Micron Technology
Earnings Details
2nd Quarter February 2022
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 4:06:00 PM
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Micron Technology (MU) reported 2nd Quarter February 2022 earnings of $2.17 per share on revenue of $7.8 billion. The consensus earnings estimate was $1.97 per share on revenue of $7.5 billion. The Earnings Whisper number was $2.10 per share. Revenue grew 24.9% on a year-over-year basis.

The company said it expects third quarter non-GAAP earnings of $2.36 to $2.56 per share on revenue of $8.50 billion to $8.90 billion. The current consensus earnings estimate is $2.16 per share on revenue of $7.98 billion for the quarter ending May 31, 2022.

Micron Technology Inc is a manufacturer and marketer of DRAM, NAND Flash memory, CMOS image sensors and other semiconductor components. It has two segments, Memory and Imaging.

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$7.79 Bil
Revenue Estimate
$7.51 Bil
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Micron Technology, Inc. Reports Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2022

Delivers strong profitability and over $1 billion in free cash flow

BOISE, Idaho, March 29, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) today announced results for its second quarter of fiscal 2022, which ended March 3, 2022.

Fiscal Q2 2022 highlights

  • Revenue of $7.79 billion versus $7.69 billion for the prior quarter and $6.24 billion for the same period last year
  • GAAP net income of $2.26 billion, or $2.00 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP net income of $2.44 billion, or $2.14 per diluted share
  • Operating cash flow of $3.63 billion versus $3.94 billion for the prior quarter and $3.06 billion for the same period last year

“Micron’s excellent second quarter results exceeded the high end of our guidance for both revenue and margin, reflecting our strong execution,” said Micron Technology President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra. “We’re leading the industry in technology across DRAM and NAND, and our product portfolio momentum is accelerating. With outstanding first half results, Micron is on track to deliver record revenue and robust profitability in fiscal 2022.”

Quarterly Financial Results
(in millions, except per share amounts)
GAAP(1) Non-GAAP(2)
FQ2-22FQ1-22FQ2-21 FQ2-22FQ1-22FQ2-21
Revenue$7,786 $7,687 $6,236  $7,786 $7,687 $6,236 
Gross margin 3,676  3,565  1,649   3,724  3,616  2,054 
percent of revenue 47.2% 46.4% 26.4%  47.8% 47.0% 32.9%
Operating expenses 1,130  934  986   974  891  797 
Operating income 2,546  2,631  663   2,750  2,725  1,257 
percent of revenue 32.7% 34.2% 10.6%  35.3% 35.4% 20.2%
Net income 2,263  2,306  603   2,444  2,471  1,128 
Diluted earnings per share 2.00  2.04  0.53   2.14  2.16  0.98 

Investments in capital expenditures, net(2) were $2.60 billion for the second quarter of 2022, which resulted in adjusted free cash flow(2) of $1.03 billion. Micron repurchased approximately 4.8 million shares of its common stock for $408 million during the second quarter of fiscal 2022 and ended the quarter with cash, marketable investments, and restricted cash of $11.95 billion, for a net cash(2) position of $4.87 billion.

On March 29, 2022, our Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.10 per share, payable in cash on April 26, 2022, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on April 11, 2022.

Business Outlook

The following table presents Micron’s guidance for the third quarter of 2022:

FQ3-22GAAP(1) OutlookNon-GAAP(2) Outlook
Revenue$8.7 billion ± $200 million$8.7 billion ± $200 million
Gross margin47.0% ± 1%48.0% ± 1%
Operating expenses$1.13 billion ± $25 million$1.05 billion ± $25 million
Diluted earnings per share$2.33 ± $0.10$2.46 ± $0.10

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

Investor Webcast

Micron will host a conference call on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Mountain time to discuss its second quarter financial results and provide forward-looking guidance for its third quarter. A live webcast of the call will be available online at A webcast replay will be available for one year after the call. For Investor Relations and other company updates, follow @MicronTech on Twitter at

Investor Day 2022

Micron will host an Investor Day on Thursday, May 12, 2022, from 8:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. Pacific time in San Francisco. For details and to complete registration, please visit Please note, due to limited seating, registration for in-person attendance will be subject to confirmation.

Live webcast and subsequent replays of presentations will be accessible from Micron’s Investor Relations website at

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

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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, specifically 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 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 after the date of this release 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.

(In millions, except per share amounts)

 2nd Qtr.1st Qtr.2nd Qtr.Six months ended
 March 3,
December 2,
March 4,
March 3,
March 4,
Revenue$7,786 $7,687 $6,236 $15,473 $12,009 
Cost of goods sold 4,110  4,122  4,587  8,232  8,624 
Gross margin 3,676  3,565  1,649  7,241  3,385 
Research and development 792  712  641  1,504  1,288 
Selling, general, and administrative 263  259  214  522  428 
Restructure and asset impairments 5  38  5  43  13 
Other operating (income) expense, net 70  (75) 126  (5) 127 
Operating income 2,546  2,631  663  5,177  1,529 
Interest income 12  10  10  22  20 
Interest expense (55) (45) (42) (100) (90)
Other non-operating income (expense), net 6  (75) 4  (69) 17 
  2,509  2,521  635  5,030  1,476 
Income tax (provision) benefit (255) (219) (48) (474) (99)
Equity in net income (loss) of equity method investees 9  4  16  13  29 
Net income$2,263 $2,306 $603 $4,569 $1,406 
Earnings per share     
Basic$2.02 $2.06 $0.54 $4.08 $1.26 
Diluted 2.00  2.04  0.53  4.04  1.23 
Number of shares used in per share calculations     
Basic 1,119  1,119  1,120  1,119  1,118 
Diluted 1,130  1,130  1,144  1,130  1,139 

(In millions)

As ofMarch 3,
December 2,
September 2,
Cash and equivalents$9,116 $8,680 $7,763 
Short-term investments 1,006  900  870 
Receivables 5,384  5,250  5,311 
Inventories 5,383  4,827  4,487 
Assets held for sale 13  13  974 
Other current assets 600  521  502 
Total current assets 21,502  20,191  19,907 
Long-term marketable investments 1,717  1,817  1,765 
Property, plant, and equipment 36,171  35,155  33,213 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 587  574  551 
Intangible assets 414  347  349 
Deferred tax assets 762  746  782 
Goodwill 1,228  1,228  1,228 
Other noncurrent assets 1,315  1,188  1,054 
Total assets$63,696 $61,246 $58,849 
Liabilities and equity   
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$5,650 $5,470 $5,325 
Current debt 123  118  155 
Other current liabilities 1,145  924  944 
Total current liabilities 6,918  6,512  6,424 
Long-term debt 6,953  6,904  6,621 
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities 535  523  504 
Noncurrent unearned government incentives 704  767  808 
Other noncurrent liabilities 741  632  559 
Total liabilities 15,851  15,338  14,916 
Commitments and contingencies   
Shareholders’ equity   
Common stock 122  122  122 
Additional capital 9,816  9,564  9,453 
Retained earnings 43,407  41,267  39,051 
Treasury stock (5,362) (4,954) (4,695)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (138) (91) 2 
Total equity 47,845  45,908  43,933 
Total liabilities and equity$63,696 $61,246 $58,849 

(In millions)

Six months endedMarch 3,
March 4,
Cash flows from operating activities  
Net income$4,569 $1,406 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities  
Depreciation expense and amortization of intangible assets 3,413  3,036 
Stock-based compensation 247  189 
(Gain) loss on debt repurchases and conversions 83   
Change in operating assets and liabilities  
Receivables (44) 533 
Inventories (900) 629 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses 107  (777)
Other 91  8 
Net cash provided by operating activities 7,566  5,024 
Cash flows from investing activities  
Expenditures for property, plant, and equipment (5,876) (5,756)
Purchases of available-for-sale securities (922) (1,349)
Proceeds from sale of Lehi, Utah fab 893   
Proceeds from maturities of available-for-sale securities 631  746 
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities 172  178 
Proceeds from government incentives 66  176 
Other (140) 31 
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities (5,176) (5,974)
Cash flows from financing activities  
Repayments of debt (1,981) (103)
Repurchases of common stock - repurchase program (667)  
Payments of dividends to shareholders (224)  
Repurchases of common stock - withholdings on employee equity awards (112) (78)
Payments on equipment purchase contracts (105) (123)
Proceeds from issuance of debt 2,000   
Other 110  95 
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities (979) (209)
Effect of changes in currency exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash (16) 43 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash 1,395  (1,116)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period 7,829  7,690 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period$9,224 $6,574 


Lehi, Utah Fab and 3D XPoint

In the second quarter of 2021, we updated our portfolio strategy to further strengthen our focus on memory and storage innovations for the data center market. In connection therewith, we determined that there was insufficient market validation to justify the ongoing investments required to commercialize 3D XPoint at scale. Accordingly, we ceased development of 3D XPoint technology and engaged in discussions with potential buyers for the sale of our facility located in Lehi that was dedicated to 3D XPoint production. As a result, we classified the property, plant, and equipment as held for sale and ceased depreciating the assets. On June 30, 2021, we announced a definitive agreement to sell our Lehi facility to Texas Instruments Incorporated (“TI”) and closed the sale on October 22, 2021.

In the first quarter of 2022, we received $893 million from TI for the sale of the Lehi facility and disposed of $918 million of net assets, consisting primarily of property, plant, and equipment of $921 million; $55 million of other assets, consisting primarily of a receivable for reimbursement of property taxes, equipment spare parts, and raw materials; and $58 million of liabilities, consisting primarily of a finance lease obligation. As a result of the disposition of the Lehi facility, we recognized a loss of $23 million included in restructure and asset impairments in the first quarter of 2022.

In the third quarter of 2021, we recognized a charge of $435 million included in restructure and asset impairments in connection with the definitive agreement with TI (and a tax benefit of $104 million included in income tax (provision) benefit) to write down the assets held for sale to the expected consideration, net of estimated selling costs. In the second quarter of 2021, we also recognized a charge of $49 million in cost of goods sold to write down 3D XPoint inventory in connection with our decision to cease further development of this technology.

Debt Activity

On November 1, 2021, we issued in a public offering $1.00 billion in principal amount of 2.703% senior notes due 2032 (green bonds), $500 million in principal amount of 3.366% senior notes due 2041, and $500 million in principal amount of 3.477% senior notes due 2051, and received aggregate net proceeds of $1.99 billion.

On November 17, 2021, we redeemed $1.25 billion in principal amount of our 2.497% senior notes due 2023 and $600 million in principal amount of our 4.640% senior notes due 2024 for $1.93 billion in cash and recognized a non-operating loss of $83 million.

(In millions, except per share amounts)

 2nd Qtr.1st Qtr.2nd Qtr.
 March 3,
December 2,
March 4,
GAAP gross margin$3,676 $3,565 $1,649 
Stock-based compensation 44  43  57 
Inventory accounting policy change to FIFO     133 
Change in inventory cost absorption     160 
3D XPoint inventory write-down     49 
Other 4  8  6 
Non-GAAP gross margin$3,724 $3,616 $2,054 
GAAP operating expenses$1,130 $934 $986 
Stock-based compensation (75) (73) (55)
Patent license charges     (128)
Restructure and asset impairments (5) (38) (5)
Other (76) 68  (1)
Non-GAAP operating expenses$974 $891 $797 
GAAP operating income$2,546 $2,631 $663 
Stock-based compensation 119  116  112 
Inventory accounting policy change to FIFO     133 
Change in inventory cost absorption     160 
3D XPoint inventory write-down     49 
Patent license charges     128 
Restructure and asset impairments 5  38  5 
Other 80  (60) 7 
Non-GAAP operating income$2,750 $2,725 $1,257 
GAAP net income$2,263 $2,306 $603 
Stock-based compensation 119  116  112 
Inventory accounting policy change to FIFO     133 
Change in inventory cost absorption     160 
3D XPoint inventory write-down     49 
Patent license charges     128 
Restructure and asset impairments 5  38  5 
Amortization of debt discount and other costs 8  9  8 
(Gain) loss on debt repurchases and conversions   83   
Other 80  (60) 7 
Estimated tax effects of above and other tax adjustments (31) (21) (77)
Non-GAAP net income$2,444 $2,471 $1,128 
GAAP weighted-average common shares outstanding - Diluted 1,130  1,130  1,144 
Adjustment for stock-based compensation 13  11  10 
Non-GAAP weighted-average common shares outstanding - Diluted 1,143  1,141  1,154 
GAAP diluted earnings per share$2.00 $2.04 $0.53 
Effects of the above adjustments 0.14  0.12  0.45 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share$2.14 $2.16 $0.98 


 2nd Qtr.1st Qtr.2nd Qtr.
 March 3,
December 2,
March 4,
GAAP net cash provided by operating activities$3,628 $3,938 $3,057 
Expenditures for property, plant, and equipment (2,611) (3,265) (3,018)
Proceeds from sales of property, plant, and equipment 27  21  18 
Payments on equipment purchase contracts (27) (78) (26)
Amounts funded by partners 11  55  143 
Investments in capital expenditures, net (2,600) (3,267) (2,883)
Adjusted free cash flow$1,028 $671 $174 

As ofMarch 3,
December 2,
September 2,
Cash and short-term investments$10,122 $9,580 $8,633 
Current and noncurrent restricted cash 108  83  66 
Long-term marketable investments 1,717  1,817  1,765 
Current and long-term debt (7,076) (7,022) (6,776)
Net cash$4,871 $4,458 $3,688 

The tables above reconcile GAAP to non-GAAP measures of gross margin, operating expenses, operating income, net income, diluted shares, diluted earnings 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 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 and patent license charges;
  • 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;
  • Initial impact of inventory accounting policy change to FIFO and change in inventory cost absorption in the second quarter of 2021; 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.


FQ3-22 GAAP Outlook Adjustments Non-GAAP Outlook
Revenue$8.7 billion ± $200 million    $8.7 billion ± $200 million
Gross margin47.0% ± 1%  1% A 48.0% ± 1%
Operating expenses$1.13 billion ± $25 million $80 million B $1.05 billion ± $25 million
Diluted earnings per share(1)$2.33 ± $0.10 $0.13 A, B, C $2.46 ± $0.10

Non-GAAP Adjustments
(in millions)
AStock-based compensation – cost of goods sold $56
AOther – cost of goods sold  5
BStock-based compensation – research and development  47
BStock-based compensation – sales, general, and administrative  33
CTax effects of the above items and other tax adjustments  1
(1)GAAP earnings per share based on approximately 1.13 billion diluted shares and non-GAAP earnings per share based on approximately 1.14 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, 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.

Contacts:Farhan AhmadInvestor 834-1927Erica Rodriguez PompenMedia 834-1873

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