AMD Reports Third Quarter Results

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 15, 2009 — AMD1 (NYSE: AMD) today reported revenue for the third quarter of 2009 of $1.396 billion. Third quarter 2009 revenue increased 18 percent compared to the second quarter of 2009 and decreased 22 percent compared to the third quarter of 2008.

In the third quarter of 2009, AMD reported a net loss attributable to AMD common stockholders of $128 million, or $0.18 per share, which includes a net favorable impact of $54 million, or $0.08 per share, primarily from a $66 million gain from the repurchase of debt as described in the table below2. AMD’s operating loss was $77 million.

In the second quarter of 2009, AMD had revenue of $1.184 billion, a net loss attributable to AMD common stockholders of $330 million and an operating loss of $249 million. In the third quarter of 2008, AMD had revenue from continuing operations of $1.797 billion, a net loss attributable to AMD common stockholders of $134 million and an operating income of $122 million.

In the third quarter of 2009, AMD Product Company reported non-GAAP net income of $2 million and non-GAAP operating income of $47 million. In the second quarter of 2009, AMD Product Company reported a non-GAAP net loss of $244 million and a non-GAAP operating loss of $205 million3.

“Strong demand for our product and platform offerings combined with disciplined execution resulted in AMD Product Company achieving profitability in the third quarter,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD president and CEO. “Growth in microprocessor and graphics unit shipments drove an 18 percent sequential revenue increase, while improved factory utilization rates, higher microprocessor average selling price and an increase in 45nm product shipments resulted in a gross margin improvement from the prior quarter.”

Third quarter 2009 AMD gross margin was 42 percent compared to 37 percent in the prior quarter. Third quarter 2009 AMD Product Company non-GAAP gross margin was 38 percent compared to 27 percent in the prior quarter.

Current Outlook

AMD’s outlook statements are based on current expectations. The following statements are forward looking, and actual results could differ materially depending on market conditions and the factors set forth under the “Cautionary Statement” below.

AMD expects its Product Company revenue to be up modestly for the fourth quarter of 2009.

Additional Highlights

  • AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 5000 family of graphics processors, the industry’s only graphics chips that support the DirectX11 technology featured in Microsoft’s upcoming Windows 7 operating system. The flagship ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 captured the graphics performance title and has won more than 50 industry awards to date. The new ATI Radeon HD 5000 family of graphics cards also includes ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology, allowing a single graphics card to drive up to six monitors.
  • AMD delivered several new computing platforms in the quarter.
    • For the notebook market, global computer manufacturers including HP, Acer, Toshiba, Asus and MSI announced plans to introduce more than 70 notebooks based on AMD’s latest mainstream and ultrathin platforms.
    • For the server market, AMD began shipping server platforms with the introduction of three new AMD server chipsets.
    • For the commercial client market, HP began selling the Compaq 6005 Pro Business PC based on the new AMD Business Class Desktop Platform.
    • For the embedded market, AMD announced dual- and quad-core platforms for client and high-end commercial embedded solutions.
  • AMD launched VISION Technology from AMD, a differentiated approach to retail merchandising designed to reinforce the value proposition of AMD platforms and simplify the consumer buying experience by highlighting what can be done with a PC rather than what is inside the PC.
  • AMD launched the AMD Fusion Partner Program , a business acceleration program designed to help AMD channel partners gain sales traction and speed the delivery of AMD platforms.
  • AMD joined with GLOBALFOUNDRIES to break ground on Fab 2 in New York, GLOBALFOUNDRIES ’ state-of-the-art semiconductor manufacturing facility that AMD expects will provide additional leading-edge manufacturing capacity when the facility enters production, scheduled for 2012.

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