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Micron Earnings. Should You Buy?


Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU) today announced results for its second quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended March 4, 2021.

Fiscal Q2 2021 highlights

   -- Revenue of $6.24 billion versus $5.77 billion for the prior quarter and 
      $4.80 billion for the same period last year 
   -- GAAP net income of $603 million, or $0.53 per diluted share 
   -- Non-GAAP net income of $1.13 billion, or $0.98 per diluted share 
   -- Operating cash flow of $3.06 billion versus $1.97 billion for the prior 
      quarter and $2.00 billion for the same period last year

“Micron’s strong fiscal second quarter performance reflects rapidly improving market conditions and continued solid execution,” said Micron Technology President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra. “Our technology leadership in both DRAM and NAND places Micron in an excellent position to capitalize on the secular demand driven by AI and 5G, and to deliver new levels of user experience and innovation across the data center and intelligent edge.”

Quarterly Financial Results 
                             GAAP(1)                           Non-GAAP(2) 
--------------  ----------------------------------  ---------------------------------- 
(in millions, 
except per 
amounts)          FQ2-21      FQ1-21      FQ2-20      FQ2-21      FQ1-21      FQ2-20 
--------------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ---------- 
Revenue         $6,236      $5,773      $4,797      $6,236      $5,773      $4,797 
Gross margin     1,649       1,736       1,355       2,054       1,784       1,398 
percent of 
 revenue          26.4%       30.1%       28.2%       32.9%       30.9%       29.1% 
 expenses          986         870         915         797         811         856 
 income            663         866         440       1,257         973         542 
percent of 
 revenue          10.6%       15.0%        9.2%       20.2%       16.9%       11.3% 
Net income 
 to Micron         603         803         405       1,128         897         517 
 earnings per 
 share            0.53        0.71        0.36        0.98        0.78        0.45 

Investments in capital expenditures, net(2) were $2.88 billion for the second quarter of 2021, which resulted in adjusted free cash flows(2) of $174 million. Micron ended the quarter with cash, marketable investments, and restricted cash of $8.57 billion, for a net cash(2) position of $1.95 billion.

Business Outlook

The following table presents Micron’s guidance for the third quarter of 2021:

FQ3-21                         GAAP(1) Outlook          Non-GAAP(2) Outlook 
                            $7.1 billion +/- $200      $7.1 billion +/- $200 
Revenue                            million                    million 
Gross margin                           40.5% +/- 1%               41.5% +/- 1% 
                               $930 million +/- $25       $875 million +/- $25 
Operating expenses                          million                    million 
Interest (income) 
 expense, net                           $27 million                $25 million 
Diluted earnings per                $1.52 +/- $0.07            $1.62 +/- $0.07 

Further information regarding Micron’s business outlook is included in the prepared remarks and slides, which have been posted at

Investor Webcast

Micron will host a conference call on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at 2:30 p.m. MT to discuss its second quarter financial results and provide forward-looking guidance for its third quarter. A live webcast of the call will be available online at A webcast replay will be available for one year after the call. For Investor Relations and other company updates, follow @MicronTech on Twitter at

About Micron Technology, Inc.

We are an industry leader in innovative memory and storage solutions transforming how the world uses information to enrich life for all. With a relentless focus on our customers, technology leadership, and manufacturing and operational excellence, Micron delivers a rich portfolio of high-performance DRAM, NAND, and NOR memory and storage products through our Micron(R) and Crucial(R) brands. Every day, the innovations that our people create fuel the data economy, enabling advances in artificial intelligence and 5G applications that unleash opportunities — from the data center to the intelligent edge and across the client and mobile user experience. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq: MU), visit

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