AMD Reports 2014 First Quarter Results


AMD Reports 2014 First Quarter Results

- Delivering on its commitments and transforming to win -

Q1 2014 Results

  • Revenue of $1.40 billion, decreased 12 percent sequentially and increased 28 percent year-over-year
  • Gross margin of 35 percent
  • Operating income of $49 million and non-GAAP1 operating income of $66 million
  • Net loss of $20 million, loss per share of $0.03 and non-GAAP1 net income of $12 million, earnings per share of $0.02

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. 4/17/2014

AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2014 of $1.40 billion, operating income of $49 million and net loss of $20 million, or $0.03 per share. The company reported non-GAAP operating income of $66 million and non-GAAP net income of $12 million, or $0.02 per share.

“AMD continued our momentum by building on the solid foundation we set in the second half of 2013, further transforming the company,” said Rory Read, AMD president and CEO. “Backed by our powerful x86 processor cores and hands-down best graphics experiences, we achieved 28 percent revenue growth from the year-ago quarter.  We are well positioned to continue to grow profitably as we diversify our business and enable our customers to drive change and win.” 

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Quarterly Financial Summary

  • Gross margin was 35 percent in Q1 2014.
    • Gross margin was flat sequentially. 
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities, including long-term marketable securities, were $982 million at the end of the quarter, close to the optimal balance of $1 billion and well above the target minimum of $600 million.
    • In Q1 2014, AMD made the final $200 million cash payment to GLOBALFOUNDRIES related to the reduction of the “take or pay” wafer obligation commitments for 2012. 
  • Total debt, long-term and short-term, at the end of the quarter was $2.14 billion, up from $2.06 billion in Q4 2013. 
    • During Q1 2014, AMD focused on re-profiling its near-term debt maturities.  The company issued $600 million in aggregate principal value of 6.75% Senior Notes due 2019, utilizing proceeds to repurchase approximately $423 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 and approximately $48 million aggregate principal amount of its 8.125% Senior Notes due 2017 during the quarter. 
    • Additionally, AMD repurchased approximately $64 million aggregate principal amount of its 6.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 in the open market utilizing cash balances in Q1 2014.
  • Computing Solutions segment revenue decreased 8 percent sequentially and 12 percent year-over-year. The sequential and year-over-year declines were due to decreased client unit shipments.
    • Operating loss was $3 million, an improvement from an operating loss of $7 million in Q4 2013 and $39 million in Q1 2013 driven by lower operating expenses. 
    • Microprocessor average selling price (ASP) was flat sequentially and decreased slightly year-over-year.
  • Graphics and Visual Solutions segment revenue decreased 15 percent sequentially and increased 118 percent year-over-year driven largely by semi-custom SoCs.  GPU revenue increased sequentially and year-over-year due to strong demand for the AMD Radeon™ R7 and R9 family of products.
    • Operating income was $91 million compared with $121 million in Q4 2013 and $16 million in Q1 2013.  The sequential decline was primarily due to decreased revenue from semi-custom SoCs while the year-over-year increase was driven by higher sales of semi-custom SoCs.
    • GPU ASP increased sequentially and year-over-year driven by the Radeon™ R7 and R9 family of products.

Recent Highlights

  • Industry veterans Nora Denzel and Mike Inglis were appointed to AMD’s board of directors, each bringing a diverse set of management, technology, sales and marketing expertise.
  • AMD announced an amendment to the Wafer Supply Agreement with GLOBALFOUNDRIES that established fixed pricing and other terms which apply to products AMD will purchase in 2014.  AMD expects to purchase approximately $1.2 billion of wafers from GLOBALFOUNDRIES in 2014, in line with the company’s current market expectations.
  • AMD expanded its latest industry-leading family of graphics chips with the introduction of the AMD Radeon™ R7 250X, R7 265 and R9 280 for mainstream users and the AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, the world’s fastest and most powerful graphics card powered by two AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs on a single card. 
  • AMD launched the AMD FirePro™ W9100 professional graphics card for next-generation workstations, delivering an industry-first 16GB DDR5 memory, more than 2 TFLOPS of double precision compute performance and 4K support on up to six displays.
  • AMD’s momentum as the hardware development platform of choice for the gaming community continued in the quarter.
    • The Mantle graphics API, designed to alleviate software inefficiencies that have historically stifled PC gaming performance and take advantage of AMD’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture to deliver console-like experiences, continues to see strong developer adoption.  Since being announced late last year, support has been announced from seven developers spanning four game engines and more than 20 titles.  New additions include developer Crytek and the eagerly anticipated title “Sid Meier’s Civilization®: Beyond Earth™.”
    • Rebellion Developments, Square Enix® and Xaviant are the latest developers to join the AMD Gaming Evolved program and will optimize their future PC games to make them look and run better on AMD hardware.
  • AMD announced support for Microsoft® DirectX® 12, a new version of the graphics API, on all AMD Radeon™ GPUs that feature the  GCN architecture.
  • AMD announced further details of the AMD Opteron™ A1100 Series, the first 64-bit ARM-based server CPU at 28 nanometer.  The company also displayed a comprehensive development platform which includes an evaluation board and a comprehensive software suite to enable a robust 64-bit software ecosystem for ARM-based server designs in advance of general availability planned for later this year.  AMD also announced it would contribute a new micro-server design using the AMD Opteron A-Series to the Open Compute Project.
  • AMD announced global availability of its new AM1 platform, bringing an unprecedented level of graphics and compute capabilities to the mainstream market at very attractive price-points.  The socketed quad-core and dual-core variants of the AMD Athlon™ and AMD Sempron™ APUs  are based on award-winning GCN architecture and “Jaguar” CPU core.
  • AMD made a strong showing at Mobile World Congress with the debut of the company’s 2014 Mobile APU line-up. AMD also earned a “Best of Mobile World Congress 2014″ award for the “Nano PC” design concept, a full-feature Windows 8 PC reference design the size of a smart phone.
  • AMD and Adobe announced numerous performance optimizations for video-based applications in Adobe® Creative Cloud™ on AMD’s discrete GPUs and APUs.  The work by both companies builds on the already impressive optimizations for Adobe® Premiere® Pro CC, Adobe SpeedGrade™ CC, and Adobe Media Encoder CC, made in recent months.
  • AMD continued to expand its immersive graphics, bringing 3D and 4K graphics to embedded gaming machines, digital signage, medical imaging, commercial aerospace, conventional military and other embedded applications with the introduction of the AMD Embedded Radeon™ E8860 GPU.

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.

For the second quarter of 2014, AMD expects revenue to increase 3 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, sequentially.

For additional details regarding AMD’s results and outlook please see the CFO commentary posted at quarterlyearnings.amd.com.

AMD Teleconference

AMD will hold a conference call for the financial community at 2:30 p.m. PT (5:30 p.m. ET) today to discuss its first quarter financial results. AMD will provide a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its web site at www.amd.com. The webcast will be available for 12 months after the conference call.

About AMD

AMD (NYSE: AMD) designs and integrates technology that powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, tablets, game consoles and cloud servers that define the new era of surround computing. AMD solutions enable people everywhere to realize the full potential of their favorite devices and applications to push the boundaries of what is possible. For more information, visit www.amd.com.

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  • Justin

    Nathan, this is actually the best write-up from specifically a tech site I have seen so far. You just put the information up without changing it straight from the source. Most other sites are reporting and trying to interpret the numbers, but their reports are filled with factual errors as they confuse GAAP vs non-GAAP results