Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 30, 2023

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4600 Silicon Drive
DurhamNorth Carolina27703
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Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On October 30, 2023, Wolfspeed, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing results for the fiscal first quarter ended September 24, 2023. The press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated into this report by reference.
The information in this Item 2.02, including Exhibit 99.1 attached hereto, is being furnished under Item 2.02 and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, nor shall such information be deemed incorporated by reference into any filings of the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.

Item 9.01Financial Statements and Exhibits

(d)    Exhibits
Exhibit No.Description of Exhibit
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

By:/s/ Neill P. Reynolds
Neill P. Reynolds
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Date: October 30, 2023

Exhibit 99.1
Wolfspeed Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2024

Year-over-year Quarterly Revenue Growth of 4 Percent

Design-Ins Totaling $2.2 Billion; Record Design-Wins of more than $1 Billion

On Track to Meet 20 Percent Utilization Goal at the Mohawk Valley Fab in Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2024

DURHAM, N.C. October 30, 2023 -- Wolfspeed, Inc. (NYSE: WOLF) today announced its results for the first quarter of fiscal 2024.
Quarterly Financial Highlights (Continuing operations only. All comparisons are to the first quarter of fiscal 2023)
Consolidated revenue of $197.4 million, compared to $189.4 million
Mohawk Valley Fab contributed $4.0 million in revenue
Device design-ins of $2.2 billion and quarterly record of over $1 billion in device design-wins
GAAP gross margin of 12.5%, compared to 35.7%
Non-GAAP gross margin of 15.6%, compared to 38.8%
GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins for the first quarter of fiscal 2024 include the impact of $34.4 million of underutilization costs, representing approximately 1,740 basis points of gross margin. See "Start-up and Underutilization Costs" below for additional information.

"We kicked off our fiscal year with a strong quarter in both execution and market share. Not only have we continued to win in the marketplace, as evidenced by our third highest quarter of design-ins and a record quarter of design-wins, we have clear focus on the ramp of our Mohawk Valley Fab," said Wolfspeed CEO, Gregg Lowe. "At Mohawk Valley, we have an outstanding operations team in place, Building 10 on our Durham campus is producing enough 200mm wafers ahead of the needs of Mohawk Valley, and we already have enough qualified product to satisfy our 20 percent utilization goals."

Lowe continued, “We remain steadfast in our long-term vision for the future of this industry. The market opportunity for silicon carbide stands at $6 billion today, up from $400 million just five years ago. This further validates our strategy to invest now to capitalize on the immense opportunities at-hand, and the significant opportunity in the future. We have amassed significant materials expertise over the decades, which combined with the capacity of our new materials factory in Siler City, will increase our wafer production by 10x when fully operational, and creates significant competitive advantages over our peers and new entrants. We will be better positioned to support our customers’ needs going forward and cater to a whole host of new applications for silicon carbide technology. As the only pure-play silicon carbide company in the market today, we believe that we are best positioned to capitalize on a decades long tailwind that represents a $20 billion addressable market by 2030."

As previously announced, on August 22, 2023, Wolfspeed entered into a definitive agreement to sell its RF product line to MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM) for approximately $75 million in cash, subject to a customary purchase price adjustment, and 711,528 shares of MACOM common stock, valued at $50 million based on the 30 trading day trailing average closing price for MACOM’s common stock through August 21, 2023. Wolfspeed expects to close the transaction by the end of calendar 2023.

Business Outlook:

For its second quarter of fiscal 2024, Wolfspeed targets revenue from continuing operations in a range of $192 million to $222 million. GAAP net loss from continuing operations is targeted at $131 million to $153 million, or $1.04 to $1.22 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations is targeted to be in a range of $71 million to $88 million, or $0.56 to

$0.70 per diluted share. Targeted non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations excludes $60 million to $65 million of estimated expenses, net of tax, primarily related to stock-based compensation expense, amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, net of capitalized interest, project, transformation and transaction costs and loss on Wafer Supply Agreement.

Start-up and Underutilization Costs:
As part of expanding its production footprint to support expected growth, Wolfspeed is incurring significant factory start-up costs relating to facilities the Company is constructing or expanding that have not yet started revenue generating production. These factory start-up costs have been and will be expensed as operating expenses in the statement of operations.
When a new facility begins revenue generating production, the operating costs of that facility that were previously expensed as start-up costs will instead be primarily reflected as part of the cost of production within the cost of revenue, net line item in our statement of operations. For example, the Mohawk Valley Fab began revenue generating production at the end of fiscal 2023 and the costs of operating this facility going forward will be primarily reflected in cost of revenue, net in future periods.
During the period when production begins, but before the facility is at its expected utilization level, Wolfspeed expects some of the costs to operate the facility will not be absorbed into the cost of inventory. The costs incurred to operate the facility in excess of the costs absorbed into inventory are referred to as underutilization costs and are expensed as incurred to cost of revenue, net. These costs are expected to be substantial as Wolfspeed ramps up the facility to the expected utilization level.
Wolfspeed incurred $8.4 million of factory start-up costs and $34.4 million of underutilization costs in the first quarter of fiscal 2024. No underutilization costs were incurred in the first quarter of fiscal 2023.
For the second quarter of fiscal 2024, operating expenses are expected to include approximately $11 million of factory start-up costs primarily in connection with materials expansion efforts. Cost of revenue, net, is expected to include approximately $35 million of underutilization costs primarily in connection with the Mohawk Valley Fab.

Quarterly Conference Call:

Wolfspeed will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time today to review the highlights of its first quarter results and its fiscal second quarter 2024 business outlook, including significant factors and assumptions underlying the targets noted above.

The conference call will be available to the public through a live audio web broadcast via the Internet. For webcast details, visit Wolfspeed's website at investor.wolfspeed.com/events.cfm.

Supplemental financial information, including the non-GAAP reconciliation attached to this press release, is available on Wolfspeed's website at investor.wolfspeed.com/results.cfm.

About Wolfspeed, Inc.

Wolfspeed (NYSE: WOLF) leads the market in the worldwide adoption of silicon carbide and gallium nitride (GaN) technologies. We provide industry-leading solutions for efficient energy consumption and a sustainable future. Wolfspeed’s product families include silicon carbide and GaN materials, power devices and RF devices targeted for various applications such as electric vehicles, fast charging, 5G, renewable energy and storage, and aerospace and defense. We unleash the power of possibilities through hard work, collaboration and a passion for innovation. Learn more at www.wolfspeed.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures:

This press release highlights the Company's financial results on both a GAAP and a non-GAAP basis. The GAAP results include certain costs, charges and expenses that are excluded from non-GAAP results. By publishing the non-GAAP measures, management intends to provide investors with additional information to further analyze the Company's performance, core results and underlying trends. Wolfspeed's management evaluates results and makes operating decisions using both GAAP and non-GAAP measures included in this press release. Non-GAAP results are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and non-GAAP information should be considered a supplement to, and not a substitute for, financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures attached to this press release.

Beginning with the fourth quarter of fiscal 2023, the Company no longer excludes start-up expenses from its non-GAAP measures and will not exclude underutilization from its future non-GAAP measures. Prior period non-GAAP measures have

been updated in this press release to reflect the current presentation of the Company's non-GAAP measures. As a result of this change, previously published non-GAAP financial measures for the Company for prior periods which exclude start-up expenses are not directly comparable to the non-GAAP measures included herein.

Forward Looking Statements:

The schedules attached to this release are an integral part of the release. This press release contains forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties, both known and unknown, that may cause Wolfspeed’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements by their nature address matters that are, to different degrees, uncertain, such as statements about our plans to grow the business, our ability to achieve our targets for the second quarter of fiscal 2024 and periods beyond, our ability to meet targeted utilization rates at the Mohawk Valley Fab, and our market growth. Actual results could differ materially due to a number of factors, including but not limited to, ongoing uncertainty in global economic and geopolitical conditions, such as the ongoing military conflict between Russia and Ukraine and the recent conflict between Hamas and Israel, infrastructure development or customer or industrial demand that could negatively affect product demand, including as a result of an economic slowdown or recession, collectability of receivables and other related matters as consumers and businesses may defer purchases or payments, or default on payments; risks associated with our expansion plans, including design and construction delays and cost overruns, timing and amount of government incentives actually received, issues in installing and qualifying new equipment and ramping production, poor production process yields and quality control, and potential increases to our restructuring costs; the risk that we do not meet our production commitments to those customers who provide us with capacity reservation deposits or similar payments; the risk that we may experience production difficulties that preclude us from shipping sufficient quantities to meet customer orders or that result in higher production costs, lower yields and lower margins; our ability to lower costs; the risk that our results will suffer if we are unable to balance fluctuations in customer demand and capacity, including bringing on additional capacity on a timely basis to meet customer demand; the risk that longer manufacturing lead times may cause customers to fulfill their orders with a competitor's products instead; product mix; risks associated with the ramp-up of production of our new products, and our entry into new business channels different from those in which we have historically operated; our ability to convert customer design-ins to design-wins and sales of significant volume, and, if customer design-in activity does result in such sales, when such sales will ultimately occur and what the amount of such sales will be; the risk that the economic and political uncertainty caused by the tariffs imposed by the United States on Chinese goods, and corresponding Chinese tariffs and currency devaluation in response, may negatively impact demand for our products; the risk that we or our channel partners are not able to develop and expand customer bases and accurately anticipate demand from end customers, which can result in increased inventory and reduced orders as we experience wide fluctuations in supply and demand; risks related to international sales and purchases; risks resulting from the concentration of our business among few customers, including the risk that customers may reduce or cancel orders or fail to honor purchase commitments; the risk that our investments may experience periods of significant market value and interest rate volatility causing us to recognize fair value losses on our investment; the risk posed by managing an increasingly complex supply chain (including managing the impacts of ongoing supply constraints in the semiconductor industry and meeting purchase commitments under take-or-pay arrangements with certain suppliers) that has the ability to supply a sufficient quantity of raw materials, subsystems and finished products with the required specifications and quality; risks relating to the COVID-19 pandemic or future outbreaks of infectious diseases or similar public health events, including the risk of disruptions to our operations, supply chain, including our contract manufacturers, or customer demand; the risk we may be required to record a significant charge to earnings if our remaining goodwill or amortizable assets become impaired; risks relating to confidential information theft or misuse, including through cyber-attacks or cyber intrusion; our ability to complete development and commercialization of products under development; the rapid development of new technology and competing products that may impair demand or render our products obsolete; the potential lack of customer acceptance for our products; risks associated with ongoing litigation; the risk that customers do not maintain their favorable perception of our brand and products, resulting in lower demand for our products; the risk that our products fail to perform or fail to meet customer requirements or expectations, resulting in significant additional costs; risks associated with strategic transactions; and other factors discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including our report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 25, 2023, and subsequent reports filed with the SEC. These forward-looking statements represent Wolfspeed's judgment as of the date of this release. Except as required under the U.S. federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, Wolfspeed disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements after the date of this release, whether as a result of new information, future events, developments, changes in assumptions or otherwise.

Wolfspeed® is a registered trademark of Wolfspeed, Inc.

 Three months ended
(in millions of U.S. Dollars, except per share data)September 24, 2023September 25, 2022
Revenue, net$197.4 $189.4 
Cost of revenue, net172.7 121.7 
Gross profit24.7 67.7 
Gross margin percentage13 %36 %
Operating expenses:
Research and development44.1 40.3 
Sales, general and administrative64.1 50.0 
Factory start-up costs8.4 38.4 
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles0.3 0.5 
Loss on disposal or impairment of other assets0.1 0.1 
Other operating expense2.6 1.9 
Total operating expense119.6 131.2 
Operating loss(94.9)(63.5)
Operating loss percentage(48)%(34)%
Non-operating expense (income), net28.5 (49.5)
Loss before income taxes(123.4)(14.0)
Income tax expense0.2 0.1 
Net loss from continuing operations(123.6)(14.1)
Net loss from discontinued operations(279.1)(12.1)
Net loss(402.7)(26.2)
Basic and diluted loss per share
Continuing operations($0.99)($0.11)
Net loss($3.22)($0.21)
Weighted average shares - basic and diluted (in thousands)125,105 124,035 

(in millions of U.S. Dollars)September 24, 2023June 25, 2023
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments$3,347.6 $2,954.9 
Accounts receivable, net154.2 154.8 
Inventories340.9 288.8 
Income taxes receivable0.4 0.8 
Prepaid expenses69.2 36.8 
Other current assets153.7 131.5 
Current assets held for sale from discontinued operations13.7 38.9 
Total current assets4,079.7 3,606.5 
Property and equipment, net2,453.3 2,164.3 
Goodwill359.2 359.2 
Intangible assets, net24.7 24.6 
Long-term receivables2.6 2.6 
Deferred tax assets1.2 1.2 
Other assets392.1 303.3 
Long-term assets held for sale from discontinued operations— 125.0 
Total assets$7,312.8 $6,586.7 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$548.9 $534.5 
Accrued contract liabilities44.8 39.0 
Income taxes payable9.8 9.6 
Finance lease liabilities0.4 0.4 
Other current liabilities56.3 35.7 
Current liabilities held for sale from discontinued operations96.1 8.6 
Total current liabilities756.3 627.8 
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt2,131.5 1,149.5 
Convertible notes, net3,027.9 3,025.6 
Deferred tax liabilities4.2 3.9 
Finance lease liabilities - long-term9.1 9.2 
Other long-term liabilities145.1 143.5 
Long-term liabilities held for sale from discontinued operations— 5.3 
Total long-term liabilities5,317.8 4,337.0 
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock0.2 0.2 
Additional paid-in-capital3,728.6 3,711.0 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(23.2)(25.1)
Accumulated deficit(2,466.9)(2,064.2)
Total shareholders’ equity1,238.7 1,621.9 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$7,312.8 $6,586.7 


 Three months ended
(in millions of U.S. Dollars)September 24, 2023September 25, 2022
Operating activities:
Net loss($402.7)($26.2)
Net loss from discontinued operations(279.1)(12.1)
Net loss from continuing operations(123.6)(14.1)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization40.1 33.5 
Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount, net of non-cash capitalized interest7.2 1.3 
Stock-based compensation19.7 19.8 
Loss on disposal or impairment of long-lived assets, including loss on disposal portion of factory start-up costs— 1.9 
Amortization of (premium) discount on investments, net(5.3)1.4 
Deferred income taxes0.3 0.2 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net0.6 (8.2)
Prepaid expenses and other assets(34.7)0.6 
Accounts payable(18.1)(4.8)
Accrued salaries and wages and other liabilities45.3 (25.2)
Accrued contract liabilities5.8 0.4 
Net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations(112.7)(11.0)
Net cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations(34.7)(1.7)
Cash used in operating activities(147.4)(12.7)
Investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment(442.0)(107.7)
Purchases of patent and licensing rights(1.3)(1.1)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment— 1.6 
Purchases of short-term investments(775.3)(28.9)
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments370.0 68.8 
Proceeds from sale of short-term investments24.8 25.4 
Reimbursement of property and equipment purchases from long-term incentive agreement39.6 46.7 
Proceeds from sale of business resulting from the receipt of transaction related note receivable— 101.8 
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities of continuing operations(784.2)106.6 
Net cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations(1.7)(3.8)
Cash (used in) provided by investing activities(785.9)102.8 
Financing activities:
Proceeds from long-term debt borrowings1,000.0 — 
Payments of debt issuance costs(46.0)— 
Proceeds from issuance of common stock0.5 0.5 
Tax withholding on vested equity awards(15.0)(16.9)
Payments on long-term debt borrowings, including finance lease obligations(0.1)(0.2)
Commitment fees on long-term incentive agreement(1.0)(1.0)
Cash provided by (used in) financing activities938.4 (17.6)
Effects of foreign exchange changes on cash and cash equivalents(0.1)(0.4)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents5.0 72.1 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period1,757.0 449.5 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$1,762.0 $521.6 

Product Line Revenue
 Three months ended
(in millions of U.S. Dollars)September 24, 2023September 25, 2022
Power Products$101.2 $104.5 
Materials Products96.2 84.9 
Total$197.4 $189.4 

Non-GAAP Measures of Financial Performance
To supplement the Company's consolidated financial statements presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Wolfspeed uses non-GAAP measures of certain components of financial performance. These non-GAAP measures include non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating (loss) income, non-GAAP non-operating income (expense), net, non-GAAP net (loss) income, non-GAAP diluted (loss) earnings per share and free cash flow. These measures are presented for continuing operations only.
Reconciliation to the nearest GAAP measure of all historical non-GAAP measures included in this press release can be found in the tables included with this press release.
Non-GAAP measures presented in this press release are not in accordance with or an alternative to measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles. Non-GAAP measures have limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with Wolfspeed's results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. These non-GAAP measures should only be used to evaluate Wolfspeed's results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.
Wolfspeed believes that these non-GAAP measures, when shown in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures, enhance investors' and management's overall understanding of the Company's current financial performance and the Company's prospects for the future, including cash flows available to pursue opportunities to enhance shareholder value. In addition, because Wolfspeed has historically reported certain non-GAAP results to investors, the Company believes the inclusion of non-GAAP measures provides consistency in the Company's financial reporting.
For its internal budgeting process, and as discussed further below, Wolfspeed's management uses financial statements that do not include the items listed below and the income tax effects associated with the foregoing. Wolfspeed's management also uses non-GAAP measures, in addition to the corresponding GAAP measures, in reviewing the Company's financial results.
Wolfspeed excludes the following items from one or more of its non-GAAP measures when applicable:
Stock-based compensation expense. This expense consists of expenses for stock options, restricted stock, performance stock awards and employee stock purchases through its Employee Stock Purchase Program. Wolfspeed excludes stock-based compensation expenses from its non-GAAP measures because they are non-cash expenses that Wolfspeed does not use to evaluate core operating performance.
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles. Wolfspeed incurs amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles in connection with acquisitions. Wolfspeed excludes these items because they are non-cash expenses that Wolfspeed does not use to evaluate core operating performance.
Project, transformation and transaction costs. The Company has incurred professional services fees and other costs associated with completed and potential acquisitions and divestitures, as well as internal transformation programs focused on optimizing the Company's administrative processes. Wolfspeed excludes these items because Wolfspeed believes they are not reflective of the ongoing operating results of Wolfspeed's business.
Severance costs. The Company has incurred costs in conjunction with the termination of key executive personnel. Wolfspeed excludes these items because Wolfspeed believes they have no direct correlation to the ongoing operating results of Wolfspeed's business.

Gain on arbitration proceedings. In the first quarter of fiscal 2023, Wolfspeed received an arbitration award in relation to a former customer failing to fulfill contractual obligations to purchase a certain amount of product over a period of time. A final payment was received in the second quarter of fiscal 2023. Wolfspeed excludes this item because Wolfspeed believes it is not reflective of the ongoing operating results of Wolfspeed's business.
Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, net of capitalized interest. The issuance of the Company's convertible senior notes in April 2020, February 2022 and November 2022, the sale of the Company's 2030 senior secured notes in June 2023 and the receipt of deposits in connection with an unsecured customer refundable deposit agreement in July 2023 results in amortization of discount and debt issuance costs. Wolfspeed excludes amortization of discount and debt issuance costs from its non-GAAP measures because they are non-cash expenses that Wolfspeed does not use to evaluate core operating performance.
Loss (gain) on Wafer Supply Agreement. In connection with the completed sale of the LED Products business unit to SMART Global Holdings, Inc., and its wholly owned subsidiary, the Company entered into a Wafer Supply and Fabrication Services Agreement (the Wafer Supply Agreement), pursuant to which the Company supplies CreeLED, Inc. (CreeLED) with certain silicon carbide materials and fabrication services for up to four years. Wolfspeed excludes the financial impact of this agreement because Wolfspeed believes it is not reflective of the ongoing operating results of Wolfspeed's business.
Income tax adjustment. This amount reconciles GAAP tax (benefit) expense to a calculated non-GAAP tax (benefit) expense utilizing a non-GAAP tax rate. The non-GAAP tax rate estimates an appropriate tax rate if the listed non-GAAP items were excluded. This reconciling item adjusts non-GAAP net (loss) income to the amount it would be if the calculated non-GAAP tax rate was applied to non-GAAP (loss) income before income taxes.
Wolfspeed may incur some of these same expenses, including income taxes associated with these expenses, in future periods.
In addition to the non-GAAP measures discussed above, Wolfspeed also uses free cash flow as a measure of operating performance and liquidity. Free cash flow represents operating cash flows from continuing operations less net purchases of property and equipment and patent and licensing rights. Wolfspeed considers free cash flow to be an operating performance and a liquidity measure that provides useful information to management and investors about the amount of cash generated by the business after the purchases of property and equipment, a portion of which can then be used to, among other things, invest in Wolfspeed's business, make strategic acquisitions and strengthen the balance sheet. A limitation of the utility of free cash flow as a measure of operating performance and liquidity is that it does not represent the residual cash flow available to the company for discretionary expenditures, as it excludes certain mandatory expenditures such as debt service.

Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures - Continuing Operations Only
(in millions of U.S. Dollars, except per share amounts and percentages)

Non-GAAP Gross Margin
Three months ended
September 24, 2023September 25, 2022
GAAP gross profit$24.7 $67.7 
GAAP gross margin percentage13 %36 %
Stock-based compensation expense6.0 5.8 
Non-GAAP gross profit$30.7 $73.5 
Non-GAAP gross margin percentage16 %39 %

Non-GAAP Operating Loss
Three months ended
September 24, 2023September 25, 2022
GAAP operating loss($94.9)($63.5)
GAAP operating loss percentage(48)%(34)%
Stock-based compensation expense:
Cost of revenue, net6.0 5.8 
Research and development2.7 2.4 
Sales, general and administrative11.0 11.6 
Total stock-based compensation expense19.7 19.8 
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles0.3 0.5 
Project, transformation and transaction costs2.6 0.9 
Executive severance costs— 1.0 
Total adjustments to GAAP operating loss22.6 22.2 
Non-GAAP operating loss($72.3)($41.3)
Non-GAAP operating loss percentage(37)%(22)%


Non-GAAP Non-Operating (Expense) Income, net
Three months ended
September 24, 2023September 25, 2022
GAAP non-operating (expense) income, net($28.5)$49.5 
Gain on arbitration proceedings— (49.4)
Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, net of capitalized interest7.2 1.3 
Loss (gain) on Wafer Supply Agreement6.9 (0.1)
Non-GAAP non-operating (expense) income, net($14.4)$1.3 

Non-GAAP Net Loss
Three months ended
September 24, 2023September 25, 2022
GAAP net loss($123.6)($14.1)
Stock-based compensation expense19.7 19.8 
Amortization or impairment of acquisition-related intangibles0.3 0.5 
Project, transformation and transaction costs2.6 0.9 
Executive severance costs— 1.0 
Gain on arbitration proceedings— (49.4)
Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, net of capitalized interest7.2 1.3 
Loss (gain) on Wafer Supply Agreement6.9 (0.1)
Total adjustments to GAAP net loss before provision for income taxes36.7 (26.0)
Income tax adjustment - benefit (expense)20.3 10.0 
Non-GAAP net loss($66.6)($30.1)
Non-GAAP diluted loss per share($0.53)($0.24)
Non-GAAP weighted average shares (in thousands)125,105 124,035 

Free Cash Flow
Three months ended
September 24, 2023September 25, 2022
Net cash used in operating activities($112.7)($11.0)
Less: PP&E spending, net of reimbursements from long-term incentive agreement(402.4)(61.0)
Less: Patents spending(1.3)(1.1)
Total free cash flow($516.4)($73.1)

Business Outlook Unaudited GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
Three Months Ended
(in millions of U.S. Dollars)December 31, 2023
GAAP net loss from continuing operations outlook range($153) to ($131)
Stock-based compensation expense21
Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, net of capitalized interest8
Project, transformation and transaction costs4
Loss on Wafer Supply Agreement6
Total adjustments to GAAP net loss before provision for income taxes39
Income tax adjustment26 to 21
Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations outlook range($88) to ($71)

Tyler Gronbach
Wolfspeed, Inc.
Vice President of External Affairs
Phone: 919-407-4820

Source: Wolfspeed, Inc.

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Document Period End Date Oct. 30, 2023
Entity Registrant Name WOLFSPEED, INC
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code NC
Entity File Number 001-40863
Entity Tax Identification Number 56-1572719
Entity Address, Address Line One 4600 Silicon Drive
Entity Address, City or Town Durham
Entity Address, State or Province NC
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 27703
City Area Code 919
Local Phone Number 407-5300
Written Communications false
Soliciting Material false
Pre-commencement Tender Offer false
Pre-commencement Issuer Tender Offer false
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock, $0.00125 par value
Trading Symbol WOLF
Security Exchange Name NYSE
Entity Emerging Growth Company false

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