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Intel hit by slumming sales, cuts revenue forecast

Posted on Friday, August 27 2010 @ 16:25:33 CEST by

Intel send out a warning to investors that its third-quarter revenue will be below the company's previous forecast. Roughly six weeks ago the company provided an outlook of between $11.2 billion and $12.0 billion, but weaker than expected demand for consumer PCs in mature markets have forced Intel to revise its expectations to $11.0 billion, plus or minus $200 million.
-Intel Corporation today announced that third-quarter revenue will be below the company’s previous outlook. The company now expects third-quarter revenue to be $11.0 billion, plus or minus $200 million, compared to the previous expectation of between $11.2 and $12.0 billion. Revenue is being affected by weaker than expected demand for consumer PCs in mature markets. Inventories across the supply chain appear to be in-line with the company’s revised expectations.

The company’s expectation for third-quarter gross margin is now 66 percent, plus or minus a point, lower than the previous expectation of 67 percent, plus or minus a couple of points. The impact of lower volume is being partially offset by slightly higher average selling prices stemming from solid enterprise demand.

Equity Investments, Interest and Other is expected to be $175 million, consistent with the company’s revised expectation reported on Form 8-K filed July 16.

All other expectations for the third quarter remain unchanged. The outlook for the third quarter does not include the effect of any acquisitions, divestitures or similar transactions that may be completed after Aug. 26.

The company will update fourth-quarter and full-year expectations with its third-quarter earnings report on Oct. 12.


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Re: Intel hit by slumming sales, cuts revenue forecast
by Anonymous on Friday, August 27 2010 @ 22:03:29 CEST
Honestly Sandy Bridge and Huron River are worth waiting for. So many folks, who would otherwise be buying are looking forward to the new chips.

What the sales forecast cut means is that Intel is unable to supply these new chips to the waiting market, so there will be a minor slump probably followed by a bubble as people buy into the new chips when they arrive.

If Intel finds manufacturing ways to get the chips out early, probably this whole problem will vanish.


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