At the end of the year the band Intel does not manage so badly with turnover from $ 18.66 billion (versus $ 17 billion a year ago) for Net Profit at 5.2 billion dollars,
If the turnover remains under the consensus of analysts, $ 19 billion, the company is attributing a delay in its operations in China, including servers whose CPU sales are still being generated. $ 6 billion,
Sales of PC processors are finally slightly below forecasts $ 9.82 billionHere, too, China has played a role in lowering its spending at the end of the year due to fear of rising tariffs in the tense economic context between China and the United States.
For the first quarter of 2019, Intel played caution with an estimate of the results $ 16 billion earnings per share of 87 cents, lower than analysts' forecasts.
It has to be said that the shortage of processors, carved at 14 nm, is still up to date and should not be resolved before mid-2019, when burning at 10 nm will begin to take.
Intel talks a lot about its new 10nm engraving technology at its conference CES 2019 in Las Vegas with the arrival of Ice Lake but the company has not really expanded its expectations, now the 2019 calendar for PC processors and 2020 for Xeon server processors.
The cautious financial forecasts for the current quarter came across the company's stock price 6,70%It remains to be seen the effects of the expected decline in iPhone sales that Intel provides modems. As for replacing Brian Krsanic as Group Leader, the search for a new CEO continues, leaving Bob Swann as CEO.