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K L A-Tencor
($12.29)
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Earnings Details
2nd Quarter December 2022
Thursday, January 26, 2023 4:05:00 PM
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K L A-Tencor Beats

K L A-Tencor (KLAC) reported 2nd Quarter December 2022 earnings of $7.38 per share on revenue of $3.0 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $7.08 per share on revenue of $2.8 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $7.28 per share. Revenue grew 26.8% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects third quarter earnings of $4.52 to $5.92 per share on revenue of $2.20 billion to $2.50 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $5.83 per share on revenue of $2.54 billion for the quarter ending March 31, 2023.

KLA-Tencor Corp is a supplier of process control and yield management solutions for the semiconductor and related nanoelectronics industries.

Results
Reported Earnings
$7.38
Earnings Whisper
$7.28
Consensus Estimate
$7.08
Reported Revenue
$2.98 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$2.82 Bil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

KLA Corporation Reports Fiscal 2023 Second Quarter Results

  • Total revenues were $2.98 billion, above the guidance range of $2.65 to $2.95 billion;
  • GAAP diluted EPS attributable to KLA was $6.89 and non-GAAP diluted EPS attributable to KLA was $7.38, each finishing within the respective guidance ranges;
  • Cash flow from operating activities and free cash flow were $688.3 million and $594.6 million, respectively; and
  • Capital returns were $539.2 million, split between $184.2 million in dividends paid and $355.0 million in share repurchases.

MILPITAS, Calif., Jan. 26, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- KLA Corporation (NASDAQ: KLAC) today announced financial and operating results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2023, which ended on Dec. 31, 2022, and reported GAAP net income attributable to KLA of $978.8 million and GAAP earnings per diluted share attributable to KLA of $6.89 on revenue of $2.98 billion.

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"The December quarter marked another strong period of growth and profitability, as we navigated through marketplace volatility and supply chain challenges," said Rick Wallace, president and CEO of KLA Corporation. "As the semiconductor industry manages capacity adjustments in calendar 2023 following three years of substantial growth, KLA is well positioned to maintain our technology leadership through continued investment in next generation products that help enable our customers' technology roadmaps." 

GAAP Results


Q2 FY 2023

Q1 FY 2023

Q2 FY 2022

Total Revenue

$2,984 million

$2,724 million

$2,353 million

Net Income Attributable to KLA

$979 million

$1,026 million

$717 million

Net Income per Diluted Share Attributable to KLA

$6.89

$7.20

$4.71





Non-GAAP Results


Q2 FY 2023

Q1 FY 2023

Q2 FY 2022

Net Income Attributable to KLA

$1,048 million

$1,007 million

$851 million

Net Income per Diluted Share Attributable to KLA

$7.38

$7.06

$5.59

A reconciliation between GAAP operating results and non-GAAP operating results is provided following the financial statements included in this release. KLA will discuss the results for its fiscal year 2023 second quarter, along with its outlook, on a conference call today beginning at 3 p.m. PT. A webcast of the call will be available at: www.kla.com.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Guidance

The following details our guidance for the third quarter of fiscal 2023 ending in March:

  • Total revenues between $2,200 million to $2,500 million
  • GAAP gross margin is expected to be in a range of 58.0% to 60.3%
  • Non-GAAP gross margin is expected to be in a range of 60.5% to 62.5%
  • GAAP diluted EPS attributable to KLA is expected to be in a range of $4.06 to $5.46
  • Non-GAAP diluted EPS attributable to KLA is expected to be in a range of $4.52 to $5.92

For additional details and assumptions underlying our guidance metrics, please see the company's published Letter to Shareholders, Earnings Slide Presentation and Earnings Infographic on the KLA investor relations website. Such Letter to Shareholders, Earnings Slide Presentation and Earnings Infographic are not incorporated by reference into this earnings release.

About KLA:

KLA Corporation ("KLA") develops industry-leading equipment and services that enable innovation throughout the electronics industry. We provide advanced process control and process-enabling solutions for manufacturing wafers and reticles, integrated circuits, packaging, printed circuit boards and flat panel displays. In close collaboration with leading customers across the globe, our expert teams of physicists, engineers, data scientists and problem-solvers design solutions that move the world forward. Investors and others should note that KLA announces material financial information including SEC filings, press releases, public earnings calls and conference webcasts using an investor relations website (ir.kla.com). Additional information may be found at: www.kla.com.

Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:

Statements in this press release other than historical facts, such as statements pertaining to total revenues, GAAP and non-GAAP gross margin and GAAP and non-GAAP diluted EPS attributable to KLA for the quarter ending March 31, 2023, are forward-looking statements and subject to the Safe Harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current information and expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in such statements due to various factors, including but not limited to: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and on our business, financial condition and results of operations, including the supply chain constraints we are experiencing as a result of the pandemic; economic, political and social conditions in the countries in which we, our customers and our suppliers operate, including rising inflation and interest rates, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and global trade policies; disruption to our manufacturing facilities or other operations, or the operations of our customers, due to natural catastrophic events, health epidemics or terrorism; ongoing changes in the technology industry, and the semiconductor industry in particular, including future growth rates, pricing trends in end-markets, or changes in customer capital spending patterns; our ability to timely develop new technologies and products that successfully anticipate or address changes in the semiconductor industry; our ability to maintain our technology advantage and protect our proprietary rights; our ability to compete with new products introduced by our competitors; our ability to attract, onboard and retain key personnel; cybersecurity threats, cyber incidents affecting our and our customers, suppliers and other service providers' systems and networks and our and their ability to access critical information systems for daily business operations; liability to our customers under indemnification provisions if our products fail to operate properly or contain defects or our customers are sued by third parties due to our products; exposure to a highly concentrated customer base; availability and cost of the wide range of materials used in the production of our products; our ability to operate our business in accordance with our business plan; legal, regulatory and tax environments in which we perform our operations and conduct our business and our ability to comply with relevant laws and regulations; increasing attention to environmental, social and governance matters and the resulting costs, risks and impact on our business; our ability to pay interest and repay the principal of our current indebtedness is dependent upon our ability to manage our business operations, our credit rating and the ongoing interest rate environment, among other factors; our ability or the ability of our customers to obtain licenses for the sale of certain products or provision of certain services to customers in China, pursuant to regulations recently issued by the Bureau of Industry and Security of the U.S. Department of Commerce, which could impact our business, financial condition and results of operations; instability in the global credit and financial markets; our exposure to currency exchange rate fluctuations, or declining economic conditions in those countries where we conduct our business; changes in our effective tax rate resulting from changes in the tax rates imposed by jurisdictions where our profits are determined to be earned and taxed, expiration of tax holidays in certain jurisdictions, resolution of issues arising from tax audits with various authorities or changes in tax laws or the interpretation of such tax laws; our ability to identify suitable acquisition targets and successfully integrate and manage acquired businesses; and unexpected delays, difficulties and expenses in executing against our environmental, climate, inclusion and diversity or other Environmental, Social and Governance targets, goals and commitments. For other factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected and anticipated in forward-looking statements in this press release, please refer to KLA's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2022, and other subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including, but not limited to, the risk factors described therein). KLA assumes no obligation to, and does not currently intend to, update these forward-looking statements.

 

KLA Corporation




Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Balance Sheets








(In thousands)

Dec. 31, 2022


June 30, 2022

ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$               1,571,477


$     1,584,908

Marketable securities

1,294,873


1,123,100

Accounts receivable, net

2,282,925


1,811,877

Inventories

2,535,375


2,146,889

Other current assets

447,932


502,137

Total current assets

8,132,582


7,168,911

Land, property and equipment, net

964,813


849,929

Goodwill

2,278,809


2,320,049

Deferred income taxes

765,046


579,173

Purchased intangible assets, net

1,065,091


1,194,414

Other non-current assets

522,733


484,612

Total assets

$             13,729,074


$   12,597,088

LIABILITIES, NON-CONTROLLING INTEREST AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY



Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$                  530,407


$         443,338

Deferred system revenue

535,556


500,969

Deferred service revenue

372,555


381,737

Other current liabilities

2,043,983


1,545,039

Total current liabilities

3,482,501


2,871,083

Long-term debt

6,113,745


6,660,718

Deferred tax liabilities

559,346


658,937

Deferred service revenue

162,768


124,618

Other non-current liabilities

807,454


882,642

Total liabilities

11,125,814


11,197,998

Stockholders' equity:




Common stock and capital in excess of par value

1,982,360


1,061,940

Retained earnings

670,002


366,882

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(49,102)


(27,471)

Total KLA stockholders' equity

2,603,260


1,401,351

Non-controlling interest in consolidated subsidiaries


(2,261)

Total stockholders' equity

2,603,260


1,399,090

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$             13,729,074


$   12,597,088

 

KLA Corporation








Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Operations








Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Six Months Ended Dec. 31,

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Revenues:








Product

$     2,463,408


$     1,895,769


$     4,659,017


$     3,525,657

Service

520,479


456,861


1,049,294


910,811

Total revenues

2,983,887


2,352,630


5,708,311


4,436,468

Costs and expenses:








Costs of revenues

1,208,786


908,162


2,250,012


1,721,786

Research and development

332,826


265,031


651,341


523,184

Selling, general and administrative

243,096


213,479


497,076


406,740

Interest expense

74,280


37,852


148,675


76,164

Loss on extinguishment of debt



13,286


Other expense (income), net

(18,074)


1,201


(65,080)


15,341

Income before income taxes

1,142,973


926,905


2,213,001


1,693,253

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

164,178


209,388


208,141


(92,749)

Net income

978,795


717,517


2,004,860


1,786,002

Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest


73


74


141

Net income attributable to KLA

$         978,795


$         717,444


$     2,004,786


$     1,785,861

Net income per share attributable to KLA








Basic

$               6.93


$               4.74


$             14.16


$             11.77

Diluted

$               6.89


$               4.71


$             14.09


$             11.68

Weighted-average number of shares:








Basic

141,299


151,251


141,564


151,791

Diluted

141,966


152,331


142,268


152,886

 

KLA Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Cash Flows


Three Months Ended Dec. 31,

(In thousands)

2022


2021

Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income

$               978,795


$               717,517

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation and amortization

103,508


85,545

Unrealized foreign exchange (gain) loss and other

(20,679)


6,089

Asset impairment charges

749


Stock-based compensation expense

38,405


27,766

Deferred income taxes

(98,890)


56,742

Changes in assets and liabilities, net of assets acquired and liabilities assumed in business acquisitions:




Accounts receivable

(440,647)


(264,331)

Inventories

(127,647)


(101,701)

Other assets

(15,091)


(2,430)

Accounts payable

44,317


(1,289)

Deferred system revenue

95,079


112,387

Deferred service revenue

42,630


28,556

Other liabilities

87,761


145,947

Net cash provided by operating activities

688,290


810,798

Cash flows from investing activities:




Capital expenditures

(93,642)


(64,901)

Purchases of available-for-sale securities

(301,372)


(261,840)

Proceeds from sale of available-for-sale securities

10,147


25,838

Proceeds from maturity of available-for-sale securities

141,926


194,539

Purchases of trading securities

(18,071)


(35,446)

Proceeds from sale of trading securities

19,607


34,751

Proceeds from other investments


795

Net cash used in investing activities

(241,405)


(106,264)

Cash flows from financing activities:




Repayment of debt

(200,000)


Common stock repurchases

(355,007)


(429,874)

Payment of dividends to stockholders

(184,208)


(159,129)

Issuance of common stock

33,793


36,912

Tax withholding payments related to vested and released restricted stock units

(2,598)


(5,755)

Contingent consideration payable and other, net

(2,500)


Net cash used in financing activities

(710,520)


(557,846)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

15,832


805

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

(247,803)


147,493

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,819,280


1,509,564

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$            1,571,477


$            1,657,057

Supplemental cash flow disclosures:




Income taxes paid, net

$               293,403


$               169,411

Interest paid

$                 29,635


$                 37,054

Non-cash activities:




Contingent consideration payable - financing activities

$                 (1,919)


$                  1,853

Dividends payable - financing activities

$                  1,999


$                  1,954

Unsettled common stock repurchase - financing activities

$                 15,975


$                  5,999

Accrued purchase of land, property and equipment - investing activities

$                 30,590


$                 18,504

 

KLA Corporation

Segment Information (Unaudited)


The following is a summary of results for each of our three reportable segments and reconciliations to total revenues for the
indicated periods:



Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Six Months Ended Dec. 31,

(In thousands)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Revenues:








Semiconductor Process Control

$     2,657,395


$     2,052,202


$     5,055,154


$     3,831,285

Specialty Semiconductor Process

158,085


112,738


285,952


214,767

PCB, Display and Component Inspection

169,959


187,977


370,704


390,785

Total revenues for reportable segments

2,985,439


2,352,917


5,711,810


4,436,837

Corporate allocations and effects of changes in foreign currency exchange rates

(1,552)


(287)


(3,499)


(369)

Total revenues

$     2,983,887


$     2,352,630


$     5,708,311


$     4,436,468

 

KLA Corporation

Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Supplemental Information


Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income 





Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended




(In thousands, except per share amounts)


Dec. 31,
2022


Sept. 30,
2022


Dec. 31,
2021


Dec. 31,
2022


Dec. 31,
2021

GAAP net income attributable to KLA


$       978,795


$ 1,025,991


$       717,444


$    2,004,786


$    1,785,861

Adjustments to reconcile GAAP net income to non-GAAP net income:












Acquisition-related charges

a

66,689


75,260


54,339


141,949


114,507


Restructuring, severance and other charges

b


(5,189)



(5,189)


125


Loss on extinguishment of debt

c


13,286



13,286



Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

d

(19,293)


(27,282)


(16,758)


(46,575)


(36,442)


Discrete tax items

e

21,511


(75,476)


96,016


(53,965)


(300,984)

Non-GAAP net income attributable to KLA


$    1,047,702


$ 1,006,590


$       851,041


$    2,054,292


$   1,563,067

GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to KLA


$             6.89


$          7.20


$             4.71


$           14.09


$          11.68

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to KLA


$             7.38


$          7.06


$             5.59


$           14.44


$          10.22

Shares used in diluted net income per share calculation


141,966


142,563


152,331


142,268


152,886

 

Pre-tax Impact of GAAP to Non-GAAP Adjustments Included in Condensed Consolidated Unaudited Statements of Operations 


(In thousands)

Acquisition -
Related
Charges


Restructuring,
Severance and
Other Charges


Debt
Extinguishment
Loss


Discrete Tax
Item


Total Pre-tax
GAAP to Non-
GAAP
Adjustments

Three Months Ended Dec. 31, 2022










Costs of revenues

$       45,437


$                 —


$                 —


$              —


$         45,437

Research and development

748





748

Selling, general and administrative

20,504





20,504

Total in three months ended Dec. 31, 2022

$       66,689


$                 —


$                 —


$              —


$         66,689

Three Months Ended Sept. 30, 2022










Costs of revenues

$       45,056


$                 —


$                 —


$              —


$         45,056

Research and development

9,156





9,156

Selling, general and administrative

21,048


16,228




37,276

Loss on extinguishment of debt



13,286



13,286

Other expense (income), net


(21,417)



(3,711)


(25,128)

Total in three months ended Sept. 30, 2022

$       75,260


$         (5,189)


$         13,286


$       (3,711)


$         79,646

Three Months Ended Dec. 31, 2021










Costs of revenues

$       41,115


$                 —


$                 —


$              —


$         41,115

Selling, general and administrative

13,224





13,224

Total in three months ended Dec. 31, 2021

$       54,339


$                 —


$                 —


$              —


$         54,339

 

Free Cash Flow Reconciliation 



Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31,

(In thousands)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Net cash provided by operating activities

$           688,290


$        810,798


$      3,337,942


$      2,786,367

Capital expenditures

(93,642)


(64,901)


(351,458)


(250,414)

Free cash flow

$           594,648


$        745,897


$      2,986,484


$      2,535,953

 

Capital Returns Calculation



Three Months Ended Dec. 31,


Twelve Months Ended Dec. 31,

(In thousands)

2022


2021


2022


2021

Payments of dividends to stockholders

$         184,208


$         159,129


$         688,770


$          600,555

Common stock repurchases

355,007


429,874


3,583,108


1,402,769

Forward contract for accelerated share repurchases



900,000


Capital returns

$         539,215


$         589,003


$     5,171,878


$       2,003,324

 

Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Guidance


Reconciliation of GAAP Diluted EPS to Non-GAAP Diluted EPS




Three Months Ending March 31, 2023

(In millions, except per share amounts)


Low


High

GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to KLA


$4.06


$5.46

Acquisition-related charges

a

0.49


0.49

Restructuring, severance and other charges

b

0.14


0.14

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

d

(0.17)


(0.17)

Non-GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to KLA


$4.52


$5.92

Shares used in net income per diluted share calculation


138.8


138.8

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Gross Margin to Non-GAAP Gross Margin




Three Months Ending March 31, 2023



Low


High

GAAP gross margin


58.0 %


60.3 %

Acquisition-related charges

a

2.0 %


1.8 %

Restructuring, severance and other charges

b

0.5 %


0.4 %

Non-GAAP gross margin


60.5 %


62.5 %

 

The non-GAAP and supplemental information provided in this press release is a supplement to, and not a substitute for, KLA's financial results presented in accordance with United States GAAP.

To supplement our Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements presented in accordance with GAAP, we provide certain non-GAAP financial information, which is adjusted from results based on GAAP to exclude certain gains, costs and expenses, as well as other supplemental information. The non-GAAP and supplemental information are provided to enhance the user's overall understanding of our operating performance and our prospects in the future. Specifically, we believe that the non-GAAP information, including non-GAAP net income attributable to KLA, non-GAAP net income per diluted share attributable to KLA, non-GAAP gross margin and free cash flow, provides useful measures to both management and investors regarding financial and business trends relating to our financial performance by excluding certain costs and expenses that we believe are not indicative of our core operating results to help investors compare our operating performances with our results in prior periods as well as with the performance of other companies. The non-GAAP information is among the budgeting and planning tools that management uses for future forecasting. However, because there are no standardized or generally accepted definitions for most non-GAAP financial metrics, definitions of non-GAAP financial metrics are inherently subject to significant discretion (for example, determining which costs and expenses to exclude when calculating such a metric). As a result, non-GAAP financial metrics may be defined very differently from company to company, or even from period to period within the same company, which can potentially limit the usefulness of such information to an investor. The presentation of non-GAAP and supplemental information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared and presented in accordance with United States GAAP. The following are descriptions of the adjustments made to reconcile GAAP net income attributable to KLA to non-GAAP net income attributable to KLA:

a.

Acquisition-related charges primarily include amortization of intangible assets, transaction costs associated with our acquisitions and dispositions, as well as intangible asset impairment charges.

b.

Restructuring, severance and other charges primarily include costs associated with employee severance, gains and losses from exiting non-core businesses and adjustments related to non-controlling interest. Restructuring, severance and other charges in the three months ended Sept. 30, 2022, and the six months ended Dec. 31, 2022, include a gain on the sale of Orbograph, Ltd. ("Orbograph"), which was sold in the first quarter of fiscal 2023, partially offset by certain transaction bonuses triggered by the sale of Orbograph.

c.

Loss on extinguishment of debt includes a pre-tax loss on early extinguishment of the $500 million 4.650% Senior Notes due in November 2024.

d.

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments includes the income tax effects of the excluded items noted above.

e.

Discrete tax items in all periods presented include a tax impact relating to the amortization of certain intellectual property as a result of an internal restructuring of ownership rights to align with how our business operates. Discrete tax items in the three months ended Dec. 31, 2022, also consist of a tax expense of $19.8 million from an internal restructuring. Discrete tax items in the three months ended Sept. 30, 2022, include an adjustment of the net benefit of the Orbotech Ltd. 2012 to 2018 Israel tax audit settlement, for which the net benefit includes the liability on the audit settlement less reductions in unrecognized tax positions and deferred tax assets and liabilities. Discrete tax items in the three months ended Sept. 30, 2022, also include a tax impact from the sale of Orbograph. Discrete items in the six months ended Dec. 31, 2022, are the aggregate of the aforementioned discrete tax items. Discrete tax items in the three months ended Dec. 31, 2021, consist primarily of a tax expense of $163.7 million from an increase in deferred tax liabilities on unremitted foreign earnings due to a change in tax law, partially offset by a net benefit of $69.2 million from an internal restructuring. Discrete tax items in the six months ended Dec. 31, 2021, also include a one-time tax benefit of $394.5 million resulting from changes made to our international structure to better align ownership of certain intellectual property rights with how our business operates.

 

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