Applied Materials releases Q4 and FY2021 results

Published on: 18 November 2021
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Applied Materials, Inc. today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended Oct. 31, 2021. Record annual revenue of $23.06 billion, up 34 percent year over year. Record annual GAAP operating margin of 29.9 percent, non-GAAP operating margin of 31.7 percent, GAAP EPS of $6.40 and non-GAAP EPS of $6.84.Quarterly revenue of $6.12 billion, up 31 percent year over year.

Applied generated revenue of $6.12 billion, which was at the low end of the guidance range due to supply chain challenges. On a GAAP basis, the company recorded gross margin of 48.1 percent, operating income of $2.01 billion or 32.9 percent of net sales, and earnings per share (EPS) of $1.89.

On a non-GAAP adjusted basis, the company reported gross margin of 48.2 percent, operating income of $2.03 billion or 33.1 percent of net sales, and EPS of $1.94.

The company generated $1.15 billion in cash from operations and returned $1.72 billion to shareholders including $1.50 billion in share repurchases and $216 million in dividends.

Full Year Results

In fiscal 2021, Applied generated revenue of $23.06 billion. On a GAAP basis, the company recorded gross margin of 47.3 percent, operating income of $6.89 billion or 29.9 percent of net sales, and EPS of $6.40.

On a non-GAAP adjusted basis, the company reported gross margin of 47.5 percent, operating income of $7.32 billion or 31.7 percent of net sales, and EPS of $6.84.

The company generated a record $5.44 billion in cash from operations and returned $4.59 billion to shareholders including $3.75 billion in share repurchases and $838 million in dividends.

“Demand for semiconductors and equipment continues to grow as the pandemic accelerates digital transformation of the economy, and currently, our supply chain cannot keep up,”

said Gary Dickerson, President and CEO.

“We expect supply shortages of certain silicon components to persist in the near-term, and managing these constraints in partnership with our suppliers and chipmakers is our top priority.”

“Applied delivered strong growth in fiscal 2021, with overall orders up by 62 percent year over year and Semiconductor Systems orders up 78 percent,”

said Bob Halliday, Senior Vice President and CFO.

“The momentum continued as our Semiconductor Systems backlog increased during the fourth quarter from $5.5 billion to $6.7 billion, and we see this strength sustaining into 2022.”

In the first quarter of fiscal 2022, Applied expects net sales to be approximately $6.16 billion, plus or minus $250 million, which includes the expected impact of ongoing supply chain challenges. Non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS is expected to be in the range of $1.78 to $1.92.

This outlook for non-GAAP adjusted diluted EPS excludes known charges related to completed acquisitions of $0.01 per share and a net income tax benefit related to intra-entity intangible asset transfers of $0.02 per share, but does not reflect any items that are unknown at this time, such as any additional charges related to acquisitions or other non-operational or unusual items, as well as other tax related items, which we are not able to predict without unreasonable efforts due to their inherent uncertainty.

Source: Applied Materials

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