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Xilinx Revenue Continues to Fall, Expects Next Quarter’s to Rise

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Xilinx revenue falling consistently since 4Q14

Xilinx, a provider of programmable logic devices, announced its 2Q16 results on Oct 14, 2015. The company’s overall revenue remains down for both QoQ (quarter-over-quarter) and YoY (year-over-year), despite an increase in the sale of new products such as Virtex-7, Kintex-7, Spartan-6,and Zynq-7000. Xilinx reported revenues of $528 million, compared with $604 million in the same period the previous quarter, a fall of 12.7%. The company’s revenue has been consistently falling since Q414. This quarter they reported a gross margin of 70.1%, compared with 72.0% in the same quarter last year.

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Revenue breakdown by geographical region

The above graph represents net revenue breakdown across regions, with Asia-Pacific and North America remaining top revenue earners. Revenue generated from North America fell by 19% on a YoY basis and 17% on a QoQ basis. The industrial, aerospace, and defence market fell by 12% both YoY and QoQ , whereas revenue generated from broadcast, consumer, and automotive has risen by 4% on a YoY basis. As mentioned earlier, revenue generated from new products rose by 20%, which was offset by a fall in mainstream and base products, of 29% and 28%, respectively, on a YoY basis.

Strategic alliance and 3Q16 outlook

On October 8, 2015, Xilinx announced a strategic alliance with Qualcomm, to deliver mixed solutions ranging from card-level to embedded software. The alliance between the two companies will be cost-efficient as well as improve Xilinx’s overall performance.

The company is expecting next quarter’s revenue to be up by 3% to 7%. However, the gross margin is expected to go down to approximately 69%, compared with this quarter’s gross margin of 70%. Operating expenses are expected to stay high at $230 million, including the cost of amortization of $2 million. Moreover, Xilinx is expecting diluted shares of approximately $265 million.

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