Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMD) announced today the plan to acquire chip peer Xilinx, Inc (NASDAQ: XLNX). AMD signed a $35 billion acquisition agreement with Xilinx in an all-stock transaction. This acquisition will make a high-performance computing company and AMD will be able to expand its product portfolio. AMD and Xilinx, Inc. both deal in complementary product portfolios and customers.
The transaction is anticipated to increase AMD margins, EPS, and free cash flow production immediately and lead to industry-leading growth. Advanced Micro Devices is involved in the production of high-performance processor technologies, combining CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, Adaptive SoCs, and deep software expertise to enable leadership computing platforms for cloud, edge, and end devices.
As per the agreement, the shareholders of Xilinx will get a fixed exchange ratio of 1.7234 shares of AMD common stock for each share of Xilinx common stock they are owing at the closing of the transaction. Based on the exchange ratio, this represents approximately $143 per share of Xilinx common stock. AMD is anticipating to gain operational efficiencies of approximately $300 million within 18 months of closing the transaction.
AMD has also announced the 2020 Third quarter financial results. AMD has reported a revenue of $2.80 billion, and a net income of $390 million. Semiconductors company recorded an operating income of $449 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.32. Its Gross Margin increased 44% and revenue was up 56% year-over-year.
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMD) shares were trading up 0.33% at $82.33 during the trading session of Monday. Its shares trading down -4.23% during the pre-market trading session of Tuesday. AMD market cap has remained high, hitting $93.55 billion at the time of writing. While the Shares of Xilinx (NASDAQ: XLNX) up 10.00% during the pre-market trading session of Tuesday. It has a total market capitalization of $27.08 billion.
AMD strives to become the high-performance computing leader and aimed to become the partner of choice for the largest technology companies in the world. This acquisition will create value for shareholders of both the semiconductors companies. The team of Xilinx is considered to be the strongest team in the industry.