Broadcom raises 4th-quarter revenue outlook

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Posted: Dec 15, 2009 4:39 PM

Chip maker Broadcom Corp. raised its fourth-quarter revenue outlook on Tuesday, citing better-than-expected demand for its broadband and enterprise networking products.

The company now expects to report $1.32 billion in revenue for the period, up from an earlier estimate of $1.25 billion. The forecast marks 5 percent growth from the third quarter and a sharp jump from the $1.13 billion it recorded in the fourth quarter of last year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters expect $1.26 billion in revenue, on average.

Broadcom shares rose 17 cents in after-hours trading, after finishing regular trading down 21 cents at $30.35.