Press Release

December 21, 2022 at 4:02 PM EST
Micron Technology, Inc. Reports Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2023

Micron navigates industry conditions with supply cuts and expense reductions

BOISE, Idaho, Dec. 21, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) today announced results for its first quarter of fiscal 2023, which ended December 1, 2022.

Fiscal Q1 2023 highlights

  • Revenue of $4.09 billion versus $6.64 billion for the prior quarter and $7.69 billion for the same period last year
  • GAAP net loss of $195 million, or $0.18 per diluted share
  • Non-GAAP net loss of $39 million, or $0.04 per diluted share
  • Operating cash flow of $943 million versus $3.78 billion for the prior quarter and $3.94 billion for the same period last year

“Micron delivered fiscal first quarter revenue and EPS within guidance ranges despite challenging conditions during the quarter,” said Micron Technology President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra. “Micron’s strong technology, manufacturing and financial position put us on solid footing to navigate the near-term environment, and we are taking decisive actions to cut our supply and expenses. We expect improving customer inventories to enable higher revenue in the fiscal second half, and to deliver strong profitability once we get past this downturn.”

Quarterly Financial Results

(in millions, except per share amounts)
GAAP(1) Non-GAAP(2)
FQ1-23FQ4-22FQ1-22 FQ1-23FQ4-22FQ1-22
Revenue$4,085 $6,643 $7,687  $4,085 $6,643 $7,687 
Gross margin 893  2,622  3,565   934  2,676  3,616 
percent of revenue 21.9% 39.5% 46.4%  22.9% 40.3% 47.0%
Operating expenses 1,102  1,101  934   999  1,014  891 
Operating income (loss) (209) 1,521  2,631   (65) 1,662  2,725 
percent of revenue (5.1%) 22.9% 34.2%  (1.6%) 25.0% 35.4%
Net income (loss) (195) 1,492  2,306   (39) 1,621  2,471 
Diluted earnings (loss) per share (0.18) 1.35  2.04   (0.04) 1.45  2.16 

Investments in capital expenditures, net(2) were $2.47 billion for the first quarter of 2023, which resulted in adjusted free cash flows(2) of negative $1.53 billion. Micron repurchased approximately 8.6 million shares of its common stock for $425 million during the first quarter of 2023 and ended the quarter with cash, marketable investments, and restricted cash of $12.08 billion, for a net cash(2) position of $1.81 billion. Micron’s Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.115 per share, payable in cash on January 19, 2023, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on January 3, 2023.

Business Outlook

The following table presents Micron’s guidance for the second quarter of 2023:

FQ2-23GAAP(1) OutlookNon-GAAP(2) Outlook
Revenue$3.80 billion ± $200 million$3.80 billion ± $200 million
Gross margin7.5% ± 2.5%8.5% ± 2.5%
Operating expenses$1.08 billion ± $15 million$945 million ± $15 million
Diluted earnings (loss) per share($0.79) ± $0.10($0.62) ± $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 Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time to discuss its first quarter financial results and provide forward-looking guidance for its second 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

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, including 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 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)

 1st Qtr.4th Qtr.1st Qtr.
 December 1,
September 1,
December 2,
Revenue$4,085 $6,643 $7,687 
Cost of goods sold 3,192  4,021  4,122 
Gross margin 893  2,622  3,565 
Research and development 849  839  712 
Selling, general, and administrative 251  280  259 
Restructure and asset impairments 13  5  38 
Other operating (income) expense, net (11) (23) (75)
Operating income (loss) (209) 1,521  2,631 
Interest income 88  54  10 
Interest expense (51) (45) (45)
Other non-operating income (expense), net (4) 23  (75)
  (176) 1,553  2,521 
Income tax (provision) benefit (8) (56) (219)
Equity in net income (loss) of equity method investees (11) (5) 4 
Net income (loss)$(195)$1,492 $2,306 
Earnings (loss) per share   
Basic$(0.18)$1.36 $2.06 
Diluted (0.18) 1.35  2.04 
Number of shares used in per share calculations   
Basic 1,090  1,097  1,119 
Diluted 1,090  1,106  1,130 


(In millions)

As ofDecember 1,
September 1,
Cash and equivalents$9,574 $8,262 
Short-term investments 1,007  1,069 
Receivables 3,318  5,130 
Inventories 8,359  6,663 
Other current assets 663  657 
Total current assets 22,921  21,781 
Long-term marketable investments 1,426  1,647 
Property, plant, and equipment 39,335  38,549 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 693  678 
Intangible assets 428  421 
Deferred tax assets 672  702 
Goodwill 1,228  1,228 
Other noncurrent assets 1,171  1,277 
Total assets$67,874 $66,283 
Liabilities and equity  
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$5,438 $6,090 
Current debt 171  103 
Other current liabilities 916  1,346 
Total current liabilities 6,525  7,539 
Long-term debt 10,094  6,803 
Noncurrent operating lease liabilities 625  610 
Noncurrent unearned government incentives 516  589 
Other noncurrent liabilities 808  835 
Total liabilities 18,568  16,376 
Commitments and contingencies  
Shareholders’ equity  
Common stock 123  123 
Additional capital 10,335  10,197 
Retained earnings 46,873  47,274 
Treasury stock (7,552) (7,127)
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) (473) (560)
Total equity 49,306  49,907 
Total liabilities and equity$67,874 $66,283 

(In millions)

For the three months endedDecember 1,
December 2,
Cash flows from operating activities  
Net income (loss)$(195)$2,306 
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:  
Depreciation expense and amortization of intangible assets 1,921  1,671 
Stock-based compensation 146  118 
(Gain) loss on debt repurchases   83 
Change in operating assets and liabilities:  
Receivables 1,842  67 
Inventories (1,697) (344)
Accounts payable and accrued expenses (1,056) (42)
Other (18) 79 
Net cash provided by operating activities 943  3,938 
Cash flows from investing activities  
Expenditures for property, plant, and equipment (2,449) (3,265)
Purchases of available-for-sale securities (90) (528)
Proceeds from maturities of available-for-sale securities 358  313 
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities 4  124 
Proceeds from government incentives 2  55 
Proceeds from sale of Lehi, Utah fab   893 
Other (91) (77)
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities (2,266) (2,485)
Cash flows from financing activities  
Proceeds from issuance of debt 3,349  2,000 
Repurchases of common stock - repurchase program (425) (259)
Payments of dividends to shareholders (126) (112)
Payments on equipment purchase contracts (47) (78)
Repayments of debt (20) (1,949)
Other (99) (115)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities 2,632  (513)
Effect of changes in currency exchange rates on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash (6) (6)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash 1,303  934 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period 8,339  7,829 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period$9,642 $8,763 



Debt Activity

On November 3, 2022, we entered into a Term Loan Agreement consisting of three tranches and borrowed $2.60 billion in aggregate principal amount, including $927 million due November 3, 2025, $746 million due November 3, 2026, and $927 million due November 3, 2027. Borrowings under the Term Loan Agreement will bear interest at adjusted term SOFR plus an applicable interest rate margin ranging from 1.00% to 2.00%, varying by tranche and depending on our corporate credit ratings.

On October 31, 2022, we issued $750 million principal amount of senior notes due 2029 in a public offering and received net proceeds of $744 million. The notes bear interest at a rate of 6.750% per year and will mature on November 1, 2029.


(In millions, except per share amounts)

 1st Qtr.4th Qtr.1st Qtr.
 December 1,
September 1,
December 2,
GAAP gross margin$893 $2,622 $3,565 
Stock-based compensation 36  49  43 
Other 5  5  8 
Non-GAAP gross margin$934 $2,676 $3,616 
GAAP operating expenses$1,102 $1,101 $934 
Stock-based compensation (90) (82) (73)
Restructure and asset impairments (13) (5) (38)
Other     68 
Non-GAAP operating expenses$999 $1,014 $891 
GAAP operating income (loss)$(209)$1,521 $2,631 
Stock-based compensation 126  131  116 
Restructure and asset impairments 13  5  38 
Other 5  5  (60)
Non-GAAP operating income (loss)$(65)$1,662 $2,725 
GAAP net income (loss)$(195)$1,492 $2,306 
Stock-based compensation 126  131  116 
Restructure and asset impairments 13  5  38 
Amortization of debt discount and other costs 5  6  9 
(Gain) loss on debt repurchases     83 
Other 5  5  (60)
Estimated tax effects of above and other tax adjustments 7  (18) (21)
Non-GAAP net income (loss)$(39)$1,621 $2,471 
GAAP weighted-average common shares outstanding - Diluted 1,090  1,106  1,130 
Adjustment for stock-based compensation   15  11 
Non-GAAP weighted-average common shares outstanding - Diluted 1,090  1,121  1,141 
GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share$(0.18)$1.35 $2.04 
Effects of the above adjustments 0.14  0.10  0.12 
Non-GAAP diluted earnings (loss) per share$(0.04)$1.45 $2.16 


 1st Qtr.4th Qtr.1st Qtr.
 December 1,
September 1,
December 2,
GAAP net cash provided by operating activities$943 $3,777 $3,938 
Expenditures for property, plant, and equipment (2,449) (3,613) (3,265)
Proceeds from sales of property, plant, and equipment 23  30  21 
Payments on equipment purchase contracts (47) (9) (78)
Amounts funded by partners 2  11  55 
Investments in capital expenditures, net (2,471) (3,581) (3,267)
Adjusted free cash flow$(1,528)$196 $671 

As ofDecember 1,
September 1,
December 2,
Cash and short-term investments$10,581 $9,331 $9,580 
Current and noncurrent restricted cash 68  77  83 
Long-term marketable investments 1,426  1,647  1,817 
Current and long-term debt (10,265) (6,906) (7,022)
Net cash$1,810 $4,149 $4,458 

The tables above reconcile GAAP to non-GAAP measures of gross margin, operating expenses, operating income (loss), net income (loss), diluted shares, diluted earnings (loss) 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 routinely 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;
  • 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; 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 (loss).


FQ2-23GAAP Outlook Adjustments Non-GAAP Outlook
Revenue$3.80 billion ± $200 million   $3.80 billion ± $200 million
Gross margin7.5% ± 2.5% ~1% A 8.5% ± 2.5%
Operating expenses$1.08 billion ± $15 million $137 million B $945 million ± $15 million
Diluted earnings (loss) per share(1)($0.79) ± $0.10 $0.17 A, B, C ($0.62) ± $0.10

Non-GAAP Adjustments
(in millions)
AStock-based compensation – cost of goods sold$40
AOther – cost of goods sold 4
BStock-based compensation – research and development 62
BStock-based compensation – selling, general, and administrative 45
BRestructure and asset impairments 30
CTax effects of the above items and other tax adjustments 8

(1) GAAP and non-GAAP earnings (loss) per share based on approximately 1.09 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, additional 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 Ahmad Investor Relations (408) 834-1927 Erica Rodriguez Pompen Media Relations (408) 834-1873