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LONDON, UK / ACCESSWIRE / February 12, 2018 / Active-Investors.com has just released a free earnings report on Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) ("AMD"). If you want access to this report all you need to do is sign up now by clicking the following link www.active-investors.com/registration-sg/?symbol=AMD. AMD reported its fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 operating and financial results on January 30, 2018. The chipmaker outperformed top- and bottom-line expectations and provided revenue guidance for the upcoming quarter. Register today and get access to over 1,000 Free Research Reports by joining our site below:

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, AMD's revenue of $1.48 billion surged 34% compared to revenue of $1.11 billion in Q4 2016, primarily driven by strong sales of Radeon™ graphics and Ryzen™ processors. The Company's reported numbers exceeded analysts' estimates of $1.40 billion.

For full year (FY) 2017, AMD's revenue jumped 25% to $5.33 billion compared to revenue of $4.27 billion, driven by an increase in the Computing and Graphics segment.

During Q4 2017, AMD reported gross margin of 35%, up 3% on a y-o-y basis. The Company's GAAP operating income for the reported quarter was $82 million compared to an operating loss of $3 million in the year ago same period. The y-o-y growth was primarily due to higher revenue from the Computing and Graphics segment. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income was $103 million compared to operating income of $26 million in Q4 2016.

For Q4 2017, AMD posted GAAP net income of $61 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $51 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. On a non-GAAP basis, the Company recorded net income of $88 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, in the reported quarter compared to net loss of $8 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, in the year earlier same quarter. AMD's earnings result surpassed Wall Street's expectations of $0.05 per share.

For FY17, AMD reported net income of $43 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $497 million, or $0.60 per share, in FY16. The Company posted non-GAAP net income of $179 million, or $1.07 per diluted share, in the reported period compared to a net loss of $117 million, or $0.14 per diluted share, in the year ago same period.

Advanced Micro Devices' Financial Segment Summary

During Q4 2017, the Computing and Graphics segment's revenue soared 60% to $958 million compared to revenue of $600 million in Q4 2016, primarily driven by strong sales of Radeon graphics and Ryzen desktop processors. The segment recorded operating income of $85 million in the reported quarter compared to an operating loss of $21 million in the year ago corresponding period. The y-o-y improvements were primarily driven by higher revenue.

During Q4 2017, the Enterprise, Embedded, and Semi-Custom segment's revenue totaled $522, up 35 compared to revenue of $506 million in Q4 2016, driven by server revenue. The segment's operating income was $19 million for the reported quarter compared to $47 million in the year earlier same quarter. The y-o-y decline in operating income was primarily attributed to the absence of a $31 million licensing gain in Q4 2016 and an increase in R&D expenses, partially offset by the benefit from a richer product mix.

Cash Matters

AMD's cash and cash equivalents were $1.18 billion at the end of Q4 2017, up $306 million from the end of the prior quarter.

Current Outlook

For Q1 2018, AMD is forecasting revenue to be approximately $1.55 billion, plus or minus $50 million, reflecting an increase of 32% on a y-o-y basis, primarily driven by the strength of the ramp of new Ryzen, GPU, and EPYCtm products.

Stock Performance Snapshot

February 09, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, Advanced Micro Devices' stock was slightly up 0.80%, ending the trading session at $11.31.

Volume traded for the day: 85.31 million shares, which was above the 3-month average volume of 52.43 million shares.

Stock performance for year-to-date – up 10.02%

After last Friday's close, Advanced Micro Devices' market cap was at $10.83 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 353.44.

The stock is part of the Technology sector, categorized under the Semiconductor - Broad Line industry. This sector was up 2.1% at the end of the session.

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