SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 24, 2019 — Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter 2019 financial results.
• Third-quarter revenue of $19.2 billion set a new record and exceeded July guidance, driven by record datacentric revenue*, which grew 6 percent year-over-year (YoY). PC-centric revenue declined 5 percent YoY, consistent with guidance.
• Third-quarter earnings-per-share (EPS) exceeded July guidance. GAAP EPS of $1.35 declined 2 percent YoY; non-GAAP EPS of $1.42 was up 1 percent.
• Year-to-date, Intel has generated a record $23.3 billion cash from operations, generated $11.7 billion of free cash flow and returned approximately $14.3 billion to shareholders.
• Raising full-year revenue outlook to $71 billion, up $1.5 billion from July guidance. Now expecting full-year GAAP EPS of $4.42 and raising full-year non-GAAP EPS outlook to $4.60.
“We’ve been on a multiyear journey to reposition Intel’s portfolio to take advantage of the exponential growth of data. Our third-quarter financial performance underscores our progress as our data-centric businesses turned in their best performance ever, making up almost half our total revenue in a record quarter,” said Bob Swan, Intel CEO. “Our priorities are accelerating growth, improving our execution and deploying capital for attractive returns. We now expect to deliver a fourth record year in a row.”
Intel today announced its board of directors has approved a $20 billion increase in its stock repurchase program authorization. In the third quarter, the company generated approximately $10.7 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.4 billion and used $4.5 billion to repurchase 92 million shares of stock.
Third-quarter revenue of $19.2 billion was $1.2 billion higher than July guidance and set an all-time quarterly record, driven by record data-centric revenue, up 6 percent YoY. PC-centric revenue was in-line with expectations, down 5 percent compared to last year.
The PC-centric business (CCG) was down 5 percent in the third quarter on lower year-on-year platform volume, partially offset by a strong mix of Intel’s higher performance products as the commercial segment of the PC market remained strong. Major PC manufacturers introduced systems featuring the new, 10nm-based 10th Gen Intel Core processors (code-named “Ice Lake”). Eighteen new Ice Lake-powered system designs have shipped to date, with a total of 30 designs expected to launch in 2019. The company also announced new 10th Gen Intel Core mobile PC processors (formerly code-named “Comet Lake”) and new Intel Xeon W and X-Series processors for workstations and high-end desktops.
Collectively, Intel’s data-centric businesses achieved record revenue in the third quarter, up 6 percent YoY. The Data Center Group (DCG) delivered record revenue driven by a strong mix of high-performance Intel Xeon processors and growth in every segment of the business. The communications service provider segment grew 11 percent while the cloud segment returned to growth, up 3 percent, and enterprise and government revenue grew 1 percent. The Internet of Things Group (IOTG) also achieved record revenue, up 9 percent on strength in retail and transportation. Mobileye achieved record revenue, up 20 percent YoY on increasing ADAS adoption. Intel’s memory business (NSG) also achieved record revenue, up 19 percent YoY. The Programmable Solutions Group (PSG) shipped the first 10nm-based Intel Agilex FPGAs in the third quarter. PSG third-quarter revenue was up 2 percent YoY.
Additional information regarding Intel’s results can be found in the Q3’19 Earnings Presentation available at: www.intc.com/results.cfm
* Data-centric businesses include DCG, IOTG, Mobileye, NSG, PSG and All Other
Source: Intel Corp.