Thanks Ryzen: AMD can increase sales by more than 18 percent

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) quarterly results met with his the expectations for the first quarter of 2017 . As expected by Wall Street, the chip maker posted revenues of $984 million, representing an increase of 18.3 percent compared with the same period last year. At the same time, it could reduce his loss with a non-GAAP net loss of $38 million.

 AMD Ryzen 7 (image: AMD)

for the positive development CEO Lisa Su blamed the demand, especially after the new Ryzen CPUs. AMD brought Ryzen 7 in the last quarter with its eight core processor architecture at the start and again had a competitive chip in the desktop-performance segment so that after more than 10 years. Since April, 5 are also with Ryzen middle-class processors in four variants available. The 32-core server chip Naples, also based on Zen architecture was announced for the second quarter. In the second half of the year -Konkurrent want with the Intel then the fight in the mobile segment record Intel’s core processors.

AMD CEO Su said “we are positioned for a solid revenue growth and opportunities for increasing margins right across the business, while we innovation, performance and selection in markets growing bring”.

the Division of computing and graphics achieved $593 million. This corresponds to an increase of 29 percent compared to the previous year, but also a decline of 1 percent from the immediately preceding quarter. The first revenue brought in by the Ryzen desktop processors not fully offset the sales decline in mobile and graphics chips in the first quarter.

Enterprise, embedded & semi-custom Division $391 million in sales an increase of 5 percent over the previous year, contributed. Sequentially, it lost 23 percent, which is due in particular to seasonally lower sales of semi custom SoCs.

in the second quarter of 2017 the chipmaker expects a sales increase of 17 percent compared to the first quarter, plus or minus 3 percent. This would correspond to a medium-sized revenue forecast of about $1.15 billion. While the company expects a gross margin of 33 percent, while 34 percent it achieved in the first quarter.

failed share from AMD recorded an exchange gain of more than 20 percent already this year. The paper but again nearly lost 20 percent, which could show a still not robust investor confidence after the announcement of the quarterly figures. On the other hand, investors are thinking about recoverable gross margin. Reuters quoted to the analyst Kevin Cassidy: “I think it of – that these new products now shall go into series production and are not necessarily as profitable as it expected Wall Street hangs.”

[withmaterialbyStephanieCondon ZDNet.com ]

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