Intel has reported third-quarter results, setting new records for microprocessor units shipped, EPS, earnings and revenue, which was up 28% year-over-year.
“Intel delivered record-setting results again in Q3, surpassing $14-billion in revenue for the first time, driven largely by double-digit unit growth in notebook PCs,” says Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. “We also saw continued strength in the data center fueled by the ongoing growth of mobile and cloud computing.”
On a non-GAAP basis, revenue was $14,3-billion, operating income was $5.1-billion, net income was $3,7-billion and EPS was 69 cents. On a GAAP basis, the company reported third-quarter revenue of $14,2-billion, operating income of $4,8-billion, net income of $3,5-billion and EPS of 65 cents.
The company generated approximately $6,3-billion in cash from operations, paid cash dividends of $1,1-billion, and used $4-billion to repurchase 186-million shares of common stock. Intel’s board of directors also voted to increase the company’s buyback authorisation by $10-billion, raising the total unused balance to $14,2-billion at the end of the third quarter. The company also completed a senior notes offering of $5-billion primarily for the purpose of repurchasing stock.
PC Client Group revenue was $9,4-billion, up 22% year-over-year; Data Center Group revenue was $2,5-billion, up 15% year-over-year; other Intel architecture group revenue was up 68% year-over-year; Intel Atom microprocessor and chipset revenue was $269-million, down 32% year-over-year; McAfee and Intel Mobile Communications contributed revenue of $1,1-billion.