Tomahawk, WI 11/26/2013 (BasicsMedia) –  Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has released its revenue projection for the next fiscal year, 2014, and the report has caused a lot of concern among investors in this stock. The report is causing a lot of excitement predominantly because more was expected of this company. The fact that the PC sales have continued to drop notwithstanding, the consensus was that INTC would still find ways of improving its activities to an extent where it is truly able to turn the tide to work on its favor, and perform admirably well financially, than it has thus far done in 2013.

Estimates from other analyst appeared to point to the possibility of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) enjoying around 2% growth where revenue is concerned. This appears to have changed quite significantly now that INTC has issued an official estimate of what it expects to happen in the next fiscal year. Intel Corporation expects the PC client sales figures to drop by at least one percentage point in the next financial year, compared to what it has reported thus far. It announced that it also expects the gross margin estimates not to go beyond or below 60% in 2014.

The long-term gross margins for Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) are expected to hover between 55% and 65%; therefore, the 60% is not too bad. Intel Corporation expects its operating expenses not to experience any growth, or even drop. In other words, by INTC’s estimates, its operating expenses will be flat in 2014. Intel has indicated that it expects its Data Center division not to grow by more than 15% in the next financial year, which is the same fate it expects for other parts of its business such as software and services it offers to its clients across the world.

Investors might have been expecting something more different from what INTC announced in terms of revenue estimates for 2014. After all, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) has certain obligations it owes to its shareholders and it cannot report much in terms of growth if it fails in its duties. Intel Corporation still needs to find ways of making up for the loss in revenue reported due to dwindling PC sales all over the world. INTC used to rely heavily on the sale of PCs to shore up its own software and services sales, but now that this is not doing well, it must look elsewhere.

Capital expenditure in 2014 will still be quite high, according to top executives at Intel Corporation. Everything that Intel is trying to do going into 2014 is quite understandable seeing that it intends not to see a drop in its dividend yields, which it hopes to maintain at around 4%. In the same way, Intel hopes that it will succeed in distributing around 40% of all its free cash flow to its many shareholders by 2014. How will Intel do this? It hopes to achieve this goal of appeasing shareholders through diverse practices such as share buybacks and dividends.

Overall, Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) must look for ways of achieving their goals regarding revenue collection, since this is the best way it can increase its profits and financial results.

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