Despite Its Alliance With Apple, Intel Hit Hard Due To Revenue Miss
Last week, market trade ended with the plunge in Intel shares by 5.5% after the organization failed to meet its expected revenue for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2018.
After the report, experts are highly concerned about the growing competition among the market players in the semiconductor market to expand their trading. Refintiv reported that the company actually earned $18.66 Billion through trading, which was slightly lower than the anticipated revenue of $19.01 Billion, assumed by analysts. However, it was reported that the company’s shares hiked by $1.28, surpassing the anticipated rise of $1.22 excluding a few items. Intel has also publicized its expected revenue of $16 Billion for the first quarter of 2019, which is also lower than the analysts anticipated earnings for the same quarter.
Intel made China responsible for not meeting the earnings expectations, as cloud-computing customers and modem market have declined at a significant rate. Along with this, the company was not able to develop a sufficient quantity of processors, which led to plunging in earnings.
Last week, Intel revealed its investors about the ongoing for a new CEO to manage the company. From the past seven months, the company has been managing to run without a permanent CEO, as the previous CEO, Brian Krzanich, was expelled out after the company got to know about his consensual relationship with the employee of the company. Meanwhile, Bob Swan—chief financial officer of Intel—has been serving the designation of CEO on a temporary basis.
AMD has been giving a tough competition to Intel, after the ending of their CES 2019 conference. AMD has boosted the gaming sector by launching its 3rd Gen Ryzen processors that is better than Intel’s flagship Core i9 in terms of power consumption and performance.
It is anticipated that Intel’s 10nm CPUs would enter the market by the end of the year 2019.