Micron (MU) raises forecast on improved supply/demand balance and pricing

November 28, 2023 9:12 AM EST

Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: MU) has today revised its guidance for the first quarter of fiscal 2024.

The company now expects revenue to approach $4.7 billion, up from the prior forecast of $4.2-4.6 billion. Street consensus stood at $4.41 billion.

Micron cited “improved supply and demand balance and improved pricing” as reasons behind the outlook update.

Still, shares fell 3.5% in early trade.

Micron also said it sees an adjusted gross margin between -0.5% and flat, a notable upgrade relative to the prior forecast of -4% (up or down 2%). Analysts were looking for a negative adjusted gross margin of 1.7%.

A loss per share is now expected at $1.00, in line with consensus. The prior forecast called for a loss per share ranging between $1.17 and $1.31.

Shares could remain volatile as the company’s senior management is set to share further business updates in a fireside chat at the 2023 UBS Global Technology Conference in Arizona, which is scheduled to take place at 7:35 a.m. Mountain time later today.

By Senad Karaahmetovic

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