CREE
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Cree
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter December 2016
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 4:01:11 PM
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Summary

Cree Reports In-line

Cree (CREE) reported 2nd Quarter December 2016 earnings of $0.16 per share on revenue of $347.0 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.15 per share on revenue of $325.0 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.16 per share. Revenue fell 20.4% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it expects third quarter earnings of $0.01 to $0.09 per share on revenue of $285.0 million to $315.0 million, excluding Wolfspeed. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.09 per share on revenue of $315.3 million for the quarter ending March 31, 2017.

Cree Inc manufactures lighting-class light emitting diode (LED) products, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio-frequency (RF) applications.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.16
Earnings Whisper
$0.16
Consensus Estimate
$0.15
Reported Revenue
$347.0 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$325.0 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Cree Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017

Cree, Inc. (CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, today announced consolidated revenue of $347 million from continuing operations, and $54 million from discontinued operations, for a combined revenue of $401 million for its second quarter of fiscal 2017. This represents an 8% decrease compared to combined revenue of $436 million ($394 million from continuing operations and $42 million from discontinued operations) for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 and an 8% increase compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2017. Combined GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $6 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, compared to combined GAAP net income of $13 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, combined net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $30 million, or $0.30 per diluted share, compared to combined non-GAAP net income for the second quarter of fiscal 2016 of $28 million, or $0.28 per diluted share.

Revenue from continuing operations was $347 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to revenue from continuing operations of $394 million in the second quarter of fiscal 2016. Loss from continuing operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share, compared to income from continuing operations of $9 million or $0.09 per diluted share for the second quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, income from continuing operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $20 million, or $0.20 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP income from continuing operations of $22 million or $0.21 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2016.

Revenue from discontinued operations was $54 million in the second quarter of 2017 compared to revenue from discontinued operations of $42 million in the second quarter of 2016. Income from discontinued operations, net of tax for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, compared to income from discontinued operations, net of tax of $4 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, income from discontinued operations, net of tax for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 was $10 million, or $0.10 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP income from discontinued operations, net of tax of $7 million, or $0.07 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2016.

"We delivered very good results in fiscal Q2, as revenue and non-GAAP earnings were significantly above our targeted range due to the settlement of our patent infringement and false advertising lawsuit with Feit Electric," stated Chuck Swoboda, Cree Chairman and CEO. "The fundamentals in our business have improved over the last several quarters, and we remain focused on building a larger and more valuable LED lighting company by bringing better light to our customers."

Business Outlook:

For its third quarter of fiscal 2017 ending March 26, 2017, Cree targets combined revenue, which includes both continuing and discontinued operations, in a range of $340 million to $370 million. Combined GAAP net income is targeted at a $1 million loss to $3 million income, or a $0.01 loss to $0.03 income per diluted share. Combined non-GAAP net income is targeted in a range of $10 million to $18 million, or $0.10 to $0.18 per diluted share. Targeted combined non-GAAP income excludes $23 million of pre-tax expenses related to stock-based compensation expense, the amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles and transaction costs associated with the sale of the Wolfspeed business. The GAAP and non-GAAP targets do not include any estimated change in the fair value of Cree’s Lextar investment.

For continuing operations, revenue is targeted in a range of $285 million to $315 million. GAAP loss from continuing operations is targeted at $3 million to $6 million, or $0.03 to $0.06 per diluted share. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations is targeted in a range of $1 million to $9 million, or $0.01 to $0.09 per diluted share. Targeted non-GAAP income from continuing operations excludes $17 million of pre-tax expenses related to stock-based compensation expense and the amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles. The GAAP and non-GAAP targets do not include any estimated change in the fair value of Cree’s Lextar investment.

For discontinued operations, revenue is targeted at $55 million +/-. GAAP income from discontinued operations, net of tax is targeted at $5 million +/-, or $0.05 per diluted share +/-. Non-GAAP income from discontinued operations, net of tax is targeted at $9 million +/-, or $0.09 per diluted share +/-. Targeted non-GAAP income from discontinued operations, net of tax excludes $4 million of expenses related to stock-based compensation expense, the amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles and transaction costs associated with the sale of the Wolfspeed business.

Quarterly Conference Call:

Cree will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time today to review the highlights of the fiscal 2017 second quarter results and the fiscal 2017 third quarter business outlook, including significant factors and assumptions underlying the targets noted above.

The conference call will be available to the public through a live audio web broadcast via the internet. For webcast details, visit Cree’s website at investor.cree.com/events.cfm.

Supplemental financial information, including the non-GAAP reconciliation attached to this press release, is available on Cree’s website at investor.cree.com/results.cfm.

About Cree, Inc.

Cree is a market-leading innovator of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. Cree believes in better light experiences and is delivering new innovative LED technology that transforms the way people experience light through high-quality interior and exterior LED lighting solutions.

Cree’s product families include LED lighting systems and bulbs, blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs, power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree’s products are driving improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs and signals, power supplies and inverters.

For additional product and Company information, please refer to www.cree.com.

Sale of Wolfspeed to Infineon Update

As previously announced, Cree reached an agreement to sell the Wolfspeed business to Infineon Technologies AG. The parties are continuing to work together to obtain the customarily required regulatory approvals in various jurisdictions, including foreign and domestic antitrust approvals, as well as CFIUS approval. The Company targets closing the transaction within its third quarter of fiscal 2017.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

This press release highlights the Company’s financial results on both a GAAP and a non-GAAP basis. The GAAP results include certain costs, charges and expenses which are excluded from non-GAAP results. By publishing the non-GAAP measures, management intends to provide investors with additional information to further analyze the Company’s performance, core results and underlying trends. Cree’s management evaluates results and makes operating decisions using both GAAP and non-GAAP measures included in this press release. Non-GAAP results are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and non-GAAP information should be considered a supplement to, and not a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures attached to this press release.

Forward Looking Statements:

The schedules attached to this release are an integral part of the release. This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Actual results, including with respect to our targets and prospects, could differ materially due to a number of factors, including the risk that we may not obtain sufficient orders to achieve our targeted revenues; price competition in key markets; the risk that we or our channel partners are not able to develop and expand customer bases and accurately anticipate demand from end customers, which can result in increased inventory and reduced orders as we experience wide fluctuations in supply and demand; the risk that our commercial Lighting results will continue to suffer if new issues arise regarding the new ERP system we implemented in the third quarter of fiscal 2016 for this business; the risk that we may experience production difficulties that preclude us from shipping sufficient quantities to meet customer orders or that result in higher production costs and lower margins; our ability to lower costs; the risk that our results will suffer if we are unable to balance fluctuations in customer demand and capacity; product mix; risks associated with the ramp-up of production of our new products, and our entry into new business channels different from those in which we have historically operated; the risk that customers do not maintain their favorable perception of our brand and products, resulting in lower demand for our products; the risk that our products fail to perform or fail to meet customer requirements or expectations, resulting in significant additional costs, including costs associated with warranty returns or the potential recall of our products; the risk that retail customers may alter promotional pricing, increase promotion of a competitor’s products over our products or reduce their inventory levels, all of which could negatively affect product demand; the risk that the sale of our Wolfspeed business to Infineon may be delayed or may not occur; the ability to obtain regulatory approval or the possibility that such regulatory approval may result in the imposition of conditions that could cause the parties to abandon the Wolfspeed transaction; the risk that one or more of the conditions to closing of the Wolfspeed transaction may not be satisfied; the possibility that anticipated benefits of the proposed Wolfspeed transaction will not be realized, including the amount of cash to be realized by Cree from the transaction or our resulting ability to pursue select strategic transactions and stock repurchases; potential business uncertainty, including changes to existing business relationships during the pendency before closing that could affect our financial performance; the risk that our investments may experience periods of significant stock price volatility causing us to recognize fair value losses on our investment; the risk that we have an increasingly complex supply chain and its ability to scale to enable maintaining a sufficient supply of raw materials, subsystems and finished products with the required specifications and quality; ongoing uncertainty in global economic conditions, infrastructure development or customer demand that could negatively affect product demand, collectability of receivables and other related matters as consumers and businesses may defer purchases or payments, or default on payments; the risk we may be required to record a significant charge to earnings if our goodwill or amortizable assets become impaired; our ability to complete development and commercialization of products under development, such as our pipeline of improved LED chips, LED components and LED lighting products; risks resulting from the concentration of our business among few customers, including the risk that customers may reduce or cancel orders or fail to honor purchase commitments; risks related to our multi-year warranty periods for LED lighting products; risks associated with acquisitions, divestitures or investments generally; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render our products obsolete; the potential lack of customer acceptance for our products; risks associated with ongoing litigation; and other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 26, 2016, and subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements represent Cree’s judgment as of the date of this release. Except as required under the U.S. federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, Cree disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, developments, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

Cree(R) is a registered trademark and Wolfspeed(TM) is a trademark of Cree, Inc.

CREE, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED
STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands, except per
share amounts and percentages)
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
December 25,
December 27,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Revenue, net
$ 346,962
$ 393,758
$ 668,291
$ 775,307
Cost of revenue, net
236,071
282,624
471,059
556,981
Gross profit
110,891
111,134
197,232
218,326
Gross margin percentage
32.0 %
28.2 %
29.5 %
28.2 %
Operating expenses:
Research and development
28,070
31,563
56,601
64,294
Sales, general and administrative
67,671
67,877
129,042
138,049
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
5,937
6,468
12,203
12,937
Loss on disposal or impairment of long-lived assets
530
2,015
846
11,580
Total operating expenses
102,208
107,923
198,692
226,860
Operating income (loss)
8,683
3,211
(1,460 )
(8,534 )
Operating income percentage
2.5 %
0.8 %
(0.2 )%
(1.1 )%
Non-operating (expense) income, net
(4,754 )
8,016
(4,912 )
(14,787 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes
3,929
11,227
(6,372 )
(23,321 )
Income tax expense (benefit)
5,036
1,815
(2,407 )
(6,997 )
(Loss) income from continuing operations
(1,107 )
9,412
(3,965 )
(16,324 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
7,326
4,030
10,750
5.277
Net income (loss)
$
6,219
$
13,442
$
6,785
$ (11,047 )
Earnings (loss) per share-diluted
Continuing operations
$
(0.01 )
$
0.09
$
(0.04 )
$
(0.16 )
Discontinued operations
0.07
0.04
0.11
0.05
Earnings (loss) per share-diluted
$
0.06
$
0.13
$
0.07
$
(0.11 )
Shares used in diluted per share calculation
98,467
102,521
99,513
102,932

These unaudited condensed consolidated statements of income (loss) reflect the Wolfspeed business as discontinued operations.

CREE, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE
SHEETS
(in thousands)
December 25,
June 26,
2016
2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments
$
591,114
$
605,305
Accounts receivable, net
121,759
138,772
Income tax receivable
3,245
6,304
Inventories
281,677
281,671
Prepaid expenses
22,017
25,728
Other current assets
45,024
44,501
Current assets held for sale
434,859
54,426
Total current assets
1,499,695
1,156,707
Property and equipment, net
360,171
387,167
Goodwill
518,059
518,059
Intangible assets, net
246,246
259,400
Other long-term investments
34,315
40,179
Deferred income taxes
41,019
38,564
Long-term assets held for sale
--
356,735
Other assets
8,165
9,249
Total assets
$ 2,707,670
$ 2,766,060
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable, trade
$
109,306
$
122,808
Accrued salaries and wages
41,955
40,128
Other current liabilities
21,281
14,962
Current liabilities held for sale
42,107
45,101
Total current liabilities
214,649
222,999
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt
170,000
160,000
Deferred income taxes
945
943
Long-term liabilities held for sale
--
1,850
Other long-term liabilities
22,057
12,444
Total long-term liabilities
193,002
175,237
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock
121
125
Additional paid-in-capital
2,388,855
2,359,584
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of taxes
3,299
8,728
Accumulated deficit
(92,256 )
(613 )
Total shareholders’ equity
2,300,019
2,367,824
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$ 2,707,670
$ 2,766,060

These unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets reflect the Wolfspeed business as discontinued operations. The assets and liabilities of the Wolfspeed business are therefore classified as held for sale and are reflected as current in nature as of December 25, 2016.

CREE, INC. UNAUDITED FINANCIAL RESULTS BY OPERATING SEGMENT (in thousands, except percentages)

The following table reflects the results of the Company’s reportable segments as reviewed by the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, its Chief Operating Decision Maker or CODM, for the three months ended December 25, 2016 and the three months ended December 27, 2015. The CODM does not review inter-segment transactions when evaluating segment performance and allocating resources to each segment. As such, total segment revenue is equal to the Company’s consolidated revenue.

Three Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
Change
2016
2015
Lighting Products revenue
$ 208,924
$ 254,970
$ (46,046 )
(18 )%
Percent of revenue
60 %
65 %
LED Products revenue
138,038
138,788
(750 )
(1 )%
Percent of revenue
40 %
35 %
Total revenue
$ 346,962
$ 393,758
$ (46,796 )
(12 )%
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
Change
2016
2015
Lighting Products revenue
$ 392,760
$ 503,001
$ (110,241 )
(22 )%
Percent of revenue
59 %
65 %
LED Products revenue
275,531
272,306
3,225
1 %
Percent of revenue
41 %
35 %
Total revenue
$ 668,291
$ 775,307
$ (107,016 )
(14 )%
Three Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
Change
2016
2015
Lighting Products gross profit
$
74,770
$
72,642
$ 2,128
3 %
Lighting Products gross margin
35.8 %
28.5 %
LED Products gross profit
40,314
42,931
(2,617 )
(6 )%
LED Products gross margin
29.2 %
30.9 %
Unallocated costs
(4,193 )
(4,439 )
246
(6 )%
Consolidated gross profit
$ 110,891
$ 111,134
$
(243 )
-- %
Consolidated gross margin
32.0 %
28.2 %
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
Change
2016
2015
Lighting Products gross profit
$ 124,060
$ 141,723
$ (17,663 )
(12 )%
Lighting Products gross margin
31.6 %
28.2 %
LED Products gross profit
82,084
84,800
(2,716 )
(3 )%
LED Products gross margin
29.8 %
31.1 %
Unallocated costs
(8,912 )
(8,197 )
(715 )
9 %
$ 197,232
$ 218,326
$ (21,094 )
(10 )%
Consolidated gross profit
Consolidated gross margin
29.5 %
28.2 %

Reportable Segments Description

The Company’s Lighting Products segment primarily consists of LED lighting systems and bulbs. The Company’s LED Products segment includes LED chips and LED components.

Financial Results by Reportable Segment

The Company’s CODM reviews gross profit as the lowest and only level of segment profit. As such, all items below gross profit in the consolidated statements of income (loss) must be included to reconcile the consolidated gross profit presented in the preceding table to the Company’s consolidated income before taxes.

The Company allocates direct costs and indirect costs to each segment’s cost of revenue. The allocation methodology is based on a reasonable measure of utilization considering the specific facts and circumstances of the cost being allocated.

Certain costs are not allocated when evaluating segment performance. These unallocated costs consist primarily of manufacturing employees’ stock-based compensation, expenses for profit sharing and quarterly or annual incentive plans and matching contributions under the Company’s 401(k) Plan.

Cree, Inc. Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance

To supplement the Company’s consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Cree uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP non-operating income, net, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP earnings per diluted share and free cash flow.

Reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure of all historical non-GAAP measures included in this press release can be found in the tables included with this press release. In this press release, Cree also presents its target for non-GAAP expenses, which are expenses less expenses in the various categories described below. Both our GAAP targets and non-GAAP targets do not include any estimated changes in the fair value of our Lextar investment.

Non-GAAP measures presented in this press release are not in accordance with or an alternative to measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Cree’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should only be used to evaluate Cree’s results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

Cree believes that these non-GAAP measures, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, enhance investors’ and management’s overall understanding of the Company’s current financial performance and the Company’s prospects for the future, including cash flows available to pursue opportunities to enhance shareholder value. In addition, because Cree has historically reported certain non-GAAP results to investors, the Company believes the inclusion of non-GAAP measures provides consistency in the Company’s financial reporting.

For its internal budgeting process, and as discussed further below, Cree’s management uses financial statements that do not include the items listed below and the income tax effects associated with the foregoing. Cree’s management also uses non-GAAP measures, in addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, in reviewing the Company’s financial results.

Cree excludes the following items from one or more of its non-GAAP measures when applicable:

Stock-based compensation expense. This expense consists of expenses for stock options, restricted stock, performance stock awards and employee stock purchases through its ESPP. Cree excludes stock-based compensation expenses from its non-GAAP measures because they are non-cash expenses that Cree does not believe are reflective of ongoing operating results.

Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles. Cree incurs amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles in connection with acquisitions. Cree excludes these items because they arise from Cree’s prior acquisitions and have no direct correlation to the ongoing operating results of Cree’s business.

LED business restructuring charges or gains. In June 2015, Cree’s board of directors approved a plan to restructure the LED business. The restructuring, which was completed during fiscal 2016, reduced excess capacity and overhead in order to improve the cost structure moving forward. The components of the restructuring included the planned sale or abandonment of certain manufacturing equipment, facility consolidation and the elimination of certain positions. Because these charges relate to assets which have been retired prior to the end of their estimated useful lives and severance costs for eliminated positions, Cree does not consider these charges to be reflective of ongoing operating results. Similarly, Cree does not consider realized gains or losses on the sale of assets relating to the restructuring to be reflective of ongoing operating results.

Changes in the fair value of our Lextar investment. The Company’s common stock ownership investment in Lextar Electronics Corporation is accounted for utilizing the fair value option. As such, changes in fair value are recognized in income, including fluctuations due to the exchange rate between the New Taiwan Dollar and the United States Dollar. Cree excludes the impact of these gains or losses from its non-GAAP measures because they are non-cash impacts that Cree does not believe are reflective of ongoing operating results. Additionally, Cree excludes the impact of dividends received on its Lextar investment as Cree does not believe it is reflective of ongoing operating results.

Transaction costs associated with the sale of the Wolfspeed business. The Company has incurred transaction costs in conjunction with the proposed sale of its Wolfspeed business to Infineon. Because these costs were incurred relative to a portion of the business which is reported as discontinued operations in fiscal 2017, Cree does not consider these charges to be reflective on ongoing operating results.

Income tax effects of the foregoing non-GAAP items. This amount is used to present each of the amounts described above on an after-tax basis consistent with the presentation of non-GAAP net income. Non-GAAP net income is presented using a non-GAAP tax rate. The Company’s non-GAAP tax rate represents a recalculation of the GAAP tax rate reflecting the exclusion of the non-GAAP items.

Cree expects to incur many of these same expenses, including income taxes associated with these expenses, in future periods. In addition to the non-GAAP measures discussed above, Cree also uses free cash flow as a measure of operating performance and liquidity. Free cash flow represents operating cash flows less net purchases of property and equipment and patent and licensing rights. Cree considers free cash flow to be an operating performance and a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business after the purchases of property and equipment, a portion of which can then be used to, among other things, invest in Cree’s business, make strategic acquisitions, strengthen the balance sheet and repurchase stock. A limitation of the utility of free cash flow as a measure of operating performance and liquidity is that it does not represent the residual cash flow available to the company for discretionary expenditures, as it is excludes certain mandatory expenditures such as debt service.

CREE, INC.
Unaudited Reconciliation of GAAP to
Non-GAAP Measures
(in thousands, except per share
amounts and percentages)
Non-GAAP Gross Margin
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
December 25,
December 27,
2016
2015
2016
2015
GAAP gross profit
$ 110,891
$ 111,134
$ 197,232
$ 218,326
GAAP gross margin percentage
32.0 %
28.2 %
29.5 %
28.2 %
Adjustment:
Stock-based compensation expense
2,564
2,714
$
5,342
$
5,334
Non-GAAP gross profit
$ 113,455
$ 113,848
$ 202,574
$ 223,660
Non-GAAP gross margin percentage
32.7 %
28.9 %
30.3 %
28.8 %
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
Non-GAAP Operating Income
December 25,
December 27,
December 25,
December 27,
2016
2015
2016
2015
GAAP operating income (loss)
$
8,683
$
3,211
$
(1,460 )
$
(8,534 )
GAAP operating income (loss) percentage
2.5 %
0.8 %
(0.2 )%
(1.1 )%
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense:
Cost of revenue, net
2,564
2,714
5,342
5,334
Research and development
1,907
2,560
4,514
5,190
Sales, general and administrative
6,184
7,275
13,820
14,987
Total stock-based compensation expense
10,655
12,549
23,676
25,511
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
5,937
6,468
12,202
12,937
LED business restructuring charges
13
2,803
20
13,842
Total adjustments to GAAP operating income (loss)
16,605
21,820
35,898
52,290
Non-GAAP operating income
$
25,288
$
25,031
$
34,438
$
43,756
Non-GAAP operating income percentage
7.3 %
6.4 %
5.2 %
5.6 %
Non-GAAP Income From Continuing Operations
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
December 25,
December 27,
2016
2015
2016
2015
GAAP (loss) income from continuing operations
($1,107 )
$
9,412
$
(3,965 )
$ (16,324 )
Adjustments
Stock-based compensation expense
10,655
12,549
23,676
25,511
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
5,937
6,468
12,202
12,937
LED business restructuring charges
13
2,803
20
13,842
Net changes associated with equity investments
4,735
(7,262 )
5,849
15,682
Total adjustments to GAAP (loss) income from continuing operations
21,340
14,558
41,747
67,972
before provision for income taxes
Income tax effect
(372 )
(2,398 )
(8,421 )
(13,728 )
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations
$
19,861
$
21,572
$
29,361
$
37,920
Earnings per share
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations
$
0.20
$
0.21
$
0.30
$
0.37
Shares used in non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing
operations calculation
Non-GAAP shares used
98,467
102,521
99,513
102,932
Non-GAAP Net Income
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
December 25,
December 27,
2016
2015
2016
2015
GAAP net income (loss)
$
6,219
$
13,442
$
6,785
$ (11,047 )
Adjustments
Stock-based compensation expense
12,207
14,388
26,857
29,459
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
5,937
7,062
12,344
14,125
LED business restructuring charges
13
2,803
20
18,715
Net changes associated with equity investments
4,735
(7,262 )
5,849
15,682
Transaction costs related to the sale of the Wolfspeed business
2,976
2,105
4,972
2,230
Total adjustments to GAAP net income (loss) before provision for
25,868
19,096
50,042
80,211
income taxes
Income tax effect
(2,152 )
(4,051 )
(11,658 )
(17,739 )
Non-GAAP net income
$
29,935
$
28,487
$
45,169
$
51,425
Earnings per share
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share
$
0.30
$
0.28
$
0.45
$
0.50
Shares used in non-GAAP diluted earnings per share calculation
Non-GAAP shares used
98,467
102,521
99,513
102,932
GAAP Income From Discontinued Operations
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
December 25,
December 27,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Revenue, net
$
54,363
$
42,048
$
104,265
$ 85,987
Cost of revenue, net
24,688
18,723
51,002
39,271
Gross profit
29,675
23,325
53,263
46,716
Total operating expenses
18,854
17,812
37,509
39,325
Income from discontinued operations before income taxes
10,821
5,513
15,754
7,391
Income tax expense
3,495
1,483
5,004
2,114
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$
7,326
$
4,030
$
10,750
$
5,277
Non-GAAP Income From Discontinued Operations
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
December 25,
December 27,
2016
2015
2016
2015
GAAP Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$
7,326
$
4,030
$
10,750
$
5,277
Adjustments
Stock-based compensation expense
1,552
1,839
3,181
3,948
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
--
594
142
1,188
LED business restructuring charges
--
--
--
4,873
Transaction costs related to the sale of the Wolfspeed business
2,976
2,105
4,972
2,230
Total adjustments to GAAP income from discontinued operations before
4,528
4,538
8,295
12,239
provision for income taxes
Income tax effect
(1,780 )
(1,653 )
(3,237 )
(4,011 )
Non-GAAP income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$
10,074
$
6,915
$
15,808
$ 13,505
Free Cash Flow
Three Months Ended
Six Months Ended
December 25,
December 27,
December 25,
December 27,
2016
2015
2016
2015
Cash flows from operations
$ 101,618
$ 76,962
$ 119,716
$ 123,796
Less: PP&E spending
(15,874 )
(31,921 )
(35,211 )
(81,804 )
Less: Patents spending
(3,584 )
(3,314 )
(5,836 )
(7,628 )
Total free cash flow
$
82,160
$ 41,727
$
78,669
$
34,364

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