AMD Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual 2018 Financial Results


  (1)The Computing and Graphics segment primarily includes desktop and notebook processors and chipsets, discrete and integrated graphics processing units (GPUs) and professional GPUs. The Company also licenses portions of its intellectual property portfolio.
  (2)The Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom segment primarily includes server and embedded processors, semi-custom System-on-Chip (SoC) products, development services and technology for game consoles. The Company also licenses portions of its intellectual property portfolio.
  (3)All Other category primarily includes certain expenses and credits that are not allocated to any of the operating segments. Also included in this category is stock-based compensation expense. In addition, the Company also included an impairment of technology licenses in the three months and year ended December 29, 2018.
  (4) Reconciliation of GAAP Operating Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA*
   Three Months Ended Year Ended
   December 29,
2018
September 29,
2018
December 30,
2017
 December 29,
2018
December 30,
2017
  GAAP operating income (loss)$  28 $  150 $  (2) $  451 $  127 
  Impairment of technology licenses   45    -    -     45    - 
  Stock-based compensation   36    36    21     137    97 
  Depreciation and amortization   43    41    39     170    144 
  Adjusted EBITDA$  152 $  227 $  58  $  803 $  368 
         
  (5) Reconciliation of GAAP Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities to Free Cash Flow**     
   Three Months Ended Year Ended
   December 29,
2018
September 29,
2018
December 30,
2017
 December 29,
2018
December 30,
2017
  GAAP net cash provided by operating activities $  120 $  77 $  366  $  34 $  8 
  Purchases of property and equipment     (41 )     (33 )     (44 )       (163 )     (113 )
    Free cash flow $   79   $   44   $   322     $   (129 ) $   (105 )
                 
                 
  * The Company presents “Adjusted EBITDA” as a supplemental measure of its performance. Adjusted EBITDA for the Company is determined by adjusting operating income for stock-based compensation and depreciation and amortization expense. In addition, the Company also included an impairment of technology licenses in the three months and year ended December 29, 2018. The Company calculates and presents Adjusted EBITDA because management believes it is of importance to investors and lenders in relation to its overall capital structure and its ability to borrow additional funds. In addition, the Company presents Adjusted EBITDA because it believes this measure assists investors in comparing its performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that the Company does not believe are indicative of its core operating performance. The Company’s calculation of Adjusted EBITDA may or may not be consistent with the calculation of this measure by other companies in the same industry. Investors should not view Adjusted EBITDA as an alternative to the GAAP operating measure of operating income (loss) or GAAP liquidity measures of cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA does not take into account changes in certain assets and liabilities as well as interest income and expense and income taxes that can affect cash flows.
  ** The Company also presents free cash flow as a supplemental Non-GAAP measure of its performance. Free cash flow is determined by adjusting GAAP net cash provided by (used in) operating activities for capital expenditures. The Company calculates and communicates free cash flow in the financial earnings press release because management believes it is of importance to investors to understand the nature of these cash flows. The Company’s calculation of free cash flow may or may not be consistent with the calculation of this measure by other companies in the same industry. Investors should not view free cash flow as an alternative to GAAP liquidity measures of cash flows from operating activities. In 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-15, Statement of Cash Flows - Classification of Certain Cash Receipts and Cash Payments, which reclassified certain cash receipts from operating activities to investing activities, with retrospective application . All periods presented conform to the classification requirements of the standard. The adoption of this standard does not reflect a change in the underlying business or activities and had no material impact on the Company's consolidated statements of cash flows.

    The Company has provided reconciliations within the earnings press release of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.
     

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