Intel’s latest financial results have exceeded predictions, with an overall net profit of £433 million.
However, despite this quarterly boost, year-on-year profits are down by 11 per cent and Intel has refused to make further predictions, citing the uncertain economic climate.
As a result of the lack of a forecast, Intel shares fell by 4.5 per cent.
“The numbers are good – there’s nothing wrong with the results they posted. The guidance is where people are finding disappointment,” Broadpoint analyst Doug Freedman told the BBC.
“They’re continuing to highlight a rather large degree of uncertainty, both in terms of revenue and gross [profit] margins.”