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LAM RESEARCH CORP

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EX-99.1 2 lrcx_exhibitx991xq2x2022.htm EX-99.1 Document

Exhibit 99.1
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE        
Lam Research Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended December 26, 2021
FREMONT, Calif., January 26, 2022 - Lam Research Corporation (the "Company," "Lam," "Lam Research") today announced financial results for the quarter ended December 26, 2021 (the “December 2021 quarter”).
Highlights for the December 2021 quarter were as follows:
Revenue of $4.23 billion.
U.S. GAAP gross margin of 46.8%, U.S. GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue of 31.7%, and U.S. GAAP diluted EPS of $8.44.
Non-GAAP gross margin of 46.8%, non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue of 32.0%, and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $8.53.
Key Financial Data for the Quarters Ended
December 26, 2021 and September 26, 2021
(in thousands, except per-share data, percentages, and basis points) 
U.S. GAAP
   December 2021September 2021Change Q/Q
Revenue  $4,226,604 $4,304,465 - 2%
Gross margin as percentage of revenue  46.8 %45.9 %+ 90 bps
Operating income as percentage of revenue  31.7 %31.9 %- 20 bps
Diluted EPS  $8.44 $8.27 + 2%
Non-GAAP
   December 2021September 2021Change Q/Q
Revenue  $4,226,604 $4,304,465 - 2%
Gross margin as percentage of revenue  46.8 % 46.0 %+ 80 bps
Operating income as percentage of revenue  32.0 % 32.4 %- 40 bps
Diluted EPS  $8.53  $8.36 + 2%

U.S. GAAP Financial Results
For the December 2021 quarter, revenue was $4,227 million, gross margin was $1,978 million, or 46.8% of revenue, operating expenses were $640 million, operating income was 31.7% of revenue, and net income was $1,195 million, or $8.44 per diluted share on a U.S. GAAP basis. This compares to revenue of $4,304 million, gross margin of $1,977 million, or 45.9% of revenue, operating expenses of $605 million, operating income of 31.9% of revenue, and net income of $1,180 million, or $8.27 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 26, 2021 (the “September 2021 quarter”).
Non-GAAP Financial Results
For the December 2021 quarter, non-GAAP gross margin was $1,979 million, or 46.8% of revenue, non-GAAP operating expenses were $627 million, non-GAAP operating income was 32.0% of revenue, and non-GAAP net income was $1,207 million, or $8.53 per diluted share. This compares to non-GAAP gross margin of $1,980 million, or 46.0% of revenue, non-GAAP operating expenses of $586 million, non-GAAP operating income of 32.4% of revenue, and non-GAAP net income of $1,192 million, or $8.36 per diluted share, for the September 2021 quarter.
“Lam delivered record calendar year 2021 financial performance within a robust wafer fabrication spending environment” said Tim Archer, Lam Research’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “While supply chain conditions worsened in late December and are causing near-term impacts to our results, we expect wafer fabrication equipment investments to again increase in calendar year 2022, leading to another strong growth year for Lam.”






Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Results
Cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, and restricted cash and investments balances increased to $5.6 billion at the end of the December 2021 quarter compared to $4.9 billion at the end of the September 2021 quarter. This increase was primarily the result of $1.4 billion of cash generated from operating activities, partially offset by $415 million of share repurchases, including net share settlement of employee stock-based compensation; $211 million of dividends paid to stockholders; and $138 million of capital expenditures.
Deferred revenue at the end of the December 2021 quarter increased to $1,458 million compared to $1,110 million as of the end of the September 2021 quarter. Lam's deferred revenue balance does not include shipments to customers in Japan, to whom title does not transfer until customer acceptances. Shipments to customers in Japan are classified as inventory at cost until the time of acceptance. The estimated future revenue from shipments to customers in Japan was approximately $328 million as of December 26, 2021 and $331 million as of September 26, 2021.
Revenue
The geographic distribution of revenue during the December 2021 quarter is shown in the following table:
RegionRevenue
China26%
Korea25%
Taiwan18%
Japan12%
Southeast Asia9%
United States6%
Europe4%
The following table presents revenue disaggregated between system and customer support-related revenue:
Three Months Ended
December 26,
2021
September 26,
2021
December 27,
2020
(In thousands)
System revenue$2,740,173 $2,924,883 $2,307,421 
Customer support-related revenue and other1,486,431 1,379,582 1,148,816 
$4,226,604 $4,304,465 $3,456,237 
System revenue includes sales of new leading-edge equipment in deposition, etch and clean markets.
Customer support-related revenue includes sales of customer service, spares, upgrades, and non-leading-edge equipment from our Reliant® product line.
Outlook

For the quarter ended March 27, 2022, Lam is providing the following guidance:

U.S. GAAPReconciling ItemsNon-GAAP
Revenue$4.25 Billion+/-$300 Million$4.25 Billion+/-$300 Million
Gross margin as a percentage of revenue45.0%+/-1%$Million45.0%+/-1%
Operating income as a percentage of revenue29.2%+/-1%$13 Million29.5%+/-1%
Net income per diluted share$7.36+/-$0.75$12 Million$7.45+/-$0.75
Diluted share count141 Million141 Million
The information provided above is only an estimate of what the Company believes is realizable as of the date of this release and does not incorporate the potential impact of any business combinations, asset acquisitions, divestitures, restructuring, balance sheet valuation adjustments, financing arrangements, other investments, or other significant arrangements that may be completed or recognized after the date of this release. U.S. GAAP to non-GAAP reconciling items provided include only those items that are known and can be estimated as



of the date of this release. Actual results will vary from this model and the variations may be material. Reconciling items included above are as follows:

Gross margin as a percentage of revenue - amortization related to intangible assets acquired through business combinations, $1 million.

Operating income as a percentage of revenue - amortization related to intangible assets acquired through business combinations, $13 million.

Net income per diluted share - amortization related to intangible assets acquired though business combinations, $13 million; amortization of note discounts, $1 million; and associated tax benefit for non-GAAP items ($2 million); totaling $12 million.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Results
In addition to U.S. GAAP results, this press release also contains non-GAAP financial results. The Company’s non-GAAP results for both the December 2021 and September 2021 quarters exclude amortization related to intangible assets acquired through business combinations, the effects of elective deferred compensation-related assets and liabilities, amortization of note discounts, and the income tax benefit of non-GAAP items.
Management uses non-GAAP gross margin, operating expense, operating income, operating income as a percentage of revenue, net income, and net income per diluted share to evaluate the Company’s operating and financial results. The Company believes the presentation of non-GAAP results is useful to investors for analyzing business trends and comparing performance to prior periods, along with enhancing investors’ ability to view the Company’s results from management’s perspective. Tables presenting reconciliations of non-GAAP results to U.S. GAAP results are included at the end of this press release and on the Company’s website at http://investor.lamresearch.com.
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Statements made in this press release that are not of historical fact are forward-looking statements and are subject to the safe harbor provisions created by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements relate to, but are not limited to: our outlook and guidance for future financial results, including revenue, gross margin, operating income and net income; demand and spending for wafer fabrication equipment; supply chain conditions and their impacts on our results; and our prospects for growth. Some factors that may affect these forward-looking statements include: supply chain disruptions and/or manufacturing capacity constraints have limited and are expected to continue to limit our ability to manufacture and sell our products; trade regulations, export controls, trade disputes, and other geopolitical tensions may inhibit our ability to sell our products; business, political and/or regulatory conditions in the consumer electronics industry, the semiconductor industry and the overall economy may deteriorate or change; the actions of our customers and competitors may be inconsistent with our expectations; the severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID–19 pandemic (and the related governmental, public health, business and community responses to it), and their impacts on our business, results of operations and financial condition, are evolving and are highly uncertain and unpredictable; and widespread outbreaks of illness may impact our operations and revenue in affected areas; as well as the other risks and uncertainties that are described in the documents filed or furnished by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including specifically the Risk Factors described in our annual report on Form 10–K for the fiscal year ended June 27, 2021 and our quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended September 26, 2021. These uncertainties and changes could materially affect the forward-looking statements and cause actual results to vary from expectations in a material way. The Company undertakes no obligation to update the information or statements made in this release.

Lam Research Corporation is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. Lam's equipment and services allow customers to build smaller and better performing devices. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology. We combine superior systems engineering, technology leadership, and a strong values-based culture, with an unwavering commitment to our customers. Lam Research (Nasdaq: LRCX) is a FORTUNE 500® company headquartered in Fremont, Calif., with operations around the globe. Learn more at www.lamresearch.com. (LRCX-F)
Consolidated Financial Tables Follow.
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LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data and percentages)
(unaudited) 
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 December 26,
2021
September 26,
2021
December 27,
2020
December 26,
2021
December 27,
2020
Revenue$4,226,604 $4,304,465 $3,456,237 $8,531,069 $6,633,317 
Cost of goods sold2,248,688 2,327,711 1,852,442 4,576,399 3,523,343 
Gross margin1,977,916 1,976,754 1,603,795 3,954,670 3,109,974 
Gross margin as a percent of revenue46.8 %45.9 %46.4 %46.4 %46.9 %
Research and development403,644 382,327 375,172 785,971 730,539 
Selling, general and administrative236,133 222,194 218,899 458,327 408,647 
Total operating expenses639,777 604,521 594,071 1,244,298 1,139,186 
Operating income1,338,139 1,372,233 1,009,724 2,710,372 1,970,788 
Operating income as a percent of revenue31.7 %31.9 %29.2 %31.8 %29.7 %
Other income (expense), net17,999 (28,857)(29,941)(10,858)(68,733)
Income before income taxes1,356,138 1,343,376 979,783 2,699,514 1,902,055 
Income tax expense(161,308)(163,632)(110,554)(324,940)(209,375)
Net income$1,194,830 $1,179,744 $869,229 $2,374,574 $1,692,680 
Net income per share:
Basic$8.50 $8.32 $6.04 $16.82 $11.71 
Diluted$8.44 $8.27 $5.96 $16.71 $11.55 
Number of shares used in per share calculations:
Basic140,630 141,743 143,830 141,187 144,549 
Diluted141,530 142,612 145,910 142,071 146,579 
Cash dividend declared per common share$1.50 $1.50 $1.30 $3.00 $2.60 
 















 LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)
 
December 26,
2021
September 26,
2021
June 27,
2021
(unaudited)(unaudited)(1)
ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents$5,086,544 $4,042,151 $4,418,263 
Investments242,590 569,472 1,310,872 
Accounts receivable, net3,402,840 3,397,180 3,026,430 
Inventories3,074,177 2,872,141 2,689,294 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets296,711 263,738 207,528 
Total current assets12,102,862 11,144,682 11,652,387 
Property and equipment, net1,503,385 1,372,533 1,303,479 
Restricted cash and investments250,863 251,448 252,487 
Goodwill and intangible assets1,601,755 1,614,959 1,622,499 
Other assets1,226,563 1,181,930 1,061,300 
Total assets$16,685,428 $15,565,552 $15,892,152 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current portion of long-term debt and finance lease obligations$6,201 $6,368 $11,349 
Other current liabilities3,856,950 3,402,852 3,516,518 
Total current liabilities3,863,151 3,409,220 3,527,867 
Long-term debt and finance lease obligations4,988,121 4,988,964 4,990,333 
Income taxes payable891,545 881,325 948,037 
Other long-term liabilities466,830 466,000 398,727 
Total liabilities10,209,647 9,745,509 9,864,964 
Stockholders’ equity (2)6,475,781 5,820,043 6,027,188 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$16,685,428 $15,565,552 $15,892,152 
 
(1)Derived from audited financial statements.
(2)
Common shares issued and outstanding were 140,275 as of December 26, 2021, 140,811 as of September 26, 2021, and 142,501 as of June 27, 2021.
 





 
LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands, unaudited)
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 December 26,
2021
September 26,
2021
December 27,
2020
December 26,
2021
December 27,
2020
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income$1,194,830 $1,179,744 $869,229 $2,374,574 $1,692,680 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization81,705 79,874 76,389 161,579 149,301 
Deferred income taxes(13,550)(13,023)(2,462)(26,573)(4,312)
Equity-based compensation expense62,834 58,099 52,109 120,933 108,097 
Other, net(66,514)(8,690)6,690 (75,204)11,029 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities181,201 (838,480)(657,318)(657,279)(969,647)
Net cash provided by operating activities1,440,506 457,524 344,637 1,898,030 987,148 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Capital expenditures and intangible assets(138,493)(136,427)(92,072)(274,920)(154,878)
Net sale (purchase) of available-for-sale securities325,171 738,043 168,102 1,063,214 (568,972)
Other, net(595)(4,923)(6,090)(5,518)(7,876)
Net cash provided by (used for) investing activities186,083 596,693 69,940 782,776 (731,726)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Principal payments on debt(1,698)(6,338)(4,596)(8,036)(23,769)
Treasury stock purchases(414,815)(1,236,753)(723,297)(1,651,568)(1,171,878)
Dividends paid(211,216)(185,431)(187,927)(396,647)(355,056)
Reissuance of treasury stock related to employee stock purchase plan46,380 — 41,434 46,380 41,434 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock3,451 742 8,108 4,193 13,646 
Other, net(205)188 961 (17)(1,179)
Net cash used for financing activities(578,103)(1,427,592)(865,317)(2,005,695)(1,496,802)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash(4,678)(3,776)8,187 (8,454)12,269 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash1,043,808 (377,151)(442,553)666,657 (1,229,111)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period4,293,599 4,670,750 4,382,525 4,670,750 5,169,083 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period$5,337,407 $4,293,599 $3,939,972 $5,337,407 $3,939,972 




 
Non-GAAP Financial Summary
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)
(unaudited)
Three Months Ended
December 26,
2021
September 26,
2021
Revenue$4,226,604 $4,304,465 
Gross margin$1,979,000 $1,979,742 
Gross margin as percentage of revenue46.8 %46.0 %
Operating expenses$627,445 $586,477 
Operating income$1,351,555 $1,393,265 
Operating income as a percentage of revenue32.0 %32.4 %
Net income$1,207,340 $1,191,561 
Net income per diluted share$8.53 $8.36 
Shares used in per share calculation - diluted141,530 142,612 
Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited) 
Three Months Ended
December 26,
2021
September 26,
2021
U.S. GAAP net income$1,194,830 $1,179,744 
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:
Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations - cost of goods sold1,092 1,092 
Elective deferred compensation ("EDC") related liability valuation (decrease) increase - cost of goods sold(8)1,896 
EDC related liability valuation (decrease) increase - research and development(15)3,412 
Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations - selling, general and administrative12,357 12,357 
EDC related liability valuation (decrease) increase - selling, general and administrative(10)2,275 
Amortization of note discounts - other income (expense), net689 683 
Loss (Gain) on EDC related asset - other income (expense), net56 (7,437)
Net income tax benefit on non-GAAP items(1,651)(2,461)
Non-GAAP net income$1,207,340 $1,191,561 
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share$8.53 $8.36 
U.S. GAAP net income per diluted share$8.44 $8.27 
U.S. GAAP and non-GAAP number of shares used for per diluted share calculation141,530 142,612 




 
Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Gross Margin, Operating Expenses and Operating Income to Non-GAAP Gross Margin, Operating Expenses and Operating Income
(in thousands, except percentages)
(unaudited) 
Three Months Ended
December 26,
2021
September 26,
2021
U.S. GAAP gross margin$1,977,916 $1,976,754 
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:
Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations1,092 1,092 
EDC related liability valuation (decrease) increase(8)1,896 
Non-GAAP gross margin$1,979,000 $1,979,742 
U.S. GAAP gross margin as a percentage of revenue46.8 %45.9 %
Non-GAAP gross margin as a percentage of revenue46.8 %46.0 %
U.S. GAAP operating expenses$639,777 $604,521 
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:
Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations(12,357)(12,357)
EDC related liability valuation decrease (increase)25 (5,687)
Non-GAAP operating expenses$627,445 $586,477 
U.S. GAAP operating income$1,338,139 $1,372,233 
Non-GAAP operating income$1,351,555 $1,393,265 
U.S. GAAP operating income as percent of revenue31.7 %31.9 %
Non-GAAP operating income as a percent of revenue32.0 %32.4 %
 
Lam Research Corporation Contacts:
Tina Correia, Investor Relations, phone: 510-572-1615, e-mail: investor.relations@lamresearch.com