Enterprise Strength and New Products Drive Record Intel Results

Enterprise Strength and New Products Drive Record Intel Results

Non GAAP Results

  • Revenue $12.9 billion, up $2.6 billion, 25 percent year-over-year
  • Gross margin of 62 percent, down 1 percentage point year-over-year
  • Operating income $4.3 billion, up $862 million, 25 percent year-over-year
  • Net income $3.3 billion, up $830 million, 34 percent year-over-year
  • EPS 59 cents, up 16 cents, 37 percent year-over-year

GAAP Results

  • Revenue $12.8 billion, up $2.5 billion, 25 percent year-over-year
  • Gross margin of 61 percent, down 2 percentage points year-over-year
  • Operating income $4.2 billion, up $710 million, 21 percent year-over-year
  • Net income $3.2 billion, up $718 million, 29 percent year-over-year
  • EPS 56 cents, up 13 cents, 30 percent year-over-year

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19, 2011 - Intel Corporation today reported record EPS and revenue on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis.

On a non-GAAP basis, revenue was $12.9 billion, operating income was $4.3 billion, net income was $3.3 billion, and EPS was 59 cents. On a GAAP basis, the company reported first-quarter revenue of $12.8 billion, operating income of $4.2 billion, net income of $3.2 billion, and EPS of 56 cents.

The company generated approximately $4.0 billion in cash from operations, paid cash dividends of $994 million, and used $4.0 billion to repurchase 189 million shares of common stock.

"The first-quarter revenue was an all-time record for Intel fueled by double digit annual revenue growth in every major product segment and across all geographies," said Paul Otellini, Intel president and CEO. "These outstanding results, combined with our guidance for the second quarter, position us to achieve greater than 20 percent annual revenue growth."

Q1 2011 Key Financial Information (GAAP)

  • PC Client Group revenue up 17 percent, Data Center Group revenue up 32 percent, other Intel architecture group revenue up 70 percent, and IntelĀ® Atom™ microprocessor and chipset revenue of $370 million up 4 percent, all year-over-year.
  • The average selling price (ASP) for microprocessors was up sequentially.
  • Gross margin was 61 percent.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending of $3.7 billion, slightly higher than the company's expectation.
  • The net gain of $213 million from equity investments and interest and other, consistent with the company's expectation.
  • The effective tax rate was 28 percent, in-line with the company's outlook of 29 percent.
  • The company used $4.0 billion to repurchase 189 million shares of common stock.
  • During the quarter, the company closed the acquisitions of Infineon Wireless Solutions and McAfee, Inc. The combination of both acquisitions contributed revenue of $496 million.
  • The first quarter of 2011 had 14 weeks of business versus the typical 13 weeks, as the company realigned its fiscal year with the calendar year.

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 April 19.

Q2 2011 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Revenue: $12.8 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
  • Non-GAAP revenue: Excluding certain acquisition related accounting impacts, the revenue forecast is $12.85 billion, plus or minus $500 million.
  • Gross margin percentage: 61 percent, plus or minus a couple percentage points.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin: Excluding certain accounting impacts and expenses related to acquisitions, the gross margin forecast is 62 percent plus or minus a couple percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $3.9 billion.
  • Amortization of acquisition related intangibles: approximately $75 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: gain of approximately $50 million.
  • Depreciation: approximately $1.2 billion.

Full-Year 2011 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Gross margin percentage: 63 percent, plus or minus a few percentage points.
  • Non-GAAP gross margin: excluding certain accounting impacts and expenses related to acquisitions, the gross margin forecast is 64% plus or minus a few points.
  • Spending (R&D plus MG&A): $15.7 billion, plus or minus $200 million.
  • Amortization of acquisition related intangibles: approximately $260 million.
  • Tax rate: approximately 29 percent for the second, third and fourth quarters.
  • Depreciation: $5 billion, plus or minus $100 million.
  • Capital spending: $10.2 billion, plus or minus $400 million.
  • 2011 will have 53 weeks of business versus the typical 52 weeks, as the company realigns its fiscal year with the calendar year.

For additional information regarding Intel's results and Business Outlook, please see the CFO commentary at: www.intc.com/results.cfm.

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 June 3 until publication of the company's second-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 second quarter, the year and the future are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "may," "will," "should," and their variations identify forward-looking statements. Statements that refer to or are based on projections, uncertain events or assumptions also identify forward-looking statements. 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 company's expectations.

  • Demand could be different from Intel's expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions, including supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; 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. Potential disruptions in the high technology supply chain resulting from the recent disaster in Japan could cause customer demand to be different from Intel's expectations.
  • 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. Revenue and the gross margin percentage are affected by the timing of 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 capacity utilization; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; changes in revenue levels; product mix and pricing; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; start-up costs; excess or obsolete inventory; changes in unit costs; defects or disruptions in the supply of materials or resources; product manufacturing quality/yields; and impairments of long-lived assets, including manufacturing, assembly/test and intangible assets.
  • 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 on the sale, exchange, change in the fair value or impairments of debt and equity investments; interest rates; cash balances; and changes in fair value of derivative instruments.
  • The majority of Intel's 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 Intel's 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 affected 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 the timing of closing of acquisitions and divestitures.
  • 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. An unfavorable ruling could include monetary damages or an injunction prohibiting us from manufacturing or selling one or more products, precluding particular business practices, impacting Intel's ability to design its products, or requiring other remedies such as compulsory licensing of intellectual property.

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-K for the fiscal year ended Dec. 25, 2010.

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 plans to report its earnings for the second quarter of 2011 on Wednesday, July 20, 2011. Immediately following the earnings report, the company plans to publish a commentary by Stacy J. Smith, vice president and chief financial officer at www.intc.com/results.cfm. A public webcast of Intel's earnings conference call will follow at 2:30 p.m. PDT at www.intc.com.

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CONTACTS:

Mark Henninger
Investor Relations
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Amy Kircos
Media Relations
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