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Intel reports its Q3 2021 earnings

by on22 October 2021

$19.2 billion revenues

Intel announced its third-quarter of 2021 financial earnings, reporting a revenue of $19.2 billion, an increase in gross margin and a slight drop in the client computing group which was somewhat recuperated by an increase in data center and other business segments.

In terms of numbers, in Q3 2021, Intel reported revenue of $19.2 billion, an increase compared to the same quarter last year, and a drop compared to the last quarter, mostly due to the slower time of the year. The operating income was reported at $5.2 billion and net income was set at $6.8 billion. More importantly, Intel reported an increase in gross margin, settling in at 56 percent, up by 2.9 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

The earnings per share (PPS) was reported at $1.67.

The company said it generated $9.9 billion in cash from operations and paid dividends of $1.4 billion.

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Client Computing Group got a hit, but Data Center Group and Other Business segments did well

When it came to Intel's specific business segments, the Client Computing Group got a hit, reporting a revenue of $9.7 billion, or a drop of two percent compared to Q3 2020. Like everyone in the industry, Intel also struggled with a limited supply, reducing its CPU orders and limited laptop sales. The good side of that story is that average selling prices (ASPs) are up in all market segments.

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On the other hand, Intel's Data Center Group reported a rise in revenue, reporting $6.5 billion.

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The so-called Other Business Segments, especially the Internet of Things Group (IoTG), was up by 54 percent.

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What comes next?

Intel does not expect an increase in Q4 2021, which is a surprise as it is generally one of the best quarters. It expects revenue of $18.3 billion non-GAAP, and a slight drop in gross margin, down to 53.5 percent. Of course, the company will launch its Alder Lake CPUs but those should have an impact on future quarters, rather than the next.


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