Broadcom CEO says semiconductor solutions segment demand 'has bottomed out'
"Our broad portfolio of mission critical semiconductor and infrastructure software solutions, utilized by the world's largest enterprises, continued to drive sustained revenues and robust cash flow despite a challenging market backdrop," said Hock Tan, President and CEO of Broadcom Inc. "Looking at the semiconductor solutions segment, we believe demand has bottomed out but will continue to remain at these levels due to the current uncertain environment." "During the quarter, we generated over $2.3 billion in free cash flow representing over 8% growth on a year on year basis," said Tom Krause, CFO of Broadcom. "We returned over $2 billion to stockholders in the quarter including $1.1 billion in cash dividends and approximately $1 billion in share repurchases and eliminations. We remain fully committed to maintaining our investment grade credit rating and, looking forward, we intend to focus on deleveraging our balance sheet."