#AMD is the shares of the U.S. company Advanced Micro Devices Inc. which was established in 1969 in Sunnyvale, California. The starting capital of the company was USD100 thousand. The company’s operations involve the production of microprocessors, flash memory devices, and other products for telecoms and computing units worldwide.
In 1972 the company was reorganized to a joint stock company. Thirteen years later AMD became a corporation.
Such companies as Hewlett-Packard, Dell, Acer, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, IBM are strategically important partners of AMD on the PC market. In the field of networking products, AMD cooperates with Bay Networks, Cabletron Systems and Cisco. In the area of telecoms, Alcatel-Lucent, AT&T, Ericsson, NEC, Siemens AG, Sony act as partners. The main competitors of AMD are Intel and Nvidia.
In 2013, the company’s revenue came in at USD5.3 billion. Such a high result was achieved primarily due to the release of the game consoles such as Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with processors developed by AMD. The corporation’s profit for the fourth quarter last year was USD89 million. The income increased 38% immediately and equaled to USD1.59 billion. However, the net loss amounted to about USD83 million year-on-year. Nevertheless, AMD shows a positive dynamics indicating the overcoming of difficulties which followed the company in recent years.
Currently, AMD’ stock price has strengthened due to the development and release of company’s new products.
Shares are securities representing the exclusive ownership in the company. Such a trading tool as contract for difference on shares gives the opportunity to investors to earn from quotations’ change of the company’s liquid shares while not having a stake in ownership. However, dividend adjustment is added to or debited for client’s account. Usually, it equals to the value of the dividend itself depending on positions direction based on completed contracts.