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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

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

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): January 31, 2024


WOLFSPEED, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

North Carolina
001-40863
56-1572719
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation)
(Commission File
Number)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
4600 Silicon Drive
DurhamNorth Carolina27703
(Address of principal executive offices)(Zip Code)

(919) 407-5300
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code

N/A
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $0.00125 par value WOLFNew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR §230.405) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR §240.12b-2).
Emerging growth company    
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.    



Item 2.02Results of Operations and Financial Condition

On January 31, 2024, Wolfspeed, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing results for the fiscal second quarter ended December 31, 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
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)



SIGNATURE

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.

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


Date: January 31, 2024


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

Mohawk Valley Fab Revenue Tripled Sequentially; On Track for 20% Utilization in Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2024

Year-over-year Revenue Growth of 20 Percent; Record Quarterly Design-Wins Totaling $2.9 Billion

DURHAM, N.C. January 31, 2024 -- Wolfspeed, Inc. (NYSE: WOLF) today announced its results for the second quarter of fiscal 2024.
Quarterly Financial Highlights (Continuing operations only. All comparisons are to the second quarter of fiscal 2023)
Consolidated revenue of $208.4 million, compared to $173.8 million
Mohawk Valley Fab contributed $12 million in revenue, a 3x increase from the prior quarter
Power device design-ins of $2.1 billion
Quarterly record design-wins of $2.9 billion - over 75% related to automotive applications
GAAP gross margin of 13.3%, compared to 32.6%
Non-GAAP gross margin of 16.4%, compared to 35.8%
GAAP and non-GAAP gross margins for the second quarter of fiscal 2024 include the impact of $35.6 million of underutilization costs, representing approximately 1,700 basis points of gross margin. See "Start-up and Underutilization Costs" below for additional information
Completed sale of our RF Business to MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc. (MACOM) for $75 million in cash and 711,528 shares of MACOM common stock (the RF Business Divestiture)

"We’re proud of our results this quarter, which reflect robust execution of our strategy and fortify our vision for the future of Wolfspeed and silicon carbide," said Wolfspeed CEO, Gregg Lowe. "We have made considerable progress at our Mohawk Valley facility, tripling revenue sequentially. Our successful scale-up of 200mm wafer production and continued qualification of high-quality EV products on 200mm substrates are critical steps in meeting the continued customer demand. This is demonstrated by a record $2.9 billion of design-wins, predominantly in the EV sector across multiple OEMs."

Lowe continued, “Our steadfast commitment to our long-term goals is bolstered by the conversion of our design-ins into significant design-wins. This solidifies our confidence in the electrification trend, which increasingly depends on the widespread adoption of silicon carbide technology. We are pioneers in this transformative era, steering towards a more electrified and efficient future."

Business Outlook:

For its third quarter of fiscal 2024, Wolfspeed targets revenue from continuing operations in a range of $185 million to $215 million. GAAP net loss from continuing operations is targeted at $134 million to $155 million, or $1.07 to $1.23 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations is targeted to be in a range of $71 million to $87 million, or $0.57 to $0.69 per diluted share. Targeted non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations excludes $63 million to $68 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. The GAAP and non-GAAP targets from continuing operations do not include any estimated change in the fair value of the shares of MACOM common stock that we acquired in connection with the RF Business Divestiture.

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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 $10.5 million of factory start-up costs and $35.6 million of underutilization costs in the second quarter of fiscal 2024. No underutilization costs were incurred in the second quarter of fiscal 2023.
For the third quarter of fiscal 2024, operating expenses are expected to include approximately $13 million of factory start-up costs primarily in connection with materials expansion efforts. Cost of revenue, net, is expected to include approximately $36 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 second quarter results and its fiscal third 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 technologies. We provide industry-leading solutions for efficient energy consumption and a sustainable future. Wolfspeed’s product families include silicon carbide material and power devices targeted for various applications such as electric vehicles, fast charging, and renewable energy and storage. 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 does not exclude underutilization from its 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.

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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 third 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 ongoing conflicts in the Middle East, 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 markets for our products will not develop as we expect, including the adoption of our products by electrical vehicle manufacturers and the overall adoption of electrical vehicles; 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.
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WOLFSPEED, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited)
 Three months endedSix months ended
(in millions of U.S. Dollars, except per share data)December 31, 2023December 25, 2022December 31, 2023December 25, 2022
Revenue, net$208.4 $173.8 $405.8 $363.2 
Cost of revenue, net180.6 117.1 353.3 238.8 
Gross profit27.8 56.7 52.5 124.4 
Gross margin percentage13 %33 %13 %34 %
Operating expenses:
Research and development45.3 39.4 89.4 79.7 
Sales, general and administrative64.9 50.4 129.0 100.4 
Factory start-up costs10.5 37.6 18.9 76.0 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles0.3 0.6 0.6 1.1 
Loss on disposal or impairment of other assets0.3 0.1 0.4 0.2 
Other operating expense4.6 1.6 7.2 3.5 
Total operating expense125.9 129.7 245.5 260.9 
Operating loss(98.1)(73.0)(193.0)(136.5)
Operating loss percentage(47)%(42)%(48)%(38)%
Non-operating expense (income), net27.8 (1.0)56.3 (50.5)
Loss before income taxes(125.9)(72.0)(249.3)(86.0)
Income tax expense0.3 0.1 0.5 0.2 
Net loss from continuing operations(126.2)(72.1)(249.8)(86.2)
Net loss from discontinued operations(18.5)(18.8)(290.6)(30.9)
Net loss(144.7)(90.9)(540.4)(117.1)
Basic and diluted loss per share
Continuing operations($1.00)($0.58)($1.99)($0.69)
Net loss($1.15)($0.73)($4.31)($0.94)
Weighted average shares - basic and diluted (in thousands)125,602 124,344 125,363 124,190 
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WOLFSPEED, INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited)
(in millions of U.S. Dollars)December 31, 2023June 25, 2023
Assets
Current assets:
Cash, cash equivalents, and short-term investments$2,635.7 $2,954.9 
Accounts receivable, net132.6 154.8 
Inventories370.2 284.9 
Income taxes receivable0.6 0.8 
Prepaid expenses78.1 36.8 
Other current assets228.9 131.5 
Current assets held for sale from discontinued operations— 42.8 
Total current assets3,446.1 3,606.5 
Property and equipment, net2,850.1 2,165.5 
Goodwill359.2 359.2 
Intangible assets, net23.9 23.9 
Long-term receivables2.5 2.6 
Other long-term investments66.1 — 
Deferred tax assets1.2 1.2 
Other assets541.1 303.3 
Long-term assets held for sale from discontinued operations— 124.5 
Total assets$7,290.2 $6,586.7 
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued expenses$524.0 $534.5 
Accrued contract liabilities51.1 39.0 
Income taxes payable10.0 9.6 
Finance lease liabilities0.4 0.4 
Other current liabilities85.7 35.7 
Current liabilities held for sale from discontinued operations— 8.6 
Total current liabilities671.2 627.8 
Long-term liabilities:
Long-term debt2,137.3 1,149.5 
Convertible notes, net3,030.3 3,025.6 
Deferred tax liabilities10.8 3.9 
Finance lease liabilities - long-term9.0 9.2 
Other long-term liabilities281.4 143.5 
Long-term liabilities held for sale from discontinued operations— 5.3 
Total long-term liabilities5,468.8 4,337.0 
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock0.2 0.2 
Additional paid-in-capital3,766.8 3,711.0 
Accumulated other comprehensive loss(12.2)(25.1)
Accumulated deficit(2,604.6)(2,064.2)
Total shareholders’ equity1,150.2 1,621.9 
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity$7,290.2 $6,586.7 

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WOLFSPEED, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited)
 Six months ended
(in millions of U.S. Dollars)December 31, 2023December 25, 2022
Operating activities:
Net loss($540.4)($117.1)
Net loss from discontinued operations(290.6)(30.9)
Net loss from continuing operations(249.8)(86.2)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to cash used in operating activities of continuing operations:
Depreciation and amortization88.7 68.0 
Amortization of debt issuance costs and discount, net of non-cash capitalized interest14.7 2.9 
Stock-based compensation42.1 38.9 
Gain on equity investment(5.4)— 
Loss on disposal or impairment of long-lived assets, including loss on disposal portion of factory start-up costs0.4 2.0 
Amortization of (premium) discount on investments, net(13.8)2.2 
Deferred income taxes0.1 0.3 
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable, net22.2 (19.1)
Inventories(82.6)(41.5)
Prepaid expenses and other assets(74.4)(3.6)
Accounts payable(58.0)1.6 
Accrued salaries and wages and other liabilities5.2 (32.7)
Accrued contract liabilities15.0 (2.7)
Net cash used in operating activities of continuing operations(295.6)(69.9)
Net cash used in operating activities of discontinued operations(54.3)(9.8)
Cash used in operating activities(349.9)(79.7)
Investing activities:
Purchases of property and equipment(1,052.2)(234.1)
Purchases of patent and licensing rights(3.2)(2.3)
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment0.4 1.7 
Purchases of short-term investments(1,307.2)(814.1)
Proceeds from maturities of short-term investments734.7 115.5 
Proceeds from sale of short-term investments25.8 43.1 
Reimbursement of property and equipment purchases from long-term incentive agreement79.4 70.7 
Proceeds from sale of business75.6 101.8 
Net cash used in investing activities of continuing operations(1,446.7)(717.7)
Net cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations(3.1)(4.3)
Cash used in investing activities(1,449.8)(722.0)
Financing activities:
Proceeds from long-term debt borrowings1,000.0 — 
Proceeds from convertible notes— 1,750.0 
Payments of debt issuance costs(46.0)(31.4)
Cash paid for capped call transactions— (273.9)
Proceeds from issuance of common stock10.9 11.2 
Tax withholding on vested equity awards(16.7)(17.3)
Payments on long-term debt borrowings, including finance lease obligations(0.2)(0.3)
Commitment fees on long-term incentive agreement(1.0)(1.0)
Cash provided by financing activities947.0 1,437.3 
Effects of foreign exchange changes on cash and cash equivalents0.1 — 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents(852.6)635.6 
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period1,757.0 449.5 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$904.4 $1,085.1 
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Product Line Revenue
 Three months endedSix months ended
(in millions of U.S. Dollars)December 31, 2023December 25, 2022December 31, 2023December 25, 2022
Power Products$107.7 $96.0 $208.9 $200.5 
Materials Products100.7 77.8 196.9 162.7 
Total$208.4 $173.8 $405.8 $363.2 

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.
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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.
Gain (loss) on equity investment. The Company received shares of MACOM common stock in connection with the RF Business Divestiture. These shares are accounted for utilizing the fair value option and changes in the fair value of the shares are recognized in income. Wolfspeed excludes the impact of these gains or losses from its non-GAAP measures 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.
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WOLFSPEED, INC.
Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures - Continuing Operations Only
(in millions of U.S. Dollars, except per share amounts and percentages)
(unaudited)


Non-GAAP Gross Margin
Three months endedSix months ended
December 31, 2023December 25, 2022December 31, 2023December 25, 2022
GAAP gross profit$27.8 $56.7 $52.5 $124.4 
GAAP gross margin percentage13 %33 %13 %34 %
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense6.4 5.5 12.4 11.3 
Non-GAAP gross profit$34.2 $62.2 $64.9 $135.7 
Non-GAAP gross margin percentage16 %36 %16 %37 %


Non-GAAP Operating Loss
Three months endedSix months ended
December 31, 2023December 25, 2022December 31, 2023December 25, 2022
GAAP operating loss($98.1)($73.0)($193.0)($136.5)
GAAP operating loss percentage(47)%(42)%(48)%(38)%
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense:
Cost of revenue, net6.4 5.5 12.4 11.3 
Research and development3.4 4.1 6.1 6.5 
Sales, general and administrative12.6 9.5 23.6 21.1 
Total stock-based compensation expense22.4 19.1 42.1 38.9 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles0.3 0.6 0.6 1.1 
Project, transformation and transaction costs4.6 1.1 7.2 2.0 
Executive severance costs— 0.3 — 1.3 
Restructuring costs— 0.2 — 0.2 
Total adjustments to GAAP operating loss27.3 21.3 49.9 43.5 
Non-GAAP operating loss($70.8)($51.7)($143.1)($93.0)
Non-GAAP operating loss percentage(34)%(30)%(35)%(26)%

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Non-GAAP Non-Operating (Expense) Income, net
Three months endedSix months ended
December 31, 2023December 25, 2022December 31, 2023December 25, 2022
GAAP non-operating (expense) income, net($27.8)$1.0 ($56.3)$50.5 
Adjustments:
Gain on arbitration proceedings— (0.9)— (50.3)
Gain on equity investment(5.4)— (5.4)— 
Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, net of capitalized interest7.4 1.6 14.6 2.9 
Loss on Wafer Supply Agreement6.6 2.6 13.5 2.5 
Non-GAAP non-operating (expense) income, net($19.2)$4.3 ($33.6)$5.6 

Non-GAAP Net Loss
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December 31, 2023December 25, 2022December 31, 2023December 25, 2022
GAAP net loss($126.2)($72.1)($249.8)($86.2)
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense22.4 19.1 42.1 38.9 
Amortization of acquisition-related intangibles0.3 0.6 0.6 1.1 
Project, transformation and transaction costs4.6 1.1 7.2 2.0 
Executive severance costs— 0.3 — 1.3 
Restructuring costs— 0.2 — 0.2 
Gain on arbitration proceedings— (0.9)— (50.3)
Gain on equity investment(5.4)— (5.4)— 
Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, net of capitalized interest7.4 1.6 14.6 2.9 
Loss on Wafer Supply Agreement6.6 2.6 13.5 2.5 
Total adjustments to GAAP net loss before provision for income taxes35.9 24.6 72.6 (1.4)
Income tax adjustment - benefit (expense)20.7 11.6 41.0 21.6 
Non-GAAP net loss($69.6)($35.9)($136.2)($66.0)
Non-GAAP diluted loss per share($0.55)($0.29)($1.09)($0.53)
Non-GAAP weighted average shares (in thousands)125,602 124,344 125,363 124,190 
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Free Cash Flow
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December 31, 2023December 25, 2022December 31, 2023December 25, 2022
Net cash used in operating activities($182.9)($63.2)($295.6)($69.9)
Less: PP&E spending, net of reimbursements from long-term incentive agreement(570.4)(102.4)(972.8)(163.4)
Less: Patents spending(1.9)(1.2)(3.2)(2.3)
Total free cash flow($755.2)($166.8)($1,271.6)($235.6)


WOLFSPEED, INC.
Business Outlook Unaudited GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation
Three Months Ended
(in millions of U.S. Dollars)March 31, 2024
GAAP net loss from continuing operations outlook range($155) to ($134)
Adjustments:
Stock-based compensation expense22
Amortization of discount and debt issuance costs, net of capitalized interest7
Project, transformation and transaction costs7
Loss on Wafer Supply Agreement6
Total adjustments to GAAP net loss before provision for income taxes42
Income tax adjustment26 to 21
Non-GAAP net loss from continuing operations outlook range($87) to ($71)


Contact:
Tyler Gronbach
Wolfspeed, Inc.
Vice President of External Affairs
Phone: 919-407-4820
investorrelations@wolfspeed.com

Source: Wolfspeed, Inc.

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