Stable PC market keeps Intel in the black

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A stabilising PC market contributed to a 6% profit rise for chip giant Intel, who reported reported revenue of US$52.7 billion, operating income of $12.3 billion, net income of $9.6 billion and EPS of $1.89 during the past twelve months.

Generating approximately $20.9 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $4.5 billion, the company also used $2.1 billion to repurchase 94 million shares of stock.

“We had a solid fourth quarter with signs of stabilisation in the PC segment and financial growth from a year ago,” says Brian Krzanich, CEO, Intel.

“We’ve built a strong foundation for our business by bringing innovation to the market more quickly across a wide range of computing platforms.

“For example, at CES, we demonstrated multiple devices that weren’t on our roadmap six months ago.”

For the fourth quarter, Intel posted revenue of $13.8 billion, operating income of $3.5 billion, net income of $2.6 billion, and EPS of 51 cents. The company generated approximately $6.2 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.1 billion, and used $528 million to repurchase 22 million shares of stock.

Full-Year 2013 Key Financial Information and Business Unit Trends:

• PC Client Group revenue of $33.0 billion, down 4 percent from 2012.

• Data Centre Group revenue of $11.2 billion, up 7 percent from 2012.

• Other Intel architecture operating segments revenue of $4.1 billion, down 7 percent from 2012.

Q4 Key Financial Information and Business Unit Trends:

• PC Client Group revenue of $8.6 billion, up 2 percent sequentially and flat year-over-year.

• Data Centre Group revenue of $3.0 billion, up 3 percent sequentially and up 8 percent year-over-year.

• Other Intel architecture operating segments revenue of $1.1 billion, up 4 percent sequentially and up 9 percent year-over-year.

• Gross margin of 62.0 percent, 1 percentage point above the midpoint of the company’s prior expectation of 61 percent.

• R&D plus MG&A spending of $4.8 billion, slightly above the company’s prior expectation of approximately $4.7 billion.

• Tax rate of 26 percent versus the company’s prior expectation of 25 percent.

Business Outlook

Intel’s Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any business combinations, asset acquisitions, divestitures or other investments that may be completed after January 16.

Full-Year 2014:

• Revenue: approximately flat.

• Gross margin percentage: 60 percent, plus or minus a few percentage points.

• R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $18.6 billion.

• Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $300 million.

• Depreciation: approximately $7.4 billion.

• Tax rate: approximately 27 percent.

• Full-year capital spending: $11.0 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

Q1 2014:

• Revenue: $12.8 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

• Gross margin percentage: 59 percent, plus or minus a couple of percentage points.

• R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.8 billion.

• Restructuring and asset impairment charges: approximately $200 million.

• Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $70 million.

• Impact of equity investments and interest and other: approximately $25 million.

• Depreciation: approximately $1.7 billion.

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