AMD Reports Third Quarter Results

19 Okt 2007 [10:38h]     Bookmark and Share

AMD Reports Third Quarter Results

AMD Reports Third Quarter Results

AMD (NYSE: AMD) reported third quarter 2007 revenue of $1.632 billion, an 18 percent increase compared to the second quarter of 2007 and a 23 percent improvement compared to the third quarter of 20061.

In the third quarter, AMD reported an operating loss of $226 million, and a net loss of $396 million, or $0.71 per share. Third quarter results include a negative impact of $120 million, or $0.22 per share, due to ATI acquisition-related, integration and severance charges and impairment of assets. In the second quarter of 2007, AMD reported revenue of $1.378 billion and an operating loss of $457 million. In the third quarter of 2006, AMD reported revenue of $1.328 billion and operating income of $121 million.

“We are encouraged by the progress we made in our third quarter financial results. We delivered a strong revenue increase, gained 8 percentage points of gross margin and reduced our operating loss by more than half,” said Robert J. Rivet, AMD’s Chief Financial Officer. “We sold a record number of microprocessors through our distribution channel and began revenue shipments of Quad-core AMD Opteron™ processors in the quarter.

“Graphics segment revenue increased 29 percent sequentially, as customers increasingly adopted AMD’s new ATI Radeon HD™ 2000 series of graphics processors.”

Third quarter charges of $120 million consisted of ATI acquisition-related, integration and severance charges of $78 million and asset impairments of $42 million associated with our ownership of Spansion, Inc. common stock.

($ millions) Q3-07 Q2-07 Q3-061
Revenue $1,632 $1,378 $1,328
GAAP Operating income (loss) $(226) $(457) $121
Acquisition-related, integration and severance charges (ARC) $78 $94 $6
Non-GAAP Operating income (loss) 2, 3 $(148) $(363) $127

Third quarter 2007 gross margin was 41 percent, compared to 33 percent in the second quarter of 2007 and 51 percent in the third quarter of 2006. The increase from the prior quarter was due to increased microprocessor unit shipments, manufacturing efficiencies, improved inventory management, and a richer product mix in the Computing Solutions and Graphics segments.

Computing Solutions
Third quarter Computing Solutions segment revenue was $1.283 billion, a 17 percent sequential increase. The increase was driven primarily by a 19 percent increase in microprocessor revenue. Microprocessor unit shipments increased 16 percent sequentially. Mobile processor unit shipment growth remained strong, increasing 41 percent sequentially and 68 percent year-over-year.

Graphics segment revenue of $252 million grew 29 percent from the second quarter of 2007. The success of the new ATI Radeon HD 2000 series of graphics processors led to increased unit shipments and revenue.

Consumer Electronics
Third quarter Consumer Electronics segment revenue was $97 million, compared with $85 million in the second quarter of 2007 driven by improved handheld unit sales and increased game console royalties.

Current Outlook
AMD’s outlook statements are based on current expectations. The following statements are forward looking, and actual results could differ materially depending on market conditions and the factors set forth under “Cautionary Statement” below.

In the seasonally up fourth quarter, AMD expects revenue to increase in line with seasonality.

Additional Highlights

  • AMD introduced the world’s most advanced x86 processor, the Quad-Core AMD Opteron processor.
  • HP, Lenovo, NEC, Packard Bell, Samsung and Toshiba introduced new AMD platforms featuring the combination of AMD processors and the AMD690 chipset.
  • Dell, HP, Lenovo, and Toshiba, among others, began offering desktop and notebook systems featuring the ATI Radeon HD 2000 series of graphics processors.
  • AMD was named Best-in-Class Supplier for Standard Silicon in Sun Microsystems’ 2007 Supplier Awards program, was also awarded CMP Channel’s VAR Business 2007 Tech Innovator of the Year award for the server category, and AMD’s quad-core processor technology won 2007 Best of VMworld Awards for the Green Computing category.
  • AMD licensed graphics technology to Freescale Semiconductor and Qualcomm.
  • AMD completed a $1.5 billion convertible debt offering and used the net proceeds, together with available cash, to repay in full the $1.7 billion outstanding balance of the term loan used to acquire ATI.

AMD Teleconference
AMD will hold a conference call for the financial community at 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 p.m. ET) today to discuss third quarter financial results. AMD will provide a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its web site at The webcast will be available for 10 days after the conference call.

About AMD
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information, visit

Cautionary Statement
This release contains a forward-looking statement concerning revenue for the fourth quarter of 2007 which is made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by words such as “would,” “may,” “expects,” “believes,” “plans,” “intends,” “projects,” and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are cautioned that the forward-looking statements in this release are based on current beliefs, assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this release and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations. Risks include the possibility that Intel Corporation’s pricing, marketing and rebating programs, product bundling, standard setting, new product introductions or other activities targeting the company’s business will prevent attainment of the company’s current plans; the company will require additional funding and may not be able to raise funds on favorable terms or at all; the company’s cost reduction efforts will not be effective; customers stop buying the company’s products or materially reduce their operations or demand for its products; the company will be unable to develop, launch and ramp new products and technologies in the volumes and mix required by the market and at mature yields on a timely basis; the company’s competitors, customers and suppliers may take actions that will negate the anticipated benefits of the company’s acquisition of ATI; demand for computers and consumer electronics products and, in turn, demand for the company’s products will be lower than currently expected; global business and economic conditions will worsen, resulting in lower than currently expected revenue in the fourth quarter of 2007 and beyond; there will be unexpected variations in market growth and demand for the company’s products and technologies in light of the product mix that it may have available at any particular time or a decline in demand; the company will be unable to transition to advanced manufacturing process technologies in a timely and effective way, consistent with planned capital expenditures; the company will be unable to maintain the level of investment in research and development and capacity that is required to remain competitive; and the company will be unable to obtain sufficient manufacturing capacity or components to meet demand for its products or will under-utilize its microprocessor manufacturing facilities. Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in the company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but not limited to the Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2007.

1As a result of the acquisition of ATI, 2006 financial results only include the results of the former ATI operations from October 25 through December 31, 2006. Therefore, financial results for the third quarter 2007 do not correlate directly to those for the third quarter 2006.
2In this press release, AMD has provided non-GAAP financial measures for operating income (loss) to reflect its financial results without acquisition-related, integration and severance charges. Management believes this non-GAAP presentation makes it easier for investors to compare current and historical period operating results.
3Includes stock-based compensation expense.