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Friday, 28 October 2011 12:09

AMD posts strong results, beats expectations

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Mobile Llanos save the day


Chipmaker AMD has announced its Q3 earnings and the outfit was happy to report that it managed to stay in the black despite some rather bleak forecasts.

AMD managed to beat analysts’ expectations and raked up $1.69 billion in revenue with 4.5 percent of growth, topping the $1.65 billion estimate. AMD’s new CEO Rory Read attributed the good showing to the success of AMD mobile APUs, which gained market share in developing markets.

“We are already seeing steady improvements. But we are not out of the woods yet,” he said.

AMD’s Q3 net income was $97 million, a major improvement year-on-year, since the outfit lost $118 in Q3 2010. Per share, AMD’s profit was 13 cents, well over the 9 cent estimates compiled by Bloomberg. AMD hopes to deliver sales between $1.71 and $1.77 billion in Q4, with sequential growth of between 1 and 5 percent.

The positive results seem to have surprised the market and AMD shares gained by about 5 percent following the report. One has to wonder whether the results would have been even better had Llano not been plagued by yield issues since its introduction.

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+3 #1 JWellington 2011-10-28 14:34
I can only wonder how Bulldozer will affect their future reports. Also wonder how much of that gain was attributed to the Graphics division.
 
 
-7 #2 Deanjo 2011-10-28 14:49
Lol,

AMD "Yay, We did better then what the meager and bleak forecasts predicted. We even made a little bit of money"

Apple "After yet setting another record breaking quarter of revenue we are a bit disappointed that we did not make more."

Guess AMD is just happy to still be around.
 
 
-2 #3 dicobalt 2011-10-28 15:16
In this same Q3 Intel made revenue of $14.3 billion and had a net income of $3.7 billion.
 
 
+2 #4 trajan2448 2011-10-28 16:02
AMD revenue is 1.69. billion? Intel had 3.7 billion PROFIT and 9x the revenue! Apple had revenue of 28 billion and profit of 6.8 billion. AMD is tiny and the meager cash flow is a huge disadvantage for R and D. Hence, Bulldozer.
 
 
+10 #5 Bl0bb3r 2011-10-28 16:22
Quoting trajan2448:
AMD is tiny and the meager cash flow is a huge disadvantage for R and D. Hence, Bulldozer.




Yet, without AMD you would be pissed at your intel.
 
 
+8 #6 Bl0bb3r 2011-10-28 16:30
Quoting Deanjo:
Apple "After yet setting another record breaking quarter of revenue we are a bit disappointed that we did not make more."



You've probably read the article about Sprint's insane move... Apple makes tons of cash because they build cheaply, sell over-expensively and more of most telcos take on the duty of credit companies by selling phones in "monthly installments" with low interest. Wait till the market overflows with smartphones - I haven't yet had my first one and am not really interested either - then the iBubble will burst.
 
 
+1 #7 dicobalt 2011-10-28 16:33
Quoting trajan2448:
AMD revenue is 1.69. billion? Intel had 3.7 billion PROFIT and 9x the revenue! Apple had revenue of 28 billion and profit of 6.8 billion. AMD is tiny and the meager cash flow is a huge disadvantage for R and D. Hence, Bulldozer.


Yep, AMD made a mistake purchasing ATI outright. They should have used that $5.4B ATI loan to invest in some R&D instead. All AMD had to do with ATI was enter a cross licensing agreement so they could go ahead with Fusion and get the engineers in both companies on the same page. AMD didn't need to instantly buy ATI in full to make Fusion happen.
 
 
+4 #8 nt300 2011-10-28 17:02
And in that case would have had the ATI logos survive. Anyhow it got done and now AMD had revenue streams coming from difference divisions.

Bulldozer CPU's will only add more profit making for AMD despite its lack lustre performance. People still want these CPU's and that is a good thing. Myself included, I can't wait to pick up my copy of the FX 8150 :-)
 
 
+3 #9 fukzirra 2011-10-28 23:34
Quoting Deanjo:
Apple "After yet setting another record breaking quarter of revenue we are a bit disappointed that we did not make more."


Comparing Apple to AMD is a poor comparison, you might as well have compared AMD to Goldman Sachs.

Despite the fact that when you walk into Best Buy, and there are 30 virtually identical Sandy Bridge dual-core laptops on display, and only one Llano, the fact that Llano is still selling well is a testament to how good it really is.
 
 
0 #10 Deanjo 2011-10-29 00:23
Quoting fukzirra:
Quoting Deanjo:
Apple "After yet setting another record breaking quarter of revenue we are a bit disappointed that we did not make more."


Comparing Apple to AMD is a poor comparison, you might as well have compared AMD to Goldman Sachs.


You are right, one company has management and a development team that can execute, the other can't.
 

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