AMD Reports Second Quarter Results

Story by Farid - Friday 20th July 2007, 03:03:00 PM

– Microprocessor Unit Shipments Increase 22% Year-Over-Year and 38% Sequentially –

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- July 19, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 . AMD reported second quarter 2007 revenue of $1.378 billion, an operating loss of $457 million, and a net loss of $600 million, or $1.09 per share. These results include an impact of $130 million, or $0.24 per share, from ATI acquisition-related and integration charges of $78 million, employee stock-based compensation expense of $31 million, severance charges of $16 million and debt issuance charges of $5 million. In the first quarter of 2007, AMD reported revenue of $1.233 billion and an operating loss of $504 million. In the second quarter of 2006, AMD reported revenue of $1.216 billion and operating income of $102 million.

($M except percentages) Q2-07 Q1-07 Q2-061 Q2-07 vs Q1-07 Q2-07 vs Q2-06
Revenue $1,378 $1,233 $1,216 12% 13%
Operating Income (Loss)

GAAP Operating income (loss) $(457) $(504) $102

Acquisition-related, integration and severance charges $94 $113 NA

Stock-based compensation expense $31 $28 $18

Non-GAAP Operating income (loss)2 $(332) $(363) $120

“While we made solid progress in the second quarter across a number of fronts, we must improve our financial results,” said Robert J. Rivet, AMD’s Chief Financial Officer. “We achieved a 12 percent sequential revenue increase, improved the gross margin and won back microprocessor unit and revenue market share. Strong distribution channel demand, initial sales to Toshiba, and a broader adoption of AMD platforms led to a 38 percent sequential increase in microprocessor unit shipments. In addition, our Graphics business gained momentum at the end of the quarter as we began shipping the new ATI Radeon HD™ 2000 family of graphics processors.

“We continue to focus on realigning our business model and reducing our capital expenditures and cost structure in the second half of the year.”

Second quarter 2007 gross margin was 34 percent, excluding stock-based compensation expense, acquisition-related and severance charges, compared to 31 percent in the first quarter of 2007 and 57 percent in the second quarter of 2006. The increase from the prior quarter was largely due to increased microprocessor unit shipments. The second quarter gross margin was impacted by a write-off of older microprocessor inventory of approximately $30 million.

($M except percentages) Q2-07 Q1-07 Q2-06
Gross Margins

GAAP Gross margin $461 $347 $690
GAAP Gross margin % 33% 28% 57%
Acquisition-related and severance charges $2 $29 NA
Stock-based compensation expense $2 $2 $2
Non-GAAP Gross margin2 $465 $378 $692
Non-GAAP Gross margin2 % 34% 31% 57%

Computing Solutions
Second quarter Computing Solutions segment revenue was $1.098 billion, compared with $918 million in the first quarter of 2007. The 20 percent sequential increase was primarily due to a 38 percent increase in microprocessor unit shipments, offset partially by lower average selling prices (ASPs) for desktop microprocessors. Second quarter server, mobile, and desktop microprocessor revenue increased sequentially. Mobile processor unit shipments increased 21 percent sequentially and 82 percent year-over-year.

In the seasonally down second quarter, Graphics segment revenue of $195 million was flat from the first quarter of 2007. Initial sales of the ATI Radeon HD 2000 family of graphics processors were strong in the channel, and design win momentum with key mobile and desktop OEMs continues to grow.

Consumer Electronics Second quarter Consumer Electronics segment revenue was $85 million, compared with $118 million in the first quarter of 2007. The sequential revenue decline of 28 percent was largely the result of lower handheld unit sales and revenue, partially offset by increased digital TV processor revenue.

Additional Highlights
  • Toshiba chose AMD as a strategic supplier for its new series of Satellite notebook computers powered by an AMD platform featuring AMD Turionâ„¢ 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology and the AMD M690 chipset.
  • Customers continued to adopt AMD-based solutions across a broader portion of their product offerings:
    • Acer launched three consumer Aspire notebooks and three commercial TravelMate notebooks based on AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology.
    • Dell expanded its AMD-based commercial solutions with the launch of a new AMD-based Latitude notebook and OptiPlexâ„¢ desktop. Dell also added ten new PowerEdgeâ„¢ servers powered by AMD Opteronâ„¢ processors and two new Dell Inspironâ„¢ desktop systems powered by AMD Athlonâ„¢ X2 microprocessors. The AMD-based Dell Inspiron 531 PC received editors’ choice awards from PC Magazine and CNET.
    • Fujitsu-Siemens announced a new Amilo notebook based on AMD Turion X2 dual-core mobile technology.
    • HP announced two new HP Blade PCs based on single-core AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors.
    • Sun Microsystems unveiled its new Blade 6000 server based on AMD Opteron processors.
  • AMD announced that initial revenue shipments of the industry’s first native x86 quad-core processor, “Barcelona,” will commence in the third quarter in both standard and low-power versions. AMD broadened its portfolio of product offerings in the quarter with the introduction of:
    • The ATI Radeon HDâ„¢ 2000 series, a top-to-bottom line of ten discrete graphics processors for both desktop and mobile platforms that deliver the Ultimate Visual Experienceâ„¢ through immersive HD gaming with DirectX® 10 and HD media playback.
    • Three new AMD Opteron processors, models 1222 SE, 2222 SE, and 8222 SE.
    • The AMD Turion 64 X2 dual-core mobile technology TL-66.
    • The AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor 6000+ and 5200+.
    • 45-watt energy-efficient AMD Athlon X2 dual-core processor BE-2350 and BE-2300.
  • AMD disclosed details of its next-generation platform for notebook computing, codenamed “Puma.” The platform pairs AMD’s next-generation notebook processor, “Griffin,” with the next-generation AMD “RS780” mobile chipset. “Puma” represents one of the first results of the “new AMD,” delivering an optimized mobile solution with extended battery life, graphics and video processing enhancements and improved overall system performance.
  • The Italian stock exchange, Borsa Italiana, joined the growing roster of global exchange customers running their business on AMD Opteron processor based technology, including NYSE Group, Inc., the International Securities Exchange’s Stock Exchange, London Stock Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, Montréal Exchange and Philadelphia Stock Exchange.
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 third quarter, AMD expects revenue to increase in line with seasonality.

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 second 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 forward-looking statements concerning revenue for the third quarter of 2007, timing of new product releases, product features and performance characteristics and planned reductions in capital expenditures and cost structure, which are 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 third 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; the company will be unable to obtain sufficient manufacturing capacity or components to meet demand for its products or the under-utilization of its microprocessor manufacturing facilities; and unfavorable results of operations of Spansion will adversely impact the company’s results of operations. 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 March 31, 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 second quarter 2007 do not correlate directly to those for the second quarter 2006.
2In this press release, AMD has provided non-GAAP financial measures for operating income (loss) and gross margin to reflect its financial results without acquisition-related, integration and severance charges and employee stock-based compensation expense. Management believes this non-GAAP presentation makes it easier for investors to compare current and historical period operating results.


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