Business Analysis of Micron Technology

 Analyze Historical Performance, Strategic Priorities, And Business Improvement Opportunities of Micron Technology

MICRON TECHNOLOGY

Business Overview

Micron Technology, Inc. provides semiconductor systems worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Compute and Networking Business Unit, Storage Business Unit, Mobile Business Unit, and Embedded Business Unit. It offers DDR3 and DDR4 DRAM products for computers, servers, networking devices, communications equipment, consumer electronics, automotive, and industrial applications; mobile low-power DRAM products for smartphones, tablets, automotive, laptop computers, and other mobile consumer device applications; DDR2 and DDR DRAM, GDDR5 and GDDR5X DRAM, SDRAM, and RLDRAM products for networking devices, servers, consumer electronics, communications equipment, computer peripherals, automotive and industrial applications, and computer memory upgrades; and hybrid memory cube semiconductor memory devices for use in networking and computing applications. The company also provides NAND Flash products, which are electrically re-writeable, non-volatile semiconductor memory devices; client solid-state drives (SSDs) for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and other consumer applications; enterprise SSDs for server and storage applications; managed multi-chip package products; digital media products, including flash memory cards and JumpDrive products under the Lexar brand name. In addition, it manufactures products that are sold under other brand names; and resells flash memory products that are purchased from other NAND Flash suppliers. Further, the company provides 3D XPoint memory products; and NOR Flash, which are electrically re-writeable and semiconductor memory devices for automotive, industrial, connected home, and consumer applications. It markets its products to original equipment manufacturers and retailers through its internal sales force, independent sales representatives, and distributors; and through a Web-based customer direct sales channel, and channel and distribution partners. The company was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Micron Technology

Micron Technology


R&P Rank: 226
Sector: Technology
Industry:Semiconductor
H.Q Location:Idaho
Website: www.micron.com
Company Address:
8000 S FEDERAL WAY, PO BOX 6, BOISE ID 83716-9632
Ph:208-368-4000

Business Analysis of Micron Technology

The Technology Sector is witnessing a major shakeup, new age business models in the industry are transforming both customers and businesses. Faced with this uncertainity, companies are investing resources to transform their business. An in-depth business analysis is a valuable resource to identify and articulate the need for a business model change. At R&P Research we believe, the starting point for a business analysis is Benchmarking. Business benchmarking can be done at various levels: 1) Industry Benchmarking 2) Peer Benchmarking 3) Disruptors Benchmarking. In this report, we share the snapshot of how Micron Technology compares against the industry on the major performance indicators. This analysis, along with peer group/disruptors benchmarking and revenue model understanding can help identify growth and cost optimization opportunities to maximize the value delivered by Micron Technology to its stakeholders. R&P Research Industry Intelligence Platform provides historical data for last 15 years with an easy to use benchmarking interface for an in-depth comparative business analysis.

Here is the performance snapshot of Micron Technology with an interactive chart.

  1. Revenue Growth: Micron Technology reported a revenue growth of -23.4% year-on-year during 2016. Semiconductor Industry grew at 5.9% in the same period
  2. COGS share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Micron Technology spent 79.8% of its total revenues on COGS. Semiconductor industry average (COGS share of revenue) in the same period was 49.2%
  3. R&D share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Micron Technology spent 13.0% of its total revenues on R&D. Semiconductor industry average R&D spending in the same period was 18.4%
  4. SG&A share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Micron Technology spent 5.3% of its total revenues on Sales, Marketing, and General Administration (SG&A). Semiconductor industry average SG&A spending in the same period was 12.4%
  5. Inventory share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Micron Technology spent 23.3% of its total revenues on Inventories. Semiconductor industry average Inventory spending in the same period was 12.5%
  6. Accounts Payable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Micron Technology invested 31.3% of its total revenues on Accounts Payable (A/P) Semiconductor industry average Accounts Payable investment in the same period was 8.8%
  7. Accounts Receivable share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Micron Technology invested 16.7% of its total revenues on Accounts Receivable (A/R). Semiconductor industry average Accounts Receivable investment in the same period was 12.3%
  8. PP&E share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Micron Technology invested 118.4% of its total revenues on Property, Plants, and Equipments (PP&E). Semiconductor industry average PPE investment in the same period was 36.5%
  9. Intangibles share of Revenues: As a percentage of revenue, Micron Technology invested 4.6% of its total revenues on Intangibles. Semiconductor industry average Intangibles investment in the same period was 56.1%
  10. Net Margins: Micron Technology Net Margins in the year 2016 were -2.2%. Semiconductor industry average Net Margins in the same period were 11.6%

Sector and Industry Association of Micron Technology

For the purpose of performance benchmarking of a company with a sector or industry average, R&P Research associates every company with one sector and one industry. An industry consists of companies with related/similar business models. A sector comprises of a group of related/similar industries.

Micron Technology is associated with Technology Sector and Semiconductor Industry.

Technology sector is comprised of the following industries: Computers Systems and Peripherals; Software; Semiconductor; IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services; Networking Equipment and Services; Internet; Other. The definitions for each of the industries is as follows:

  • Computers Systems and Peripherals industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing of personal computers, servers, mainframes, workstations, and other computer accessories and peripherals such as storage drives, mice, keyboards and printers. It also includes manufacturers of mobile phones and tablets.
  • Software industry includes businesses providing software products such as operating systems, productivity suites, enterprise software, data and analysis software, advertising and marketing software, engineering and manufacturing software, networking software, and IT management software. It also includes companies providing industry-specific software focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Telecom, Utilities, Travel, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
  • Semiconductor industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of semiconductor products such as microprocessors, chipsets, motherboards, flash memory, and wired and wireless connectivity products. It also includes companies that provide semiconductor equipment and services to the semiconductor industry.
  • IT Consulting and Outsourcing Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in providing information technology consulting and outsourcing services to other businesses. The services include IT consulting, systems integration, application development and management, IT infrastructure management, and network operations management.
  • Networking Equipment and Services industry includes companies primarily engaged in manufacturing and distribution of networking and communications equipment for transporting data, voice, and video traffic across intranets, extranets, and the Internet. The key products include routers and switches for local and wide-area networks, cable modems, teleconferencing equipment, and wireless access points.
  • Internet industry includes Internet-based businesses providing products and services such as search engines, social networking, web hosting, email, domain name registration, and eCommerce. It also includes industry information/services portals focused on different sectors such as Financials, Automotive, Travel, Health, Real Estate, Media, and Publishing.
  • Other industry includes companies providing products such as photocopiers, fax machines, point of sale machines, audio/video technologies, and video games. It also includes technology companies that are not part of other six technology industries.

Industry Ranking of Micron Technology

With $12.4 billion revenues, Micron Technology ranked number 5 of all the companies in the US Semiconductor industry. There were a total of 70 public companies in the US Semiconductor industry that had revenues greater than $50 million during 2016.

The top-10 companies in the US Semiconductor industry by revenues during 2016 were:

  1. Intel ($59.4 billion)
  2. Qualcomm ($23.6 billion)
  3. Texas Instruments ($13.4 billion)
  4. Broadcom ($13.2 billion)
  5. Micron Technology ($12.4 billion)
  6. Applied Materials ($10.8 billion)
  7. Lam Research ($5.9 billion)
  8. Nvidia ($5 billion)
  9. AMD ($4.3 billion)
  10. On Semiconductor ($3.9 billion)

Business Model Analysis (BMA) Framework

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Revenues Analysis

Micron Technology (MU) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2012 To 2016

This report provides the last five years revenues and revenue growth of Micron Technology Inc (MU) from 2012 to 2016. Micron Technology generated a total of $12.4 billion revenues during 2016. Micron Technology reported a revenue growth of -23.4% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in August.

Micron Technology (MU) Revenues And Revenue Growth From 2002 To 2016

This report provides the last fifteen years revenues and revenue growth of Micron Technology Inc (MU) from 2002 to 2016. Micron Technology generated a total of $12.4 billion revenues during 2016. Micron Technology reported a revenue growth of -23.4% year-over-year during 2016. The revenues and the revenue growth correspond to the fiscal year ending in August.

Micron Technology (MU) Revenue Growth Comparison With Industry Growth From 2012...

This report provides a comparison of Micron Technology Inc (MU) revenue growth with Semiconductor industry growth during the last five years from 2012 to 2016. Micron Technology reported a revenue growth of -23.4% year-over-year during 2016. The Semiconductor industry growth was 5.9% year-over-year during 2016. Micron Technology growth was slower than the industry during 2016.