CREE
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Cree
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Earnings Details
1st Quarter September 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016 4:01:01 PM
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Summary

Cree Beats but Guides Lower

Cree (CREE) reported 1st Quarter September 2016 earnings of $0.15 per share on revenue of $321.3 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.12 per share on revenue of $324.2 million. The Earnings Whisper number was $0.13 per share. Revenue fell 24.5% compared to the same quarter a year ago.

The company said it expects second quarter non-GAAP earnings from continuing operations of $0.04 to $0.10 per share on revenue of $310.0 million to $330.0 million. The current consensus earnings estimate is $0.13 per share on revenue of $336.7 million for the quarter ending December 31, 2016.

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
$0.15
Earnings Whisper
$0.13
Consensus Estimate
$0.12
Reported Revenue
$321.3 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$324.2 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

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

Cree, Inc. (CREE), a market leader in LED lighting, today announced consolidated revenue of $321 million from continuing operations, and $50 million from discontinued operations, for a combined revenue of $371 million for its first quarter of fiscal 2017. This represents a 13% decrease compared to combined revenue of $425 million ($381 million from continuing operations and $44 million from discontinued operations) for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 and a 4% decrease compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016. Combined GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $0.6 million, or $0.00 per diluted share, compared to combined GAAP net loss of $24 million, or $0.24 per diluted share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, combined net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $15 million, or $0.15 per diluted share, compared to combined non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2016 of $21 million, or $0.21 per diluted share.

Revenue from continuing operations was $321 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to revenue from continuing operations of $381 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2016. Loss from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to loss from continuing operations of $26 million or $0.25 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, income from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $9 million, or $0.09 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP income from continuing operations of $15 million or $0.14 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2016.

Revenue from discontinued operations was $50 million in the first quarter of 2017 compared to revenue from discontinued operations of $44 million in the first quarter of 2016. Income from discontinued operations, net of tax for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $3 million, or $0.03 per diluted share, compared to income from discontinued operations, net of tax of $1 million, or $0.01 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2016. On a non-GAAP basis, income from discontinued operations, net of tax for the first quarter of fiscal 2017 was $6 million, or $0.06 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 first quarter of 2016.

"We delivered solid results in fiscal Q1, as Lighting, LED Products and Wolfspeed all achieved revenue and gross margins that were in line with our targets," stated Chuck Swoboda, Cree Chairman and CEO. "We continue to make progress with our transition to a more focused LED lighting company and building a more valuable business by bringing better light to our customers."

Q1 2017 Financial Metrics
(in thousands, except per share amounts and percentages)
First Quarter
2017
2016
Change
(unaudited)
(unaudited)
Revenue, net
$321,329
$381,549
($60,220 )
(16
)%
GAAP
Gross margin
26.9
%
28.1
%
Operating margin
(3.2
)%
(3.1
)%
Loss from continuing operations
($2,858 )
($25,736 )
$22,878
89
%
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$3,424
$1,247
$2,177
175
%
Net income (loss)
$566
($24,489 )
$25,055
102
%
Per share information:
Loss from continuing operations
($0.03 )
($0.25 )
$0.22
88
%
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$0.03
$0.01
$0.02
200
%
Earnings (loss) per diluted share
$0.00
($0.24 )
$0.24
100
%
Non-GAAP
Gross margin
27.7
%
28.8
%
Operating margin
2.8
%
4.9
%
Income from continuing operations
$9,500
$14,744
($5,244 )
(36
)%
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$5,709
$6,590
($881 )
(13
)%
Net income
$15,209
$21,334
($6,125 )
(29
)%
Per share information:
Income from continuing operations
$0.09
$0.14
($0.05 )
(36
)%
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$0.06
$0.07
($0.01 )
(14
)%
Earnings per diluted share
$0.15
$0.21
($0.06 )
(29
)%

Gross margin from continuing operations increased from 26.4% in Q4 of fiscal 2016 to 26.9% on a GAAP basis and decreased from 28.2% to 27.7% on a non-GAAP basis.

Consolidated cash and investments decreased by $16 million from Q4 of fiscal 2016 to $589 million.

Accounts receivable from continuing operations, net increased by $7 million from Q4 of fiscal 2016 to $146 million, with days sales outstanding of 41.

Inventory from continuing operations increased by $10 million from Q4 of fiscal 2016 to $292 million and represents 112 days of inventory.

Consolidated cash from operations was $18 million for Q1 of fiscal 2017.

-- We repurchased $36 million of shares during Q1 of fiscal 2017.

Recent Business Highlights:

Announced the appointment of Danny Castillo as President, Lighting, effective November 7, 2016

Released the following new Lighting products: -- Essentia(R) by Cree LED Surface Wrap

-- A completely new portfolio of next generation LED bulbs

Launched the following new LED products: -- XLamp(R) XP-L2 LED

-- XLamp XQ-E and XP-E High Efficiency (HE) Photo Red LEDs

-- QLS6A and QLSB6 LEDs

Business Outlook:

For its second quarter of fiscal 2017 ending December 25, 2016, Cree targets combined revenue, which includes both continued and discontinued operations, in a range of $360 million to $380 million. Combined GAAP net income is targeted at $10 million to $11 million, or $0.10 to $0.11 per diluted share. Combined non-GAAP net income is targeted in a range of $13 million to $19 million, or $0.13 to $0.19 per diluted share. Targeted combined non-GAAP earnings exclude $21 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. 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 $310 million to $330 million. GAAP income from continuing operations is targeted at $2 million to $5 million, or $0.02 to $0.05 per diluted share. Non-GAAP income from continuing operations is targeted in a range of $4 million to $10 million, or $0.04 to $0.10 per diluted share. Targeted non-GAAP income from continuing operations exclude $18 million of 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 +/- $50 million. GAAP income from discontinued operations, net of tax is targeted at +/- $7 million, or +/- $0.07 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 $3 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 first quarter results and the fiscal 2017 second 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 parties received a second request for additional information from the United States Federal Trade Commission in late September. Cree and Infineon continue to target closing the transaction around the end of calendar 2016.

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 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), Essentia(R), and XLamp(R) are registered trademarks 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
September 25,
September 27,
2016
2015
Revenue, net
$321,329
$381,549
Cost of revenue, net
234,988
274,357
Gross profit
86,341
107,192
Gross margin percentage
26.9
%
28.1
%
Operating expenses:
Research and development
28,531
32,731
Sales, general and administrative
61,371
70,172
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
6,266
6,469
Loss on disposal or impairment of long-lived assets
316
9,565
Total operating expenses
96,484
118,937
Operating loss
(10,143 )
(11,745 )
Operating income percentage
(3.2
)%
(3.1 )%
Non-operating expense
(158 )
(22,803 )
Loss from continuing operations before income taxes
(10,301 )
(34,548 )
Income tax benefit
(7,443 )
(8,812 )
Loss from continuing operations
(2,858 )
(25,736 )
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
3,424
1,247
Net income (loss)
$566
($24,489 )
Earnings (loss) per share-diluted
Continuing operations
($0.03 )
($0.25 )
Discontinued operations
0.03
0.01
Earnings (loss) per share-diluted
$--
($0.24 )
Shares used in diluted per share calculation
100,559
103,473

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

CREE, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
September 25,
June 26,
2016
2016
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments
$589,048
$605,305
Accounts receivable, net
146,067
138,772
Income tax receivable
9,855
6,304
Inventories
291,533
281,671
Prepaid expenses
23,344
25,728
Other current assets
41,584
44,501
Current assets held for sale
421,094
54,426
Total current assets
1,522,525
1,156,707
Property and equipment, net
373,211
387,167
Goodwill
518,059
518,059
Intangible assets, net
252,568
259,400
Other long-term investments
39,049
40,179
Deferred income taxes
38,708
38,564
Long-term assets held for sale
--
356,735
Other assets
8,635
9,249
Total assets
$2,752,755
$2,766,060
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable, trade
$114,302
$122,808
Accrued salaries and wages
36,250
40,128
Other current liabilities
41,940
45,101
Current liabilities held for sale
18,383
14,962
Total current liabilities
210,875
222,999
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt
187,000
160,000
Deferred income taxes
945
943
Long-term liabilities held for sale
--
1,850
Other long-term liabilities
11,676
12,444
Total long-term liabilities
199,621
175,237
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock
124
125
Additional paid-in-capital
2,369,408
2,359,584
Accumulated other comprehensive income, net of taxes
8,437
8,728
Accumulated deficit
(35,710 )
(613 )
Total shareholders’ equity
2,342,259
2,367,824
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$2,752,755
$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 September 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 September 25, 2016 and the three months ended
September 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
September 25,
September 27,
Change
2016
2015
Lighting Products revenue
$183,836
$248,031
($64,195 )
(26 )%
Percent of revenue
57 %
65 %
LED Products revenue
137,493
133,518
3,975
3
%
Percent of revenue
43 %
35 %
Total revenue
$321,329
$381,549
($60,220 )
(16 )%
Three Months Ended
September 25,
September 27,
Change
2016
2015
Lighting Products gross profit
$49,290
$69,081
($19,791 )
(29 )%
Lighting Products gross margin
26.8 %
27.9 %
LED Products gross profit
41,770
41,869
(99 )
--
%
LED Products gross margin
30.4 %
31.4 %
Unallocated costs
(4,719 )
(3,758 )
(961 )
26
%
Consolidated gross profit
$86,341
$107,192
($20,851 )
(19 )%
Consolidated gross margin
26.9 %
28.1 %

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 include 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
September 25,
September 27,
2016
2015
GAAP gross profit
$86,341
$107,192
GAAP gross margin percentage
26.9
%
28.1 %
Adjustment:
Stock-based compensation expense
2,778
2,620
Non-GAAP gross profit
$89,119
$109,814
Non-GAAP gross margin percentage
27.7
%
28.8 %
Non-GAAP Operating Income
Three Months Ended
September 25,
September 27,
2016
2015*
GAAP operating loss
($10,143 )
($11,745 )
GAAP operating income percentage
(3.2
)%
(3.1 )%
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense:
Cost of revenue, net
2,778
2,620
Research and development
2,606
2,630
Sales, general and administrative
7,635
7,712
Total stock-based compensation expense
13,019
12,962
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
6,266
6,469
LED business restructuring charges
8
11,039
Total adjustments to GAAP operating income
19,293
30,470
Non-GAAP operating income
$9,150
$18,725
Non-GAAP operating income percentage
2.8
%
4.9 %
Non-GAAP Income From Continued Operations
Three Months Ended
September 25,
September 27,
2016
2015
GAAP loss from continuing operations
($2,858 )
($25,736 )
Adjustments
Stock-based compensation expense
13,019
12,962
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
6,266
6,469
Net changes associated with equity investments
1,114
22,944
LED business restructuring charges
8
11,039
Total adjustments to GAAP net income before provision for income
20,407
53,414
taxes
Income tax effect
(8,049 )
(12,934 )
Non-GAAP income from continuing operations
$9,500
$14,744
Earnings per share
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share from continuing operations
$0.09
$0.14
Shares used in diluted earnings per share from continuing operations
calculation
Non-GAAP shares used
100,559
103,473
Non-GAAP Net Income
Three Months Ended
September 25,
September 27,
2016
2015
GAAP net income (loss)
$566
($24,489 )
Adjustments
Stock-based compensation expense
14,648
15,070
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
6,409
7,063
Net changes associated with equity investments
1,114
22,944
LED business restructuring charges
8
15,913
Transaction costs related to the sale of the Wolfspeed business
1,997
125
Total adjustments to GAAP net income before provision for income
24,176
61,115
taxes
Income tax effect
(9,533 )
(15,292 )
Non-GAAP net income
$15,209
$21,334
Earnings per share
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share
$0.15
$0.21
Shares used in diluted earnings per share calculation
Non-GAAP shares used
100,559
103,473
GAAP Income From Discontinued Operations
Three Months Ended
September 25, 2016
September 27, 2015
Revenue, net
$49,902
$43,939
Cost of revenue, net
26,314
20,548
Gross profit
23,588
23,391
Total operating expenses
18,654
21,514
Income from discontinued operations before income taxes
4,934
1,877
Income tax expense
1,510
630
Income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$3,424
$1,247
Non-GAAP Income From Discontinued Operations
Three Months Ended
September 25,
September 27,
2016
2015
GAAP Income from discontinued operations
$3,424
$1,246
Adjustments
Stock-based compensation expense
1,629
2,109
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles
143
594
LED business restructuring charges
--
4,874
Transaction costs related to the sale of the Wolfspeed business
1,997
125
Total adjustments to GAAP income from continuing operations before
3,769
7,702
provision for income taxes
Income tax effect
(1,484 )
(2,358 )
Non-GAAP income from discontinued operations, net of tax
$5,709
$6,590
Free Cash Flow
Three Months Ended
September 25,
September 27,
2016
2015
Cash flows from operations
$18,098
$46,834
Less: PP&E spending
(19,337 )
(49,883 )
Less: Patents spending
(2,252 )
(4,314 )
Total free cash flow
($3,491 )
($7,363 )

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Raiford Garrabrant
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919-407-7895
Fax: 919-407-5615
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