Micron Technology, Inc. Reports Results for the First

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) today announced results for its first quarter of fiscal 2023, which ended December 1, 2022.

Fiscal Q1 2023 highlights

  • Revenue of $4.09 billion versus $6.64 billion for the prior quarter and $7.69 billion for the same period last year
  • GAAP net loss of $195 million, or $0.18 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP net loss of $39 million, or $0.04 per diluted share
  • Operating cash flow of $943 million versus $3.78 billion for the prior quarter and $3.94 billion for the same period last year

“Micron delivered fiscal first quarter revenue and EPS within guidance ranges despite challenging conditions during the quarter,” said Micron Technology President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra. “Micron’s strong technology, manufacturing and financial position put us on solid footing to navigate the near-term environment, and we are taking decisive actions to cut our supply and expenses. We expect improving customer inventories to enable higher revenue in the fiscal second half, and to deliver strong profitability once we get past this downturn.”

Quarterly Financial Results
(in millions, except per share amounts) GAAP(1)   Non-GAAP(2)
FQ1-23 FQ4-22 FQ1-22   FQ1-23 FQ4-22 FQ1-22
               
Revenue $ 4,085   $ 6,643   $ 7,687     $ 4,085   $ 6,643   $ 7,687  
Gross margin   893     2,622     3,565       934     2,676     3,616  
percent of revenue   21.9 %   39.5 %   46.4 %     22.9 %   40.3 %   47.0 %
Operating expenses   1,102     1,101     934       999     1,014     891  
Operating income (loss)   (209 )   1,521     2,631       (65 )   1,662     2,725  
percent of revenue   (5.1 %)   22.9 %   34.2 %     (1.6 %)   25.0 %   35.4 %
Net income (loss)   (195 )   1,492     2,306       (39 )   1,621     2,471  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share   (0.18 )   1.35     2.04       (0.04 )   1.45     2.16  

Investments in capital expenditures, net(2) were $2.47 billion for the first quarter of 2023, which resulted in adjusted free cash flows(2) of negative $1.53 billion. Micron repurchased approximately 8.6 million shares of its common stock for $425 million during the first quarter of 2023 and ended the quarter with cash, marketable investments, and restricted cash of $12.08 billion, for a net cash(2) position of $1.81 billion. Micron’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.115 per share, payable in cash on January 19, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 3, 2023.

Business Outlook

The following table presents Micron’s guidance for the second quarter of 2023:

FQ2-23 GAAP(1) Outlook Non-GAAP(2) Outlook
     
Revenue $3.80 billion ± $200 million $3.80 billion ± $200 million
Gross margin 7.5% ± 2.5% 8.5% ± 2.5%
Operating expenses $1.08 billion ± $15 million $945 million ± $15 million
Diluted earnings (loss) per share ($0.79) ± $0.10 ($0.62) ± $0.10

Further information regarding Micron’s business outlook is included in the prepared remarks and slides, which have been posted at investors.micron.com.

Investor Webcast

Micron will host a conference call on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time to discuss its first quarter financial results and provide forward-looking guidance for its second quarter. A live webcast of the call will be available online at investors.micron.com. A webcast replay will be available for one year after the call. For Investor Relations and other company updates, follow @MicronTech on Twitter at twitter.com/MicronTech.

About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. With a relentless focus on our customers, technology leadership, and manufacturing and operational excellence, Micron delivers a rich portfolio of high-performance DRAM, NAND, and NOR memory and storage products through our Micron® and Crucial® brands. Every day, the innovations that our people create fuel the data economy, enabling advances in artificial intelligence and 5G applications that unleash opportunities — from the data center to the intelligent edge and across the client and mobile user experience. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), visit micron.com.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding our industry, our strategic position, and our financial and operating results. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially. Please refer to the documents we file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including our most recent Form 10-K and Form 10-Q. These documents contain and identify important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in these forward-looking statements. These certain factors can be found at micron.com/certainfactors. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. We are under no duty to update any of the forward-looking statements to conform these statements to actual results.

(1) GAAP represents U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
(2) Non-GAAP represents GAAP excluding the impact of certain activities, which management excludes in analyzing our operating results and understanding trends in our earnings, adjusted free cash flow, net cash, and business outlook. Further information regarding Micron’s use of non-GAAP measures and reconciliations between GAAP and non-GAAP measures are included within this press release.

MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In millions, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)

  1st Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Qtr.
  December 1,
2022
September 1,
2022
December 2,
2021
       
Revenue $ 4,085   $ 6,643   $ 7,687  
Cost of goods sold   3,192     4,021     4,122  
Gross margin   893     2,622     3,565  
       
Research and development   849     839     712  
Selling, general, and administrative   251     280     259  
Restructure and asset impairments   13     5     38  
Other operating (income) expense, net   (11 )   (23 )   (75 )
Operating income (loss)   (209 )   1,521     2,631  
       
Interest income   88     54     10  
Interest expense   (51 )   (45 )   (45 )
Other non-operating income (expense), net   (4 )   23     (75 )
    (176 )   1,553     2,521  
       
Income tax (provision) benefit   (8 )   (56 )   (219 )
Equity in net income (loss) of equity method investees   (11 )   (5 )   4  
Net income (loss) $ (195 ) $ 1,492   $ 2,306  
       
Earnings (loss) per share      
Basic $ (0.18 ) $ 1.36   $ 2.06  
Diluted   (0.18 )   1.35     2.04  
       
Number of shares used in per share calculations      
Basic   1,090     1,097     1,119  
Diluted   1,090     1,106     1,130  


MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

As of December 1,
2022
September 1,
2022
     
Assets    
Cash and equivalents $ 9,574   $ 8,262  
Short-term investments   1,007     1,069  
Receivables   3,318     5,130  
Inventories   8,359     6,663  
Other current assets   663     657  
Total current assets   22,921     21,781  
Long-term marketable investments   1,426     1,647  
Property, plant, and equipment   39,335     38,549  
Operating lease right-of-use assets   693     678  
Intangible assets   428     421  
Deferred tax assets   672     702  
Goodwill   1,228     1,228  
Other noncurrent assets   1,171     1,277  
Total assets $ 67,874   $ 66,283  
     
Liabilities and equity    
Accounts payable and accrued expenses $ 5,438   $ 6,090  
Current debt   171     103  
Other current liabilities   916     1,346  
Total current liabilities   6,525     7,539  
Long-term debt   10,094     6,803  
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities   625     610  
Noncurrent unearned government incentives   516     589  
Other noncurrent liabilities   808     835  
Total liabilities   18,568     16,376  
     
Commitments and contingencies    
     
Shareholders’ equity    
Common stock   123     123  
Additional capital   10,335     10,197  
Retained earnings   46,873     47,274  
Treasury stock   (7,552 )   (7,127 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)   (473 )   (560 )
Total equity   49,306     49,907  
Total liabilities and equity $ 67,874   $ 66,283  
             

MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

For the three months ended December 1,
2022
December 2,
2021
     
Cash flows from operating activities    
Net income (loss) $ (195 ) $ 2,306  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation expense and amortization of intangible assets   1,921     1,671  
Stock-based compensation   146     118  
(Gain) loss on debt repurchases       83  
Change in operating assets and liabilities:    
Receivables   1,842     67  
Inventories   (1,697 )   (344 )
Accounts payable and accrued expenses   (1,056 )   (42 )
Other   (18 )   79  
Net cash provided by operating activities   943     3,938  
     
Cash flows from investing activities    
Expenditures for property, plant, and equipment   (2,449 )   (3,265 )
Purchases of available-for-sale securities   (90 )   (528 )
Proceeds from maturities of available-for-sale securities   358     313  
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities   4     124  
Proceeds from government incentives   2     55  
Proceeds from sale of Lehi, Utah fab       893  
Other   (91 )   (77 )
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities   (2,266 )   (2,485 )
     
Cash flows from financing activities    
Proceeds from issuance of debt   3,349     2,000  
Repurchases of common stock – repurchase program   (425 )   (259 )
Payments of dividends to shareholders   (126 )   (112 )
Payments on equipment purchase contracts   (47 )   (78 )
Repayments of debt   (20 )   (1,949 )
Other   (99 )   (115 )
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities   2,632     (513 )
     
Effect of changes in currency exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   (6 )   (6 )
     
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash   1,303     934  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period   8,339     7,829  
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period $ 9,642   $ 8,763  
             


MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.

NOTES
(Unaudited)

Debt Activity

On November 3, 2022, we entered into a Term Loan Agreement consisting of three tranches and borrowed $2.60 billion in aggregate principal amount, including $927 million due November 3, 2025, $746 million due November 3, 2026, and $927 million due November 3, 2027. Borrowings under the Term Loan Agreement will bear interest at adjusted term SOFR plus an applicable interest rate margin ranging from 1.00% to 2.00%, varying by tranche and depending on our corporate credit ratings.

On October 31, 2022, we issued $750 million principal amount of senior notes due 2029 in a public offering and received net proceeds of $744 million. The notes bear interest at a rate of 6.750% per year and will mature on November 1, 2029.


MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES
(In millions, except per share amounts)

  1st Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Qtr.
  December 1,
2022
September 1,
2022
December 2,
2021
       
GAAP gross margin $ 893   $ 2,622   $ 3,565  
Stock-based compensation   36     49     43  
Other   5     5     8  
Non-GAAP gross margin $ 934   $ 2,676   $ 3,616  
       
GAAP operating expenses $ 1,102   $ 1,101   $ 934  
Stock-based compensation   (90 )   (82 )   (73 )
Restructure and asset impairments   (13 )   (5 )   (38 )
Other           68  
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 999   $ 1,014   $ 891  
       
GAAP operating income (loss) $ (209 ) $ 1,521   $ 2,631  
Stock-based compensation   126     131     116  
Restructure and asset impairments   13     5     38  
Other   5     5     (60 )
Non-GAAP operating income (loss) $ (65 ) $ 1,662   $ 2,725  
       
GAAP net income (loss) $ (195 ) $ 1,492   $ 2,306  
Stock-based compensation   126     131     116  
Restructure and asset impairments   13     5     38  
Amortization of debt discount and other costs   5     6     9  
(Gain) loss on debt repurchases           83  
Other   5     5     (60 )
Estimated tax effects of above and other tax adjustments   7     (18 )   (21 )
Non-GAAP net income (loss) $ (39 ) $ 1,621   $ 2,471  
       
GAAP weighted-average common shares outstanding – Diluted   1,090     1,106     1,130  
Adjustment for stock-based compensation       15     11  
Non-GAAP weighted-average common shares outstanding – Diluted   1,090     1,121     1,141  
       
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share $ (0.18 ) $ 1.35   $ 2.04  
Effects of the above adjustments   0.14     0.10     0.12  
Non-GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share $ (0.04 ) $ 1.45   $ 2.16  
                   

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP MEASURES, Continued

  1st Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Qtr.
  December 1,
2022
September 1,
2022
December 2,
2021
       
GAAP net cash provided by operating activities $ 943   $ 3,777   $ 3,938  
       
Expenditures for property, plant, and equipment   (2,449 )   (3,613 )   (3,265 )
Proceeds from sales of property, plant, and equipment   23     30     21  
Payments on equipment purchase contracts   (47 )   (9 )   (78 )
Amounts funded by partners   2     11     55  
Investments in capital expenditures, net   (2,471 )   (3,581 )   (3,267 )
Adjusted free cash flow $ (1,528 ) $ 196   $ 671  
                   
As of December 1,
2022
September 1,
2022
December 2,
2021
       
Cash and short-term investments $ 10,581   $ 9,331   $ 9,580  
Current and noncurrent restricted cash   68     77     83  
Long-term marketable investments   1,426     1,647     1,817  
Current and long-term debt   (10,265 )   (6,906 )   (7,022 )
Net cash $ 1,810   $ 4,149   $ 4,458  
                   

The tables above reconcile GAAP to non-GAAP measures of gross margin, operating expenses, operating income (loss), net income (loss), diluted shares, diluted earnings (loss) per share, adjusted free cash flow, and net cash. The non-GAAP adjustments above may or may not be infrequent or nonrecurring in nature, but are a result of periodic or non-core operating activities. We believe this non-GAAP information is helpful in understanding trends and in analyzing our operating results and earnings. We are providing this information to investors to assist in performing analysis of our operating results. When evaluating performance and making decisions on how to allocate our resources, management uses this non-GAAP information and believes investors should have access to similar data when making their investment decisions. We believe these non-GAAP financial measures increase transparency by providing investors with useful supplemental information about the financial performance of our business, enabling enhanced comparison of our operating results between periods and with peer companies. The presentation of these adjusted amounts varies from amounts presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and therefore may not be comparable to amounts reported by other companies. Our management routinely excludes the following items in analyzing our operating results and understanding trends in our earnings:

  • Stock-based compensation;
  • Flow-through of business acquisition-related inventory adjustments;
  • Acquisition-related costs;
  • Employee severance;
  • Gains and losses from settlements;
  • Restructure and asset impairments;
  • Amortization of debt discount and other costs;
  • Gains and losses from debt repurchases and conversions;
  • Gains and losses from business acquisition activities; and
  • The estimated tax effects of above, non-cash changes in net deferred income taxes, assessments of tax exposures, certain tax matters related to prior fiscal periods, and significant changes in tax law.

Non-GAAP diluted shares are adjusted for the impact of additional shares resulting from the exclusion of stock-based compensation from non-GAAP income (loss).

MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP OUTLOOK

FQ2-23 GAAP Outlook   Adjustments   Non-GAAP Outlook
             
Revenue $3.80 billion ± $200 million       $3.80 billion ± $200 million
Gross margin 7.5% ± 2.5%   ~1%  A   8.5% ± 2.5%
Operating expenses $1.08 billion ± $15 million   $137 million  B   $945 million ± $15 million
Diluted earnings (loss) per share(1) ($0.79) ± $0.10   $0.17  A, B, C   ($0.62) ± $0.10
Non-GAAP Adjustments
(in millions)
 
     
A Stock-based compensation – cost of goods sold $ 40
A Other – cost of goods sold   4
B Stock-based compensation – research and development   62
B Stock-based compensation – selling, general, and administrative   45
B Restructure and asset impairments   30
C Tax effects of the above items and other tax adjustments   8
    $ 189
       

(1) GAAP and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share based on approximately 1.09 billion diluted shares.

The tables above reconcile our GAAP to non-GAAP guidance based on the current outlook. The guidance does not incorporate the impact of any potential business combinations, divestitures, additional restructuring activities, balance sheet valuation adjustments, strategic investments, financing transactions, and other significant transactions. The timing and impact of such items are dependent on future events that may be uncertain or outside of our control.


        

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