News Summary

  • Second quarter revenue was $3.03 billion, up 10% sequentially (QoQ). Cloud revenue increased 23% (QoQ), Client revenue decreased 2% (QoQ) and Consumer revenue increased 15% (QoQ).
  • Second quarter GAAP earnings per share (EPS) was $(0.87) and Non-GAAP EPS was $(0.69), which includes $156 million of underutilization-related charges in Flash and HDD.
  • Expect fiscal third quarter 2024 revenue to be in the range of $3.20 billion to $3.40 billion.
  • Expect Non-GAAP EPS in the range of $(0.10) to $0.20, which includes $30 to $40 million of underutilization-related charges in HDD.

Western Digital Corp. (Nasdaq: WDC) today reported fiscal second quarter 2024 financial results.

“Western Digital’s second quarter results demonstrate that the structural changes we have put in place over the last few years and the strategy we have been executing are producing significant outperformance across our flash and HDD businesses,” said David Goeckeler, Western Digital CEO. “We are seeing our efforts come to fruition as our financial performance met, or exceeded, the non-GAAP guidance ranges we provided in October, and I am confident that our strategy of managing inventory proactively, offering a broad range of products, closely controlling our product cost through focused R&D and manufacturing, and bolstering the agility of our business will allow us to improve through-cycle profitability and dampen business cycles into the future.”

Q2 2024 Financial Highlights

 

 

GAAP

 

Non-GAAP

 

 

Q2 2024

Q1 2024

Q/Q

 

Q2 2024

Q1 2024

Q/Q

Revenue ($M)

 

$3,032

$2,750

up 10%

 

$3,032

$2,750

up 10%

Gross Margin

 

16.2%

3.6%

up 12.6 ppt

 

15.5%

4.1%

up 11.4 ppt

Operating Expenses ($M)

 

$702

$695

up 1%

 

$561

$555

up 1%

Operating Loss ($M)

 

$(210)

$(596)

*

 

$(91)

$(443)

*

Net Loss ($M)

 

$(268)

$(685)

*

 

$(210)

$(554)

*

Loss Per Share

 

$(0.87)

$(2.17)

*

 

$(0.69)

$(1.76)

*

* not a meaningful figure

 

 

GAAP

 

Non-GAAP

 

 

Q2 2024

Q2 2023

Y/Y

 

Q2 2024

Q2 2023

Y/Y

Revenue ($M)

 

$3,032

$3,107

down 2%

 

$3,032

$3,107

down 2%

Gross Margin

 

16.2%

17.0%

down 0.8 ppt

 

15.5%

17.4%

down 1.9 ppt

Operating Expenses ($M)

 

$702

$849

down 17%

 

$561

$659

down 15%

Operating Loss ($M)

 

$(210)

$(321)

*

 

$(91)

$(119)

*

Net Loss ($M)

 

$(268)

$(446)

*

 

$(210)

($135)

*

Loss Per Share

 

$(0.87)

$(1.40)

*

 

$(0.69)

$(0.42)

*

* not a meaningful figure

The company had an operating cash outflow of $92 million and ended the quarter with $2.48 billion of total cash and cash equivalents.

Additional details can be found within the company’s earnings presentation, which is accessible online at investor.wdc.com.

End Market Summary

Revenue ($M)

Q2 2024

Q1 2024

Q/Q

Q2 2023

Y/Y

Cloud

$1,071

$872

up 23%

$1,224

down 13%

Client

1,122

1,147

down 2%

1,089

up 3%

Consumer

839

731

up 15%

794

up 6%

Total Revenue

$3,032

$2,750

up 10%

$3,107

down 2%

In the fiscal second quarter:

  • Cloud represented 35% of total revenue. Sequentially, the growth was attributed to higher nearline shipments to data center customers and better nearline pricing. The year-over-year decrease was due to lower eSSD bit shipments.
  • Client represented 37% of total revenue. Sequentially, an increase in flash ASPs was more than offset by a decline in flash bit shipments. The year-over-year increase was due to higher flash shipments, primarily driven by client SSD shipments into PC applications, more than offsetting a decline in flash ASPs.
  • Consumer represented 28% of total revenue. Sequentially, the growth was primarily due to seasonal strength in flash bit shipments. On a year-over-year basis, the increase in flash bit shipments was partially offset by a decline in flash ASPs as well as lower HDD shipments.

Business Outlook for Fiscal Third Quarter of 2024

 

Three Months Ending

 

March 29, 2024

 

GAAP(1)

 

Non-GAAP(1)

Revenue ($B)

$3.20 - $3.40

 

$3.20 - $3.40

Gross margin

21.5% - 23.5%

 

22.0% - 24.0%

Operating expenses ($M)

$710 - $730

 

$600 - $620

Interest and other expense, net ($M)

~$95

 

~$95

Income tax expense ($M)(2)

N/A

 

$20 - $30

Preferred dividend ($M)

$15

 

$15

Diluted earnings per share

N/A

 

$(0.10) - $0.20

Diluted shares outstanding (in millions)

~330

 

~330

__________

(1) Non-GAAP gross margin guidance excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense of approximately $10 million to $15 million. The company’s Non-GAAP operating expenses guidance excludes stock-based compensation expense, and expenses related to business separation costs, totaling approximately $105 million to $115 million. In the aggregate, Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance excludes these items totaling approximately $115 million to $130 million. The timing and amount of additional charges the company excludes from its Non-GAAP income tax expense and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are dependent on the timing and determination of certain actions and cannot be reasonably predicted. The timing and amount of these charges excluded from Non-GAAP gross margin, Non-GAAP operating expenses, and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share cannot be further allocated or quantified with certainty. Accordingly, full reconciliations of Non-GAAP gross margin, Non-GAAP operating expenses, Non-GAAP income tax expense and Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures (GAAP gross profit, GAAP operating expenses, income tax expense and diluted earnings per share, respectively) are not available without unreasonable effort.

(2) Non-GAAP income tax expense is determined based on a percentage of Non-GAAP pre-tax income or loss. Our estimated Non-GAAP tax dollars may differ from our GAAP tax dollars (i) due to differences in the tax treatment of items excluded from our Non-GAAP net income or loss; (ii) the fact that our GAAP income tax expense or benefit recorded in any interim period is based on an estimated forecasted GAAP tax rate for the full year, excluding loss jurisdictions; and (iii) because our GAAP taxes recorded in any interim period are dependent on the timing and determination of certain GAAP operating expenses.

Investor Communications

The investment community conference call to discuss these results and the company’s business outlook for the fiscal third quarter of 2024 will be broadcast live online today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific/4:30 p.m. Eastern. The live and archived conference call/webcast and the earnings presentation can be accessed online at investor.wdc.com.

About Western Digital

Western Digital is on a mission to unlock the potential of data by harnessing the possibility to use it. With Flash and HDD franchises, underpinned by advancements in storage technologies, we create breakthrough innovations and powerful data storage solutions that enable the world to actualize its aspirations. Core to our values, we recognize the urgency to combat climate change and have committed to ambitious carbon reduction goals approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. Learn more about Western Digital and the Western Digital®, SanDisk® and WD® brands at www.westerndigital.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws, including statements regarding expectations for the company’s business outlook and financial performance for the fiscal third quarter of 2024 and beyond; the impact of structural changes in the company’s business and corporate strategy on operating and financial performance; and the impact of the company’s inventory management, range of products, cost controls and business agility on cyclicality and through-cycle profitability. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. The preliminary financial results for the company’s fiscal second quarter ended December 29, 2023 included in this press release represent the most current information available to management. Actual results when disclosed in the company's Form 10-Q may differ from these preliminary results as a result of the completion of the company’s financial closing procedures, final adjustments, completion of the review by the company’s independent registered accounting firm; and other developments that may arise between now and the filing of the company's Form 10-Q. Other key risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include: volatility in global economic conditions; future responses to and effects of global health crises; the impact of business and market conditions; the outcome and impact of the company's planned separation of its HDD and Flash business units, including with respect to customer and supplier relationships, contractual restrictions, stock price volatility and the diversion of management’s attention from ongoing business operations and opportunities; the impact of competitive products and pricing; the company's development and introduction of products based on new technologies and expansion into new data storage markets; risks associated with cost saving initiatives, restructurings, acquisitions, divestitures, mergers, joint ventures and the company's strategic relationships; difficulties or delays in manufacturing or other supply chain disruptions; hiring and retention of key employees; the company's level of debt and other financial obligations; changes to the company's relationships with key customers; compromise, damage or interruption from cybersecurity incidents or other data system security risks; actions by competitors; the company's ability to achieve its GHG emissions reduction and other ESG goals; risks associated with compliance with changing legal and regulatory requirements and the outcome of legal proceedings; and other risks and uncertainties listed in the company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), including the company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on August 22, 2023 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on November 7, 2023 to which your attention is directed. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events, except as required by law.

Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, SanDisk and WD are registered trademarks or trademarks of Western Digital Corporation or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries.

 

WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions; unaudited; on a US GAAP basis)

 

 

December 29, 2023

 

June 30, 2023

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

Current assets:

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

2,481

 

$

2,023

Accounts receivable, net

 

1,523

 

 

1,598

Inventories

 

3,216

 

 

3,698

Other current assets

 

618

 

 

567

Total current assets

 

7,838

 

 

7,886

Property, plant and equipment, net

 

3,315

 

 

3,620

Notes receivable and investments in Flash Ventures

 

1,248

 

 

1,297

Goodwill

 

10,037

 

 

10,037

Other intangible assets, net

 

79

 

 

80

Other non-current assets

 

1,768

 

 

1,509

Total assets

$

24,285

 

$

24,429

LIABILITIES, CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

1,504

 

$

1,293

Accounts payable to related parties

 

251

 

 

292

Accrued expenses

 

1,037

 

 

1,288

Income taxes payable

 

506

 

 

999

Accrued compensation

 

353

 

 

349

Current portion of long-term debt

 

1,042

 

 

1,213

Total current liabilities

 

4,693

 

 

5,434

Long-term debt

 

7,351

 

 

5,857

Other liabilities

 

1,397

 

 

1,415

Total liabilities

 

13,441

 

 

12,706

Convertible preferred stock, aggregate liquidation preference of $953 and $924, respectively

 

876

 

 

876

Total shareholders’ equity

 

9,968

 

 

10,847

Total liabilities, convertible preferred stock and shareholders’ equity

$

24,285

 

$

24,429

 

WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(in millions, except per share amounts; unaudited; on a US GAAP basis)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

December 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

 

December 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

Revenue, net

$

3,032

 

 

$

3,107

 

 

$

5,782

 

 

$

6,843

 

Cost of revenue

 

2,540

 

 

 

2,579

 

 

 

5,191

 

 

 

5,334

 

Gross profit

 

492

 

 

 

528

 

 

 

591

 

 

 

1,509

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Research and development

 

444

 

 

 

523

 

 

 

875

 

 

 

1,075

 

Selling, general and administrative

 

198

 

 

 

250

 

 

 

405

 

 

 

497

 

Employee termination, asset impairment, and other

 

24

 

 

 

76

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

100

 

Business separation costs

 

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

702

 

 

 

849

 

 

 

1,397

 

 

 

1,672

 

Operating loss

 

(210

)

 

 

(321

)

 

 

(806

)

 

 

(163

)

Interest and other expense:

 

(30

)

 

 

(64

)

 

 

(116

)

 

 

(138

)

Loss before taxes

 

(240

)

 

 

(385

)

 

 

(922

)

 

 

(301

)

Income tax expense

 

28

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

31

 

 

 

118

 

Net loss

 

(268

)

 

 

(446

)

 

 

(953

)

 

 

(419

)

Less: cumulative dividends allocated to preferred shareholders

 

14

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to common shareholders

$

(282

)

 

$

(446

)

 

$

(982

)

 

$

(419

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

$

(0.87

)

 

$

(1.40

)

 

$

(3.03

)

 

$

(1.32

)

Diluted

$

(0.87

)

 

$

(1.40

)

 

$

(3.03

)

 

$

(1.32

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

325

 

 

 

318

 

 

 

324

 

 

 

317

 

Diluted

 

325

 

 

 

318

 

 

 

324

 

 

 

317

 

 

WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(in millions; unaudited; on a US GAAP basis)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

December 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

 

December 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss

$

(268

)

 

$

(446

)

 

 

(953

)

 

$

(419

)

Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

143

 

 

 

214

 

 

 

290

 

 

 

430

 

Stock-based compensation

 

72

 

 

 

86

 

 

 

149

 

 

 

172

 

Deferred income taxes

 

(22

)

 

 

67

 

 

 

(68

)

 

 

25

 

Loss (Gain) on disposal of assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(87

)

 

 

1

 

Non-cash portion of asset impairment

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

95

 

 

 

15

 

Gain on repurchase of debt

 

(4

)

 

 

 

 

 

(4

)

 

 

 

Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts

 

5

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

5

 

Other non-cash operating activities, net

 

(48

)

 

 

25

 

 

 

(47

)

 

 

69

 

Changes in:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

(72

)

 

 

517

 

 

 

75

 

 

 

899

 

Inventories

 

281

 

 

 

89

 

 

 

482

 

 

 

(135

)

Accounts payable

 

274

 

 

 

(396

)

 

 

299

 

 

 

(521

)

Accounts payable to related parties

 

(26

)

 

 

74

 

 

 

(41

)

 

 

49

 

Accrued expenses

 

(309

)

 

 

(182

)

 

 

(246

)

 

 

(226

)

Income taxes payable

 

(169

)

 

 

39

 

 

 

(494

)

 

 

156

 

Accrued compensation

 

3

 

 

 

(58

)

 

 

4

 

 

 

(162

)

Other assets and liabilities, net

 

48

 

 

 

(11

)

 

 

(181

)

 

 

(317

)

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

 

(92

)

 

 

35

 

 

 

(718

)

 

 

41

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net

 

(150

)

 

 

(258

)

 

 

(81

)

 

 

(578

)

Activity related to Flash Ventures, net

 

66

 

 

 

(17

)

 

 

79

 

 

 

82

 

Strategic investments and other, net

 

24

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

14

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

 

(60

)

 

 

(258

)

 

 

24

 

 

 

(482

)

Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Employee stock plans, net

 

33

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

(10

)

 

 

(7

)

Net proceeds from convertible preferred stock

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 

 

Purchase of capped calls

 

(155

)

 

 

 

 

 

(155

)

 

 

 

Repurchases of debt

 

(505

)

 

 

 

 

 

(505

)

 

 

 

Proceeds from debt, net of repayments

 

1,262

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,862

 

 

 

 

Debt issuance costs

 

(36

)

 

 

(5

)

 

 

(36

)

 

 

(5

)

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

 

597

 

 

 

38

 

 

 

1,151

 

 

 

(12

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

4

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

(3

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

449

 

 

 

(178

)

 

 

458

 

 

 

(456

)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

2,032

 

 

 

2,049

 

 

 

2,023

 

 

 

2,327

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

2,481

 

 

$

1,871

 

 

$

2,481

 

 

$

1,871

 

 

WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

SUPPLEMENTAL OPERATING SEGMENT RESULTS

(in millions; except percentages; unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

December 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

 

December 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net revenue:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash

$

1,665

 

 

$

1,657

 

 

$

3,221

 

 

$

3,379

 

HDD

 

1,367

 

 

 

1,450

 

 

 

2,561

 

 

 

3,464

 

Total net revenue

$

3,032

 

 

$

3,107

 

 

$

5,782

 

 

$

6,843

 

Gross profit:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash

$

131

 

 

$

240

 

 

$

(30

)

 

$

662

 

HDD

 

339

 

 

 

300

 

 

 

612

 

 

 

874

 

Total gross profit for segments

 

470

 

 

 

540

 

 

 

582

 

 

 

1,536

 

Unallocated corporate items:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(13

)

 

 

(12

)

 

 

(26

)

 

 

(26

)

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

(1

)

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(1

)

Recovery from contamination incident

 

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

Total unallocated corporate items

 

22

 

 

 

(12

)

 

 

9

 

 

 

(27

)

Consolidated gross profit

$

492

 

 

$

528

 

 

$

591

 

 

$

1,509

 

Gross margin:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flash

 

7.9

%

 

 

14.5

%

 

 

(0.9

)%

 

 

19.6

%

HDD

 

24.8

%

 

 

20.7

%

 

 

23.9

%

 

 

25.2

%

Total gross margin for segments

 

15.5

%

 

 

17.4

%

 

 

10.1

%

 

 

22.4

%

Consolidated gross margin

 

16.2

%

 

 

17.0

%

 

 

10.2

%

 

 

22.1

%

The Company manages and reports under two reportable segments: flash-based products (“Flash”) and hard disk drives (“HDD”). In the table above, total gross profit for segments and total gross margin for segments are Non-GAAP financial measures, which are also referred to herein as Non-GAAP gross profit and Non-GAAP gross margin, respectively.

WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

PRELIMINARY RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in millions; unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

December 29, 2023

 

September 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

 

December 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

GAAP gross profit

$

492

 

 

$

99

 

 

$

528

 

 

$

591

 

 

$

1,509

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

13

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

26

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

Recovery from contamination incident

 

(36

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(36

)

 

 

 

Non-GAAP gross profit

$

470

 

 

$

112

 

 

$

540

 

 

$

582

 

 

$

1,536

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating expenses

$

702

 

 

$

695

 

 

$

849

 

 

$

1,397

 

 

$

1,672

 

Stock-based compensation expense

 

(59

)

 

 

(64

)

 

 

(74

)

 

 

(123

)

 

 

(146

)

Business separation costs

 

(36

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(36

)

 

 

 

Employee termination, asset impairment, and other

 

(24

)

 

 

(57

)

 

 

(76

)

 

 

(81

)

 

 

(100

)

Strategic review

 

(20

)

 

 

(17

)

 

 

 

 

 

(37

)

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(39

)

 

 

 

 

 

(77

)

Other

 

(2

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(4

)

 

 

(1

)

Non-GAAP operating expenses

$

561

 

 

$

555

 

 

$

659

 

 

$

1,116

 

 

$

1,348

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP operating loss

$

(210

)

 

$

(596

)

 

$

(321

)

 

$

(806

)

 

$

(163

)

Gross profit adjustments

 

(22

)

 

 

13

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

(9

)

 

 

27

 

Operating expense adjustments

 

141

 

 

 

140

 

 

 

190

 

 

 

281

 

 

 

324

 

Non-GAAP operating income (loss)

$

(91

)

 

$

(443

)

 

$

(119

)

 

$

(534

)

 

$

188

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP interest and other expense, net

$

(30

)

 

$

(86

)

 

$

(64

)

 

$

(116

)

 

$

(138

)

Other

 

(64

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(64

)

 

 

(1

)

Non-GAAP interest and other expense, net

$

(94

)

 

$

(86

)

 

$

(64

)

 

$

(180

)

 

$

(139

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP income tax expense

$

28

 

 

$

3

 

 

$

61

 

 

$

31

 

 

$

118

 

Income tax adjustments

 

(3

)

 

 

22

 

 

 

(109

)

 

 

19

 

 

 

2

 

Non-GAAP income tax expense

$

25

 

 

$

25

 

 

$

(48

)

 

$

50

 

 

$

120

 

 

WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION

PRELIMINARY RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

(in millions, except per share amounts; unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Six Months Ended

 

December 29, 2023

 

September 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

 

December 29, 2023

 

December 30, 2022

GAAP net loss

$

(268

)

 

$

(685

)

 

$

(446

)

 

$

(953

)

 

$

(419

)

Stock-based compensation expense

 

72

 

 

 

77

 

 

 

86

 

 

 

149

 

 

 

172

 

Business separation costs

 

36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

36

 

 

 

 

Employee termination, asset impairment and other

 

24

 

 

 

57

 

 

 

76

 

 

 

81

 

 

 

100

 

Strategic review

 

20

 

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

 

Amortization of acquired intangible assets

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

39

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

78

 

Recovery from contamination incident

 

(36

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(36

)

 

 

 

Other

 

(62

)

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

(60

)

 

 

 

Income tax adjustments

 

3

 

 

 

(22

)

 

 

109

 

 

 

(19

)

 

 

(2

)

Non-GAAP net loss

 

(210

)

 

 

(554

)

 

 

(135

)

 

 

(764

)

 

 

(71

)

Less: cumulative dividends allocated to preferred shareholders

 

14

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP net loss attributable to common shareholders

$

(224

)

 

$

(569

)

 

$

(135

)

 

$

(793

)

 

$

(71

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted loss per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP

$

(0.87

)

 

$

(2.17

)

 

$

(1.40

)

 

$

(3.03

)

 

$

(1.32

)

Non-GAAP

$

(0.69

)

 

$

(1.76

)

 

$

(0.42

)

 

$

(2.45

)

 

$

(0.22

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted weighted average shares outstanding:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP

 

325

 

 

 

323

 

 

 

318

 

 

 

324

 

 

 

317

 

Non-GAAP

 

325

 

 

 

323

 

 

 

318

 

 

 

324

 

 

 

317

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow provided by (used in) operating activities

$

(92

)

 

$

(626

)

 

$

35

 

 

$

(718

)

 

$

41

 

Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net

 

(150

)

 

 

69

 

 

 

(258

)

 

 

(81

)

 

 

(578

)

Activity related to Flash Ventures, net

 

66

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

(17

)

 

 

79

 

 

 

82

 

Free cash flow

$

(176

)

 

$

(544

)

 

$

(240

)

 

$

(720

)

 

$

(455

)

To supplement the condensed consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), the table above sets forth Non-GAAP gross profit; Non-GAAP gross margin; Non-GAAP operating expenses; Non-GAAP operating income and loss; Non-GAAP interest and other expense, net; Non-GAAP income tax expense; Non-GAAP net income and loss; Non-GAAP diluted income and loss per common share and free cash flow (“Non-GAAP measures”). These Non-GAAP measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from Non-GAAP measures used by other companies. The company believes the presentation of these Non-GAAP measures, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, provides useful information to investors for measuring the company’s earnings performance and comparing it against prior periods. Specifically, the company believes these Non-GAAP measures provide useful information to both management and investors as they exclude certain expenses, gains and losses that the company believes are not indicative of its core operating results or because they are consistent with the financial models and estimates published by many analysts who follow the company and its peers. As discussed further below, these Non-GAAP measures exclude, as applicable, stock-based compensation expense, business separation costs, employee termination, asset impairment, and other, expenses related to our strategic review, amortization of acquired intangible assets, recovery from contamination incident, other adjustments, and income tax adjustments, and the company believes these measures along with the related reconciliations to the GAAP measures provide additional detail and comparability for assessing the company’s results. These Non-GAAP measures are some of the primary indicators management uses for assessing the company’s performance and planning and forecasting future periods. These measures should be considered in addition to results prepared in accordance with GAAP, but should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, GAAP results.

As described above, the company excludes the following items from its Non-GAAP measures:

Stock-based compensation expense. Because of the variety of equity awards used by companies, the varying methodologies for determining stock-based compensation expense, the subjective assumptions involved in those determinations, and the volatility in valuations that can be driven by market conditions outside the company’s control, the company believes excluding stock-based compensation expense enhances the ability of management and investors to understand and assess the underlying performance of its business over time and compare it against the company’s peers, a majority of whom also exclude stock-based compensation expense from their Non-GAAP results.

Business separation cost. The company incurred expenses associated with the separation of its HDD and Flash business units to create two independent, public companies. The Company believes these charges do not reflect the company's operating results and that they are not indicative of the underlying performance of its business.

Employee termination, asset impairment, and other. From time-to-time, in order to realign the company’s operations with anticipated market demand or to achieve cost synergies from the integration of acquisitions, the company may terminate employees and/or restructure its operations. From time-to-time, the company may also incur charges from the impairment of intangible assets and other long-lived assets. In addition, the company may record credits related to gains upon sale of property due to restructuring or reversals of charges recorded in prior periods. In addition, the Company has taken actions to reduce the amount of capital invested in facilities, including the sale-leaseback of facilities. These charges or credits are inconsistent in amount and frequency, and the company believes they are not indicative of the underlying performance of its business.

Strategic review. The company incurred expenses associated with its review of strategic alternatives that resulted in the planned separation of its HDD and Flash business units to create two independent, public companies. The company believes these charges do not reflect the company’s operating results and that they are not indicative of the underlying performance of its business.

Amortization of acquired intangible assets. The company incurs expenses from the amortization of acquired intangible assets over their economic lives. Such charges are significantly impacted by the timing and magnitude of the company’s acquisitions and any related impairment charges.

Recovery from contamination incident. In February 2022, a contamination of certain materials used in the company's manufacturing process occurred and affected production operations at the flash-based memory manufacturing facilities in Yokkaichi and Kitakami, Japan, which are operated through the company's joint business ventures with Kioxia Corporation (collectively, "Flash Ventures"). The contamination resulted in scrapped inventory and rework costs, decontamination and other costs needed to restore the facilities to normal capacity, and under absorption of overhead costs which were expensed as incurred. During the quarter ended December 29, 2023, the company received a partial recovery of these losses from other parties. The contamination charges and the related recovery are inconsistent in amount and frequency, and the company believes they are not part of the ongoing production operation of its business.

Other adjustments. From time-to-time, the company sells or impairs investments or other assets which are not considered necessary to its business operations, or incurs other charges or gains that the company believes are not a part of the ongoing operation of its business. The resulting expense or benefit is inconsistent in amount and frequency.

Income tax adjustments. Income tax adjustments include the difference between income taxes based on a forecasted annual Non-GAAP tax rate and a forecasted annual GAAP tax rate as a result of the timing of certain Non-GAAP pre-tax adjustments. The income tax adjustments also include adjustments for the re-measurement of certain unrecognized tax benefits primarily related to tax positions taken in prior quarters, including interest. These adjustments are excluded because the company believes that they are not indicative of the underlying performance of its ongoing business.

Additionally, free cash flow is defined as cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities less purchases of property, plant and equipment, net, and the activity related to Flash Ventures, net. The company considers free cash flow generated in any period to be a useful indicator of cash that is available for strategic opportunities including, among others, investing in the company’s business, making strategic acquisitions, repaying debt and strengthening the balance sheet.

Western Digital Corp.

Investor Contact: T. Peter Andrew 949.672.9655 peter.andrew@wdc.com investor@wdc.com

Media Contact: Media Relations 408.801.0021 WD.Mediainquiries@wdc.com

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