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Why Intel’s PC and Data Center businesses drive its 2014 growth
Intel (INTC) announced its Q2 2014 earnings last week. The results were better than analysts’ expectations and the company’s own expectations.
According to Intel’s press release, the company managed to increase its gross margins by about 5%, from 59.6% in Q1 2014 to 64.5% in Q2 2014.
Intel has struggled in the mobile chipset market too. According to a report from Strategy Analytics, Qualcomm (QCOM) dominates the mobile chipset market.
Intel’s mobile and communications business revenues declined 83% in the second quarter from the corresponding quarter a year ago, from $292 million to $51 million.
Intel credited the success of this group to its Ivy Bridge–based Xeon E7 processor family. These products saw strong volume and an average selling price increase.
Intel (INTC) announced its Q2 2014 earnings recently. Its revenue of $13.83 billion and earnings per share of 55 cents beat analysts’ estimates.
The mobile advertising market is expected to grow at a faster rate than the overall digital advertising market.
During the second quarter, Yahoo also started to offer an online comedy series and forged a partnership with Live Nation to stream concerts on Yahoo.
Aviate is a mobile application (or app) available for Android users.
Yahoo has failed to monetize its mobile advertising business.
In the second quarter, Yahoo’s search revenue of $428 million increased by 6%.
According to a report from eMarketer and as the previous chart shows, Yahoo’s U.S. digital display ad market revenue growth is only expected to be 2% this year.
Before the IPO, Alibaba values itself at $130 billion.
The first issue that Yahoo mentioned was the delay in execution of its Yahoo Ad Manager Plus product.
According to a report from eMarketer, Google has lost U.S. mobile search advertising market share to other mobile applications (or apps) such as Yelp (YELP).
In the second quarter, SAP announced that it’s expanding its portfolio of customer relationship management (or CRM) software products.
Amazon (AMZN) is eBay’s main competitor in the e-Commerce space.
The 1Q14 earnings for Yahoo were slightly better than analysts’ expectations.
Better-than-expected PC sales helped Intel’s stock increase by 19% in the second quarter.
Intel continues to dominate the PC processors market, with AMD (AMD) a distant second in this space.