GlobalFoundries Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Record Revenue, Gross Profit, and Net Income

MALTA, N.Y., Aug. 09, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — GlobalFoundries Inc. (GF) (Nasdaq: GFS) today announced preliminary financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Key Second Quarter Financial Highlights

  • Record revenue of $1.99 billion, up 23% year-over-year.
  • Record gross margin of 27.0% and adjusted gross margin of 28.0%.
  • Record operating margin of 14.9% and adjusted operating margin of 17.6%.
  • Record net income of $264 million and adjusted net income of $317 million.
  • Record adjusted EBITDA margin of 39.3%.
  • Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities of $3.3 billion.

“In the second quarter, the GF team delivered on its commitments to customers and shareholders,” said CEO Dr. Thomas Caulfield. “We shipped a record 630 thousand wafers in the quarter, driven by double-digit growth at sites in the US and Europe. Our revenue grew 23% year-over-year, and we delivered record profitability, making significant progress towards our long-term financial model. Despite global supply chain challenges, the GF team continues to execute to our expansion plans as we build out capacity to meet our customers’ long-term needs. We remain on track to deliver a strong year of growth and profitability.”

Recent Business Highlights:

  • On the heels of the passage of the US CHIPS Act, GF announced the extension of its long-term agreement with Qualcomm which adds more than $4Bn in incremental wafer purchases from GF’s Malta, New York facility. With this extension, the total long-term agreement with Qualcomm now represents more than $7Bn in global revenue through 2028 across multiple technologies.
  • GF and ST Microelectronics signed a definitive agreement to create a new, jointly-operated 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facility adjacent to ST’s existing 300mm facility in Crolles, France. This new facility, combined with GF’s capacity expansion in Dresden, Germany, will triple GF’s capacity in Europe through 2028.
  • GlobalFoundries announced that its first tool has been moved into the company’s new facility on its Singapore campus.

Unaudited Summary Quarterly Results (in millions USD, except per share amounts and wafer shipments)1

Year-over-year Sequential
Q2’22 Q1’22 Q2’21 Q2’22 vs Q2’21 Q2’22 vs Q1’22
Net revenue $ 1,993 $ 1,940 $ 1,620 $ 373 23 % $ 53 3 %
Gross profit 538 $ 469 231 $ 307 133 % $ 69 15 %
Gross margin 27.0 % 24.2 % 14.3 % +1,270bps +280bps
Adjusted gross profit1 $ 559 $ 490 $ 267 $ 292 109 % $ 69 14 %
Adjusted gross margin 28.0 % 25.3 % 16.5 % +1,150bps +270bps
Operating profit (loss) $ 297 $ 225 $ (103 ) $ 400 388 % $ 72 32 %
Operating margin 14.9 % 11.6 % (6.4 )% +2,130bps +330bps
Adjusted operating profit (loss)1 $ 350 $ 279 $ 41 $ 309 754 % $ 71 25 %
Adjusted operating margin 17.6 % 14.4 % 2.5 % +1,510bps +320bps
Net income (loss) $ 264 $ 178 $ (174 ) $ 438 252 % $ 86 48 %
Net income (loss) margin 13.2 % 9.2 % (10.7 )% +2,390bps +400bps
Adjusted net income (loss)1 $ 317 $ 232 $ (30 ) $ 347 1,157 % $ 85 37 %
Adjusted net income (loss) margin 15.9 % 12.0 % (1.9 )% +1,780bps +390bps
Diluted earnings (loss) per share (“EPS”) $ 0.48 $ 0.33 $ (0.35 ) $ 0.83 237 % $ 0.15 45 %
Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share1 $ 0.58 $ 0.42 $ (0.06 ) $ 0.64 1,067 % $ 0.16 38 %
Adjusted EBITDA1 $ 784 $ 698 $ 466 $ 318 68 % $ 86 12 %
Adjusted EBITDA margin 39.3 % 36.0 % 28.8 % +1,050bps +330bps
Cash from operations $ 609 $ 845 $ 434 $ 175 40 % $ (236 ) (28 )%
Wafer shipments (300MM Equivalent) (in thousands) 630 625 595 35 6 % $ 5 1 %

1Adjusted gross profit, adjusted operating profit (loss), adjusted net income (loss), adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share, and adjusted EBITDA are adjusted non-IFRS metrics; please see the reconciliation of IFRS to adjusted non-IFRS metrics in the section “Unaudited Reconciliation of IFRS to Adjusted non-IFRS” below.

Summary of Third Quarter 2022 Outlook (unaudited, in millions USD except per share amounts)2

IFRS Share-based compensation Non-IFRS Adjusted
Net revenue $2,035 – $2,065
Gross Profit $557 – $590 $19 – $23 $580 – $609
Gross Margin (mid-point) 28.0% 29.0%
Operating Profit $301 – $343 $38 – $46 $347 – $381
Operating Margin (mid-point) 15.7% 17.8%
Net Income $278 – $318 $38 – $46 $324 – $356
Net Income Margin (mid-point) 14.5% 16.6%
Diluted EPS $0.50 – $0.58 $0.59 – $0.65
Adjusted EBITDA $775 – $813
Adj. EBITDA Margin (mid-point) 38.7%

2The guidance provided above contains forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Act of 1995, and is subject to the safe harbors created therein. The guidance includes management’s beliefs and assumptions and is based on information currently available. GF has not provided a reconciliation of its Third Fiscal Quarter outlook for adjusted Non-IFRS EBITDA and related Margin because estimates of all of the reconciling items cannot be provided without unreasonable efforts. Certain factors that are materially significant to GF’s ability to estimate these items are out of its control and/or cannot be reasonably predicted.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations

Three Months Ended
(in millions USD, except for per share amounts) June 30, 2022 June 30, 2021
Net revenue $ 1,993 $ 1,620
Cost of revenue 1,455 1,389
Gross profit $ 538 $ 231
Operating expenses:
Research and development 120 132
Sales, marketing, general and administrative 121 202
Total operating expenses $ 241 $ 334
Operating profit (loss) 297 (103 )
Finance expense, net (19 ) (28 )
Other income (loss) 16 (23 )
Income tax expense (30 ) (20 )
Net income (loss) $ 264 $ (174 )
Attributable to:
Shareholders of GlobalFoundries 264 (173 )
Non-controlling interest (1 )
Earnings (loss) per share (“EPS”):
Basic $ 0.49 $ (0.35 )
Diluted $ 0.48 $ (0.35 )
Shares used in earnings (loss) per share calculation
Basic 535 500
Diluted 550 500

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

(in millions USD) June 30, 2022 December 31, 2021
Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 2,474 $ 2,939
Receivables, prepayments and other 1,247 1,231
Marketable securities 525
Inventories 1,262 1,121
Current assets $ 5,508 $ 5,291
Deferred tax assets 313 353
Property, plant, and equipment, net 9,410 8,713
Marketable securities 263
Other assets 700 671
Noncurrent assets 10,686 9,737
Total assets $ 16,194 $ 15,028
Liabilities and equity:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 262 $ 297
Other current liabilities 3,051 2,866
Current liabilities $ 3,313 $ 3,163
Noncurrent portion of long-term debt 1,908 1,716
Other liabilities 2,315 2,116
Noncurrent liabilities $ 4,223 $ 3,832
Shareholders’ equity:
Common stock/additional paid-in capital 23,684 23,498
Accumulated deficit (15,026 ) (15,469 )
Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) (51 ) (54 )
Non-controlling interest 51 58
Total liabilities and equity $ 16,194 $ 15,028

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Three Months Ended
(in millions USD) June 30, 2022 June 30, 2021
Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income (loss) $ 264 $ (174 )
Depreciation and amortization 411 408
Finance expense, net and other (10 ) (2 )
Deferred income taxes 22 12
Other non-cash operating activities 23 131
Net change in working capital (101 ) 59
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 609 $ 434
Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of property, plant, equipment, and intangible assets (812 ) (423 )
Other investing activities (792 ) 217
Net cash used in investing activities $ (1,604 ) $ (206 )
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds (repayment) of debt, net $ 124 $ (108 )
Other financing activities 83 45
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities $ 207 $ (63 )
Effect of exchange rate changes (2 ) $ 5
Net change in cash and cash equivalents $ (790 ) $ 170
Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 3,264 635
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $ 2,474 $ 805

Unaudited Reconciliation of IFRS to Adjusted Non-IFRS

Three Months Ended
(in millions USD) June 30, 2022 March 31, 2022 June 30, 2021
Gross profit $ 538 $ 469 $ 231
Gross profit margin 27.0 % 24.2 % 14.3 %
Share based compensation $ 21 $ 21 $ 36
Adjusted gross profit $ 559 $ 490 $ 267
Adjusted gross profit margin 28.0 % 25.3 % 16.5 %
Operating profit (loss) $ 297 $ 225 $ (103 )
Operating profit (loss) margin 14.9 % 11.6 % (6.4 )%
Share based compensation $ 53 $ 54 $ 144
Adjusted operating profit $ 350 $ 279 $ 41
Adjusted operating profit margin 17.6 % 14.4 % 2.5 %
Net income (loss) $ 264 $ 178 $ (174 )
Net income (loss) margin 13.2 % 9.2 % (10.7 )%
Share based compensation $ 53 $ 54 $ 144
Adjusted net income (loss) $ 317 $ 232 $ (30 )
Adjusted net income (loss) margin 15.9 % 12.0 % (1.9 )%
Diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.48 $ 0.33 $ (0.35 )
Share based compensation $ 0.10 $ 0.09 $ 0.29
Adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share $ 0.58 $ 0.42 $ (0.06 )

Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA

Three Months Ended
(in millions USD) June 30, 2022 March 31, 2022 June 30, 2021
Net income (loss) for the period $ 264 $ 178 $ (174 )
Depreciation and amortization $ 411 $ 408 $ 408
Finance expense $ 26 $ 29 $ 29
Income tax expense $ 30 $ 29 $ 20
Share based compensation $ 53 $ 54 $ 144
Restructuring and corporate severance programs $ 5
(Gains) on transactions, legal settlements and transaction expenses $ 34
Adjusted EBITDA $ 784 $ 698 $ 466
Adjusted EBITDA margin 39.3 % 36.0 % 28.8 %

Adjusted Financial Measures (Non-IFRS)

In addition to the financial information presented in accordance with IFRS, this press release includes the following adjusted non-IFRS metrics: adjusted gross profit, adjusted operating profit, adjusted net income (loss), adjusted diluted earnings (loss) per share and adjusted EBITDA. We define adjusted gross profit as gross profit adjusted for share-based compensation expense. We define adjusted operating profit as profit from operations adjusted for share-based compensation expense. We define adjusted net income (loss) as net income (loss) adjusted for share-based compensation expense. We define adjusted diluted EPS as adjusted net income (loss) divided by the dilutive shares. We define adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss), excluding the impact of finance expense, income tax expense, depreciation, amortization, share-based compensation expense, transaction gains and associated expenses, restructuring charges and litigation settlements.

We believe that in addition to our results determined in accordance with IFRS, these adjusted non-IFRS measures provide useful information to both management and investors in measuring our financial performance and highlight trends in our business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on IFRS measures. These adjusted non-IFRS financial measures provide supplemental information regarding our operating performance that excludes certain gains, losses and non-cash charges that occur relatively infrequently and/or that we consider to be unrelated to our core operations. For further information regarding these non-IFRS measures, please refer to “Unaudited Reconciliation of IFRS to Adjusted Non-IFRS” table above.

Adjusted non-IFRS financial information is presented for supplemental informational purposes only and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for financial information presented in accordance with IFRS. Our presentation of adjusted non-IFRS measures should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or nonrecurring items. Other companies in our industry may calculate these measures differently, which may limit their usefulness as a comparative measure.

Conference Call and Webcast Information

GF will host a conference call with the financial community on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. U.S. Eastern Time (ET) to review the Second Quarter 2022 results in detail. Interested parties may join the scheduled conference call by registering https://register.vevent.com/register/BIeafbd546fa2f42e4bcf2451abc7b44cf

The call will be webcast and can be accessed from the GF Investor Relations website https://investors.gf.com. A replay of the call will be available on the GF Investor Relations website within 24 hours of the actual call.

About GlobalFoundries

GlobalFoundries® (GF®) is one of the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturers. GF is redefining innovation and semiconductor manufacturing by developing and delivering feature-rich process technology solutions that provide leadership performance in pervasive high growth markets. GF offers a unique mix of design, development and fabrication services. With a talented and diverse workforce and an at-scale manufacturing footprint spanning the U.S., Europe and Asia, GF is a trusted technology source to its worldwide customers. For more information, visit www.gf.com.

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