So AMD is going to be saved by replacing a few ten year old machines that, seriously, nobody is thinking of replacing. If they're still running that hardware it's because they're running software that can't be updated, have no budget for upgrades, or don't have authority to validate new equipment to do that job.
All your doing is begging for abuse by posting this stupid garbage.
Everyone knows you're the same person and everyone is smarter than you. Masochist.
Holidays in the middle of the week for two weeks. Corporate shutdowns a-mundo. No normal trading going on until the 5th.
Silly season. Santa Claus rally. Free stuff from far away relations. Mass hysteria!
They're in a business that never does anything new and can be made to come back if the economy is in existence and the risktaking hasn't emptied the tank. Its bulk actually saved it, because it fell squarely into the "too big to fail" category where its failure would have affected too many other people and businesses, so we as a nation propped it up until it could walk on its own.
AMD has to find new products and redevelop its production process continuously to grow. It doesn't have that capability any more; hasn't had it for nearly a decade. It flails, trying small things to grab onto hope, but it has no hope of finding anything big enough to get it back to the sort of major producer it once was. And nobody would miss it if it went away. Its business is too small and too irrelevant. Sony and Microsoft and Nintendo will get their console APUs directly from the Arabs. No AMD needed. And literally no other market would miss them. None is missing them now, when they're producing almost nothing in those segments, after having been a major player in PC, Server, and notebook. They long ago vanished from embedded, and never had a presence in mobile. There's no reason for the public to take a risk on them. Especially since they're an Arab company.
So no, comparing AMD to C and expecting similar results is not a reasonable thing to do. It's just another vapid pump.
They did a 1:10 reverse split, so their actual low relative to the current price is $9.70.
They took TARP money, and paid it back.
You have to wonder if somehow AMD was tipped to an impending rating cut to the C's. Not many companies get a chance to prep for that, and AMD is lining up its ducks like it's on a deadline.
First it shifts exchanges so the junk-bond status doesn't kill their listing entirely, then it warns its major creditor that it will be having excessive trouble getting credit from anyone else in the near future so it will need some slack on its existing loan terms. The 50% discount to the covenant pretty much says the bank might as well value the loan at half the principal.
So I fully expect a credit-rating cut, and willingly speculate there's an imminent cash-and-equivalents haircut coming soon.
These moves are way bigger than any extra income it could make from a PS4 inventory refill in Europe.
hard to tell when the world will clue up. the saudis can still make the graphs look specious on a whim. they have the cheapest production costs, and their only economic concern is their government budget. which is bloated, and which they can cut by fiat because monarchy. so a few of the peasants don't get a new mercedes this year.
so supply may become excessive, even if demand is growing. US production increases are most of the worldwide production increase, and the Saudis are simply not backing down to preserve price. America as a nation wants prices low, so don't expect us to coordinate private producers to cut production. the price will have to do that, and the Saudis are feinting, firming, posing, and dialing it in.
if there's a surplus, it's because of the production side, not the demand side, is the point.
so I don't know if the price of oil will rise again before the hedges run out, and I couldn't recommend loading up here on that basis. it could drop back to the recent low if the commodity price remains where it is for more than a year, and that would more than eat up the yield.
Using GasBuddy I found a station in South Dakota selling the go-juice for $1.71.There's lots of sub-$2 numbers across the country, and almost everyone can find it for $2.25. Upstate NY seems to be the last open space with $2.60 type prices, but I'm sure they're still seeing that as a gift. Everyone will be on the roads for the next 2-3 weeks. If the weather turns snowy it'll be bumper cars out there. Stay safe.
Re stories today about "declining demand", I checked the stats and EIA says (as of 10 days ago) that demand is expected to record declines in OECD (developed) countries in 2014 and 2015. But it's still rising consistently in non-OECD countries. In fact, it probably passed the OECD number some time this year. And the total is rising.
So the stories aren't looking at the whole picture and they're misleading the market.
(Google "EIA Global Petroleum and Other Liquids")
The facts are you're a masochist, AMD is going to die, consoles are just prolonging the pain, and you love it.
I'm of the belief that there's one defense to those claims: reasonable investors should have known as soon as Rory was announced as CEO that nothing the company said thereafter could be trusted and that the share price would be guaranteed to be sitting on a loss when he was to depart. Blame the victim. It works in civil court, too.
What doors? They sold those over a year ago.
The part of the acorn that could grow into a mighty oak was eaten by a squirrel in 2006.
The best you can say about AMD is that in a few hundred years some of its atoms will have propagated through the ecosystem and found their way into every living corporation then living. And that will disgust them, the way it disgusts most people to know there's urine and feces from the ancients forming parts of molecules in our bodies.
AMD has -6.3 billion in retained earnings.
It has $4.2 billion in assets, of which $600 million is goodwill (overvaluation of acquisitions) or explicitly intangible, and another $900 million is inventory, and none is capital equipment or real estate. It has $3.8 billion in liabilities. So taking out the intangibles (including goodwill) and allowing for rounding error, AMD is between 1.0 and 1.1 billion negative on things it can sell in a liquidation to pay people who want to be paid their money.
And it has $250 million in cash it can't touch for any reason.
It's lost every dollar ever invested in it, plus every dollar it's ever made, plus every dollar it ever borrowed, plus an additional $1.1 billion that it never had and will never get.
AMD has managed to squander its founders' fortunes plus an additional $7.5 to $7.7 billion dollars, and has nothing to show for it but a broken-down lemonade stand gathering dust in the garage and an arm cast signed by Jerry Sanders' mom.
They get a few months as a CEO to put those magic letters on their resume's, and then move on.
What happened to GF's old CEO?
What happened to AMD's old CEO, for that matter? Anyone seen him? He's got a week left to clean out his office and set up the logic bomb on the network. He's already bombed the stock price.
If both Sony and Microsoft are undercutting each other to sell product, they'll have to find a way to improve costs, and that means squeezing AMD.
You either don't get it or insist on lying about it, but AMD hanged itself when it dedicated resources to the gaming console business. Sales are guaranteed to decline for years.
It's December 19th and the silence on this topic from AMD and this masochist are deafening.