CommScope sees rising gross sales, continued provide chain pressures


CommScope reported greater gross sales and an enchancment in income in comparison with final yr’s third quarter, though the corporate stated that it’s being hampered by element and supplies shortages which can be impacted its lead instances and costs.

Internet gross sales for the third quarter of 2022 had been up 13.1% year-over-year to $2.38 billion, and CommScope reported income of $22.9 million in comparison with a lack of $124 million within the year-ago interval.

By way of enterprise unit outcomes, CommScope reported that its enterprise segments with the strongest development had been its Connectivity and Cable Options (CCS) enterprise, which noticed web gross sales up almost 28% to $1 billion; its Networking, Clever Mobile and Safety Options (NICS) unit, with web gross sales up 24.5% from the identical time final yr, as a result of development from Ruckus Networks; and its Out of doors Wi-fi Networks (OWN) enterprise, which noticed web gross sales rise almost 7% year-over-year. Internet gross sales in its Home-based business unit dropped by 5.7% due ot declines in broadband house options, the corporate stated.

Regardless of the stable outcomes, traders nonetheless despatched the corporate’s inventory tumbling 25% by the shut of the markets on Thursday.

CommScope stated that pandemic impacts have receded, however now it’s coping with the aftermath: Enhance in demand, but in addition supplies and element shortages, elevated logistical prices, pricing volatility and inflation.

CommScope stated it “has seen a big enhance in prices that has negatively impacted its outcomes of operations,” plus a restricted out there provide of reminiscence gadgets, capacitors and chips which can be impacting its lead instances—so it’s elevating costs and sustaining greater stock ranges. Whereas the corporate expects world provide chain points to enhance within the fourth quarter of the yr, it additionally says that some shortages will proceed into 2023, and “rising rates of interest, power costs and worry about an financial slow-down may affect the timing and quantity of capital spending by its clients in 2023.”


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