Intel Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results

Intel Reports Strong Third-Quarter Results

  • Third-Quarter Revenue $9.4 Billion, Strongest Second-to-Third-Quarter Growth in over 30 years
  • Gross Margin 58 Percent, Up 7 Points Sequentially
  • Operating Income $2.6 Billion
  • Net Income $1.9 Billion
  • EPS 33 Cents

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct 13, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter revenue of $9.4 billion. The company reported operating income of $2.6 billion, net income of $1.9 billion and earnings per share (EPS) of 33 cents.

"Intel's strong third-quarter results underscore that computing is essential to people's lives, proving the importance of technology innovation in leading an economic recovery," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "This momentum in the current economic climate, plus our product leadership, gives us confidence about our business prospects going forward. As we look ahead, Intel's game-changing 32nm process technology will usher in another wave of innovation from new, powerful Intel® Xeon server platforms to high-performance Intel® Core processors to low-power Intel® Atom processors."

Non-GAAP Comparison
  Q3 2009 vs. Q2 2009
Revenue $9.4 billion up $1.4 billion
Operating Income/(Loss) $2.6 billion up $1.1 billion
Net Income/(Loss) $1.9 billion up $807 million
Earnings/(Losses) Per Share 33 cents up 15 cents

Q3 2009 results are GAAP. Q2 2009 results are non-GAAP and exclude the EC fine.

GAAP Comparison
  Q3 2009   vs. Q2 2009   vs. Q3 2008
Revenue $9.4 billion   up $1.4 billion   down $828 million
Operating Income/(Loss) $2.6 billion   up $2.6 billion   down $519 million
Net Income/(Loss) $1.9 billion   up $2.3 billion   down $158 million
Earnings/(Losses) Per Share 33 cents   up 40 cents   down 2 cents

Key Financial Information

 

  • Record microprocessor and chipset units.
  • Mobility Group revenue up 19 percent, Digital Enterprise Group revenue up 14 percent, and Intel Atom microprocessor and chipset revenue up 15 percent to $415 million, all sequentially.
  • Gross margin was 57.6 percent, higher than the company's expectation.
  • The average selling price (ASP) for microprocessors was slightly down sequentially.
  • Inventories were down $315 million sequentially.
  • Spending (R&D plus MG&A) was $2.75 billion, consistent with the company's expectation.
  • Restructuring and asset impairment charges were $63 million, higher than the company's expectation.
  • The net loss from equity investments and interest and other was $47 million, better than the company's expectation.
  • The effective tax rate was 27 percent, versus the company's expectation of 23 percent.

 

Business Outlook

Intel's Business Outlook does not include the potential impact of any mergers, acquisitions, divestitures or other business combinations that may be completed after Oct. 12.

Q4 2009

 

  • Revenue: $10.1 billion, plus or minus $400 million.
  • Gross margin percentage: 62 percent, plus or minus 3 percentage points.
  • Spending (R&D plus MG&A): Approximately $2.9 billion.
  • Restructuring and asset impairment charges: Approximately $40 million.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and costs: Approximately $20 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: Approximately zero.
  • Tax rate: Approximately 26 percent.
  • Depreciation: Approximately $1.2 billion.
  • Full Year Capital spending: Expected to be $4.5 billion plus or minus $100 million, down from the prior expectation of $4.7 billion plus or minus $200 million.

 

Status of Business Outlook

During the quarter, Intel's corporate representatives may reiterate the Business Outlook during private meetings with investors, investment analysts, the media and others. From the close of business on Nov. 25 until publication of the company's fourth-quarter earnings release, Intel will observe a "Quiet Period" during which the Business Outlook disclosed in the company's news releases and filings with the SEC should be considered as historical, speaking as of prior to the Quiet Period only and not subject to an update by the company.

Risk Factors

The above statements and any others in this document that refer to plans and expectations for the fourth quarter, the year and the future are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Many factors could affect Intel's actual results, and variances from Intel's current expectations regarding such factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Intel presently considers the following to be the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the corporation's expectations.

 

  • Demand could be different from Intel's expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions; customer acceptance of Intel's and competitors' products; changes in customer order patterns including order cancellations; and changes in the level of inventory at customers.
  • Intel operates in intensely competitive industries that are characterized by a high percentage of costs that are fixed or difficult to reduce in the short term and product demand that is highly variable and difficult to forecast. Additionally, Intel is in the process of transitioning to its next generation of products on 32nm process technology, and there could be execution issues associated with these changes, including product defects and errata along with lower than anticipated manufacturing yields. Revenue and the gross margin percentage are affected by the timing of new Intel product introductions and the demand for and market acceptance of Intel's products; actions taken by Intel's competitors, including product offerings and introductions, marketing programs and pricing pressures and Intel's response to such actions; and Intel's ability to respond quickly to technological developments and to incorporate new features into its products.
  • The gross margin percentage could vary significantly from expectations based on changes in revenue levels; capacity utilization; start-up costs, including costs associated with the new 32nm process technology; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; excess or obsolete inventory; product mix and pricing; manufacturing yields; changes in unit costs; impairments of long-lived assets, including manufacturing, assembly/test and intangible assets; and the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs.
  • Expenses, particularly certain marketing and compensation expenses, as well as restructuring and asset impairment charges, vary depending on the level of demand for Intel's products and the level of revenue and profits.
  • The tax rate expectation is based on current tax law and current expected income. The tax rate may be affected by the jurisdictions in which profits are determined to be earned and taxed; changes in the estimates of credits, benefits and deductions; the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities, including payment of interest and penalties; and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.
  • Gains or losses from equity securities and interest and other could vary from expectations depending on gains or losses realized on the sale or exchange of securities; gains or losses from equity method investments; impairment charges related to debt securities as well as equity and other investments; interest rates; cash balances; and changes in fair value of derivative instruments.
  • The majority of our non-marketable equity investment portfolio balance is concentrated in companies in the flash memory market segment, and declines in this market segment or changes in management's plans with respect to our investments in this market segment could result in significant impairment charges, impacting restructuring charges as well as gains/losses on equity investments and interest and other.
  • Intel's results could be impacted by adverse economic, social, political and physical/infrastructure conditions in countries where Intel, its customers or its suppliers operate, including military conflict and other security risks, natural disasters, infrastructure disruptions, health concerns and fluctuations in currency exchange rates.
  • Intel's results could be affected by adverse effects associated with product defects and errata (deviations from published specifications), and by litigation or regulatory matters involving intellectual property, stockholder, consumer, antitrust and other issues, such as the litigation and regulatory matters described in Intel's SEC reports.

 

A detailed discussion of these and other factors that could affect Intel's results is included in Intel's SEC filings, including the report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended June 27, 2009.

Earnings Webcast

Intel will hold a public webcast at 2:30 p.m. PDT today on its Investor Relations Web site at www.intc.com. A webcast replay and MP3 download will also be made available on the site.

Intel [NASDAQ: INTC], the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom and blogs.intel.com

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* Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

INTEL CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED SUMMARY STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA
(In millions, except per share amounts)
                             
        Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
    Sept. 26,   Sept. 27,   Sept. 26,   Sept. 27,
    2009   2008   2009   2008
NET REVENUE   $ 9,389   $ 10,217   $ 24,558   $ 29,360
Cost of sales     3,985     4,198     11,837     12,885
GROSS MARGIN     5,404     6,019     12,721     16,475
                             
Research and development     1,430     1,471     4,050     4,406
Marketing, general and administrative     1,320     1,415     3,766     4,191
R&D AND MG&A     2,750     2,886     7,816     8,597
European Commission fine     -     -     1,447     -
Restructuring and asset impairment charges     63     34     228     459

Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles and costs

    12     1     16     4
OPERATING EXPENSES     2,825  

 

2,921  

 

9,507  

 

9,060
OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)     2,579     3,098     3,214     7,415
Gains (losses) on equity investments, net     (79)     (396)     (261)     (564)
Interest and other, net     32     131     158     466
INCOME (LOSS) BEFORE TAXES     2,532     2,833     3,111     7,317
Provision for taxes     676  

 

819     1,024     2,259
NET INCOME (LOSS)   $ 1,856   $ 2,014   $ 2,087   $ 5,058
                             
BASIC EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE   $ 0.34   $ 0.36   $ 0.37   $ 0.89
DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE   $ 0.33   $ 0.35   $ 0.37   $ 0.87
                             
WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING:                      
  BASIC     5,537     5,603   5,568     5,696
  DILUTED     5,616     5,692     5,643     5,790
INTEL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED SUMMARY BALANCE SHEET DATA
(In millions)
                     
  Sept. 26,   June 27,   Dec. 27,
  2009   2009   20081
CURRENT ASSETS                
  Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,109   $ 3,826   $ 3,350
  Short-term investments   5,150     5,195     5,331
  Trading assets   3,671     2,603     3,162
  Accounts receivable, net   2,025     1,938     1,712
  Inventories:                
    Raw materials   398     385     608
    Work in process   1,072     1,209     1,577
    Finished goods   1,020     1,211     1,559
        2,490     2,805     3,744
  Deferred tax assets   1,260     1,217     1,390
  Other current assets   542     883     1,182
TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS   19,247     18,467     19,871
                     
Property, plant and equipment, net   17,354     17,515     17,574
Marketable equity securities   766     513     352
Other long-term investments   3,611     3,002     2,924
Goodwill   4,421     3,932     3,932
Other long-term assets   5,597     5,632     5,819
  TOTAL ASSETS $ 50,996   $ 49,061   $ 50,472
                     
CURRENT LIABILITIES                
  Short-term debt $ 23   $ 24   $ 102
  Accounts payable   1,907     1,726     2,390
  Accrued compensation and benefits   1,758     1,412     2,015
  Accrued advertising   763     718     807
  Deferred income on shipments to distributors   602     480     463
  Other accrued liabilities   2,225     2,719     1,901
  Income taxes payable   471     -     140
TOTAL CURRENT LIABILITIES   7,749     7,079     7,818
                     
Long-term income taxes payable   386     556     736
Long-term debt   2,201     1,174     1,185
Other long-term liabilities   1,627     1,205     1,187
Stockholders' equity:                
  Preferred stock   -     -     -
  Common stock and capital in excess of par value   14,763     13,995     13,402
  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   233     (153)     (393)
  Retained earnings   24,037     25,205     26,537
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   39,033     39,047     39,546
  TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 50,996   $ 49,061   $ 50,472
                     
1   As adjusted due to changes to the accounting for convertible debt instruments in the first quarter of 2009.
INTEL CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL FINANCIAL AND OTHER INFORMATION
(In millions)
             
    Q3 2009   Q2 2009   Q3 2008
GEOGRAPHIC REVENUE:          
  Asia-Pacific $5,322     $4,409     $5,389  
    57 %   55 %   53 %
  Americas $1,822     $1,698     $1,887  
    19 %   21 %   19 %
  Europe $1,328     $1,153     $1,883  
    14 %   14 %   18 %
  Japan $917     $764     $1,058  
    10 %   10 %   10 %
             
CASH INVESTMENTS:          
Cash and short-term investments $9,259     $9,021     $8,287  
Trading assets - marketable debt securities (1) 3,671     2,284     3,508  
Total cash investments $12,930     $11,305     $11,795  
             
TRADING ASSETS:          
Trading assets - equity securities          
  offsetting deferred compensation (2) -     $319     $409  
Total trading assets - sum of 1+2 $3,671     $2,603     $3,917  
             
SELECTED CASH FLOW INFORMATION:          
Depreciation $1,153     $1,211     $1,059  
Share-based compensation $218     $258     $197  
Amortization of intangibles $82     $75     $68  
Capital spending ($944 )   ($981 )   ($1,374 )
Investments in non-marketable equity instruments ($41 )   ($83 )   ($120 )
Stock repurchase program ($1,671 )   -     ($2,117 )
Proceeds from sales of shares to employees, tax benefit & other $125     $1     $277  
Dividends paid ($771 )   ($784 )   ($783 )
Net cash received/(used) for divestitures/acquisitions ($853 )   -     ($9 )
             
EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE INFORMATION:          
Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic 5,537     5,595     5,603  
Dilutive effect of employee equity incentive plans 28     -     38  
Dilutive effect of convertible debt 51     -     51  
Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted 5,616     5,595     5,692  
             
STOCK BUYBACK:          
Shares repurchased 88     -     93  
Cumulative shares repurchased (in billions) 3.4     3.3     3.3  
Remaining dollars authorized for buyback (in billions) $5.7     $7.4     $7.4  
             
OTHER INFORMATION:          
Employees (in thousands) 80.8     80.5     83.5  
INTEL CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING RESULTS AND OTHER INFORMATION
($ in millions)
               
      Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
OPERATING SEGMENT INFORMATION:   Q3 2009 Q3 2008   Q3 2009 Q3 2008
Digital Enterprise Group            
  Microprocessor revenue   3,873 4,069   10,549 12,413
  Chipset, motherboard and other revenue 1,040 1,249   2,677 3,719
  Net revenue   4,913 5,318   13,226 16,132
  Operating income   1,512 1,766   3,115 5,238
               
Mobility Group            
  Microprocessor revenue   2,924 3,387   7,666 8,855
  Chipset and other revenue   1,207 1,294   2,860 3,292
  Net revenue   4,131 4,681   10,526 12,147
  Operating income   1,350 1,851   2,413 4,269
               
All Other            
  Net revenue   345 218   806 1,081
  Operating loss   (283) (519)   (2,314) (2,092)
               
Total            
  Net revenue   9,389 10,217   24,558 29,360
  Operating income (loss)   2,579 3,098   3,214 7,415

In addition to disclosing financial results calculated in accordance with United States (U.S.) generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this earnings release contains non-GAAP financial measures that exclude the charge incurred in the second quarter of 2009 as a result of the European Commission (EC) fine in the amount of EUR 1.06 billion, or about $1.45 billion. In this earnings release the expense associated with the fine is presented separately within operating expenses for the nine-months ended September 26, 2009. The non-GAAP financial measures disclosed by the company should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with GAAP and reconciliations to those financial statements should be carefully evaluated. Management believes the non-GAAP financial measures are appropriate for both its own assessment of, and to show the reader, how our performance compares to other periods. Set forth below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

                                 
INTEL CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL RECONCILIATIONS OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS
OPERATING INCOME, NET INCOME, AND EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE;
EXCLUDING EUROPEAN COMMISSION FINE
(In millions, except per-share amounts)
                           
  Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
  Sept. 26, June 27,   Sept. 27, Sept. 26, Sept. 27,
  2009 2009   2008 2009 2008
                       

GAAP OPERATING INCOME (LOSS)

$ 2,579 $ (12)   $ 3,098 $ 3,214 $ 7,415
Adjustment for EC fine   -   1,447     -   1,447   -
OPERATING INCOME EXCLUDING EC FINE $ 2,579 $ 1,435   $ 3,098 $ 4,661 $ 7,415
                       
GAAP NET INCOME (LOSS) $ 1,856 $ (398)   $ 2,014 $ 2,087 $ 5,058
Adjustment for EC fine   -   1,447     -   1,447   -
NET INCOME EXCLUDING EC FINE $ 1,856 $ 1,049   $ 2,014 $ 3,534 $ 5,058
                       
GAAP DILUTED EARNINGS (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE $ 0.33 $ (0.07)   $

0.35

$ 0.37 $ 0.87
Adjustment for EC fine   -   0.25     -   0.26   -
DILUTED EARNINGS PER COMMON SHARE EXCLUDING EC FINE $ 0.33 $

0.18

1

$

0.35

$ 0.63 $ 0.87
                       

1 Calculated based on shares of 5,678 for the three months ended June 27, 2009, which is the number of common shares that would have been used in the calculation of diluted earnings per common share if the Company had GAAP net income.

SOURCE: Intel Corporation

Intel Corporation
Mark Henninger, 408-653-9944 (Investor Relations)
mark.h.henninger@intel.com
Amy Kircos, 480-552-8803 (Media Relations)
amy.kircos@intel.com

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