Champagne can flow freely in Santa Clara. AMD has just released its results for the fourth quarter and all of 2017, and for the first time since 2011, the company ends its year in the green.
The profit recorded for the year as a whole remains meager, 43 million dollars, but knowing that 2016 had closed with net losses of 497 million, the performance deserves to be welcomed. Revenues over the year reached $ 5.33 billion, 25% better than in 2016.
This score, AMD owes it to both the good commercial performance of Ryzen processors and "strong sales of Radeon graphics cards." The word "cryptocurrency" has been carefully avoided by company executives, but it is the growing craze for mining that has caused the average selling price of cards that AMD prides itself to rise.
For the next quarter, the company expects revenue of $ 1.55 billion (+ 32% over one year), thanks to the arrival of new products using the Epyc, Radeon and Ryzen ranges.