AMD reports net loss of $590 million, calls that 'solid results'

We're not sure about you, but we wouldn't call losing over half a billion dollars "solid results." Still, we're not 100 percent ready to rain on AMD's parade yet. The non-GAAP results (which disregard a pile of one-time charges and investments) turn the $590 million loss into a $92 million profit. Still, the GAAP results do make two straight quarters of losses and revenue clearly continued to decline, falling to $1.59 billion. That's down six percent from last quarter and two percent from the same time period last year. Revenue from the graphics division held steady from last quarter, though, it's down seven percent year-over-year. For more financial fun hit up the PR after the break.


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AMD Reports First Quarter Results Q1 2012 Results
• AMD revenue $1.59 billion, 6 percent sequential decrease and a 2 percent decrease
year-over-year
• Net loss $590 million, loss per share $0.80, operating loss $580 million
• Non-GAAP(1) net income $92 million, earnings per share $0.12, operating income $138
million
• Gross margin 2 percent, non-GAAP gross margin 46 percent
SUNNYVALE, Calif. – April. 19, 2012 – AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced revenue for
the first quarter of 2012 of $1.59 billion, net loss of $590 million, or $0.80 per share, and
operating loss of $580 million. The company reported non-GAAP net income of $92 million,
or $0.12 per share, and non-GAAP operating income of $138 million. First quarter non-GAAP
net income excludes: the previously disclosed charge of $703 million for a limited waiver of
exclusivity of certain 28 nanometer (nm) APU products from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc.(GF)
related to the 2012 Amendment to the Wafer Supply Agreement; amortization of acquired
intangible assets of $1 million; a restructuring charge of $8 million; SeaMicro, Inc. (SeaMicro)
acquisition costs of $6 million, and a tax benefit related to the SeaMicro acquisition of $36
million.
"AMD delivered solid results in the first quarter as we remain focused on improving our
execution, delivering innovative products, and building a company around a strategy to
deliver strong cash flow and earnings growth," said Rory Read, AMD president and CEO. "A
complete top-to-bottom introduction of new APU offerings, combined with ample product
supply resulting from continued progress with our manufacturing partners, positions us to
win and grow."
GAAP Financial Results
Q1-12 Q4-11 Q1-11
Revenue $1.59B $1.69B $1.61B
Operating income (loss) $(580)M $71M $54M
Net income (loss) /
Earnings (loss) per
share
$(590)M/$(0.80) $(177)M/$(0.24) $510M/$0.68
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Non-GAAP Financial Results1
Q1-12 Q4-11 Q1-11
Revenue $1.59B $1.69B $1.61B
Operating income $138M $172M $92M
Net income / Earnings per
share
$92M/$0.12 $138M/$0.19 $56M/$0.08
Quarterly Summary
o Gross margin was 2 percent due to the previously disclosed charge of $703 million for a
limited waiver of exclusivity for certain 28nm APU products from GF.
o Non-GAAP gross margin was 46 percent, flat sequentially.
o Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities balance, including long-term
marketable securities, was $1.71 billion at the end of the quarter.
o Cash payments in the quarter included $281 million related to the SeaMicro
acquisition and $150 million related to the limited waiver of exclusivity of certain
28nm APU products from GF.
o AMD's first quarter of 2011 had 14 weeks of business compared to 13 weeks for the first
quarter of 2012.
o Computing Solutions segment revenue decreased eight percent sequentially and was
flat year-over-year. The sequential decrease was driven by seasonally lower sales in the
Client business.
o Operating income was $124 million, compared with $165 million in Q411 and
$100 million in Q111.
o Microprocessor ASP decreased sequentially and was flat year-over-year.
o AMD announced and began shipping the follow-on to its essential notebook
platform "Brazos," its bestselling platform ever. The new essential notebook
platform, codenamed "Brazos 2.0," delivers improved performance, extended
battery life and many new features. Systems based on "Brazos 2.0" are
expected to be available in the second quarter.
o AMD ramped volume production of its second generation A-Series APU,
codenamed "Trinity," in anticipation of global notebook availability from leading
OEMs in the second quarter. "Trinity" delivers twice the performance-per-watt
compared with AMD's current generation A-Series APU. Systems powered by
"Trinity" will enable outstanding entertainment and gaming performance with
superior battery life.
o Dell, Tyan, MSI and Fujitsu are among the partners that introduced systems
based on AMD Opteron™ 3200 processors targeting hosting customers who
require enterprise-class reliability at desktop-class price points. The new server
platform delivers price-performance and power-per-core advantages compared
to competitive offerings.
o Telus, a leading Canadian Telecommunications provider, selected the AMD
Opteron 6200 Series processors to power its latest offering, the TELUS AgilIT
Virtual Private Cloud.
o AMD announced two new heterogeneous computing milestones, both with the
objective of enhancing the user experience and nurturing future software
development. AMD announced an investment through AMD Ventures in Nuvixa,
Inc., a developer of gesture-based video communication and presentation
solutions, and the first AMD Fusion Center of Innovation was established at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
• Graphics segment revenue was flat sequentially and decreased 7 percent year-over-year.
GPU revenue was up in a seasonally down quarter, due to higher improved desktop GPU
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ASP in the channel, offset by seasonally lower game console royalty revenue. The yearover-
year decrease was primarily driven by lower demand for desktop and mobile
graphics.
o Operating income was $34 million, compared with $27 million in Q411 and $19
million in Q111.
o GPU ASP was flat sequentially and increased year-over-year.
o AMD reached a major milestone with worldwide availability of its full line of next
generation 28nm AMD RadeonTM HD 7000 Series desktop GPUs in less than
three months. In addition to the AMD Radeon HD 7950 Series GPU, AMD
introduced the first graphics card to break the 1 GHz barrier, the AMD Radeon
HD 7770 GPU. AMD also launched the AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series GPU
featuring 2GB of GDDR5 memory for serious gamers.
• Corporate
o AMD announced an amended Wafer Supply Agreement with GF that established
a negotiated wafer pricing based on a take or pay arrangement in 2012 and
established a framework for wafer pricing in 2013. AMD transferred its remaining
ownership interest in GF to GF and GF waived the exclusivity arrangement for
AMD to manufacture certain 28nm APU products at GF for a specified period.
o AMD acquired SeaMicro, Inc., a pioneer in energy-efficient, high-bandwidth
microservers. The acquisition accelerates the company's strategy to deliver
disruptive server technology and positions AMD to expand its current server
offerings to provide customers and partners with low-power, low-cost, high bandwidth
server solutions.
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.
AMD expects revenue to increase 3 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, sequentially for
the second quarter of 2012.
For additional detail 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 2:00 p.m. PT (5:00 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 AMD.

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