Why Silicon Image Shares Jumped Briefly


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What: Shares of Silicon Image jumped briefly today, up by 11% this morning before giving back gains, after the company reported earnings.

So what: Revenue in the fourth quarter came in at $59.6 million, with non-GAAP net income of $6.2 million, or $0.08 per share. The top line was on target with the consensus estimate, while the bottom line profit was about double what investors were expecting.

Now what: CEO Camillo Martino said that adjusted profits exceeded internal expectations, while Silicon Image saw several milestones during the full year. The company shipped almost 200 million product units, including 140 million units destined for smartphones and tablets. For the current quarter, guidance calls for sales in the range of $59 million to $61 million.

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