Intel Cuts 2012 Outlook

Tyler Durden's picture

INTC missed the Q2 topline ($13.5 billion vs Exp. of $13.54 billion), even as it met bottom-line estimates of $0.54, but it is the company's forecast for 2012 that has caught traders off guard, because the technology company is merely the latest one to revise its outlook for the year lower. To wit: "Revenue up between 3 percent and 5 percent year over year, down from the prior expectation for high single-digit growth."

From the Press release:

Business Outlook

Q3 2012 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Revenue: $14.3 billion, plus or minus $500 million.; Wall Street's estimate was for $14.58 billion
  • Gross margin percentage: 63 percent and 64 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a couple of percentage points.
  • R&D plus MG&A spending: approximately $4.6 billion.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $80 million.
  • Impact of equity investments and interest and other: approximately zero.
  • Depreciation: approximately $1.6 billion.

Full-Year 2012 (GAAP, unless otherwise stated)

  • Revenue up between 3 percent and 5 percent year over year, down from the prior expectation for high single-digit growth.
  • Gross margin percentage: 64 percent and 65 percent Non-GAAP (excluding amortization of acquisition-related intangibles), both plus or minus a couple points.
  • Spending (R&D plus MG&A): $18.2 billion, plus or minus $200 million, down $100 million from prior expectations.
  • Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles: approximately $300 million, unchanged.
  • Depreciation: $6.3 billion, plus or minus $100 million, down $100 million from prior expectations.
  • Tax Rate: approximately 28 percent, unchanged.
  • Full-year capital spending: $12.5 billion, plus or minus $400 million, unchanged