ATI today announced its second consecutive record revenue quarter, driven by sales increases in both the personal computer and consumer product lines.
ATI reported revenues(1) of $572.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2004 (ended August 31, 2004), a 50.3% increase over the fourth quarter a year earlier. Gross margin declined 1.8 percentage points to 33.8% over the same period of the previous year as a result of costs associated with the ramp of a number of new desktop products. Net income(2) per share was $0.24 for the quarter compared to $0.09 last year. ATI's cash position increased $40.9 million during the quarter to $548.9 million as of August 31, 2004.
ATI's fiscal 2004 annual results also produced significant revenue and earnings growth over fiscal 2003. Revenues for the full 2004 fiscal year grew 44.1% to $2.0 billion. Net income for the year increased nearly six-fold to $0.80 per share from $0.14 per share in fiscal 2003.
"Our corporate strategy continues to produce returns," said David Orton, ATI's Chief Executive Officer. "Our PCI Express desktop product line-up is the most competitive product family on the market, resulting in tremendous customer acceptance. In addition, the growth rate of our digital consumer business continues to outpace the market, based on ATI's innovative products for use in cell phones and digital televisions."