AMD's meteoric rise from the brink of bankruptcy to a potent competitor in the processor market has earned the company plenty of praise from the enthusiast community, but the fruits of its labors also extend to its bottom line. AMD's steady cadence of Ryzen and EPYC processors, paired with its efforts in other critical segments, has paid off today with the announcement of the company's inclusion in the prestigious Nasdaq-100 index.
Market capitalization isn't the only key to success, though. At the end of the day, it boils down to profitability. But AMD's been on a streak there, too, as its gross margins recently reached 39.99 percent, an amazing turnaround from its 4.51 percent gross margin in September 2016.