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AMD Announces Net Loss in the Third Quarter

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Still a little bit in the red.

AMD has released its third quarter financial report, showing revenue for the third quarter of 2010 of $1.62 billion, a net loss of $118 million, or $0.17 per share, and operating income of $128 million.  The company reported non-GAAP net income of $108 million, or $0.15 per share, and non-GAAP operating income of $144 million.

“AMD’s third quarter performance was highlighted by solid gross margin and a continued focus on profitability, despite weaker than expected consumer demand,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD president and CEO.  “Our strategy to deliver platforms with superior visual experiences continues to resonate.  We look forward to building on this momentum when we begin shipping our first AMD Fusion Accelerated Processor Units later this quarter.”

 

Check out AMD's press release for greater detail into the numbers.

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    ohim , October 15, 2010 6:33 PM
    ehangerNot surprised, AMD makes slower CPU's than intel

    Not surprised that AMD has losses becase ppl like you think AMD makes slower CPU`s ... take AMD at the same price and tell me what`s the difference.
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    stm1185 , October 15, 2010 6:22 PM
    They are really getting dragged down with AMD's failures to create truly competitive cpus. Could be a really bumpy road till Bulldozer/Fusion; and a massive downhill slide if they don't get out a massive per core performance increase to match Sandybridge. At least HD6000 is looking promising.
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    Lunatic Magnet , October 15, 2010 6:47 PM
    The last time I upgraded, 64 x2 6400 era, the price to performance ratio was still in AMDs favor. While Intel's top performers go well beyond AMD's, it's just not worth the extra money. I would rather put that money into a better video card or faster hard drive.
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    formin , October 15, 2010 6:16 PM
    the ground intel gained is the ground amd lost
    its a very exciting and epic battle that is driving technology forward so fast
    Both sides have shown great stuff in the past, cant wait to see whats in the future
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    TheRockMonsi , October 15, 2010 6:16 PM
    Hope this doesn't eventually lead them to being bought out by somebody, like the rumors that recently rose up.
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    chickenhoagie , October 15, 2010 6:21 PM
    AMD lost revenue because they price their products RIGHT..attah way AMD, i'll donate to you before any other company
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    stm1185 , October 15, 2010 6:22 PM
    They are really getting dragged down with AMD's failures to create truly competitive cpus. Could be a really bumpy road till Bulldozer/Fusion; and a massive downhill slide if they don't get out a massive per core performance increase to match Sandybridge. At least HD6000 is looking promising.
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    ares1214 , October 15, 2010 6:23 PM
    Once they pay off debt, as most of this is probably interest, they should be fine. They have actually made a decent bit of money this year, both in GPU and CPU. ATi division has been very succesful lately, and should really help bring AMD out of the depression that was phenom and 2008-2009.
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    IzzyCraft , October 15, 2010 6:25 PM
    Hopefully this doesn't become the norm for AMD :D 
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    Hope this doesn't eventually lead them to being bought out by somebody, like the rumors that recently rose up.

    Look up the past 2 3 years of AMD o=o
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    ohim , October 15, 2010 6:33 PM
    ehangerNot surprised, AMD makes slower CPU's than intel

    Not surprised that AMD has losses becase ppl like you think AMD makes slower CPU`s ... take AMD at the same price and tell me what`s the difference.
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    chrisv815 , October 15, 2010 6:34 PM
    So sad. especially since I still own some AMD stock. I had to dump the AMD procs this year after years of loyalty (I still remember arguing with people how much better DDR was than RAMBUS or whatever intel failed with) When they stopped making any mobos that do SLI. I refuse to use their crossfire, and trying to ram it down my throat cost them the chip platform.
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    K2N hater , October 15, 2010 6:37 PM
    stm1185They are really getting dragged down with AMD's failures to create truly competitive cpus. Could be a really bumpy road till Bulldozer/Fusion; and a massive downhill slide if they don't get out a massive per core performance increase to match Sandybridge. At least HD6000 is looking promising.

    What makes AMD processors slower than Intel's is the manufacturing process, not the projects. Intel could have dropped their prices aggressively to take AMD out of business but then AMD would have been acquired by IBM = big trouble.
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    Lunatic Magnet , October 15, 2010 6:47 PM
    The last time I upgraded, 64 x2 6400 era, the price to performance ratio was still in AMDs favor. While Intel's top performers go well beyond AMD's, it's just not worth the extra money. I would rather put that money into a better video card or faster hard drive.
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    ares1214 , October 15, 2010 6:47 PM
    If Intel is the 800 pound gorilla, IBM is the 2 ton gorilla. If they stopped fooling around and entered the mainstream market again, then things would be BIG.
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    fazers_on_stun , October 15, 2010 6:51 PM
    According to The Inquirer:

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    With a resurgent Intel grabbing mind share among the world's x64 server makers this year and very likely a few handfuls of market share, too, AMD's been in a tough spot.

    If the company's third quarter numbers are any indication of performance, though, AMD's getting some traction with its Opteron 6100s and is looking forward to a ramp on its Opteron 4100s

    Given the aggressiveness of the Intel launches in March - the six-core Westmere-EP Xeon 5600s for two-socket machines and the eight-core Nehalem-EX Xeon 7500s for larger servers - and the enthusiasm with which server makers adopted and pushed boxes based on these chips, just holding steady is winning for AMD at this point.

    And with the company losing server market share in the second quarter and probably slipping again in the third quarter when all the market data is fudged up, AMD is looking to grab that share back starting in the fourth quarter.

    AMD's twelve-core Magny-Cours Opteron 6100s came out swinging in March for two-socket and four-socket boxes, with very aggressive price/performance compared to the Xeon 5600s and Xeon 7500s, but server makers took their sweet time getting systems out the door.

    There are a lot of reasons for this, but mainly it came down to Intel not requiring a chipset or socket change with the Xeon 5600s, which just plugged into the same Xeon 5500 servers. It was easier to put a refreshed Xeon 5600 box into the field than it was to design a new Opteron 6100 machine with AMD's own chipsets, which were not socket compatible with the prior Opteron 2400 or 8400 processors.

    In that time, IBM has grown tepid with Opteron-based machines, and only sells one box. Oracle has killed off Sun's Opteron-based servers and is now only selling Xeon-based machines in the Sun Fire line. Fujitsu, meanwhile, has stopped developing new Opteron machines.


    Since server is the most profitable side of AMD's CPU business, flat or losing marketshare is not good for the bottom line..
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    tolham , October 15, 2010 6:54 PM
    bulldozer better a real game changer. come on AMD!
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    atawhai007 , October 15, 2010 7:03 PM
    Can you imagine how much more expensive intel products would be if AMD wasn't around, I hate to think, and why are their cpu's on average so much more expensive especially seeing how much profit they make per quarter, are they price gouging or what?
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    eyemaster , October 15, 2010 7:10 PM
    If AMD is always in the red, how can they stay in business? I don't understand. I love their products and keep buying from them, but how are they still alive?
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    rmmil978 , October 15, 2010 7:10 PM
    If Bulldozer isn't a champion CPU, I think AMD's days are numbered.
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    jerreece , October 15, 2010 7:13 PM
    chickenhoagieAMD lost revenue because they price their products RIGHT..attah way AMD, i'll donate to you before any other company


    If what you say is true, then AMD will be out of business VERY quickly. And in that case, it'll be because they DID NOT price their products "right".

    You need to understand business and economics more before you make a statement like this.
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    kitekrazy1963 , October 15, 2010 7:22 PM
    Maybe they need to manufacturer fewer cpu models. Choosing an AMD processor is more confusing than buying Intel.
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    jellico , October 15, 2010 7:24 PM
    TheRockMonsiHope this doesn't eventually lead them to being bought out by somebody, like the rumors that recently rose up.

    You know, stock traders live and die by the quarterly reports. Companies, on the other hand, are in it for the long haul. A bad quarter or two is pretty much normal business in the current economic climate. There was another story here on TH about increasing demand for PCs (even Apples). This will probably translate into a better report for the next quarter.
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