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ARM Holdings revenue rises

27 July 2016 07:49

ARM Holdings said group revenues in the US dollar were up 9% year-on-year (Revenues in Sterling were up 17%)


- Processor licensing revenues in $ up 14% year-on-year (£ revenues up 24%)

- Processor royalty revenues in $ up 11% year-on-year, outperforming the industry by 14 pp1 (£ revenues up 19%)

- Normalised operating expenses of £130.7 million at the lower end of the guided range of £130-133 million

- Normalised PBT up 5% year-on-year (IFRS up 1%). Normalised EPS up 18% (IFRS up 17%)

- Interim dividend increased by 20%

- Acquired Apical, a global leader in imaging and embedded computer vision

- Announcement of a strategic partnership with the Chinese private equity firm HOPU Investment Management, launching an industry fund focused on the Internet of Things, smart devices, big data and cloud computing


- Growth in adoption of ARM processor technology

- 25 processor licences signed by a broad range of major technology companies

- Major strategic design wins announced with leading organisations including NASA for embedded computing, and Fujitsu and RIKEN for high-performance supercomputing

- Strong demand for ARM's most advanced technology

- Five licences signed for ARM Cortex-A technology for high-performance and high-efficiency apps processors

- Architecture licence signed with Guizhou Huaxintong Semiconductor, the joint venture between Qualcomm and Guizhou Province that will develop advanced server chipsets for the Chinese market

- Physical IP platform licence signed for 10nm technology

- Growth in shipments of chips based on ARM technology

- 3.6 billion ARM-based chips shipped, up 9% year-on-year

- Rising penetration of advanced technologies such as Mali and octa core in mobile and consumer devices


Given the restrictions placed on forward-looking statements as a result of the recommended offer by SoftBank for ARM, it is not appropriate to provide the usual full-year 2016 revenue guidance.

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