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AMD's shares drop 24% after Q3 earnings report

AMD's GPU sector has taken a serious hit, but the CPU side is stronger than ever. (Source: Network World)
AMD's GPU sector has taken a serious hit, but the CPU side is stronger than ever. (Source: Network World)
AMD is now feeling the full hit of the GPU-based crypto mining decline that started back in Q1. Instead of a projected US$50 million downturn in GPU sales, the red team reported losses of US$150 million, thus triggering a share drop of 24%. On the other hand, CPU sales are stronger than ever.
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AMD’s third quarter financial report was recently released, and it seems like AMD is not so optimistic about the crypto market crash anymore. The effects of the crypto fallout were not immediately felt by AMD, as the company reported unexpectedly good revenue figures in Q2. Now, after three months, AMD is feeling the hit with a sharp downturn in the graphics sector, which immediately triggered a considerable share plunge for the red team.

CEO Lisa Su stated that the third quarter brought a massive decline in GPU sales, leaving AMD’s channels overstocked with inventory, and this situation could continue over the next ‘several quarters.’ Compared to Q3 2017, AMD’s revenues are up 4%, amounting to US$1.65 billion. However, compared to Q2 2018, when the crypto recession was in full effect, the revenues are down 6%. The red team also estimates a downward trend for the next few quarters, with Q4 revenues projected at US$1.45 billion.

According to Su, the revenue hit in the GPU sector was three times the predicted US$50 million decline. On the bright side, the Ryzen 2000 CPU sales represented almost 70% of the revenue from the CPU sector, plus the company recorded the highest CPU unit shipment in almost 4 years.

Q4 2018 is expected to be slightly better than Q4 2017. (Source: AMD)
Q4 2018 is expected to be slightly better than Q4 2017. (Source: AMD)

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Bogdan Solca
Bogdan Solca - Senior Tech Writer - 1474 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2017
I first stepped into the wondrous IT&C world when I was around seven years old. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, whether they were from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I'm also an avid reader of science fiction, an astrophysics aficionado, and a crypto geek. I started writing PC-related articles for Softpedia and a few blogs back in 2006. I joined the Notebookcheck team in the summer of 2017 and am currently a senior tech writer mostly covering processor, GPU, and laptop news.
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-10-26 (Update: 2018-10-26)