AMD Reports 2013 Second Quarter Results

  • Gross margin was 40 percent in Q2 2013.
    • Gross margin decreased sequentially. Q2 2013 gross margin included an $11 million benefit from sales of inventory that had been previously reserved in Q3 2012 and this positively impacted gross margin by 1 percentage point as compared to a similar $20 million benefit in Q1 2013 which positively impacted gross margin by 2 percentage points.
  • Cash, cash equivalents and marketable securities balance, including long-term marketable securities, was $1.1 billion at the end of the quarter.
  • Computing Solutions segment revenue increased 12 percent sequentially and decreased 20 percent year-over-year. The sequential increase was due to significantly higher notebook unit shipments and higher server and desktop unit shipments. The year-over-year decline was driven by lower unit shipments and microprocessor Average Selling Price (ASP).
    • Operating income was $2 million, compared with an operating loss of $39 million in Q1 2013 and operating income of $82 million in Q2 2012. Q2 2013 operating income included an $11 million benefit from sales of inventory that had been previously reserved and Q1 2013 operating income included a similar $20 million benefit.
    • Microprocessor ASP decreased sequentially and year-over-year.
  • Graphics and Visual Solutions segment revenue decreased 5 percent sequentially and decreased 13 percent year-over-year. GPU revenue was flat sequentially and declined year-over-year.
    • Operating income was breakeven compared with $16 million in Q1 2013 and $31 million in Q2 2012.
    • GPU ASP decreased sequentially and increased year-over-year.

Recent Highlights

  • AMD introduced several new client processors in the quarter:
    • The new AMD Elite Performance, AMD Mainstream and AMD Elite Mobility A-Series APUs offer dramatically increased performance and power efficiency compared to prior AMD APUs. Acer, Asus, Dell, HP, Lenovo and Samsung have begun to roll out products based on these latest A-Series APUs.
    • The AMD Elite Mobility A-Series APU for tablets, hybrids and small form factor notebooks won the 2013 "Best Choice of Computex Taipei" award.
    • AMD launched its 2013 Elite A-Series APU for the desktop channel, delivering leading performance, discrete-level graphics and an easy upgrade infrastructure.
    • AMD unveiled the AMD FX-9590 desktop processor, the world's first commercially available 5 GHz x86 processor capable of delivering new levels of gaming and multimedia performance.
  • Microsoft announced the Xbox One, its next-generation gaming console featuring a semi-custom, System-on-Chip (SoC) AMD APU. AMD technology is inside all three of the next generation gaming consoles: Nintendo Wii U, Sony PS4™, and Xbox One.
  • AMD launched the AMD Opteron™ X-Series processors, the industry's most efficient x86 server processors.
  • AMD provided additional details on its 2014 products for the fast-growing data center and cloud computing markets; including introducing best-in-class APUs, two- and four-socket x86 CPUs, and its first 64-bit ARM server processor.
  • AMD announced the new AMD Embedded G-Series SoC. The single-chip APU solution delivers more than double the CPU performance while running multiple industry-standard compute-intensive benchmarks compared to the Intel Atom (2).
  • For enthusiasts who want to take their PC gaming to the next level, AMD introduced the fastest desktop and notebook graphics solutions in the world.
  • Apple announced its newest Mac Pro will feature dual AMD FirePro™ graphics cards. The unique solution offers improved visual and general computing performance of the high-end system, providing the power needed by the most demanding digital content creators.

Current Outlook

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 third quarter of 2013, AMD expects revenue to increase 22 percent, plus or minus 3 percent, sequentially.

For additional details regarding AMD's results and outlook please see the CFO commentary posted at

AMD Teleconference

AMD will hold a conference call for the financial community at 2 p.m. PT (5 p.m. ET) today to discuss its second quarter financial results. AMD will provide a real-time audio broadcast of the teleconference on the Investor Relations page of its web site at The webcast will be available for 12 months after the conference call.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Gross Margin                             
(Millions except percentages)                    Q2-13     Q1-13     Q2-12  
GAAP gross margin                              $    459  $    445  $    638 
GAAP gross margin %                                  40%       41%       45%
  Legal settlement                                    -         -        (5)
Non-GAAP gross margin                          $    459  $    445  $    643 
Non-GAAP gross margin %                              40%       41%       46%
Reconciliation  of  GAAP  to  Non-GAAP  Operating  Income  (Loss)                                    
(Millions)                                                                              Q2-13          Q1-13          Q2-12    
GAAP  operating  income  (loss)                                      $        (29)  $        (98)  $          77  
    Amortization  of  acquired  intangible  assets                  (4)              (5)              (4)
    Restructuring  and  other  special  charges,  net              (5)            (47)                -  
    Legal  settlement                                                                        -                  -                (5)
Non-GAAP  operating  income  (loss)                              $        (20)  $        (46)  $          86  
Reconciliation  of  GAAP  to  Non-GAAP  Net  Income  (Loss)                                                
(Millions  except  per                                                                                                                
  share  amounts)                            Q2-13                          Q1-13                          Q2-12            
GAAP  net  income  (loss)                                                                                                            
  /  Earnings  (loss)  per                                                                                                            
  share                                  $      (74)  $  (0.10)  $    (146)  $  (0.19)  $        37    $    0.05  
    Amortization  of                                                                                                                      
      acquired  intangible                                                                                                            
      assets                                      (4)      (0.01)            (5)      (0.01)            (4)      (0.01)
    Restructuring  and                                                                                                                  
      other  special                                                                                                                        
      charges,  net                          (5)      (0.01)          (47)      (0.06)              -                -  
    Legal  settlement                      -                -                -                -              (5)      (0.01)
Non-GAAP  net  income                                                                                                                  
  (loss)  /  Earnings                                                                                                                    
  (loss)  per  share            $      (65)  $  (0.09)  $      (94)  $  (0.13)  $        46    $    0.06  

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