Micron Technology, Inc.
MICRON TECHNOLOGY INC (Form: 8-K, Received: 06/25/2015 16:02:55)


 
 
 
 
 



UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549


FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

June 25, 2015
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported)

MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Delaware
 
1-10658
 
75-1618004
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
 
(Commission File Number)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)


8000 South Federal Way
Boise, Idaho 83716-9632
(Address of principal executive offices)


(208) 368-4000
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On June 25, 2015, the Company announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 ended June 4, 2015. The full text of the press release issued in connection with the announcement is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
 
 
 
(d) Exhibits.


Exhibit No.
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release issued on June 25, 2015








SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 
 
MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
June 25, 2015
By:
/s/ Ernest E. Maddock
 
 
Name:
Ernest E. Maddock
 
 
Title:
Chief Financial Officer and
Vice President of Finance








INDEX TO EXHIBITS FILED WITH
THE CURRENT REPORT ON FORM 8-K



Exhibit
 
Description
99.1
 
Press Release issued on June 25, 2015









Exhibit 99.1


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts:
Kipp A. Bedard
Daniel Francisco
 
Investor Relations
Media Relations
 
kbedard@micron.com
dfrancisco@micron.com
 
(208) 368-4465
(208) 368-5584


MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC., REPORTS RESULTS FOR THE
THIRD QUARTER OF FISCAL 2015
 
BOISE, Idaho, June 25, 2015 – Micron Technology, Inc., (NASDAQ: MU) today announced results of operations for its third quarter of fiscal 2015, which ended June 4, 2015. Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 were $3.85 billion and were 8 percent lower compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2015 and 3 percent lower compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2014. Cash flows from operations were $1.34 billion for the third quarter of fiscal 2015.

"In the fiscal third quarter, Micron experienced market headwinds driven primarily by weakness in the PC sector," stated D. Mark Durcan, Chief Executive Officer. "We remain focused on the long term as we continue to deploy advanced process technology to enable leading-edge products and drive manufacturing efficiency."

GAAP Income and Per Share Data – On a GAAP (1) basis, net income attributable to Micron shareholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $491 million, or $0.42 per diluted share, compared to net income of $934 million, or $0.78 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 and net income of $806 million, or $0.68 per diluted share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2014.

Non-GAAP Income and Per Share Data – On a non-GAAP (2) basis, net income attributable to Micron shareholders for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was $620 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, compared to net income of $941 million, or $0.81 per diluted share, for the second quarter of fiscal 2015. For a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial tables and footnotes.

Revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 were 8 percent lower compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2015 primarily due to a 10 percent decline in DRAM average selling prices and relatively flat






DRAM sales volume. The company's overall consolidated gross margin of 31 percent for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was down 3 percent compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2015 primarily due to lower average selling prices for DRAM, partially offset by lower manufacturing costs.

Investments in capital expenditures were $734 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2015. The company ended the third quarter of fiscal 2015 with cash and marketable investments of $7.33 billion.

The company will host a conference call Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. MT to discuss its financial results. The call, audio, slides, other operational and financial information, and guidance will be available online at http://investors.micron.com/events.cfm . A webcast replay will be available on the company's website until June 25, 2016. An audio replay of the conference call will also be available at 1-404-537-3406 or 1-855-859-2056 (conference number: 68369558) beginning at 5:30 p.m. MT, Thursday, June 25, 2015 and continuing until 5:30 p.m. MT, Thursday, July 2, 2015. For Investor Relations and other company updates, follow @MicronTech on Twitter at https://twitter.com/MicronTech .

Micron Technology, Inc., is a global leader in advanced semiconductor systems. Micron's broad portfolio of high-performance memory technologies including DRAM, NAND and NOR Flash is the basis for solid state drives, modules, multichip packages and other system solutions. Backed by more than 35 years of technology leadership, Micron's memory solutions enable the world's most innovative computing, consumer, enterprise storage, networking, mobile, embedded and automotive applications. Micron's common stock is traded on the NASDAQ under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit  www.micron.com .

(1) GAAP represents U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
(2) Non-GAAP represents GAAP excluding the impact of certain activities which the company's management excludes in analyzing the company's operating results and understanding trends in the company's earnings. Non-GAAP also includes the impact on shares used in per share calculations of the company's outstanding capped call transactions. For a reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results, see the accompanying financial tables and footnotes.






MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY
(in millions except per share amounts)

 
 
3rd Qtr.
 
2nd Qtr.
 
3rd Qtr.
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
Jun 4,
2015
 
Mar 5,
2015
 
May 29,
2014
 
Jun 4,
2015
 
May 29,
2014
Net sales
 
$
3,853

 
$
4,166

 
$
3,982

 
$
12,592

 
$
12,131

Cost of goods sold
 
2,651

 
2,761

 
2,614

 
8,347

 
8,079

Gross margin
 
1,202

 
1,405

 
1,368

 
4,245

 
4,052

Selling, general and administrative
 
169

 
187

 
174

 
549

 
527

Research and development
 
406

 
379

 
349

 
1,161

 
1,013

Other operating (income) expense, net (1)
 
(4
)
 
(16
)
 
6

 
(36
)
 
253

Operating income
 
631

 
855

 
839

 
2,571

 
2,259

Interest income (expense), net
 
(88
)
 
(75
)
 
(75
)
 
(246
)
 
(248
)
Other non-operating income (expense), net (2)
 
(16
)
 
(6
)
 
(21
)
 
(71
)
 
(223
)
Income tax (provision) benefit (3)
 
(104
)
 
(47
)
 
(72
)
 
(226
)
 
(215
)
Equity in net income of equity method investees (4)
 
68

 
208

 
135

 
400

 
355

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interests
 

 
(1
)
 

 

 
(33
)
Net income attributable to Micron
 
$
491

 
$
934

 
$
806

 
$
2,428

 
$
1,895

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
$
0.46

 
$
0.87

 
$
0.76

 
$
2.26

 
$
1.79

Diluted
 
0.42

 
0.78

 
0.68

 
2.05

 
1.58

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
 
1,073

 
1,074

 
1,067

 
1,072

 
1,058

Diluted
 
1,170

 
1,190

 
1,190

 
1,185

 
1,196







CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL SUMMARY, Continued
As of
 
Jun 4,
2015
 
Mar 5,
2015
 
Aug 28,
2014
Cash and short-term investments
 
$
4,860

 
$
4,479

 
$
4,534

Receivables
 
2,530

 
2,761

 
2,906

Inventories
 
2,381

 
2,377

 
2,455

Total current assets
 
10,008

 
9,918

 
10,245

Long-term marketable investments
 
2,470

 
1,869

 
819

Property, plant and equipment, net
 
9,857

 
9,233

 
8,682

Total assets
 
25,136

 
23,818

 
22,498

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Accounts payable and accrued expenses
 
3,204

 
2,662

 
2,864

Current debt (2) (5)
 
1,148

 
1,199

 
1,638

Total current liabilities
 
4,566

 
4,120

 
4,811

Long-term debt (2) (5)
 
6,403

 
5,519

 
4,955

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total Micron shareholders' equity
 
12,458

 
12,426

 
10,771

Noncontrolling interests in subsidiaries
 
897

 
815

 
802

Total equity
 
13,355

 
13,241

 
11,573


 
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
Jun 4,
2015
 
May 29,
2014
Net cash provided by operating activities
 
$
4,178

 
$
4,352

Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities
 
(4,722
)
 
(1,204
)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities
 
215

 
(1,953
)
 
 
 
 
 
Depreciation and amortization
 
2,062

 
1,680

Expenditures for property, plant and equipment
 
(2,256
)
 
(1,800
)
Proceeds from issuance of debt and sale-leaseback transactions
 
2,463

 
1,076

Repayments of debt
 
(2,051
)
 
(3,134
)







(1)
Other operating expense for the first nine months of fiscal 2014 included a charge of $233 million to accrue a liability in connection with the company's settlement of all pending litigation with Rambus, Inc., including all antitrust and patent matters. The amount accrued represented the discounted value of amounts due under the arrangement.

(2)
Other non-operating income (expense) consisted of the following:

 
 
3rd Qtr.
 
2nd Qtr.
 
3rd Qtr.
 
Nine Months Ended
 
 
Jun 4,
2015
 
Mar 5,
2015
 
May 29,
2014
 
Jun 4,
2015
 
May 29,
2014
Loss on restructure of debt
 
$
(18
)
 
$

 
$
(16
)
 
$
(48
)
 
$
(171
)
Gain (loss) from changes in currency exchange rates
 
1

 
(6
)
 
(5
)
 
(26
)
 
(25
)
Adjustment to gain on MMJ Acquisition
 

 

 

 

 
(33
)
Other
 
1

 

 

 
3

 
6

 
 
$
(16
)
 
$
(6
)
 
$
(21
)
 
$
(71
)
 
$
(223
)

In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, the company recognized aggregate losses of $18 million primarily from repurchases of $269 million principal amount of the company's 2032 notes in a series of transactions for $782 million in cash.  In the first quarter of fiscal 2015, the company recognized aggregate losses of $30 million in connection with debt restructure activities, including settlements of conversions of the company's 2031B Notes for $389 million in cash; repurchases of $36 million principal amount of the company's 2032 notes in a series of transactions for $125 million in cash; and the repayment of a $121 million note prior to its scheduled maturity. In the third quarter and first nine months of fiscal 2014, the company recognized losses of $16 million and $171 million , respectively, from transactions to restructure its debt, including conversions, settlements, repurchases and exchange transactions.

(3)
Income taxes for the third and second quarters of fiscal 2015 and third quarter of fiscal 2014 included $22 million , $33 million and $49 million , respectively, related to the utilization of deferred tax assets as a result of MMJ's and MMT's operations. Income taxes for the third quarter of fiscal 2015 also included $45 million to write down the value of MMJ's deferred tax assets as a result of changes in Japan tax laws and rates. Remaining taxes for fiscal 2015 and 2014 primarily reflect taxes on the company's other non-U.S. operations. The company has a full valuation allowance for its net deferred tax asset associated with its U.S. operations. The provision (benefit) for taxes on U.S. operations for fiscal 2015 and 2014 was substantially offset by changes in the valuation allowance.

(4)
Equity in net income of equity method investees for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 included $65 million related to the company's share of Inotera's release of valuation allowances against its deferred tax assets related to its net operating loss carryforward.

(5)
On April 30, 2015, the company issued $550 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.25% Senior Notes due January 2024 (the "2024 Notes") and $450 million in aggregate principal amount of 5.625% Senior Notes due January 2026 (the "2026 Notes"). Issuance costs for the 2024 Notes and 2026 Notes totaled $9 million . On February 3, 2015, the company issued $1.00 billion in aggregate principal amount of 5.25% Senior Notes due August 2023 (the "2023 Notes"). Issuance costs for the 2023 Notes totaled $12 million .

In the third quarter of fiscal 2015, the company also recorded $209 million of debt from new and existing facilities, including existing revolving credit facilities, a new collateralized note and new capital leases, primarily equipment sale-leaseback arrangements.  The debt recorded in the third quarter of fiscal 2015 was payable between 2 to 5 years with rates of up to 2.8% .

As of June 4, 2015 , the company had (1) revolving credit facilities available that provide for up to $861 million of additional financing based on eligible receivables and inventories; (2) a term loan agreement available to obtain financing collateralized by certain property, plant, and equipment in the amount of 6.90 billion New Taiwan dollars or an equivalent amount in U.S. dollars (approximately $225 million as of June 4, 2015 ), of which the company drew 40 million on June 18, 2015; and (3) a commitment letter and progress payment agreement through our IMFT venture to obtain up to $275 million of financing to be collateralized by semiconductor production equipment.






MICRON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP RESULTS
(in millions except per share amounts)

 
 
 
 
3rd Qtr.
 
2nd Qtr.
 
 
 
 
Jun 4,
2015
 
Mar 5,
2015
GAAP net income attributable to Micron
 
 
 
$
491

 
$
934

Non-GAAP adjustments:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Restructure and asset impairments
 
 
 
1

 
1

Amortization of debt discount and other costs
 
 
 
34

 
33

Loss on restructure of debt
 
 
 
18

 

(Gain) loss from changes in currency exchange rates
 
 
 
(1
)
 
6

Estimated tax effects of above items
 
 
 

 
(1
)
Non-cash taxes from MMJ and MMT
 
 
 
22

 
33

Non-cash taxes from MMJ for changes in Japan tax laws and rates
 
 
 
45

 

Non-cash taxes from Inotera
 
 
 
10

 
(65
)
Total non-GAAP adjustments
 
 
 
129

 
7

Non-GAAP net income attributable to Micron
 
 
 
$
620

 
$
941

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number of shares used in diluted per share calculations:
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAAP
 
 
 
1,170

 
1,190

Effect of capped calls
 
 
 
(31
)
 
(27
)
Non-GAAP
 
 
 
1,139

 
1,163

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Diluted earnings per share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
GAAP
 
 
 
$
0.42

 
$
0.78

Effects of above
 
 
 
0.12

 
0.03

Non-GAAP
 
 
 
$
0.54

 
$
0.81


The table above sets forth non-GAAP net income attributable to Micron, diluted shares and diluted earnings per share. The adjustments above may or may not be infrequent or nonrecurring in nature but are a result of periodic or non-core operating activities of the company. The company believes this non-GAAP information is helpful to understanding trends and in analyzing the company's operating results and earnings. The company is providing this information to investors to assist in performing analyses of the company's operating results. When evaluating performance and making decisions on how to allocate company resources, management uses this non-GAAP information and believes investors should have access to similar data when making their investment decisions. The presentation of these adjusted amounts vary from numbers presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP and therefore may not be comparable to amounts reported by other companies.

The company's management excludes the following items in analyzing the company's operating results and understanding trends in the company's earnings:

Restructure and asset impairments;
Amortization of debt discount and other costs, including the accretion of non-cash interest expense associated with the company's convertible debt and the MMJ creditor installment debt;
Loss on restructure of debt;
(Gain) loss from changes in currency exchange rates;
The estimated tax effects of above items;
Non-cash taxes resulting from utilization of, and other changes in, deferred tax assets of MMJ and MMT;
Non-cash taxes from MMJ resulting from changes in Japan tax laws and rates; and
Non-cash taxes resulting from utilization of, and other changes in, deferred tax assets of Inotera, an equity method investment of the company.







Non-GAAP diluted shares include the impact, based on the average share price for the quarter, of the company's outstanding capped call transactions, which are anti-dilutive in GAAP earnings per share but are expected to mitigate the dilutive effect of the company's convertible notes.