Advanced Micro Devices Inc. shares increased in the extended session Tuesday after the chip maker stated data-center income more than doubled to fuel record quarterly sales, and increased its income forecast for the year.
” We had impressive year-over-year revenue growth throughout all of our organizations and data center earnings more than doubled,” AMD AMD, -0.23% President Lisa Su stated in a declaration. “Our increased full-year guidance highlights the strong growth we anticipate throughout our business based upon increasing adoption of our high-performance computing items and broadening client relationships.”
Sales from business embedded and semi-custom chips– the unit that includes data-center and gaming-console income– almost quadrupled to $1.35 billion, compared with $348 million a year back. Experts surveyed by FactSet anticipated $1.3 billion. Su’s remarks about data-center profits were practical as AMD does not break out data-center sales from video gaming sales.
Last week, Intel Corp. INTC, -1.34% said the data-center market was in a “digestion phase,” contributing to a 20% drop in sales for information centers, yet experts indicated increased competition from AMD and ARM Holdings PLC
. AMD reported first-quarter earnings of $555 million, or 45 cents a share, compared with $162 million, or 14 cents a share, in the year-ago period. After adjusting for stock-based compensation and other aspects, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based company reported revenues of 52 cents a share, compared to 18 cents a share in the year-ago duration. Profits rose to $3.45 billion from $1.79 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Analysts surveyed by FactSet had actually forecast adjusted profits of 44 cents a share on income of $3.18 billion, and AMD predicted between $3.1 billion and $3.3 billion.
Executives likewise increased AMD’s assistance for the full year, to a sales boost of about 50% from previous guidance of an approximately 37% boost. AMD reported profits of $9.67 billion in 2015, recommending sales of about $14.65 billion this year; experts had actually been forecasting earnings of $13.46 billion, according to FactSet.
AMD shares gained more than 3% in after-hours trading, following a 0.2% decline in the regular session to close at $85.21.
AMD reported first-quarter sales of $2.1 billion for computing and graphics chips, up 46% from $1.44 billion in 2015, compared with expert expectations of $1.89 billion.
AMD’s strong profits come amid a continuing lack of microchips to sate demand from worldwide industries, and the business that make the silicon wafers chip develops use, work to clear waiting lists that cover numerous months.
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More of how the chip sector is dealing with supply shortages will revealed this week with Qualcomm Inc. QCOM, -0.68% incomes on Wednesday and KLA Corp. KLAC, -1.58% revenues on Thursday.
AMD expects second-quarter profits of $3.5 billion to $3.7 billion, while analysts had actually been forecasting $3.23 billion, according to FactSet.