Chipmaker AMD Narrowly Tops Second-Quarter Goals, Gives Light Sales Outlook

Chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) late Tuesday edged above Wall Street’s targets for the second quarter, but its sales outlook for the current quarter was light. AMD stock fell in extended trading.


The Santa Clara, Calif.-based company earned an adjusted $1.05 a share on sales of $6.55 billion in the June quarter. Analysts polled by FactSet expected AMD earnings of $1.03 a share on sales of $6.53 billion. On a year-over-year basis, AMD earnings rose 67% while sales increased 70%.

For the current quarter, AMD forecast revenue of $6.7 billion, up 55% year over year. However, Wall Street was looking for sales of $6.84 billion in the third quarter.

For the full year, AMD now expects to generate sales of $26.3 billion, up 60%. Analysts were modeling sales of $26.21 billion.

AMD Stock Drops After Report

In after-hours trading on the stock market today, AMD stock dropped 4.6% to 94.76. During the regular session Tuesday, AMD stock rose 2.6% to close at 99.29.

“We delivered our eighth straight quarter of record revenue based on our strong execution and expanded product portfolio,” CEO Lisa Su said in a news release. “We see continued growth in the back half of the year highlighted by our next-generation 5-nanometer product shipments and supported by our diversified business model.”

AMD’s data center chip sales surged 83% year over year to $1.5 billion in the second quarter. PC chip sales lagged, rising 25% to $2.2 billion.

AMD stock ranks ninth out of 34 stocks in IBD’s fabless semiconductor industry group, according to IBD Stock Checkup. It has an IBD Composite Rating of 83 out of 99.

IBD’s Composite Rating combines five separate proprietary ratings into one easy-to-use rating. The best growth stocks have a Composite Rating of 90 or better.

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