Form 8-K INTEL CORP For: Oct 22

October 22, 2020 4:07 PM
Exhibit 99.1
Intel Corporation
2200 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054-1549
News Release

Intel Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

News Summary:

Third-quarter revenue of $18.3 billion was above July expectations, down 4 percent year-over-year (YoY). Data-centric revenue* declined 10 percent while PC-centric revenue was better than expected, up 1 percent YoY.
Third-quarter GAAP earnings-per-share (EPS) was $1.02, down 25 percent YoY; non-GAAP EPS of $1.11 was down 22 percent YoY, above July expectations.
Year-to-date, generated $25.5 billion cash from operations and $15.1 billion of free cash flow and paid dividends of $4.2 billion.
Announced agreement to sell Intel NAND memory and storage business to SK hynix for $9.0 billion.1
Raising full-year revenue and earnings expectations from July guidance. Expecting 5 percent top-line growth YoY in 2020 with full-year revenue of $75.3 billion; GAAP EPS of $4.55 and non-GAAP EPS of $4.90.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 22, 2020 -- Intel Corporation today reported third-quarter 2020 financial results.

"Our teams delivered solid third-quarter results that exceeded our expectations despite pandemic-related impacts in significant portions of the business,” said Bob Swan, Intel CEO. “Nine months into 2020, we’re forecasting growth and another record year, even as we manage through massive demand shifts and economic uncertainty. We remain confident in our strategy and the long-term value we’ll create as we deliver leadership products and aim to win share in a diversified market fueled by data and the rise of AI, 5G networks and edge computing.”

Q3 2020 Financial Highlights
 Q3 2020Q3 2019vs. Q3 2019Q3 2020Q3 2019vs. Q3 2019
Revenue ($B)$18.3$19.2down 4%$18.3^$19.2^down 4%
Gross Margin53.1%58.9%down 5.7 ppt54.8%60.4%down 5.5 ppt
R&D and MG&A ($B)$4.7$4.7down 1%$4.7$4.7down 1%
Operating Income ($B)$5.1$6.4down 22%$5.4$6.9down 22%
Tax Rate15.2%10.8%up 4.3 ppt15.3%10.8%up 4.5 ppt
Net Income ($B)$4.3$6.0down 29%$4.7$6.3down 26%
Earnings Per Share$1.02$1.35down 25%$1.11$1.42down 22%

In the third quarter, the company generated $8.2 billion in cash from operations and paid dividends of $1.4 billion. In August, Intel initiated accelerated share repurchase (ASR) agreements for an aggregate of $10.0 billion of our common stock. Following settlement of these agreements, Intel will have repurchased a total of approximately $17.6 billion in shares as part of the planned $20.0 billion share repurchases announced in October 2019. Intel intends to complete the $2.4 billion balance and return to historical capital return practices when markets stabilize.
* Data-centric businesses include DCG, IOTG, Mobileye, NSG, PSG and All Other
1 SK hynix to Acquire Intel NAND Memory Business press release:
^ No adjustment on a non-GAAP basis

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Business Unit Summary
Key Business Unit Revenue and Trends
Q3 2020vs. Q3 2019
Data-centricDCG$5.9 billiondown7%
Internet of Things
IOTG$677 milliondown33%
Mobileye$234 millionup2%
NSG$1.2 billiondown11%
PSG$411 milliondown19%
PC-centricCCG$9.8 billionup1%

Third-quarter revenue was ahead of prior expectations driven by continued strength in notebook sales, which helped offset COVID-driven headwinds affecting significant portions of our business.

In the Data Center Group (DCG), Cloud revenue grew 15 percent YoY on continued demand to support vital services in a work and learn-at-home environment. At the same time, a weaker economy due to COVID-19 impacted DCG's Enterprise & Government market segment, which was down 47 percent YoY following two quarters of more than 30 percent growth. The pandemic also weighed on third-quarter data-centric results in the Internet of Things Group and the memory business (NSG). In the third quarter, Intel continued to introduce compelling new products addressing key growth opportunities including artificial intelligence, 5G network transformation and the intelligent, autonomous edge. Mobileye revenue returned to growth in the third quarter as global vehicle production improved. The business also launched its new Mobileye SuperVision™ surround-view ADAS solution.

The PC-centric business (CCG) was up 1 percent YoY in the third quarter on continued notebook strength to support the work- and learn-at-home dynamics of COVID-19. In the third quarter, Intel launched the world’s best processor for thin and light laptops, 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Iris® Xe graphics (formerly known as "Tiger Lake").** More than 150 designs from major PC makers are in development, including 100 designs expected to be in market by the end of this year with more than 40 verified under the new Intel® Evo™ platform brand. These new 11th Gen Intel Core processors are manufactured using Intel's 10nm SuperFin process technology, which delivers performance improvement comparable to a full-node transition. The company detailed 10nm SuperFin and other technology advancements at its Intel Architecture Day, held in the third quarter.

Intel's third 10nm manufacturing facility, which is located in Arizona, is now fully operational and the company now expects to ship 30% higher 10nm product volumes in 2020 compared to January expectations.

Additional information regarding Intel’s results can be found in the Q3'20 Earnings Presentation available at:
* Data-centric businesses include DCG, IOTG, Mobileye, NSG, PSG and All Other
**As measured by industry benchmarks, Representative Usage Guide testing & unique features of Intel® Core™ i7-1185G7 processor, including in comparison to AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, across 5 key usages: productivity, creation, gaming, collaboration, & entertainment. More information about performance & benchmark results at

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Business Outlook
Intel's guidance for the fourth quarter and full-year 2020 includes both GAAP and non-GAAP estimates. Reconciliations between these GAAP and non-GAAP financial measures are included below.

Revenue$17.4 billion$17.4 billion^
Operating margin24.5%26.5%
Tax rate14.5%14.5%^
Earnings per share$1.02$1.10
Full-Year 2020GAAPNon-GAAP
Revenue$75.3 billion$75.3 billion^
Operating margin29.5%31.5%
Tax rate14.5%14.5%^
Earnings per share$4.55$4.90
Cash from Operations$32.2-33.0 billionN/A
Full-year capital spending$14.2-14.5 billion$14.2-14.5 billion^
Free cash flowN/A$18.0-18.5 billion

Actual results may differ materially from Intel’s Business Outlook as a result of, among other things, the factors described under “Forward-Looking Statements” below.

Earnings Webcast
Intel will hold a public webcast at 2:00 p.m. PDT today to discuss the results for its third quarter of 2020. The live public webcast can be accessed on Intel's Investor Relations website at The Q3'20 Earnings Presentation, webcast replay, and audio download will also be available on the site.

Intel plans to report its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2020 on January 21, 2021 promptly after close of market, and related materials will be available at A public webcast of Intel’s earnings conference call will follow at 2:00 p.m. PDT at

^ No adjustment on a non-GAAP basis

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Forward-Looking Statements
Intel’s Business Outlook and other statements in this release that refer to future plans and expectations are forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "goals," "plans," "forecasting," "guidance," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "continues," "launching," "aim," "may," "will," "would," "should," "could," and variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking statements. Statements that refer to or are based on estimates, forecasts, projections, uncertain events or assumptions, including statements relating to the pending sale of our NAND memory and storage business to SK hynix, total addressable market (TAM) or market opportunity, business plans, future impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, future macroeconomic conditions, the settlement of our ASR agreements, expectations regarding capital return practices and share repurchases, future products and technology and the expected availability and benefits of such products and technology, including with respect to our 10nm process technology, products, and product volumes, and anticipated trends in our businesses or the markets relevant to them, also identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements included in this release are based on management's expectations as of the date of this release and, except as required by law, Intel disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances. Forward-looking statements involve many risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in such statements. Intel presently considers the following to be among the important factors that can cause actual results to differ materially from the company's expectations.

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected significant portions of Intel's business and could materially adversely affect Intel's financial condition and results of operations. The pandemic has resulted in authorities imposing numerous unprecedented measures to try to contain the virus. These measures have impacted and may further impact our workforce and operations, the operations of our customers, and those of our respective vendors, suppliers, and partners. There is considerable uncertainty regarding the business impacts from such measures and potential future measures. Restrictions on our access to or operation of our manufacturing facilities or on our support operations or workforce, or similar limitations for our vendors and suppliers, can impact our ability to meet customer demand and could have a material adverse effect on us. Similarly, current and future restrictions or disruptions of transportation, or disruptions in our customers’ operations and supply chains, may adversely affect our results of operations. The pandemic has significantly increased economic and demand uncertainty, and could cause a global recession. Demand for our products has been harmed in significant portions of our business and could be materially harmed in the future. Given the significant economic uncertainty and volatility created by the pandemic, it is difficult to predict the nature and extent of impacts on demand. The pandemic has led to increased disruption and volatility in capital markets and credit markets, which could adversely affect our liquidity and capital resources. An economic slowdown or recession can also result in adverse impacts such as increased credit and collectibility risks, adverse impacts on our suppliers, failures of counterparties, asset impairments, and declines in the value of our financial instruments. The spread of COVID-19 has caused us to modify our business practices. There is no certainty that such measures will be sufficient to mitigate the risks posed by the virus, and illness and workforce disruptions could lead to unavailability of our key personnel and harm our ability to perform critical functions. The degree to which COVID-19 impacts our results will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, and our Business Outlook is subject to considerable uncertainty. Our expectations are subject to change without warning and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on our Business Outlook. The impact of COVID-19 can also exacerbate other risks discussed in this section. See Intel’s SEC filings, including its most recent reports on Form 10-Q, for a detailed description of the risks related to the pandemic. Developments related to COVID-19 have been rapidly changing, and additional impacts and risks may arise that we are not aware of or able to appropriately respond to currently.
Demand for Intel's products is highly variable and can differ from expectations due to factors including changes in business and economic conditions; customer confidence or income levels, and the levels of customer capital spending; the introduction, availability and market acceptance of Intel's products, products used together with Intel products, and competitors' products; competitive and pricing pressures, including actions taken by competitors; supply constraints and other disruptions affecting customers; changes in customer order patterns including order cancellations; changes in customer needs and emerging technology trends; and changes in the level of inventory and computing capacity at customers.

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Intel's results can vary significantly from expectations based on capacity utilization; variations in inventory valuation, including variations related to the timing of qualifying products for sale; changes in revenue levels; segment product mix; the timing and execution of the manufacturing ramp and associated costs; excess or obsolete inventory; changes in unit costs; defects or disruptions in the supply of materials or resources; and product manufacturing quality/yields. Variations in results can also be caused by the timing of Intel product introductions and related expenses, including marketing programs, and Intel's ability to respond quickly to technological developments and to introduce new products or incorporate new features into existing products, as well as decisions to exit product lines or businesses, which can result in restructuring and asset impairment charges.
Intel's results can be affected by adverse economic, social, political and physical/infrastructure conditions in countries where Intel, its customers or its suppliers operate, including recession or slowing growth, military conflict and other security risks, natural disasters, infrastructure disruptions, health concerns (including the COVID-19 pandemic), fluctuations in currency exchange rates, sanctions and tariffs, political disputes, changes in government grants and incentives, and continuing uncertainty regarding social, political, immigration, and tax and trade policies in the U.S. and abroad, including the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. Results can also be affected by the formal or informal imposition by countries of new or revised export and/or import and doing-business regulations, which can be changed without prior notice.
Intel operates in highly competitive industries and its operations have high costs that are either fixed or difficult to reduce in the short term. In addition, in connection with our strategic transformation to a data-centric company, we have entered new areas and introduced adjacent products, where we face new sources of competition and uncertain market demand or acceptance of our products, and these new areas and products do not always grow as projected.
The amount, timing and execution of Intel's stock repurchase program fluctuate based on Intel's priorities for the use of cash for other purposes—such as investing in our business, including operational and capital spending, acquisitions, and returning cash to our stockholders as dividend payments—and because of changes in cash flows, tax laws and other laws, or the market price of our common stock.
Intel's expected tax rate is based on current tax law, including current interpretations of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (”TCJA”), and current expected income and can be affected by evolving interpretations of TCJA; changes in the volume and mix of profits earned across jurisdictions with varying tax rates; changes in the estimates of credits, benefits and deductions; the resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various tax authorities, including payment of interest and penalties; and the ability to realize deferred tax assets.
Intel's results can be affected by gains or losses from equity securities and interest and other, which can vary depending on gains or losses on the change in fair value, sale, exchange, or impairments of equity and debt investments, interest rates, cash balances, and changes in fair value of derivative instruments.
Product defects or errata (deviations from published specifications) can adversely impact our expenses, revenues and reputation.
We or third parties regularly identify security vulnerabilities with respect to our processors and other products as well as the operating systems and workloads running on them. Security vulnerabilities and any limitations of, or adverse effects resulting from, mitigation techniques can adversely affect our results of operations, financial condition, customer relationships, prospects, and reputation in a number of ways, any of which may be material, including incurring significant costs related to developing and deploying updates and mitigations, writing down inventory value, a reduction in the competitiveness of our products, defending against product claims and litigation, responding to regulatory inquiries or actions, paying damages, addressing customer satisfaction considerations, or taking other remedial steps with respect to third parties. Adverse publicity about security vulnerabilities or mitigations could damage our reputation with customers or users and reduce demand for our products and services.

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Intel's results can be affected by litigation or regulatory matters involving intellectual property, stockholder, consumer, antitrust, commercial, disclosure and other issues. An unfavorable ruling can include monetary damages or an injunction prohibiting Intel from manufacturing or selling one or more products, precluding particular business practices, impacting Intel's ability to design its products, or requiring other remedies such as compulsory licensing of intellectual property.
Intel's results can be affected by the impact and timing of closing of acquisitions, divestitures and other significant transactions. In addition, these transactions do not always achieve our financial or strategic objectives and can disrupt our ongoing business and adversely impact our results of operations. We may not realize the expected benefits of portfolio decisions due to numerous risks, including unfavorable prices and terms; changes in market conditions; limitations due to regulatory or governmental approvals, contractual terms, or other conditions; and potential continued financial obligations associated with such transactions. Risks and uncertainties relating to the pending sale of our NAND memory and storage business to SK hynix are described in our Form 8-K filed with the SEC on October 20, 2020.
Detailed information regarding these and other factors that could affect Intel's business and results is included in Intel's SEC filings, including the company's most recent reports on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, particularly the "Risk Factors" sections of those reports. Copies of these filings may be obtained by visiting our Investor Relations website at or the SEC's website at

About Intel

Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to and

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Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts; Unaudited)
Sep 26, 2020Sep 28, 2019Sep 26, 2020Sep 28, 2019
NET REVENUE$18,333 $19,190 $57,889 $51,756 
Cost of sales8,592 7,895 25,625 21,494 
GROSS MARGIN9,741 11,295 32,264 30,262 
Research and development (R&D)3,272 3,208 9,901 9,978 
Marketing, general and administrative (MG&A)1,435 1,536 4,423 4,758 
R&D AND MG&A4,707 4,744 14,324 14,736 
Restructuring and other charges(25)104 146 288 
OPERATING EXPENSES4,682 4,848 14,470 15,024 
OPERATING INCOME5,059 6,447 17,794 15,238 
Gains (losses) on equity investments, net56 318 212 922 
Interest and other, net(74)(46)(416)(170)
INCOME BEFORE TAXES5,041 6,719 17,590 15,990 
Provision for taxes765 729 2,548 1,847 
NET INCOME$4,276 $5,990 $15,042 $14,143 
EARNINGS PER SHARE—BASIC$1.02 $1.36 $3.55 $3.18 
EARNINGS PER SHARE—DILUTED$1.02 $1.35 $3.52 $3.14 
BASIC4,188 4,391 4,233 4,450 
DILUTED4,211 4,433 4,269 4,507 

Three Months Ended
(In Millions)Sep 26,
Sep 28,
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding—basic4,188 4,391 
Dilutive effect of employee equity incentive plans23 30 
Dilutive effect of convertible debt— 12 
Weighted average shares of common stock outstanding—diluted4,211 4,433 
Shares repurchased166 92 
Cumulative shares repurchased (in billions)5.7 5.4 
Remaining dollars authorized for buyback (in billions)$9.7 $7.2 
Employees (in thousands)111.3 111.9 

1 In August 2020, we entered into ASR agreements under which we paid an aggregate of $10.0 billion and received an aggregate initial share delivery of 166 million shares of our common stock, which were immediately retired. The final number of shares to be repurchased under the ASR agreements and the average price paid per share will be determined upon settlement of the agreements by the end of 2020.

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(In Millions)
Sep 26,
Dec 28,
Cash and cash equivalents$3,356 $4,194 
Short-term investments2,987 1,082 
Trading assets11,910 7,847 
Total cash investments18,253 13,123 
Accounts receivable7,140 7,659 
Raw materials 975 840 
Work in process 6,313 6,225 
Finished goods 1,985 1,679 
9,273 8,744 
Other current assets2,119 1,713 
Property, plant and equipment, net59,205 55,386 
Equity investments3,679 3,967 
Other long-term investments2,720 3,276 
Goodwill26,955 26,276 
Identified intangible assets, net9,881 10,827 
Other long-term assets6,036 5,553 
TOTAL ASSETS$145,261 $136,524 
Short-term debt$504 $3,693 
Accounts payable5,159 4,128 
Accrued compensation and benefits3,197 3,853 
Other accrued liabilities13,252 10,636 
Debt36,059 25,308 
Contract liabilities 1,381 1,368 
Income taxes payable, non-current4,811 4,919 
Deferred income taxes2,995 2,044 
Other long-term liabilities3,349 2,916 
Stockholders' equity
Preferred stock— — 
Common stock and capital in excess of par value23,335 25,261 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)(940)(1,280)
Retained earnings52,159 53,523 

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Nine Months Ended
(In Millions; Unaudited)
Sep 26,
Sep 28,
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period$4,194 $3,019 
Cash flows provided by (used for) operating activities:
Net income15,042 14,143 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation7,925 6,647 
Share-based compensation1,393 1,290 
Amortization of intangibles1,311 1,211 
(Gains) losses on equity investments, net(105)(395)
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable525 (156)
Accounts payable355 728 
Accrued compensation and benefits(488)(365)
Prepaid supply agreements(91)(674)
Income taxes493 435 
Other assets and liabilities(296)1,769 
Total adjustments10,452 9,114 
Net cash provided by operating activities25,494 23,257 
Cash flows provided by (used for) investing activities:
Additions to property, plant and equipment(10,392)(11,547)
Purchases of available-for-sale debt investments(6,323)(2,028)
Maturities and sales of available-for-sale debt investments5,037 3,118 
Purchases of trading assets(14,744)(5,769)
Maturities and sales of trading assets11,227 5,467 
Sales of equity investments339 1,414 
Other investing(256)(575)
Net cash used for investing activities(15,112)(9,920)
Cash flows provided by (used for) financing activities:
Increase (decrease) in short-term debt, net— 835 
Issuance of long-term debt, net of issuance costs10,247 650 
Repayment of debt and debt conversion(4,525)(1,478)
Proceeds from sales of common stock through employee equity incentive plans897 797 
Repurchase of common stock(12,229)(10,100)
Accelerated share repurchase forward agreements
Payment of dividends to stockholders(4,215)(4,214)
Other financing605 1,089 
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities(11,220)(12,421)
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents(838)916 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$3,356 $3,935 

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Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(In Millions)Sep 26,
Sep 28,
Sep 26,
Sep 28,
Net revenue
Data Center Group
Platform$5,151 $5,819 $17,759 $14,854 
Adjacency754 564 2,256 1,414 
5,905 6,383 20,015 16,268 
Internet of Things
IOTG677 1,005 2,230 2,901 
Mobileye234 229 634 639 
911 1,234 2,864 3,540 
Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group1,153 1,290 4,150 3,145 
Programmable Solutions Group411 507 1,431 1,482 
Client Computing Group
Platform8,762 8,379 25,703 24,128 
Adjacency1,085 1,330 3,415 3,008 
9,847 9,709 29,118 27,136 
All other106 67 311 185 
TOTAL NET REVENUE$18,333 $19,190 $57,889 $51,756 
Operating income (loss)
Data Center Group$1,903 $3,115 $8,494 $6,756 
Internet of Things
IOTG61 309 374 854 
Mobileye47 67 131 188 
108 376 505 1,042 
Non-Volatile Memory Solutions Group29 (499)285 (1,080)
Programmable Solutions Group40 92 217 233 
Client Computing Group3,554 4,305 10,621 11,114 
All other(575)(942)(2,328)(2,827)
TOTAL OPERATING INCOME$5,059 $6,447 $17,794 $15,238 

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We derive a substantial majority of our revenue from platform products, which are our principal products and considered as one class of product. We offer platform products that incorporate various components and technologies, including a microprocessor and chipset, a stand-alone SoC, or a multichip package. Platform products are used in various form factors across our DCG, IOTG, and CCG operating segments. Our non-platform, or adjacent products, can be combined with platform products to form comprehensive platform solutions to meet customer needs.
Revenue for our reportable and non-reportable operating segments is primarily related to the following product lines:
DCG includes workload-optimized platforms and related products designed for cloud service providers, enterprise and government, and communication service providers market segments.
IOTG includes high-performance compute solutions for targeted verticals and embedded applications in market segments such as retail, industrial, smart infrastructure, and vision.
Mobileye includes development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, data analysis, localization, mapping, and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.
NSG includes memory and storage products like Intel® Optane™ technology and Intel® 3D NAND technology, primarily used in SSDs.
PSG includes programmable semiconductors, primarily FPGAs and structured ASICs, and related products for communications, cloud and enterprise, and embedded market segments.
CCG includes platforms designed for end-user form factors, focusing on higher growth segments of 2-in-1, thin-and-light, commercial and gaming, and growing adjacencies such as connectivity, graphics, and memory.
We have sales and marketing, manufacturing, engineering, finance, and administration groups. Expenses for these groups are generally allocated to the operating segments.
All other category includes revenue, expenses, and charges such as:
results of operations from non-reportable segments not otherwise presented;
historical results of operations from divested businesses;
results of operations of start-up businesses that support our initiatives, including our foundry business;
amounts included within restructuring and other charges;
a portion of employee benefits, compensation, and other expenses not allocated to the operating segments; and
acquisition-related costs, including amortization and any impairment of acquisition-related intangibles and goodwill.

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Q3 2020Q3 2020YTD 2020
compared to
Q2 2020
compared to
Q3 2019
compared to
YTD 2019
Data Center Group
Platform volumes(3)%4%19%
Platform average selling prices(14)%(15)%—%
Client Computing Group
Desktop platform volumes10%(18)%(12)%
Desktop platform average selling prices(5)%—%2%
Notebook platform volumes19%25%19%
Notebook platform average selling prices(10)%(7)%(2)%

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In addition to disclosing financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP, this document contains references to the non-GAAP financial measures below. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures provide investors with useful supplemental information about our operating performance, enable comparison of financial trends and results between periods where certain items may vary independent of business performance, and allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in operating our business and measuring our performance.
Our non-GAAP financial measures reflect adjustments based on one or more of the following items, as well as the related income tax effects where applicable. Income tax effects have been calculated using an appropriate tax rate for each adjustment. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and the financial results calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP and reconciliations from these results should be carefully evaluated.
Non-GAAP adjustment or measureDefinition Usefulness to management and investors
Acquisition-related adjustmentsAmortization of acquisition-related intangible assets consists of amortization of intangible assets such as developed technology, brands, and customer relationships acquired in connection with business combinations. Charges related to the amortization of these intangibles are recorded within both cost of sales and MG&A in our U.S. GAAP financial statements. Amortization charges are recorded over the estimated useful life of the related acquired intangible asset, and thus are generally recorded over multiple years.We exclude amortization charges for our acquisition-related intangible assets for purposes of calculating certain non-GAAP measures because these charges are inconsistent in size and are significantly impacted by the timing and valuation of our acquisitions. These adjustments facilitate a useful evaluation of our current operating performance and comparison to our past operating performance and provide investors with additional means to evaluate cost and expense trends.
Restructuring and other chargesRestructuring charges are costs associated with a formal restructuring plan and are primarily related to employee severance and benefit arrangements. Other charges include asset impairments, pension charges, and costs associated with restructuring activity.We exclude restructuring and other charges, including any adjustments to charges recorded in prior periods, for purposes of calculating certain non-GAAP measures because these costs do not reflect our current operating performance and are impacted by the timing of restructuring activity. These adjustments facilitate a useful evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to past operating results and provide investors with additional means to evaluate expense trends.
Gains (losses) from divestitureGains or losses are recognized at the close of a divestiture.We exclude gains or losses resulting from divestitures for purposes of calculating certain non-GAAP measures because they do not reflect our current operating performance and are impacted by the timing of our divestitures. These adjustments facilitate a useful evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to past operating results.
Ongoing mark-to-market on marketable equity securitiesAfter the initial mark-to-market adjustment is recorded upon a security becoming marketable, gains and losses are recognized from ongoing mark-to-market adjustments of our marketable equity securities.We exclude these ongoing gains and losses for purposes of calculating certain non-GAAP measures because we do not believe this volatility correlates to our core operational performance. These adjustments facilitate a useful evaluation of our current operating performance and comparisons to past operating results.
Free cash flowWe reference a non-GAAP financial measure of free cash flow, which is used by management when assessing our sources of liquidity, capital resources, and quality of earnings. Free cash flow is operating cash flow adjusted to exclude additions to property, plant, and equipment.This non-GAAP financial measure is helpful in understanding our capital requirements and provides an additional means to evaluate the cash flow trends of our business.

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Set forth below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and the financial outlook prepared in accordance with U.S. GAAP and the reconciliations from this Business Outlook should be carefully evaluated.
Please refer to "Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures" in this document for a detailed explanation of the adjustments made to the comparable U.S. GAAP measures, the ways management uses the non-GAAP measures, and the reasons why management believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.
Q4 2020 OutlookFull-Year 2020
Acquisition-related adjustments2.0 %2.0 %
Acquisition-related adjustments0.09 0.33 
Restructuring and other charges— 0.04 
Ongoing mark-to-market on marketable equity securities — 0.02 
Income tax effect(0.01)(0.04)
(In Billions)Full-Year 2020
Additions to property, plant and equipment(14.2-14.5)
FREE CASH FLOW$ 18.0-18.5

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Set forth below are reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, financial measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP, and the reconciliations from U.S. GAAP to Non-GAAP actuals should be carefully evaluated. Please refer to "Explanation of Non-GAAP Measures" in this document for a detailed explanation of the adjustments made to the comparable U.S. GAAP measures, the ways management uses the non-GAAP measures, and the reasons why management believes the non-GAAP measures provide useful information for investors.
Three Months Ended
(In Millions, Except Per Share Amounts)Sep 26,
Sep 28,
GAAP GROSS MARGIN$9,741 $11,295 
Acquisition-related adjustments310 288 
NON-GAAP GROSS MARGIN$10,051 $11,583 
Acquisition-related adjustments1.7 %1.5 %
GAAP R&D and MG&A$4,707 $4,744 
Acquisition-related adjustments(52)(50)
NON-GAAP R&D and MG&A$4,655 $4,694 
Acquisition-related adjustments362 338 
Restructuring and other charges(25)104 
GAAP TAX RATE15.2 %10.8 %
Other0.1 %(0.1)%
NON-GAAP TAX RATE15.3 %10.8 %
GAAP NET INCOME$4,276 $5,990 
Acquisition-related adjustments362 338 
Restructuring and other charges(25)104 
(Gains) losses from divestiture(6)— 
Ongoing mark-to-market on marketable equity securities 146 (114)
Income tax effect(78)(29)
NON-GAAP NET INCOME$4,675 $6,289 
Acquisition-related adjustments0.09 0.08 
Restructuring and other charges(0.01)0.02 
(Gains) losses from divestiture— — 
Ongoing mark-to-market on marketable equity securities 0.03 (0.02)
Income tax effect(0.02)(0.01)

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Nine Months Ended
(In Millions)Sep 26,
Additions to property, plant and equipment(10,392)


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