Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Intel Stockholders Lose - But Otellini Retires a Winner
During Paul Otellini’s tenure as CEO - from the second quarter of 2005 through the third quarter of 2012 – there is no denying Intel (INTC-$19.50) achieved notable financial successes: cash generated from operations of $107 billion; annual revenue growth from $38.8 billion to $54 billion; and, cash dividend payments totaled $23.5 billion.
Digging deeper into the storied legacy of Paul Otellini, however, we find a man who might have been too myopic in transforming manufacturing – both in operations and cost – in his quest for profitable growth. According to Bernstein Research analyst Stacy Rasgon, "Intel’s phenomenal revenue growth over the last couple of years has been out-of-sync with many data points in PCs. Indeed, we find that most of Intel’s growth in PC revenues was not really due to outsized unit growth, but instead from significant upside to pricing.”
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