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Consumer Discretionary : Household Durables | Small Cap Growth
Company profile

Cricut Inc is a technology company that has designed and built a creativity platform that enables users to turn ideas into professional-looking handmade goods. Its connected machines, design applications and accessories and materials, its users create everything from personalized birthday cards, mugs and T-shirts to large-scale interior decorations and more. Its cloud-based software enables it to update the functionality and features of existing physical and digital products and to release new products that integrate with its platform. Its portfolio of connected machines cut, write, score and create decorative effects using a wide variety of materials including paper, vinyl, leather and more. It offers free design apps, in-app purchases and subscription offerings that enable its users to create and complete projects.

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20.99
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Western Digital Reports Fiscal First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

4:01 pm ET October 28, 2021 (BusinessWire) Print

Western Digital Corp. (Nasdaq: WDC) today reported fiscal first quarter 2022 financial results.

"Strong demand across diverse end markets, particularly for our cloud products, combined with Western Digital's strong innovation engine, broad routes to market and sharpened execution, enabled us to deliver solid results within our guidance range, even in the face of significant COVID impacts and supply chain disruptions," said David Goeckeler, Western Digital CEO. "While these disruptions are transitory, the long-term opportunities for Western Digital remain unchanged as the world's digital transformation continues to accelerate. We believe that the migration to the cloud and demand for storage solutions throughout the client and consumer markets will continue to drive a huge opportunity for Western Digital and our customers."

Q1 2022 Financial Highlights

                                    GAAP                                                           Non-GAAP
                                             ------------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------------
                    
              Q1 2022              Q4 2021                Q/Q                  Q1 2022              Q4 2021                Q/Q
----------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Revenue ($M)                     $5,051               $4,920                up 3%                 $5,051               $4,920                up 3%
Gross Margin                      33.0%                31.8%             up 1.2 ppt                33.9%                32.9%             up 1.0 ppt
Operating Expenses ($M)           $887                 $891                   -                    $761                 $790                down 4%
Operating Income ($M)             $778                 $675                up 15%                  $952                 $828                up 15%
Net Income ($M)                   $610                 $622                down 2%                 $787                 $680                up 16%
Earnings Per Share                $1.93                $1.97               down 2%                 $2.49                $2.16               up 15%
                    
                                    GAAP                                                           Non-GAAP
                                             ------------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------------
                    
              Q1 2022              Q1 2021                Y/Y                  Q1 2022              Q1 2021                Y/Y
----------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------------- --------------------
Revenue ($M)                     $5,051               $3,922               up 29%                 $5,051               $3,922               up 29%
Gross Margin                      33.0%                23.0%             up 10.0 ppt               33.9%                26.3%             up 7.6 ppt
Operating Expenses ($M)           $887                 $834                 up 6%                  $761                 $708                 up 7%
Operating Income ($M)             $778                  $70               up 1,011%                $952                 $323                up 195%
Net Income ($M)                   $610                 ($60)                  *                    $787                 $196                up 302%
Earnings Per Share                $1.93               ($0.20)                 *                    $2.49                $0.65               up 283%

The company generated $521 million in cash flow from operations, made a total debt repayment of $213 million, and ended the quarter with $3.3 billion of total cash and cash equivalents. Average shares outstanding were 316 million for the quarter. In addition, as a result of strong financial results and free cash flow generation, on October 22, 2021, the company fully repaid the remaining balance of Term Loan B in an amount of $943 million, bringing total gross debt outstanding to $7.7 billion.

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

New End Market Summary

Revenue ($M)  Q1 2022 Q4 2021   Q/Q   Q1 2021  Y/Y
Cloud         $2,225  $1,995  up 12%  $1,291 up 72%
Client        $1,853  $1,895  down 2% $1,750  up 6%
Consumer       $973   $1,030  down 6%  $881  up 10%
             ------- -------         -------

In the fiscal first quarter of 2022, Western Digital refined the end-markets we report to be Cloud (primarily products for public or private cloud environments), Client (primarily products sold directly to OEMs or via distribution), and Consumer (primarily retail and other end-user products).

Cloud represented a record 44% of total revenue, led by record capacity enterprise hard drive revenue and nearly 30% sequential growth in enterprise SSD revenue. During the quarter, Western Digital announced OptiNAND, a revolutionary technology that utilizes flash in the HDD control plane to further increase areal density with industry proven PMR technology. Next month, the company will begin volume shipments of its 20 terabyte CMR hard drives utilizing OptiNAND technology. Within enterprise SSDs, the company experienced continued success in the cloud with another successful quarter of qualifications.

In Client, the flash business unit experienced growth- specifically in mobile, gaming, automotive, IOT and industrial applications. Western Digital's strength in this end market was more than offset by pressure in desktop and notebook hard drives due to supply disruptions at our customers and within the company's own operations.

In Consumer, revenue from both the flash and hard drive business units declined on a sequential basis due to supply disruptions, in addition to uneven geographic demand due to COVID lockdowns.

Business Outlook for Fiscal Second Quarter of 2022

                                 Three Months Ending
                                                     December 31, 2021
                                     ----------------------------------------------
                      GAAP(1)       Non-GAAP(1)
                                     -------------                      -------------
Revenue ($B)                          $4.70 - $4.90   $4.70 - $4.90
Gross margin                          31.0% - 33.0%   32.0% - 34.0%
Operating expenses ($M)                $870 - $890     $760 - $780
Interest and other expense, net ($M)       $80             $70
Tax rate                                   N/A           11% (2)
Diluted earnings per share                 N/A        $1.95 - $2.25

____________________

(1) Non-GAAP gross margin guidance excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense, totaling approximately $30 million to $50 million. The company's non-GAAP operating expenses guidance excludes amortization of acquired intangible assets; stock-based compensation expense; and employee termination, asset impairment and other charges, totaling approximately $100 million to $120 million. The company's non-GAAP interest and other expense guidance excludes approximately $10 million of convertible debt activity. In the aggregate, non-GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance excludes these items totaling $140 million to $180 million. The timing and amount of these charges excluded from non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP interest and other expense, net and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share cannot be further allocated or quantified with certainty. Additionally, the timing and amount of additional charges the company excludes from its non-GAAP tax rate and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share are dependent on the timing and determination of certain actions and cannot be reasonably predicted. Accordingly, full reconciliations of non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP interest and other expense, non-GAAP tax rate and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures (gross margin, operating expenses, interest and other expense, tax rate and diluted earnings per share, respectively) are not available without unreasonable effort.

(2) The non-GAAP tax rate provided is based on a percentage of non-GAAP pre-tax income. Due to differences in the tax treatment of items excluded from our non-GAAP net income and because our tax rate is based on an estimated forecasted annual GAAP tax rate, our estimated non-GAAP tax rate may differ from our GAAP tax rate and from our actual tax rates.

Investor Communications

The investment community conference call to discuss these results and the company's business outlook for the fiscal second quarter of 2022 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, a leader in data infrastructure, creates environments for data to thrive. The company is driving the innovation needed to help customers capture, preserve, access, analyze, and transform an ever-increasing diversity of data. Everywhere data lives, from advanced data centers to mobile sensors to personal devices, the company's industry-leading solutions deliver the possibilities of data. Western Digital data-centric solutions are comprised of the Western Digital(R), G-Technology(TM), SanDisk(R) and WD(R) brands. Financial and investor information is available on the company's Investor Relations website at investor.wdc.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements concerning the company's business outlook for the fiscal second quarter of 2022; our market position and portfolio synergies; consumer trends and market conditions; and expectations regarding product availability and momentum, market opportunities and demand trends. 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 first quarter ended October 1, 2021 included in this press release represent the most current information available to management. The company's actual results when disclosed in its 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 disclosure of the final results. Other risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements include: future responses to and effects of the COVID-19 pandemic; volatility in global economic conditions; impact of business and market conditions; impact of competitive products and pricing; our 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 our strategic relationships; difficulties or delays in manufacturing or other supply chain disruptions; hiring and retention of key employees; our substantial level of debt and other financial obligations; changes to our relationships with key customers; disruptions in operations from cyberattacks or other system security risks; actions by competitors; 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 Form 10-K filed with the SEC on August 27, 2021, 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 these forward-looking statements to reflect new information or events.

Western Digital, the Western Digital logo, G-Technology, 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)
                                                                            
                                                                    October 1,                               July 2,
                                                                                          2021                                                      2021
                                                                          ----------------------------------                        ----------------------------------
                                                                            
                                                                                 ASSETS
Current assets:                                                                                
                                                                          $         3,290     $         3,370  
  Cash and cash equivalents
                                                                                    2,446               2,257  
  Accounts receivable, net
                                                                                    3,544               3,616  
  Inventories
                                                                                      576                 514  
  Other current assets
                                                                          --------------  --------------------                      --------------  --------------------
                                                                                    9,856               9,757  
    Total current assets
Property, plant and equipment, net                                                  3,260               3,188  
Notes receivable and investments in Flash Ventures                                  1,646               1,586  
Goodwill                                                                           10,066              10,066  
Other intangible assets, net                                                          364                 442  
Other non-current assets                                                            1,199               1,093  
                                                                          --------------  --------------------                      --------------  --------------------
                                                                          $        26,391     $        26,132  
    Total assets
                                                                          ======= ======= ====================                      ======= ======= ====================
                                                                            
                                                     LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
Current liabilities:                                                                           
                                                                          $         1,896     $         1,934  
  Accounts payable
                                                                                      378                 398  
  Accounts payable to related parties
                                                                                    1,617               1,653  
  Accrued expenses
                                                                                      567                 634  
  Accrued compensation
                                                                                      251                 251  
  Current portion of long-term debt
                                                                          --------------  --------------------                      --------------  --------------------
                                                                                    4,709               4,870  
    Total current liabilities
Long-term debt                                                                      8,270               8,474  
Other liabilities                                                                   2,051               2,067  
                                                                          --------------  --------------------                      --------------  --------------------
                                                                                   15,030              15,411  
    Total liabilities
Total shareholders' equity                              11,361              10,721  
                                                                          --------------  --------------------                      --------------  --------------------
                                                                          $        26,391     $        26,132  
    Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
                                                                          ======= ======= ====================                      ======= ======= ====================
                                                                                     WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION
                                                                     PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                                                               (in millions, except per share amounts; unaudited; on a US GAAP basis)
                                         
                                                                                                   Three Months Ended
                                                           --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                October 1,                                                  October 2,
                                                                                      2021                                                                           2020
                                                           ------------------------------------------------------                         ------------------------------------------------------
Revenue, net                                               $         5,051       $         3,922    
Cost of revenue                                                      3,386                 3,018    
                                                           --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
                                                                     1,665                   904    
  Gross profit
                                                           --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Operating expenses:                                                                                  
                                                                       578                   555    
  Research and development
                                                                       291                   256    
  Selling, general and administrative
                                                                        18                    23    
  Employee termination, asset impairment and other charges
                                                           --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
                                                                       887                   834    
    Total operating expenses
                                                           --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Operating income                                                       778                    70    
Interest and other expense, net                                        (74 )                                    (73 )                     
                                                           --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Income (loss) before taxes                                             704                    (3 )                     
Income tax expense                                                      94                    57    
                                                           --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Net income (loss)                                          $           610       $           (60 )                     
                                                           ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                                                  
Income (loss) per common share                                                                       
                                                           $          1.97       $         (0.20 )                     
  Basic
                                                           ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                           $          1.93       $         (0.20 )                     
  Diluted
                                                           ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                                                  
Weighted average shares outstanding:                                                                 
                                                                       310                   303    
  Basic
                                                           ==============  ==================== ====================                      ==============  ==================== ====================
                                                                       316                   303    
  Diluted
                                                           ==============  ==================== ====================                      ==============  ==================== ====================
                                                                                             WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION
                                                                             PRELIMINARY CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                                                                                    (in millions; unaudited; on a US GAAP basis)
                                                             
                                                                                                                     Three Months Ended
                                                                               ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                    October 1,                                                October 2,
                                                                                                          2021                                                                         2020
                                                                               ------------------------------------------------------                         --------------------------------------------------
Operating Activities                                                                                                     
Net income (loss)                                                              $           610       $       (60 )                     
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operations:                                                                            
                                                                                           250               374    
  Depreciation and amortization
                                                                                            76                76    
  Stock-based compensation
                                                                                            27                11    
  Deferred income taxes
                                                                                --                 1    
  Loss on disposal of assets
                                                                                            10                10    
  Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts
                                                                                           (12 )                                 (6 )                     
  Other non-cash operating activities, net
                                                                                                                         
  Changes in:
                                                                                          (188 )                                282    
  Accounts receivable, net
                                                                                            73              (285 )                     
  Inventories
                                                                                           (41 )                                 99    
  Accounts payable
                                                                                           (20 )                                 (3 )                     
  Accounts payable to related parties
                                                                                           (36 )                                (23 )                     
  Accrued expenses
                                                                                           (67 )                                 26    
  Accrued compensation
                                                                                          (161 )                               (139 )                     
  Other assets and liabilities, net
                                                                               --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ----------  -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                           521               363    
    Net cash provided by operating activities
                                                                               --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ----------  -------------------- --------------------
Investing Activities                                                                                                     
Purchases of property, plant and equipment, net                                           (245 )                               (330 )                     
Activity related to Flash Ventures, net                                                    (52 )                                163    
Strategic Investments and Other, net                                                       (15 )                                  1    
                                                                               --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ----------  -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                          (312 )                               (166 )                     
    Net cash used in investing activities
                                                                               --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ----------  -------------------- --------------------
Financing Activities                                                                                                     
Employee stock plans, net                                                                  (76 )                                (40 )                     
Repayment of debt                                                                         (213 )                               (213 )                     
                                                                               --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ----------  -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                          (289 )                               (253 )                     
    Net cash used in financing activities
                                                                               --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ----------  -------------------- --------------------
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash                                         --                 3    
                                                                               --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ----------  -------------------- --------------------
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents                                                  (80 )                                (53 )                     
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period                                           3,370             3,048    
                                                                               --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ----------  -------------------- --------------------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period                                       $         3,290       $     2,995    
                                                                               ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ===== ===== ==================== ====================
                                                                   WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION
                                                             Supplemental Operating Segment Results
                                                          (in millions; except percentages; unaudited)
                                                  
                                                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                                    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              October 1,                            October 2,
                                                                                    2021                                                     2020
                                                                    ----------------------------------   -------------------- --------------------------------
Net revenue:                                                                             
                                                                    $         2,561     $       1,844  
  HDD
                                                                              2,490             2,078  
  Flash
                                                                    --------------  --------------------                      ------------  --------------------
                                                                              5,051             3,922  
    Total net revenue
                                                                    ==============  ====================                      ============  ====================
Gross profit                                                                             
                                                                    $           792     $         483  
  HDD
                                                                                921               548  
  Flash
                                                                    --------------  --------------------                      ------------  --------------------
                                                                              1,713             1,031  
    Total gross profit by segment
                                                                    --------------  --------------------                      ------------  --------------------
                                                                                         
  Unallocated corporate items:
                                                                                 39               145  
    Amortization of acquired intangible assets
                                                                                  9                12  
    Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                     --               (30 )
    Charges related to a power outage incident and related recovery
                                                                    --------------  --------------------                      ------------  --------------------
                                                                                (48 )                               (127 )
      Total unallocated corporate items
                                                                    --------------  --------------------                      ------------  --------------------
                                                                    $         1,665     $         904  
        Total gross profit
                                                                    ======= ======= ====================                      ====== ====== ====================
Gross margin:                                                                            
                                                                               30.9 %                               26.2 %
  HDD
                                                                               37.0 %                               26.4 %
  Flash
                                                                               33.9 %                               26.3 %
  Total gross margin by segment
                                                                               33.0 %                               23.0 %
    Consolidated Total

Historically, the Company had been managed and reported under a single operating segment. Late in the first quarter of fiscal 2021, the Company announced a decision to reorganize its business by forming two separate product business units: hard disk drives ("HDD") and flash-based products ("Flash"). To align with the new operating model and business structure, the Company made management organizational changes and implemented new reporting modules and processes to provide discrete information to manage the business. Effective July 3, 2021, management finalized its assessment of its operating segments and now reports two segments: HDD and Flash. In the table above, total gross profit by segment and total gross margin by segment 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, except per share amounts; unaudited)
                                                
                                                                                                                                                  Three Months Ended
                                                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       October 1,                                                    July 2,                                                   October 2,
                                                                                             2021                                                                           2021                                                                           2020
                                                                  ------------------------------------------------------                         ------------------------------------------------------                         ------------------------------------------------------
GAAP cost of revenue                                              $         3,386       $         3,354       $         3,018    
                                                                              (39 )                                    (38 )                                   (145 )                     
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets
                                                                               (9 )                                    (14 )                                    (12 )                     
  Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                   --        --                    30    
  Charges related to a power outage incident and related recovery
                                                                  --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Non-GAAP cost of revenue                                          $         3,338       $         3,302       $         2,891    
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                  
GAAP gross profit                                                 $         1,665       $         1,566       $           904    
                                                                               39                    38                   145    
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets
                                                                                9                    14                    12    
  Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                   --        --                   (30 )                     
  Charges related to a power outage incident and related recovery
                                                                  --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Non-GAAP gross profit                                             $         1,713       $         1,618       $         1,031    
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                  
GAAP operating expenses                                           $           887       $           891       $           834    
                                                                              (39 )                                    (38 )                                    (39 )                     
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets
                                                                              (67 )                                    (65 )                                    (64 )                     
  Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                              (18 )                                      4                   (23 )                     
  Employee termination, asset impairment and other charges
                                                                               (2 )                                     (2 )                         --    
  Other
                                                                  --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Non-GAAP operating expenses                                       $           761       $           790       $           708    
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                  
GAAP operating income (loss)                                      $           778       $           675       $            70    
                                                                               48                    52                   127    
  Cost of revenue adjustments
                                                                              126                   101                   126    
  Operating expense adjustments
                                                                  --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Non-GAAP operating income                                         $           952       $           828       $           323    
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                  
GAAP interest and other expense, net                              $           (74 )                        $           (79 )                        $           (73 )                     
                                                                                6        --                     5    
  Convertible debt activity and other
                                                                  --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Non-GAAP interest and other expense, net                          $           (68 )                        $           (79 )                        $           (68 )                     
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                  
GAAP income tax expense                                           $            94       $           (26 )                        $            57    
                                                                                3                    95                     2    
  Income tax adjustments
                                                                  --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------
Non-GAAP income tax expense                                       $            97       $            69       $            59    
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                    WESTERN DIGITAL CORPORATION
                                                                                                 PRELIMINARY RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
                                                                                                        (in millions, except per share amounts; unaudited)
                                                
                                                                                                                                      Three Months Ended
                                                                  ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                       October 1,                                                    July 2,                                       October 2,
                                                                                             2021                                                                           2021                                                               2020
                                                                  ------------------------------------------------------                         ------------------------------------------------------                         --------------------------------
GAAP net income (loss)                                            $           610       $           622       $         (60 )
                                                                               78                    76                 184  
  Amortization of acquired intangible assets
                                                                               76                    79                  76  
  Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                               18                    (4 )                                   23  
  Employee termination, asset impairment and other charges
                                                                   --        --                 (30 )
  Charges related to a power outage incident and related recovery
                                                                                8                     2                   5  
  Convertible debt activity and other
                                                                               (3 )                                    (95 )                                   (2 )
  Income tax adjustments
                                                                  --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ------------  --------------------
Non-GAAP net income                                               $           787       $           680       $         196  
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ====== ====== ====================
                                                                                                                                  
Diluted income (loss) per common share                                                                                                               
                                                                  $          1.93       $          1.97       $       (0.20 )
  GAAP
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ====== ====== ====================
                                                                  $          2.49       $          2.16       $        0.65  
  Non-GAAP
                                                                  ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ======= ======= ==================== ====================                      ====== ====== ====================
                                                                                                                                  
Diluted weighted average shares outstanding:                                                                                                         
                                                                              316                   315                 303  
  GAAP
                                                                  ==============  ==================== ====================                      ==============  ==================== ====================                      ============  ====================
                                                                              316                   315                 303  
  Non-GAAP
                                                                  ==============  ==================== ====================                      ==============  ==================== ====================                      ============  ====================
                                                                                                                                  
Cash flows                                                                                                                                           
                                                                  $           521       $           994       $         363  
  Cash flow provided by operating activities
                                                                             (245 )                                   (304 )                                 (330 )
  Purchase of property, plant and equipment, net
                                                                              (52 )                                    102                 163  
  Activity related to flash ventures, net
                                                                  --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      --------------  -------------------- --------------------                      ------------  --------------------

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 cost of revenue; non-GAAP gross profit; non-GAAP gross margin; non-GAAP operating expenses; non-GAAP operating income; non-GAAP interest and other expense, net; non-GAAP income tax expense; non-GAAP net income; non-GAAP diluted income 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, the amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, employee termination, asset impairment and other charges, charges related to a power outage incident and related recovery, convertible debt activity, 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:

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.

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.

Employee termination, asset impairment and other charges. 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. 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.

Charges related to a power outage incident and related recovery. In June 2019, an unexpected power outage incident occurred at the flash-based memory manufacturing facilities operated through the company's joint venture with Kioxia Corporation in Yokkaichi, Japan. The power outage incident resulted in costs associated with the repair of damaged tools and the write-off of damaged inventory and unabsorbed manufacturing overhead costs which are expensed as incurred. During fiscal year 2021, the company received recoveries of these losses from its insurance carriers. These charges and recoveries are inconsistent in amount and frequency, and the company believes these charges or recoveries are not part of the ongoing production operation of its business.

Convertible debt activity. The company excludes non-cash economic interest expense associated with its convertible notes. These charges do not reflect the company's operating results, and the company believes they are not indicative of the underlying performance of its business.

Other adjustments. From time-to-time, the company incurs 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 to estimates related to the current status of the rules and regulations governing the transition to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. 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 operating activities less purchases of property, plant and equipment, net of proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment, 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.

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SOURCE: Western Digital Corp.

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

Media Contact: 
Lisa Neitzel
408.717.7607
lisa.neitzel@wdc.com
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