Super Micro's Earnings Skyrocket with AI Demand: Analyst Highlights Growth Trajectory

Zinger Key Points
  • Super Micro Computer earns buy rating with $1,350 target, climbs post AI focus.
  • Analyst sees Super Micro as AI computing leader, predicts over 100% revenue growth.

Argus Research analyst Jim Kelleher initiated coverage on Super Micro Computer, Inc SMCI with a Buy rating and a price target of $1,350. The stock price climbed after the re-rating.

As per the analyst, Super Micro is a leading computer and server provider for the age of generative AI. 

In addition to a full line of rack and blade servers for cloud, enterprise, data center, and other applications, Super Micro provides GPU-based systems for deep learning, high-performance computing, and other applications.

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The analyst noted that Super Micro is experiencing accelerating revenue, particularly earnings growth, as demand for its server and computing solutions expands rapidly. 

He said that Super Micro has been growing earnings at an average annual rate of 53% in recent years, while the Tech industry earnings are growing at low double-digit percentages.

CEO Charles Liang stated that Super Micro’s 37% year-over-year revenue growth for fiscal year 2023 validates the company’s “global leadership position in AI accelerated compute platforms.” 

Generate AI is driving unprecedented demand for SMCI’s advanced applications requiring optimized rack-scale solutions, and the company is on track for 100%-plus revenue growth for fiscal 2024, he stated.

Despite the stock price explosion, the analyst flagged SCMI valuations have not soared out of sight. 

Repeating the pattern of Apple Inc AAPLAmazon.Com Inc AMZN, and most recently, Nvidia Corp NVDA, Super Micro’s revenues are growing much more rapidly than its costs, creating an environment for meaningful earnings growth, as per the analyst. 

The company’s significant operating leverage on its fast-growing sales base drives margin expansion and leads to rapid EPS acceleration.

Although the SMCI shares are not inexpensive, he noted prospects for near-term and long-term growth justify investment in the shares at current levels.

Investors can gain exposure to SMCI via Invesco S&P MidCap Momentum ETF XMMO and IShares U.S. Digital Infrastructure And Real Estate ETF IDGT.

Price Action: SMCI shares traded higher by 4.41% at $1,138.20 on the last check Wednesday.

Also Read: Super Micro Computer Has ‘Gotten Too Hot,’ Says Jim Cramer After Stock Gains Over 276% This Year: ‘I’ve Got To Pullback On This One’

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