Marvell Fiscal Q4 2023 & FY 2023: Delivers Record Revenue in Fiscal 2023; Cloud-led Data Center Revenue Flourishes
by Daniel Newman and Ron Westfall | March 3, 2023

The News: Marvell Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: MRVL), a provider of infrastructure semiconduction solutions, reported financial results for fourth fiscal quarter (Q4) of fiscal year 2023 and full fiscal year ended January 28, 2023. Read the Marvell press release here.

Marvell Fiscal Q4 2023 & FY 2023: Delivers Record Revenue in Fiscal 2023; Cloud-led Data Center Revenue Flourishes

Analyst Take: In fiscal Q4 2023 Marvell generated revenue of $1.419 billion, above the midpoint of the company’s guidance provided on January 11, 2023. GAAP net loss for Q4 was $(15) million, or $(0.02) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the Q4 fiscal 2023 was $396 million, or $0.46 per diluted share. Cash flow from operations for Q4 was $351.5 million.

Net revenue for fiscal 2023 was $5.920 billion. GAAP net loss for fiscal 2023 was $(164) million, or $(0.19) per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2023 was $1.822 billion, or $2.12 per diluted share.

Marvell Fiscal Q4 2023 & FY 2023: Delivers Record Revenue in Fiscal 2023; Cloud-led Data Center Revenue Flourishes

We are reassured that Marvell delivered record revenue of $5.92 billion in fiscal 2023, growing 33 percent year over year (Y/Y) powered by robust growth from the cloud, 5G, auto, and enterprise networking segments. Plus, Q4 fiscal 2023 grew six percent Y/Y, above the midpoint guidance, driven by its datacenter end market results surpassing its forecast.

Marvell President and CEO Matt Murphy indicated that Inventory corrections and resulting changes in product mix are impacting Marvell’s guidance for Q1 2024 revenue and gross margin, although the company sees such headwinds subsiding later in fiscal 2024, as inventory levels normalize, and Marvell-specific growth drivers accelerating.

Marvell Fiscal Q4 2023 & FY 2023: Delivers Record Revenue in Fiscal 2023; Cloud-led Data Center Revenue Flourishes

From our viewpoint, Marvell’s FY 2023 performance across its strategic market segments suggest the company has portfolio diversity and resilience to deftly work toward inventory normalization and more strong growth, especially across the data center (i.e., cloud), enterprise networking, carrier infrastructure (i.e., 5G ramp), and automotive/industrial (i.e., auto Ethernet adoption).

Marvell Fiscal Q4 2023 & FY 2023: Delivers Record Revenue in Fiscal 2023; Cloud-led Data Center Revenue Flourishes

Plus, from our perspective, Marvell made a bold and adept move to extend its extensive working relation with AWS to now include entrusting its EDA capabilities on the AWS cloud platform. Marvell now gains access to the vast portfolio of AWS services such as secure, elastic, high-performance compute capacity in the cloud to fulfill data transfer, latency, speed, and security of intellectual property (IP) requirements, further buttressing its cloud ecosystem credentials.

Also, we find that Marvell’s identification of Time Sensitive Networking (TSN) as integral to advancing the convergence of information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) across industrial work environments by enabling the use of Ethernet standards-based deterministic latency to fulfill the needs of both the OT and IT realms addresses a major growing market opportunity. Marvell’s family of Prestera DX1500 TSN switches are designed to combine enterprise-grade visibility tools with accurate visibility of time-sensitive operational technology solutions and helps show that Marvell’s competitive position in the industrial market is strengthened.

Marvell Fiscal Q4 2023 and FY 2023: Key Takeaways

Overall, we see that Marvell turned in a solid quarter against a tough semiconductor market as post-pandemic inventory adjustments continue across key segments. The full year results with both revenue and EPS growth exceeding 30%, provides the foundation and sets the tone for Marvell to generate improved performance across fiscal 2024. We believe that Marvell is shrewdly playing in the right market segments needed to work though the recent headwinds and fulfill its guidance of improved performance in fiscal 2024.

Disclosure: Futurum Research is a research and advisory firm that engages or has engaged in research, analysis, and advisory services with many technology companies, including those mentioned in this article. The author does not hold any equity positions with any company mentioned in this article.

Analysis and opinions expressed herein are specific to the analyst individually and data and other information that might have been provided for validation, not those of Futurum Research as a whole.

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About the Authors

Daniel Newman is the Chief Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of The Futurum Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. Read Full Bio

Ron is an experienced research expert and analyst, with over 20 years of experience in the digital and IT transformation markets. He is a recognized authority at tracking the evolution of and identifying the key disruptive trends within the service enablement ecosystem, including software and services, infrastructure, 5G/IoT, AI/analytics, security, cloud computing, revenue management, and regulatory issues. Read Full Bio.