AMD Reports 2013 First Quarter Results
SUNNYVALE, Calif. —4/18/2013
Q1 2013 Results
- AMD revenue $1.09 billion, decreased 6 percent sequentially and 31 percent year-over-year
- Gross margin 41 percent
- Operating loss of $98 million, net loss of $146 million, loss per share of $0.19
- Non-GAAP1 operating loss of $46 million, net loss of $94 million, loss per share of $0.13
AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2013 of $1.09 billion, an operating loss of $98 million and a net loss of $146 million, or $0.19 per share. The company reported a non-GAAP operating loss of $46 million and a non-GAAP net loss of $94 million, or $0.13 per share.
"Our first quarter results reflect our disciplined operational execution in a difficult market environment," said Rory Read, AMD president and CEO. “We have largely completed our restructuring and are now focused on delivering a powerful set of new products that will accelerate our business in 2013. We will continue to diversify our portfolio and attack high-growth markets like dense server, ultra low-power client, embedded and semi-custom solutions to create the foundation for sustainable financial returns.”
Quarterly Financial Summary
- Gross margin was 41 percent.
- Gross margin increased sequentially due to a $20 million benefit from sales of inventory that had been previously reserved which positively impacted gross margin by 2 percentage points.
- Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities balance, including long-term marketable securities, was $1.2 billion at the end of the quarter.
- First quarter cash was bolstered by the closing of a sale and leaseback transaction of the “Lone Star Campus” in Austin, Texas generating cash proceeds of approximately $164 million, net of certain fees.
- Computing Solutions segment revenue decreased 9 percent sequentially and 38 percent year-over-year. The sequential decrease was primarily due to lower desktop, notebook and chipset unit shipments. The year-over-year decline was driven primarily by lower unit shipments.
- Operating loss was $39 million, compared with an operating loss of $323 million in Q4 2012 and operating income of $124 million in Q1 2012. The Q4 2012 operating loss included the impact of a GLOBALFOUNDRIES-related “lower of cost or market” (LCM) charge of $273 million.
- Microprocessor Average Selling Price (ASP) increased sequentially and decreased year-over-year.
- Graphics segment revenue increased 3 percent sequentially and decreased 12 percent year-over-year. Graphics processor unit (GPU) revenue was flat sequentially and down year-over-year.
- Operating income was $16 million, compared with $22 million in Q4 2012 and $34 million in Q1 2012.
- GPU ASP increased sequentially and year-over-year.
- Sony announced a semi-custom AMD APU would power its upcoming PS4 gaming console. The APU combines AMD’s “Jaguar” processor cores and next-generation AMD Radeon™ graphics, integrating a combination of x86 processor cores and advanced graphics IP unique to AMD.
- Highlighting AMD’s commitment to optimizing the world’s top PC titles for AMD Radeon™ graphics cards, the company launched the “Never Settle: Reloaded” promotion. The current program bundles up to five of the year’s most anticipated PC games ─ “BioShock® Infinite” by 2K Games and Irrational Games, “Crysis® 3” by Electronic Arts and Crytek, “DmC Devil May Cry™” by Capcom®, “Tomb Raider®” by Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics™ and most recently, “Far Cry® 3 Blood Dragon” by Ubisoft® ─ with the purchase of select AMD Radeon™ HD 7900 Series, HD 7800 Series as well as HD 7790 and HD 7770 graphics cards.2
- AMD ushered in the new frontier of gaming realism with the introduction of TressFX Hair – a collaboration with Crystal Dynamics to deliver the world’s first real-time hair rendering technology that can react to forces like gravity, wind and head movement in a playable game. The technology uses the DirectCompute programming language to unlock the capabilities of the AMD Graphics Core Next architecture and is featured heavily in the newly launched PC version of Tomb Raider.
- AMD expanded its server graphics solutions with the introduction of the AMD FirePro™ R5000 remote graphics card supporting remote 3D-graphics workflows and full computing experiences over IP networks.
- AMD moved into cloud gaming with AMD Radeon™ Sky Graphics, based on AMD Graphics Core Next architecture. Working with CiiNow, G-Cluster, Otoy and Ubitus, AMD developed a flexible cloud gaming technology that enables developers and service providers to deliver excellent gaming experiences through PCs, tablets, smart TVs and mobile devices.
- AMD announced AMD Turbo Dock Technology3 which automatically adjusts performance of the AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) higher while a hybrid PC is docked and being used for more complex tasks like content creation.
- AMD began shipping the next generation of AMD Elite A-Series APUs, codenamed “Richland," which combine improved performance and battery life4,5 with advanced user experiences like AMD Face Login6 and AMD Gesture Control.7
- AMD extended its commitment to drive the development of accelerated applications that tap into the full compute performance of the APU through collaboration with Aviary to bring an optimized version of its popular photo editing tool to Windows 8 PCs and tablets powered by AMD APUs.
- AMD announced that the SeaMicro SM15000™ server is now certified for CDH4, Cloudera’s Distribution, creating a “Hadoop-in-a-Box” solution. Red 5, Livestream and Wayfair also announced they have deployed SeaMicro-powered microservers across their businesses.
- AMD launched the AMD Open 3.0 server platform, a radical rethinking of the server motherboard designed to the standards developed by the Open Compute Project. The AMD Open 3.0 server enables substantial gains in computing flexibility, efficiency and operating cost by simplifying motherboard design.
- Aligned with the company's strategy to reduce investments and capital in non-core parts of the business, AMD announced that it sold and leased-back its "Lone Star Campus" in Austin, Texas, generating approximately $164 million in cash, net of certain fees.
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 2013, AMD expects revenue to increase 2 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 will hold a conference call for the financial community at 2 p.m. PT (5 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.
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- In this press release, in addition to GAAP financial results, the Company has provided non-GAAP financial measures including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income (loss), non-GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share. These non-GAAP financial measures reflect certain adjustments as presented in the tables in this press release. The Company also provided Adjusted EBITDA and non-GAAP free cash flow as supplemental measures of its performance. These items are defined in the footnotes to the selected corporate data tables provided at the end of this press release. The Company is providing these financial measures because it believes this non-GAAP presentation makes it easier for investors to compare its operating results for current and historical periods and also because the Company believes it assists investors in comparing the Company’s performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that it does not believe are indicative of its core operating performance and for the other reasons described in the footnotes to the selected data tables. Refer to corresponding tables at the end of this press release for additional AMD data.
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- AMD Turbo Dock technology allows a tablet device to boost its performance when connected with a compatible base unit. AMD Turbo Dock-compatible base units provide supplemental APU cooling beyond what is available solely in the slate. Actual performance increases using AMD Turbo Dock technology will vary based on the manufacturer's tablet, base unit and supplemental cooling solution design. AMD Turbo Dock technology is currently available only on the 2013 AMD A6-1450 APU, and is not available on all tablet models - check with the manufacturer for specific models that support this feature.
- Testing and projections develop by AMD Performance Labs. The score for the 2012 AMD A10-4600M on 3DMark Vantage P benchmark was 4500 and the 2012 AMD A8-4555M was 2430 while the “Richland” 2013 AMD A10-5750M was 5000and the 2013 AMD A8-5545M was 3930. PC configs based on the “Pumori” reference design with the 2012 AMD A10-4600M with Radeon™ HD 7660G graphics, the 2012 AMD A8-4555M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7600G graphics, and the 2013 AMD A10-5750M with AMD Radeon™ HD 8650G graphics and the 2013 AMD A8-5545M with AMD Radeon™ 8510G Graphics. All configs used 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. RIN-2
- Testing and projections develop by AMD Performance Labs. The score for the 2012 AMD A10-4600M on the Cinebench Multi CPU benchmark was 2.0 and the 2012 AMD A8-4555M was 1.30, while the “Richland” 2013 AMD A10-5750M was 2.35 and the 2013 AMD A8-5545M was 1.55. PC configs based on the “Pumori” reference design with the 2012 AMD A10-4600M with Radeon™ HD 7660G graphics, the 2012 AMD A8-4555M with AMD Radeon™ HD 7600G graphics, the 2013 AMD A10-5750M with AMD Radeon™ HD 8650G graphics and the 2013 AMD A8-5545M with AMD Radeon™ 8510G Graphics. All configs used 4G DDR3-1600 (Dual Channel) Memory and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. RIN-3
- AMD Face Login is designed as a convenient tool to help you log into Windows and many popular web sites quickly. It should not be used to protect your computer and personal information from unwanted access. Only available on upcoming AMD A10 and A8 APUs codenamed "Richland" and upcoming AMD A6 and A4 APUs codenamed “Temash.” Requires a webcam, and will only operate on PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system and Internet Explorer version 9 or 10. Internet connection is required for website login and use of other online features.
- AMD Gesture Control is designed to enable gesture recognition as a tool for controlling certain applications on your PC. Only available on upcoming AMD A10 and A8 APUs codenamed "Richland" and upcoming AMD A6 and A4 APUs codenamed "Temash.” Requires a web camera, and will only operate on PCs running Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system. Supported Windows desktop apps include: Windows Media Player, Windows Photo Viewer, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Reader. Supported Windows Store apps include: Microsoft Photos, Microsoft Music, Microsoft Reader and Kindle. Performance may be degraded in low lighting or intensely-focused lighting environments.