Investors happy after earnings release by Intel

On January 26th, 2017, Intel Corporation reported earnings for fourth quarter and full year 2016. The results showed solid improvements from the previous quarter and overall 2016.

“The fourth quarter was a terrific finish to a record-setting and transformative year for Intel. In 2016, we took important steps to accelerate our strategy and refocus our resources while also launching exciting new products, successfully integrating Altera, and investing in growth opportunities,” said Brian Krzanich, Intel CEO. “I’m pleased with our 2016 performance and confident in our future.”

Financial Performance

Q4

Revenue produced by Intel Corporation for the fourth quarter of 2016 was $16.4 billion, up from $14.9% in the fourth quarter of 2015, representing 10% growth.

Gross margin for the fourth quarter was 61.7%, down 2.6 points year-over-year.

Operating income for the quarter was $4.5 billion, up 5% from $4.3 billion in the same period of 2015. Net income attributable to Intel for the fourth quarter was $3.6 billion, down 1% year-over-year.

GAAP earnings per share (EPS) was $0.73, down 1% from $0.74 in the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) was $0.79, compared with $0.76, representing 4% growth.

Client Computing Group revenue was up 4% year-over-year in the fourth quarter, producing $9.1 billion, while Data Center Group revenue was $4.7 billion, up 8% year-over-year. Non-Volatile Memory Solution Group generated revenue of $816 million, up 25% year-over-year.

FY16

Revenue generated by Intel for the full year of 2016 totalled $59.4 billion, from $55.4 billion in 2015, reflecting an increase of 7% year-over-year.

Gross margin for the full year was 60.9%, down 1.7 points from 62.9% in 2015.

Operating income for 2016 was $12.9 billion, down 8% from $14.0 billion in the previous year. Net income attributable to Intel for 2016 totalled $10.3 billion, showing a 10% decrease year-over-year from $11.4 billion in 2015.

GAAP earnings per share (EPS) was $2.12, down 9% year-over-year from $2.33. Non-GAAP earnings per share (EPS) was $2.72, up 9% from $2.49 in 2015.

Client Computing Group produced $32.9 billion in 2016, representing 2% growth year-over-year, while Data Center Group revenue was $17.2 billion, up 8% year-over-year. Intel Security Group generated revenue of $2.2 billion, up 9% year-over-year.

The Stock Market

As of 10:00 GMT on February 15th 2017, Intel Corporation stock (NASDAQ: INTC) is trading at 35.93 USD per share after an incline of 0.36%. The highest weekly close wa  35.96 USD.

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