AMD senkt Investitionen um 500 Mio. US-Dollar
Wie AMD bekannt gab, will man seine Investitionen für 2007 um 500 Millionen US-Dollar kürzen. Außerdem plant die Firma, nur unbedingt notwendige Neueinstellungen vorzunehmen. Anlass für diese Maßnahmen sind der weiter gesunkene Umsatz im ersten Quartal 2007, speziell im "Computing Solutions"-Bereich. AMD rechnet mit 1,225 Millarden US-Dollar Umsatz für das erste Quartal 2007; noch Ende Februar lag die Prognose noch bei rund 1,6-1,7 Milliarden US-Dollar. Im Vorquartal waren es 1,77 Millarden US-Dollar Umsatz, im Vorjahresquartal 1,33 Millarden US-Dollar (damals aber noch ohne Ati).
AMD sagt in seiner Pressemitteilung, dass die reduzierten Investitionen die Kapazitätspläne für 2007 nicht wesentlich beeinflussen würden.
AMD gibt seine Wirtschaftsergebnisse am 19. April bekannt. Der Kurs von AMD stieg nach Veröffentlichung der Pressemitteilung um knapp 5 Prozent.
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AMD Updates First Quarter Outlook
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - April 9, 2007 -AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it expects to report revenue of approximately $1.225 billion in the quarter ending March 31, 2007. Revenues declined sharply quarter-over-quarter for the Computing Solutions segment, primarily due to lower overall average selling prices and significantly lower unit sales, especially in the resale channel.
AMD plans to restructure its business model to increase operational efficiencies and lower its operating cost structure. AMD will reduce 2007 capital expenditures by approximately $500 million, which the company believes will not materially impact capacity plans for the year. AMD will also significantly reduce discretionary expenses and limit hiring to critical positions. The company will provide more details during its conference call to report first quarter 2007 financial results on April 19.
AMD will report first quarter 2007 financial results after market close on April 19, 2007. AMD will hold a conference call for the financial community at 2:00 p.m. PT to discuss first quarter results. A real-time
audio broadcast of the teleconference will be provided at www.amd.com and www.streetevents.com. The webcast will be available for ten days after the conference call.
Advanced Micro Devices (NYSE: AMD) is a leading global provider of
innovative processing solutions in the computing, graphics and consumer
electronics markets. AMD is dedicated to driving open innovation, choice
and industry growth by delivering superior customer-centric solutions
that empower consumers and businesses worldwide. For more information,
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding results of
operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2007, a planned reduction in
capital expenditures for 2007 and potential actions that the company may
take to better align its business model, cost structure, hiring, and
capital and discretionary expenditures, which are made pursuant to the
safe harbor provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform
Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are commonly identified by
words such as "would," "may," "expects," "believes," "plans," "intends,"
"projects," and other terms with similar meaning. Investors are
cautioned that forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs,
assumptions and expectations, speak only as of the date of this release
and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from current expectations. Risks include the
possibility that Intel Corporation's pricing, marketing and rebating
programs, product bundling, standard setting, new product introductions
or other activities targeting the company's business will prevent
attainment of the company's current plans; any inability to realize all
of the anticipated benefits of the company's acquisition of ATI because,
among other things, the revenues, cost savings, growth prospects and any
other synergies expected from the transaction may not be fully realized
or may take longer to realize than expected; additional capital
requirements and any inability to raise sufficient capital, on favorable
terms or at all; a downturn in the semiconductor industry; unexpected
variations in market growth and demand for the company's products and
technologies in light of the product mix that it may have available at
any particular time or even a decline in demand; any inability to
transition to advanced manufacturing process technologies in a timely
and effective way, consistent with planned capital expenditures; any
inability to develop, launch and ramp new products and technologies in
the volumes and mix required by the market at mature yields and on a
timely basis; any inability to maintain the level of investment in
research and development and capacity that is required to remain
competitive; and any inability to obtain sufficient manufacturing
capacity or components to meet demand for its products or the
under-utilization of its microprocessor manufacturing facilities.
Investors are urged to review in detail the risks and uncertainties in
the company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings, including but
not limited to the Annual Report on From 10-K for the year ended
December 31, 2006.
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