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Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Crushed Analysts’ Q1 Expectations

Karl Utermohlen

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) saw its shares soar after the company unveiled its latest quarterly earnings results.

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The company said it brought in adjusted earnings of 11 cents per share for its first quarter of fiscal 2018, topping the 9 cents per share in adjusted earnings that analysts polled by Bloomberg were calling for. Revenue was also strong at $1.65 billion, topping the $1.57 billion that the Wall Street consensus estimate called for, according to Bloomberg.

Advanced Micro Devices saw its revenue increase by 40% compared to the year-ago quarter, thanks in part to its Computing and Graphics Business Segment, which soared 95% year-over-year to $1.12 billion.  The company’s Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment declined 12% compared to the year-ago quarter to $532 million, due in part to its semi-custom revenue falling.

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“The first quarter was an outstanding start to 2018 with 40 percent year-over-year revenue growth,” said Lisa Su, AMD’s president and CEO, in a press release. “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.”

For its second quarter of fiscal 2018, the company is projecting $1.72 billion in revenue, give or take $50 million. The Wall Street consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $1.58 billion.

AMD stock was up about 9.7% after the bell Wednesday on the company’s strong quarterly showing.

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