AMD sees earnings grow 98% to US$510mn in Q1

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

US chip manufacturer AMD (NYSE: AMD) saw its net profit grow 98% year-over-year to US$510mn during the first quarter of 2011, ended April 2, according to results released by the company.

Sequentially, the company's net income grew 36% in the quarter, from US$375mn in 4Q10.

AMD reported revenue of US$1.61bn during the quarter, growing 2% from US$1.57bn in 1Q10, while slipping 2% from US$1.65bn during 4Q10.

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In its computing solutions segment, AMD saw net revenue of US$1.2bn, down 2% from US$1.22bn in 4Q10 and up 3% from US$1.16bn in 1Q10. According to the company, the sequential decrease was driven by a lower average selling price, while the year-over-year increase was due to microprocessor unit sales in the channel.

AMD's graphics segment posted net revenue of US$413mn, compared with US$424mn in 4Q10 and US$409mn in 1Q10. The company said the sequential decrease was driven largely by a seasonal decline in royalties received from game console system sales.

For the second quarter of 2011, the company expects revenues to be flat to slightly down sequentially.

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