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Intel Corporation today reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2019 financial results. The company also announced that its board of directors approved a five percent cash dividend increase to $1.32 per share on an annual basis. The board declared a quarterly dividend of $0.33 per share on the company’s common stock, which will be payable on March 1 to shareholders of record on February 7.
“In 2019, we gained share in an expanded addressable market that demands more performance to process, move and store data,” said Bob Swan, Intel CEO. “One year into our long-term financial plan, we have outperformed our revenue and EPS expectations. Looking ahead, we are investing to win the technology inflections of the future, play a bigger role in the success of our customers and increase shareholder returns."
- Record Fourth-quarter revenue was $20.2 billion, up 8% year-over-year (YoY). Full-year revenue set an all-time record of $72.0 billion, up 2% YoY on data-centric growth*.
- Delivered outstanding fourth-quarter earnings per share (EPS) of $1.58 ($1.52 on a non-GAAP basis).
- In 2019, Intel generated a record $33.1 billion cash from operations and $16.9 billion of free cash flow, and returned approximately $19.2 billion to shareholders.
- Expecting record 2020 revenue of approximately $73.5 billion and first-quarter revenue of approximately $19.0 billion.