Advanced Micro Devices Inc. shares rose in the extended session Tuesday after the chip maker topped $3 billion in quarterly revenue for the first time while its results and outlook both topped Wall Street estimates.
shares rose 2.5% after hours, following a 0.6% rise in the regular session to close at $94.71.
AMD reported fourth-quarter net income of $1.78 billion, or $1.45 a share, compared with $170 million, or 15 cents a share, in the year-ago period. After adjusting for stock-based compensation and other factors, the chip company reported earnings of 52 cents a share, compared with 32 cents a share in the year-ago period. Revenue rose to $3.24 billion from $2.13 billion in the year-ago quarter.
Analysts surveyed by FactSet had forecast adjusted earnings of 47 cents a share on revenue of $3.03 billion.
AMD reported fourth-quarter sales of $1.96 billion for computing and graphics chips, up 18% from $1.66 billion last year, compared with analyst expectations of $1.8 billion. Sales from enterprise embedded and semi-custom chips — the unit that includes data-center and gaming-console revenue — were $1.28 billion, up 176% from $465 million a year ago, compared with analysts’ average forecast of $1.24 billion.
“Our 2021 financial outlook highlights the strength of our product portfolio and robust demand for high-performance computing across the PC, gaming and data-center markets,” said AMD President and CEO Lisa Su in a statement. “We are excited about the opportunities ahead and very confident in our long-term strategy as we continue executing our leadership product roadmaps.”
The company expects first-quarter revenue between $3.1 billion and $3.3 billion, and 2021 revenue to rise about 37%, or to about $13.37 billion.
Analysts expect first-quarter revenue of $2.72 billion, and 2021 revenue of $12.26 billion.
Over the past 12 months, AMD shares have gained 88%. In comparison, the PHLX Semiconductor Index
rose 58% over that time, the S&P 500 index
gained 17%, and the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite Index