Hewlett Packard Enterprise Co.’s stock HPE climbed more than 6% in extended trading Thursday after the computing giant reported quarterly results that beat analyst revenue and earnings estimates. HPE reported fiscal first-quarter net earnings of $501 million, or 38 cents a share, compared with a net loss of $304 million, or 23 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Adjusted earnings were 63 cents a share. Net revenue was $7.8 billion, up 12% from $6.96 billion a year ago. HPE also said its annualized revenue run-rate topped $1 billion for the first time. “We finally have the supply to ship our customers orders,” HPE Chief Financial Officer Tarek Robbiati told MarketWatch. “It was a blowout quarter.” Sales of high performance computing & AI were $1.1 billion, up 34% from the year-ago quarter. Analysts surveyed by FactSet had expected on average net earnings of 54 cents a share on revenue of $7.45 billion. HPE offered second-quarter revenue guidance of $7.1 billion to $7.5 billion, easily breezing past FactSet projections of $7 billion. Shares of HPE have slipped about 3% so far this year, while the broader S&P 500 index SPX has increased 3.7%.
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