Intel Slashes Valuation Of Mobileye IPO As Chipmakers Cut Outlook Citing Uncertain Macro Environment

  • Intel Corp INTC scaled back expectations for its Mobileye initial public offering amid a broader stock recession and could delay the share sale until 2023 from the prior mid of 2022, pending recovery, Bloomberg reports.
  • Intel expects the IPO to value the self-driving technology business at up to $30 billion, down from an initial valuation of over $50 billion.
  • CEO Pat Gelsinger aimed to capitalize on the Israel-based business with a partial spinoff of its shares. 
  • Mobileye makes chips for cameras and drive-assistance features and is considered a prized asset as the car industry races toward fully automated vehicles. 
  • Mobileye clocked a 41% sales growth to $460 million in Q2. The operating income rose 43% to $190 million. 
  • However, Intel's struggle against a bear market for chip stocks and a dearth of IPOs, made it harder to complete the deal.
  • In China, Softbank Group Corp SFTBY aspired for chip designer Arm Ltd's unusual dual primary listing in New York and London, despite the higher costs and regulatory complexities of different exchanges.
  • Seagate Technology Holdings PLC STX slashed its outlook for the fiscal first quarter ending September 30, 2022, against a worsening macro backdrop.
  • Micron Technology, Inc MU also expected Q4 revenue to miss the revenue guidance range.  
  • Peer Nvidia Corp NVDA offered cautious third-quarter revenue as gaming and professional visualization revenue declined.
  • Price Action: INTC shares traded higher by 0.70% at $31.78 in the premarket on the last check Tuesday.
  • Mobileye autonomous shuttle photo via Wikimedia Commons
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