AMD Q1 2018 results show 40% YoY revenue increase

AMD revenue for the first quarter of 2018 stands at $1.65 billion. This was along with an operating income of $120 million, net income of $81 million, and diluted earnings per share of $0.08. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income was $152 million, net income was $121 million, and diluted earnings per share was $0.11.

“The first quarter was an outstanding start to 2018 with 40 percent year-over-year revenue growth,” said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. “PC, gaming and datacenter adoption of our new, high-performance products continues to accelerate. We are excited about our long-term roadmaps and focused on delivering sustained revenue growth and profitability.”

Computing and Graphics segment revenue was $1.12 billion, up 95 percent year-over-year and 23 percent quarter-over-quarter, primarily driven by strong sales of Radeon and Ryzen products.

Client processor average selling price (ASP) increased year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter due to a greater percentage of revenue from Ryzen products.

GPU ASP increased year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter driven by a greater percentage of revenue from new Radeon products.

Operating income was $138 million, compared to an operating loss of $21 million a year ago and operating income of $33 million in the prior quarter. Operating income improvement was driven by higher revenue.

Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom (EESC) segment revenue was $532 million, down 12 percent year-over-year due to lower semi-custom revenue, partially offset by higher server and embedded revenue. EESC segment revenue was up 23 percent quarter-over-quarter, driven by semi-custom, embedded and EPYC processor revenue.

Operating income was $14 million, compared to operating income of $55 million a year ago and an operating loss of $13 million in the prior quarter. The year-over-year decrease was primarily due to a licensing gain that occurred in Q1 2017.  The quarter-over-quarter increase was primarily due to higher revenue.

All Other operating loss was $32 million compared with operating losses of $23 million a year ago and $22 million in the prior quarter.

Q1 Highlights

AMD continued returning innovation and excitement to the PC market with the introduction of new consumer-focused desktop processors.

AMD introduced the first AMD Ryzen desktop APUs, combining the high-performance Radeon “Vega” graphics architecture with revolutionary “Zen” CPU cores on a single chip.

AMD also delivered the next products in the Company’s strong multi-generational roadmap with the launch of its 2nd Generation Ryzen desktop CPUs just over one year after bringing the first Ryzen processors to market. The new 2nd Generation Ryzen processors can deliver up to 15% higher gaming performance compared to 1st Generation Ryzen processors, with the Ryzen 7 2700X processor delivering the highest multiprocessing performance available on a mainstream desktop PC.

Adoption of AMD products for the datacenter continued with new AMD EPYC processor-powered platforms and deployments

Dell EMC introduced three new PowerEdge platforms powered by AMD EPYC 7000 series server processors.

Yahoo Japan Corporation and Packet joined the expanding list of global businesses deploying EPYC processors to enhance the performance and efficiency of their datacenters.

Supercomputing leader Cray announced that it added EPYC processors to its Cray CS500 line of HPC offerings.

AMD brought the powerful “Zen” architecture to a variety of new embedded markets with the launch of EPYC Embedded and Ryzen Embedded processors.

AMD released new Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition updates to optimize the performance of some of the most popular PC games and improve the eSports experience for Radeon graphics card owners.

AMD and Microsoft announced support for Radeon FreeSync technology in Microsoft’s Xbox One S and Xbox One X consoles, bringing the exceptional tear-free gaming experience to a broader base of gamers.

Adobe announced a new version of Adobe Premiere Pro CC with native support for AMD Radeon Pro SSG graphics to dramatically accelerate 4K and 8K workflows for popular native camera formats.

Steam launched support for AMD TrueAudio Next in Steam Audio, offering Steam users a more immersive audio experience.

AMD was included in Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies” 2018 edition, ranking in the top ten Most Innovative Companies in the Consumer Electronics sector.

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