Intel reported first-quarter 2021 results that came ahead of the consensus. Moreover, it raised its full-year guidance amid solid demand.
The company announced an EPS of $1.39 versus the expected $1.15 adjusted. Revenue figures also topped the $17.90 billion estimated, coming in at $18.57 billion. PC sales and laptop chips surged in the past quarter, reaching a record for the company. The latter reported a 54% increase year-over-year, while PC volumes were up 38%.
Mobileye’s revenue, Intel’s autonomous vehicle subsidiary, was up 48% year-over-year, at $377 million.
For the full year, Intel is looking for an EPS of $4.60 on revenues of $77 billion. It raised its forecast from a previous estimate of earnings per share of $4.55 and revenues of $72 billion. Moreover, Pat Gelsinger, the company’s CEO, announced that Intel would invest $20 billion in new manufacturing chip plants to become a chip manufacturer, making chips for other companies in addition to its own.
Sources: cnbc.com, finance.yahoo.com