Intel sees decrease quarterly revenue on weaker international chip demand

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. chipmaker Intel Corp’s brand is seen on their “sensible constructing” in Petah Tikva, close to Tel Aviv, Israel December 15, 2019. Image taken December 15, 2019. Information/Amir Cohen

(Information) – Intel Corp (INTC.O) forecast current-quarter revenue beneath analysts’ estimates on Thursday because the semiconductor business offers with slack demand as a result of large shutdowns from the coronavirus outbreak, sending the chipmaker’s shares down 6% in prolonged buying and selling.

The corporate stated it could not replace its full-year forecast because it usually does every quarter given ‘important financial uncertainty’.

The COVID-19 pandemic has ripped by means of the semiconductor business, already grappling with slowing gross sales of smartphones and PCs, and has harm demand from clients, particularly within the automotive sector, which many chipmakers had hoped could be a driver for progress within the coming years.

Intel’s tepid forecast additionally weighed on shares of different chipmakers. Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O), Micron Expertise (MU.O), Utilized Supplies (AMAT.O), and Superior Micro Units (AMD.O) fell between 1% and a couple of% after market.

Intel expects second-quarter adjusted revenue of $1.10 per share, in comparison with analysts’ common estimate of $1.19 per share, in keeping with IBES information from Refinitiv. (bit.ly/3aC0Rix)

Income within the firm’s consumer computing enterprise, which caters to PC makers and is the most important contributor to gross sales, rose 14% to $9.eight billion throughout the first quarter, beating FactSet estimates of $9.34 billion.

Intel’s higher-margin information middle enterprise reported income that surged 43% to $7 billion, whereas analysts on common had anticipated income of $6.32 billion, in keeping with FactSet.

Reporting by Munsif Vengattil in Bengaluru and Stephen Nellis in San Francisco; Modifying by Shounak Dasgupta