Operating results included a gain of approximately $100 million from the sale of a portion of an investment in Micron Technology, gains from divestitures of approximately $130 million and a restructuring charge of $98 million. These items resulted in a net positive impact to EPS of approximately 1.5 cents.
“We’re pleased with the results of the third quarter, with record mobile and server processor shipments, strong manufacturing execution, industry acclaim for our new products, and quad-core processors now extending our leadership this quarter,” said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini.
The gross margin percentage was consistent with the company’s expectation in July as the impact of higher microprocessor revenue was offset by a write-off of older processor inventory of approximately $100 million. Expenses (R&D plus MG&A) were lower than expected primarily due to lower payroll and discretionary spending. Net gains on equity investments and interest and other were higher than forecast due to investment gains and gains on divestitures.
Key Product Trends (Sequential)
- Total microprocessor units were higher. The ASP was lower.
- Chipset and motherboard units were higher.
- Flash memory units were lower.
- Sales Patterns
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