Intel profit falls as Q3 forecast is lowered

With a new CEO at the helm, analysts could be extra curious about the last three months at Intel.

Rachel King Staff Writer
Rachel King is a staff writer for ZDNet based in San Francisco.
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Intel hosts a pop-up store in New York. Shara Tibken/CNET

Intel has had a jam-packed quarter with buzz surrounding a potential Internet TV service, a slew of new hardware bits, and a major shuffle at the C-level.

Now it's time to see how all of those changes affected the balance sheet.

The chipmaker reported a second-quarter net income of $2 billion with earnings of 40 cents per share (statement). Non-GAAP earnings were 39 cents per share on a revenue of $12.8 billion.

Wall Street was looking for earnings of 39 cents per share on a revenue of $12.9 billion.


At the helm of the microprocessor giant for less than a quarter, CEO Brian Krzanich reflected on his new role as leader of Intel in a statement:

In my first two months as CEO, I have listened to a wide variety of views about Intel and our industry from customers, employees and my leadership team and I am more confident than ever about our opportunity as a company. Looking ahead, the market will continue buying a wide range of computing products. Intel Atom and Core processors and increased SOC integration will be Intel's future. We will leave no computing opportunity untapped. To embrace these opportunities, I've made it Intel's highest priority to create the best products for the fast growing ultra-mobile market segment.

Some of the more notable debuts from the quarter included the Silvermont mobile architecture, the fourth generation of the flagship Core processors, and the integration of Intel LTE and Atom processor technology onto the 10.1-inch edition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.

From a more bird's eye view, here's a breakdown of how Intel's top three units did this quarter:

  • PC Client: Revenue of $8.1 billion, up 1.4 percent sequentially and down 7.5 percent annually.
  • Data Centers: Revenue of $2.7 billion, up 6.1 percent sequentially and flat annually.
  • Architecture: Revenue of $942 million, down 3.7 percent sequentially and down 15 percent annually.

Intel cut its outlook, promising third-quarter revenue of $13.5 billion, plus or minus $500 million. The annual outlook was also trimmed down to remain flat year over year, which Intel admitted is "down from prior expectations of a low single-digit percentage increase."

Screenshots via Intel Investor Relations

This story originally appeared as "Intel reports mixed Q2: Revenue light, earnings in line" on ZDNet.