Intel publishes its financial results for the full year and for the fourth quarter of 2018 today. Overall, the company released another yearly revenue record of $ 70.8 billion, but its performance for the fourth quarter did not reach analysts' estimates, and the company also presented lower-than-expected guidance for 201
Despite the lack of revenue targets, Intel still delivers impressive figures, given the environment. Intel is estimated to have reached $ 19 billion in total revenue, resulting in a decline in trade after the end of its business hours, but the company's fourth-quarter revenue of $ 18.7 billion was 9% up on the previous year . of its data center (data center, etc.) business centers that achieve a solid 9% profit on an annual basis. The company also reported a 10% revenue growth compared to a PC-based business, but much of that profit comes from modem sales. Overall, the volume of computers has decreased by 2% for the year, which is not surprising, given the ongoing processor deficiency. The volume of Intel laptops dropped by 10%, while desktop PCs also dropped 7% compared to the previous quarter, although the company increased the volume of notebooks by 4% overall compared to 2017. decline in volume on an annual basis, largely offset by an 11% increase in the average selling price (ASP). The Data Center Group (DCG) also did well with a 13% increase in unit volumes, coupled with a 7% increase in ASP, but the unit missed revenue targets.
In particular, Intel's margins have fallen from 63% to 60%, largely due to increased investment in increased production.
Intel's growth in data center segments is cooling, which the company attributes to large orders that are being processed earlier in the year. Industrial analysts report large orders earlier this year, as Chinese data centers build up stocks against the threat of a trade war, so it is logical to assume that much of the new installations come from the existing stock.
NAND price reductions have led to NSG's profitability grouping, so revenue growth of 25% over the year has just led the unit to the point of equilibrium. Intel CEO Bob Swan admitted that Micron has officially proceeded to buy Intel shares in the joint venture IM Flash Technologies. Intel and Micron jointly produce NAND and 3D XPoint (Optane) memory through this endeavor, but Swan noted that Intel has its own production capacities and long-term Micron supply agreements that go beyond the cessation of partnership. Millions of revenues for the first quarter of 2019 are almost equal during the year, making a profit of 1% of revenue to $ 71.58 billion in 2019.
Overall, the record company results and prospects for 2019 are perceived as a little lukewarm in the investor community. Intel cites increased competition in several of its segments, along with the other factors listed above, as the front winds enter in 2019, but do not specifically mention AMD as a source.