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Intel Q1, 2012 Earnings Welcome Another Growth Year

New products are expected to really impact the bottom line for Q2

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Intel Q1, 2012 Earnings Welcome Another Growth Year
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Yesterday Intel published their 2012 Q1 earnings and revenue report, and things are looking pretty good for the technology giant going into Q2. Revenue came in at just under $13 billion, with an operating income of $3.8 billion, and a net income of $2.7 billion. Not too shabby!

They generated approximately $3 billion from operation and used $1.5 billion to repurchase stock and paid out dividends around $1 billion to stockholders. These are good numbers for Intel but, they have more ambitious plans for Q2.

Paul Otellini, president and CEO at Intel explains:

“The first quarter was a solid start to what’s expected to be another growth year for Intel,”

“In the second quarter we’ll see the first Intel-based smartphones in the market, ship products based on 22nm tri-gate technology in high volume, and accelerate the ramp of our best server product ever, providing a tremendous foundation for growth in 2012 and beyond.”

Intel CEO talks earnings

Let’s take a look at what Intel looks like for Q2 2012:

* Revenue: $13.6 billion, plus or minus $500 million.

* Gross margin percentage: 62 percent and 63 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a couple of percentage points.

* R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.6 billion.

* Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $80 million.

* Impact of equity investments and interest and other: loss of approximately $20 million.

* Depreciation: approximately $1.6 billion.

And for the rest of 2012:

* Gross margin percentage: 64 percent and 65 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a few percentage points, unchanged.

* Spending (R&D plus MG&A): $18.3 billion, plus or minus $200 million, unchanged.

* Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $300 million, unchanged.

* Depreciation: $6.4 billion, plus or minus $100 million, down $100 million from prior expectations.

* Tax Rate: approximately 28 percent down from prior expectations of 29 percent.

* Full-year capital spending: $12.5 billion, plus or minus $400 million, unchanged.

With the new product lines expected to be delivered this quarter, and the unavailing of new collaborations on the way, it looks like Intel is set for more growth again this year. Investors can look forward to consistent returns and possibly new acquisitions which could bring even more value to the brand.

Intel Q1, 2012 Earnings Welcome Another Growth Year
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