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Intel Q4 Numbers, Net Income Up 875 Percent

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Things are looking considerably brighter considering the results posted in Q4 2008.

Despite a few minor antitrust-related hiccups along the way, Intel did well last quarter. Really well. The chip giant this week released its fourth quarter results for 2009, announcing an 875 percent jump in net revenue from the same period last year.

Intel posted revenue of $10.6 billion, up $2.3 billion and 28 percent year-over-year. Operating income was $1.5 billion, up $958 million and 62 percent year-over-year. All this amounted to a net income of $2.3 billion, an 875 percent or $2 billion increase year-over-year.

That $2.3 billion from Q4 actually accounted for a large chunk of Intel's overall net income for 2009. The company posted a 2009 net income of $4.4 billion.

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    sunflier , January 15, 2010 5:21 PM
    This is why we need to support AMD AS LONG AS AMD does their part giving us very competitive products.
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    back_by_demand , January 15, 2010 5:45 PM
    Intel is a bit like a drug dealer.
    A bit shifty, debatable business practices, deals with opposition ruthlessly, provides a product that gives you a massive high, but no matter how bad it treats you, you always go back for more...
    Next years new CPU is the Core iCaine...

    By the way, I am a Core i7 920 owner, but my eyes are glazed over and i'm really digging this shit man!!!
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    noob2222 , January 15, 2010 5:16 PM
    Looks like thier monopolistc tactics are paying off very well.

    Wonder how many people lost thier jobs from it.
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    noob2222 , January 15, 2010 5:16 PM
    Looks like thier monopolistc tactics are paying off very well.

    Wonder how many people lost thier jobs from it.
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    Ehsan w , January 15, 2010 5:18 PM
    looks like nobody cares :p 
    looking at the comments
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    sunflier , January 15, 2010 5:21 PM
    This is why we need to support AMD AS LONG AS AMD does their part giving us very competitive products.
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    porksmuggler , January 15, 2010 5:31 PM
    amazing, doing everything with their power to be a monopoly has done wonders for their profit margin.
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    ereuter71 , January 15, 2010 5:38 PM
    jonpaul:

    Well, INTC's stock looks to be finishing the week about where it started. Which is pretty good, in comparison to most. AMD's stock is down about 5% for the week.
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    porksmuggler , January 15, 2010 5:41 PM
    CryogenicWe don't need to support anyone, this is not a football game, we are consumers not fans.AMD should get their act together and make CPUs that can compete with Intel performance wise, then, they'll get all the support they need in the form of sales.


    yeah, it's not like there are any other forces besides raw sales in this complex economic scenario. I'm sure the quality of AMDs product is all that matters. /sarcasm

    http://www.ag.ny.gov/media_center/2009/nov/nov4a_09.html
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    ereuter71 , January 15, 2010 5:45 PM
    Intel makes a number of high-quality products that I want. Particularly the Nehalem CPUs and X25 SSDs. I'm glad to see Intel making a profit, because I want to see them continue to make excellent products that I want in the future.
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    back_by_demand , January 15, 2010 5:45 PM
    Intel is a bit like a drug dealer.
    A bit shifty, debatable business practices, deals with opposition ruthlessly, provides a product that gives you a massive high, but no matter how bad it treats you, you always go back for more...
    Next years new CPU is the Core iCaine...

    By the way, I am a Core i7 920 owner, but my eyes are glazed over and i'm really digging this shit man!!!
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    joebob2000 , January 15, 2010 5:50 PM
    Does anyone here know how to read an earnings report? They didn't have a blowout q4 2009, they had a *terrible* four quarters or so leading up to that. Just look at the earnings/share, 40 cents for a stock trading at 20 dollars a share! That's practically dot-com.

    It's nice that they are profitable and growing healthily, but this is not some oh-my-god news.
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    sizzle , January 15, 2010 5:51 PM
    CryogenicAMD should get their act together and make CPUs that can compete with Intel performance wise, then, they'll get all the support they need in the form of sales.

    Read between the lines, that's basically what Sunflier is saying.
    /stop trolling.
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    back_by_demand , January 15, 2010 6:09 PM
    joebob2000Does anyone here know how to read an earnings report? They didn't have a blowout q4 2009, they had a *terrible* four quarters or so leading up to that. Just look at the earnings/share, 40 cents for a stock trading at 20 dollars a share! That's practically dot-com.It's nice that they are profitable and growing healthily, but this is not some oh-my-god news.

    We do understand, profits are up nearly 9-fold, but only because previous profits were so rubbish. Still, good news for investors that the company is back on the road to profitability, so share price dropped a bit but you don't see shareholders making a run on their brokers. Wait a little bit and see that share price rise and the dividends roll in.
    In the immortal word of Jar Jar Binks, "Steady...Steady!!!"
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    notty22 , January 15, 2010 6:25 PM
    This reflects having the best products.
    Intel makes motherboards, ssd drives, and now has the first 32nm cpu, 32nm cpu with on die gpu.
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    deadlockedworld , January 15, 2010 6:27 PM
    etichito bad they couldn't put out a decent integrated GPU. Instead they cockblock nvidia's chipset.


    I didnt know Nvidia was trying to have sex with my computer!
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    joebob2000 , January 15, 2010 6:39 PM
    back_by_demandWe do understand, profits are up nearly 9-fold, but only because previous profits were so rubbish. Still, good news for investors that the company is back on the road to profitability, so share price dropped a bit but you don't see shareholders making a run on their brokers. Wait a little bit and see that share price rise and the dividends roll in.In the immortal word of Jar Jar Binks, "Steady...Steady!!!"


    The p/e ratio suggests that the stock price is already wildly overvalued. Even Google, the dot-com holdout, manages a better p/e than Intel. This is really more of an 'OK maybe Intel will survive the downturn' type moment, not a 'Oh wow Intel is king of the f$@%@@ universe' moment... Lately 'beating expectations' is all it takes, apparently.
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    brett1042002 , January 15, 2010 6:49 PM
    c|_|
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    back_by_demand , January 15, 2010 6:58 PM
    joebob2000The p/e ratio suggests that the stock price is already wildly overvalued. Even Google, the dot-com holdout, manages a better p/e than Intel. This is really more of an 'OK maybe Intel will survive the downturn' type moment, not a 'Oh wow Intel is king of the f$@%@@ universe' moment... Lately 'beating expectations' is all it takes, apparently.

    We ARE in the middle of the biggest economical crisis since the great depression, a modicum of perspective...
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