Intel (INTC) reported Quarter December 2020 earnings of $1.52 per share on revenue of $20.0 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.10 per share on revenue of $17.4 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $1.16 per share. Revenue fell 1.1% compared to the same quarter a year ago.
The company said it expects first quarter earnings of approximately $1.10 per share on revenue of approximately $17.5 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.97 per share on revenue of $16.56 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2021.
Intel Corporation is a semiconductor chip maker. It develops integrated digital technology products like integrated circuits, for industries such as computing and communications.
Intel Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2020 Financial Results
Announces Five Percent Increase to Quarterly Cash Dividend
SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 21, 2021 -- Intel Corporation today reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2020 financial results. The company also announced that its board of directors approved a cash dividend increase of five percent to $1.39 per share on an annual basis. The board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.3475 per share on the company’s common stock, which will be payable on March 1 to shareholders of record on February 7.
“We significantly exceeded our expectations for the quarter, capping off our fifth consecutive record year,” said Bob Swan, Intel CEO. “Demand for the computing performance Intel delivers remains very strong and our focus on growth opportunities is paying off. It has been an honor to lead this wonderful company, and I am proud of what we have achieved as a team. Intel is in a strong strategic and financial position as we make this leadership transition and take Intel to the next level.”
- Fourth-quarter revenue was $20.0 billion, exceeding October guidance by $2.6 billion and down 1 percent yearover-year (YoY). Full-year revenue set an all-time Intel record of $77.9 billion, up 8 percent YoY.
- Delivered outstanding fourth-quarter earnings per share (EPS) of $1.42 ($1.52 on a non-GAAP basis, exceeding October guidance by 42 cents).
- In 2020, Intel generated a record $35.4 billion cash from operations and $21.1 billion of free cash flow (FCF) and returned $19.8 billion to shareholders.
- Forecasting first-quarter 2021 revenue of approximately $18.6 billion (non-GAAP revenue of $17.5 billion); expecting first-quarter EPS of $1.03 (non-GAAP EPS of $1.10).1
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