Lam Research Corporation Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended June 28, 2020

Wednesday, 29. July 2020 22:05

FREMONT, Calif., July 29, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lam Research Corporation (the "Company," "Lam," "Lam Research") today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 28, 2020 (the “June 2020 quarter”).

Highlights for the June 2020 quarter were as follows:

  • Revenue of $2.79 billion.

  • U.S. GAAP gross margin of 45.9%, U.S. GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue of 27.1%, and U.S. GAAP diluted EPS of $4.73.

  • Non-GAAP gross margin of 46.1%, non-GAAP operating income as a percentage of revenue of 28.5%, and non-GAAP diluted EPS of $4.78.

Key Financial Data for the Quarters Ended
June 28, 2020 and March 29, 2020
(in thousands, except per-share data, percentages, and basis points)

U.S. GAAP
 June 2020 March 2020 Change Q/Q
Revenue$2,791,864  $2,503,625  +12%
Gross margin as percentage of revenue45.9% 46.6% - 70 bps
Operating income as percentage of revenue27.1% 27.7% - 60 bps
Diluted EPS$4.73  $3.88  +22%
      
Non-GAAP
 June 2020 March 2020 Change Q/Q
Revenue$2,791,864  $2,503,625  +12%
Gross margin as percentage of revenue46.1% 46.3% - 20 bps
Operating income as percentage of revenue28.5% 26.9% + 160 bps
Diluted EPS$4.78  $3.98  +20%

U.S. GAAP Financial Results

For the June 2020 quarter, revenue was $2,792 million, gross margin was $1,280 million, or 45.9% of revenue, operating expenses were $525 million, operating income was 27.1% of revenue, and net income was $697 million, or $4.73 per diluted share on a U.S. GAAP basis. This compares to revenue of $2,504 million, gross margin of $1,167 million, or 46.6% of revenue, operating expenses of $473 million, operating income of 27.7% of revenue, and net income of $575 million, or $3.88 per diluted share, for the quarter ended March 29, 2020 (the “March 2020 quarter”).

Non-GAAP Financial Results

For the June 2020 quarter, non-GAAP gross margin was $1,288 million, or 46.1% of revenue, non-GAAP operating expenses were $493 million, non-GAAP operating income was 28.5% of revenue, and non-GAAP net income was $704 million, or $4.78 per diluted share. This compares to non-GAAP gross margin of $1,160 million, or 46.3% of revenue, non-GAAP operating expenses of $486 million, non-GAAP operating income of 26.9% of revenue, and non-GAAP net income of $590 million, or $3.98 per diluted share, for the March 2020 quarter.

“Lam delivered strong financial results in the June quarter despite tremendous global health, macroeconomic, and geopolitical uncertainty,” said Tim Archer, Lam Research’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “This is a clear demonstration of our Company’s ability to adapt and execute in a period of unprecedented challenges. With an outlook for continued industry growth, we are in an excellent position to outperform as our investments in disruptive innovation and differentiated customer support gain momentum.”

Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Results

Cash and cash equivalents, short-term investments, and restricted cash and investments balances increased to $7.0 billion at the end of the June 2020 quarter compared to $5.6 billion at the end of the March 2020 quarter. This increase was primarily the result of net proceeds of $1.97 billion on issuance of long-term debt and $813.0 million of cash generated from operating activities. These sources of cash were partially offset by the $1.25 billion repayment of borrowings from the Company's revolving credit facility and $167.7 million of dividends paid to stockholders.

Revenue

The geographic distribution of revenue during the June 2020 quarter is shown in the following table:

RegionRevenue
China34%
Korea32%
Taiwan11%
Japan8%
United States7%
Southeast Asia5%
Europe3%

The following table presents revenue disaggregated between system and customer support-related revenue:

 Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
 June 28,
2020
 March 29, 
2020
 June 30,
2019
 June 28,
2020
 June 30,
2019
          
  
 (In thousands)
Systems revenue$1,865,249 $1,647,560 $1,570,373 $6,625,130 $6,451,104
Customer support-related revenue and other926,615 856,065 790,774 3,419,606 3,202,455
 $2,791,864 $2,503,625 $2,361,147 $10,044,736 $9,653,559

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 September 27, 2020, Lam is providing the following guidance:

 U.S. GAAP Reconciling
Items
 Non-GAAP
Revenue$3.1 Billion+/-$200 Million  $3.1 Billion+/-$200 Million
Gross margin as a percentage of revenue46.4%+/-1% $2 Million 46.5%+/-1%
Operating income as a percentage of revenue29.0%+/-1% $14 Million 29.5%+/-1%
Net income per diluted share$5.06+/-$0.40 $13 Million $5.15+/-$0.40
Diluted share count147 Million  147 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 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, $2 million.

  • Operating income as a percentage of revenue - amortization related to intangible assets acquired through business combinations, $14 million.

  • Net income per diluted share - amortization related to intangible assets acquired though business combinations, $14 million; amortization of note discounts, $1 million; and associated tax benefit for non-GAAP items ($2 million); totaling $13 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 June 2020 and March 2020 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 income tax expense (benefit) of non-GAAP items. Additionally, the June 2020 quarter non-GAAP results exclude an adjustment to the previously recognized cumulative income tax benefit reversal associated with the Ninth Circuit decision to deny a rehearing of the Altera stock-based compensation case and the March 2020 quarter non-GAAP results exclude the income tax benefit on conclusion of certain tax matters related to a prior business combination.

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 ability to adapt and execute, including during a period of challenges; our outlook for continued industry growth; our ability to gain momentum from our investments in disruptive innovation and differentiated customer support as well as whether our innovation will indeed be disruptive and our support differentiated in the future; the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our operations and financial results; macroeconomic conditions; the status of the industry supply chain; customer demand for our equipment; industry conditions; the long–term resiliency of the semiconductor industry; the relevance of our technology to our customers; our positioning within the industry; and our ability to outperform. Some factors that may affect these forward-looking statements include: 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; 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; 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 30, 2019, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarters ended September 29, 2019, December 29, 2019 and March 29, 2020 and our Current Report on Form 8-K dated April 30, 2020. 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.

About Lam Research

Lam Research Corporation is a global supplier of innovative wafer fabrication equipment and services to the semiconductor industry. As a trusted, collaborative partner to the world’s leading semiconductor companies, we combine superior systems engineering capability, technology leadership, and unwavering commitment to customer success to accelerate innovation through enhanced device performance. In fact, today, nearly every advanced chip is built with Lam technology. 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.

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(in thousands, except per share data and percentages)

 Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
 June 28,
2020
 March 29,
2020
 June 30,
2019
 June 28,
2020
 June 30,
2019
 (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (1)
Revenue$2,791,864  $2,503,625  $2,361,147  $10,044,736  $9,653,559 
Cost of goods sold1,511,532  1,336,618  1,280,256  5,436,043  5,295,100 
Gross margin1,280,332  1,167,007  1,080,891  4,608,693  4,358,459 
Gross margin as a percent of revenue45.9% 46.6% 45.8% 45.9% 45.1%
Research and development338,810  307,914  295,578  1,252,412  1,191,320 
Selling, general and administrative185,800  164,979  168,228  682,479  702,407 
Total operating expenses524,610  472,893  463,806  1,934,891  1,893,727 
Operating income755,722  694,114  617,085  2,673,802  2,464,732 
Operating income as a percent of revenue27.1% 27.7% 26.1% 26.6% 25.5%
Other expense, net(7,553) (64,619) (7,667) (98,824) (18,161)
Income before income taxes748,169  629,495  609,418  2,574,978  2,446,571 
Income tax expense(51,496) (54,714) (67,593) (323,225) (255,141)
Net income$696,673  $574,781  $541,825  $2,251,753  $2,191,430 
Net income per share:         
Basic$4.79  $3.96  $3.66  $15.55  $14.37 
Diluted$4.73  $3.88  $3.51  $15.10  $13.70 
Number of shares used in per share calculations:         
Basic145,295  145,301  148,131  144,814  152,478 
Diluted147,416  148,165  154,474  149,090  159,915 
Cash dividend declared per common share$1.15  $1.15  $1.10  $4.60  $4.40 


(1)Derived from audited financial statements.

 LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(in thousands)

 June 28,
2020
 March 29,
2020
 June 30,
2019
 (unaudited) (unaudited) (1)
ASSETS     
Cash and cash equivalents$4,915,172  $3,961,586  $3,658,219 
Investments1,795,080  1,431,550  1,772,984 
Accounts receivable, net2,097,099  2,191,070  1,455,522 
Inventories1,900,024  1,674,740  1,540,140 
Prepaid expenses and other current assets146,160  149,839  133,544 
Total current assets10,853,535  9,408,785  8,560,409 
Property and equipment, net1,071,499  1,048,619  1,059,077 
Restricted cash and investments253,911  254,155  255,177 
Goodwill and intangible assets1,652,968  1,666,732  1,701,547 
Other assets727,134  560,344  425,123 
Total assets$14,559,047  $12,938,635  $12,001,333 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY     
Current portion of long-term debt and finance lease obligations$839,877  $42,407  $667,131 
Other current liabilities2,322,565  2,063,254  1,704,519 
Total current liabilities3,162,442  2,105,661  2,371,650 
Long-term debt and finance lease obligations4,970,848  5,043,931  3,822,768 
Income taxes payable909,709  889,287  892,790 
Other long-term liabilities332,559  350,603  190,821 
Total liabilities9,375,558  8,389,482  7,278,029 
Temporary equity, convertible notes10,995  11,546  49,439 
Stockholders’ equity (2)5,172,494  4,537,607  4,673,865 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity$14,559,047  $12,938,635  $12,001,333 


(1)Derived from audited financial statements.
(2)Common shares issued and outstanding were 145,331 as of June 28, 2020, 145,156 as of March 29, 2020, and 144,433 as of June 30, 2019.

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands)

 Three Months Ended Twelve Months Ended
 June 28,
2020
 March 29,
2020
 June 30,
2019
 June 28,
2020
 June 30,
2019
 (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited) (1)
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:         
Net income696,673  574,781  541,825  2,251,753  2,191,430 
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:         
Depreciation and amortization71,083  67,248  65,408  268,525  309,281 
Deferred income taxes(92,293)   70,125  (17,777) (4,980)
Equity-based compensation expense53,153  47,414  44,845  189,197  187,234 
Amortization of note discounts and issuance costs1,329  1,361  2,206  5,940  7,343 
Other, net(10,822) 7,811  (5,173) 688  (5,819)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities93,925  (157,187) 161,251  (571,875) 491,524 
Net cash provided by operating activities813,048  541,428  880,487  2,126,451  3,176,013 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:         
Capital expenditures and intangible assets(50,554) (51,375) (65,948) (203,239) (303,491)
Net (purchase) sale of available-for-sale securities(354,350) 211,159  (555,468) (15,000) (1,326,208)
Other, net(25,305) 9,988  (2,067) (25,845) (7,355)
Net cash (used for) provided by investing activities(430,209) 169,772  (623,483) (244,084) (1,637,054)
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:         
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of issuance costs1,974,651      1,974,651  2,476,720 
Principal payments on debt(2,948) (617,637) (1,157) (667,537) (117,653)
Net repayments from issuance of commercial paper    (300,000)   (361,754)
Proceeds from borrowings on revolving credit facility  1,250,000    1,250,000   
Repayments of borrowings on revolving credit facility(1,250,000)     (1,250,000)  
Treasury stock purchases(41,017) (245,433) (1,108,560) (1,369,649) (3,780,611)
Dividends paid(167,739) (163,510) (164,874) (656,838) (678,348)
Reissuance of treasury stock related to employee stock purchase plan46,992    45,041  85,439  77,961 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock1,869  1,714  1,694  8,084  6,813 
Other, net1,592  328    1,920  (13,208)
Net cash provided by (used for) financing activities563,400  225,462  (1,527,856) (623,930) (2,390,080)
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash7,103  (10,715) (3,137) (2,750) (4,041)
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash953,342  925,947  (1,273,989) 1,255,687  (855,162)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period4,215,741  3,289,794  5,187,385  3,913,396  4,768,558 
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period$5,169,083  $4,215,741  $3,913,396  $5,169,083  $3,913,396 


(1)Derived from audited financial statements.

Non-GAAP Financial Summary
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)
(unaudited)

 Three Months Ended
 June 28,
2020
 March 29,
2020
Revenue$2,791,864  $2,503,625 
Gross margin$1,288,339  $1,159,981 
Gross margin as percentage of revenue46.1% 46.3%
Operating expenses$493,115  $486,494 
Operating income$795,224  $673,487 
Operating income as a percentage of revenue28.5% 26.9%
Net income$704,456  $590,359 
Net income per diluted share$4.78  $3.98 
Shares used in per share calculation - diluted147,416  148,165 

Reconciliation of U.S. GAAP Net Income to Non-GAAP Net Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
(unaudited)

 Three Months Ended
 June 28,
2020
 March 29,
2020
U.S. GAAP net income$696,673  $574,781 
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:   
Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations - cost of goods sold1,627  1,627 
Loss (gain) on elective deferred compensation ("EDC") - related liability - cost of goods sold6,380  (8,653)
Loss (gain) on EDC - related liability - research and development11,483  (15,575)
Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations -selling, general and administrative12,357  12,357 
Loss (gain) on EDC - related liability - selling, general and administrative7,655  (10,383)
Amortization of note discounts - other expense, net935  953 
(Gain) loss on EDC - related asset - other expense, net(26,135) 33,828 
Net income tax (benefit) expense on non-GAAP items(5,698) 1,700 
Adjustment to cumulative income tax benefit reversal due to a court ruling(821)  
Income tax benefit on the conclusion of certain tax matters  (276)
Non-GAAP net income$704,456  $590,359 
Non-GAAP net income per diluted share$4.78  $3.98 
U.S. GAAP net income per diluted share$4.73  $3.88 
U.S. GAAP and non-GAAP  number of shares used for per diluted share calculation147,416  148,165 

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
 June 28,
2020
 March 29,
2020
U.S. GAAP gross margin$1,280,332  $1,167,007 
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:   
Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations1,627  1,627 
Loss (gain) on EDC-related liability6,380  (8,653)
Non-GAAP gross margin$1,288,339  $1,159,981 
U.S. GAAP gross margin as a percentage of revenue45.9% 46.6%
Non-GAAP gross margin as a percentage of revenue46.1% 46.3%
U.S. GAAP operating expenses$524,610  $472,893 
Pre-tax non-GAAP items:   
Amortization related to intangible assets acquired through certain business combinations(12,357) (12,357)
(Loss) gain on EDC-related liability(19,138) 25,958 
Non-GAAP operating expenses$493,115  $486,494 
U.S. GAAP operating income$755,722  $694,114 
Non-GAAP operating income$795,224  $673,487 
U.S. GAAP operating income as percent of revenue27.1% 27.7%
Non-GAAP operating income as a percent of revenue28.5% 26.9%

Lam Research Corporation Contact:

Tina Correia, Investor Relations, phone: 510-572-1615, e-mail: investor.relations@lamresearch.com

 

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