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Intel’s Q4 Earnings Exceed Estimates – $INTC $DIA

By John F. Heerdink, Jr.

Intel Corporation (INTC) released Q4 earnings that ended December 26, exceeding market estimates. The chip giant reported adjusted revenue of $19.5 billion versus $18.31 billion expected and adjusted EPS of $1.09 versus $0.91 expected. Intel expects $18.3 billion in adjusted sales in the first quarter of 2022, beating analyst expectations of $17.62 billion.

Key Highlights:

  • Intel’s largest business, it’s Client Computing Group, dropped 7% year-over-year to $10.1 billion but was still ahead of analysts’ average estimate of $9.6 billion.
  • Intel’s Data Center Group unit also exceeded expectations, with revenue rising 20% to $7.3 billion, compared to the average estimate of $6.7 billion.
  • Intel raised its quarterly cash dividend by 5% to $0.365 per share.
  • CEO Pat Gelsinger informed that the company’s next-generation server chip, Sapphire Rapids, is on schedule to start shipping this quarter, and production is expected to ramp in the second quarter.
  • The company’s subsidiary, Mobileye, which focuses on self-driving car technology, reported $356 million in sales during the quarter, a 7% annual increase.

Last week, Intel planned to build a chip-making complex in Ohio which could house as many as eight fabs, or chip factories, with production set to begin in 2025. The company is planning to invest at least $20 billion to get the first two factories up and running.

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