MXL's ability to adapt to market demands and capitalize on growth opportunities will be crucial in navigating future quarters.

Source documents

Form 10-K  filed on Jan 31, 2024
59 pages scanned

Reference data

Company financials Q4 revenue 125M
Analyst estimates Q4 EPS missed by 0.00%
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