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Core Scientific Announces First Quarter 2022 Results

AUSTIN, Texas, May 12, 2022 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Core Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORZ), a leader in high-performance blockchain data centers and software solutions, reported its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2022.

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First Quarter 2022 Financial Highlights (Compared to First Quarter 2021)

Total revenue increased by 255% to $192.5 million Gross profit increased by 382% to $70.0 million Net loss of $466.2 million, driven by a noncash mark-to-market adjustment on convertible notes of $386.0 million and an impairment on digital assets of $54.0 million Adjusted EBITDA(1) increased by 644% to $93.0 million Self-mining bitcoin production increased 1,454% to 3,202 bitcoins 8,497 bitcoins held as of March 31, 2022 Total hashrate of 16.2 EH/s consisting of 8.3 EH/s self-mining and 7.9 EH/s hosting

"By continuing to focus on execution, we delivered first quarter revenue of $193 million, an increase of more than 250 percent over the prior year period," said Mike Levitt, Core Scientific Chief Executive Officer. "In the quarter we expanded our total hashrate to 16.2 exahash, self-mined 3,202 bitcoins and maintained our leadership position in the North American blockchain data center and digital asset mining category. Driven primarily by two non-cash, mark-to-market adjustments and stock-based compensation expense totaling $466 million, first quarter net loss was $466 million, while adjusted EBITDA of $93.0 million grew by more than 600 percent."

"We have worked to de-risked our 2022 growth to between 30 and 32 exahash, fully supported by our existing capital structure. We preserve the flexibility to expand beyond our plan, should capital market conditions improve," added Mr. Levitt.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results (Compared to First Quarter 2021)

Total revenue of $192.5 million increased by $138.3 million, or 255%, from $54.2 million. The increase in total revenue was driven primarily by increases in digital asset mining revenue and hosting revenue, partially offset by a decrease in equipment sales.

Total hosting revenue of $33.2 million increased by $20.5 million or 162%, from $12.7 million. The increase in hosting revenue from customers was driven primarily by the onboarding of new clients and the execution of new related party hosting contracts for miners deployed.

Total equipment sales to customers of $26.3 million decreased by $5.6 million or 18%, from $31.9 million. The decrease in equipment sales to customers was primarily driven by less miners being deployed, partially offset by equipment sales to related parties driven by higher demand for new generation mining equipment

Digital asset mining income of $133.0 million increased by $123.4 million or 1,281%, from $9.6 million. The year over year increase in mining income was driven primarily by an increase in our self-mining hash rate. Our self-mining hash rate increased by 1975%, to 8.3 EH/s from 0.40 EH/s. The total number of bitcoins awarded was 3,202 compared to 206. The average price of bitcoin was $41,299 as compared to $44,274, a decrease of 7%.

Cost of revenue of $122.5 million increased by $82.8 million or 209%, from $39.7 million. The increase in cost of revenue was primarily attributable to increased depreciation expense of $39.0 million driven by an increase in the number of self-mining units deployed, higher power consumption driven by an increase in the number of self-mining and hosted miners operating in our fleet of $37.6 million, higher personnel and facilities operating costs driven by the opening and expansion of our data centers of $9.9 million, which includes increased payroll and benefits for personnel of $3.1 million and increased stock-based compensation of $2.0 million, partially offset by lower equipment sales costs of $3.7 million. As a percentage of total revenue, cost of revenue totaled 64% and 73% for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Gross profit of $70.0 million increased by $55.5 million, or 382%, from $14.5 million. The increase in gross profit was driven primarily by a $56.3 million increase in gross profit for the mining segment, which had a gross margin of 48% in the first quarter of 2022 compared to 83% in the prior year period. The decrease in gross margin for the mining segment was driven by higher miner depreciation, primarily attributable to the onboarding of Blockcap's miners at fair value upon the close of the Blockcap acquisition in July 2021, as well as higher power costs and lower average price per bitcoin mined.

Operating loss of $26.7 million from an operating income of $9.0 million, predominantly due to a $54.0 million impairment of digital assets and higher total operating expenses of $39.4 million. The increase in total operating expenses was driven primarily by $23.2 million of higher stock-based compensation driven by the impact of the Blockcap acquisition, $7.8 million of higher professional fees, primarily related to investments made to support public company readiness, and $2.6 million of higher payroll and benefit costs for personnel.

Net loss of $466.2 million from a net income of $6.8 million. The decrease in net income was due to the $386.0 million fair value adjustment on convertible notes, a $54.0 million impairment of digital assets, higher total operating expenses of $39.4 million and income tax expense of $42.4 million.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $80.5 million to $93.0 million from $12.5 million. The increase was due to higher gross profit, excluding depreciation and amortization, partially offset by higher operating expenses, excluding stock-based compensation and depreciation and amortization.

As of March 31, 2022, cash and cash equivalents totaled $96.4 million and restricted cash totaled $14.1 million.

As of March 31, 2022, the Company's Bitcoin balance totaled 8,497. The carrying value of our mined digital assets was $316.3 million, which reflects impairment charges of $54.0 million year-to-date.

OUTLOOK

For 2022, the Company now expects to achieve total hashrate of between 30 EH/s and 32 EH/s, with total power of approximately 1 GW.

The foregoing estimates are forward-looking and reflect management's view of current and future market conditions, subject to certain risks and uncertainties and general economic and business conditions in the United States and elsewhere in the world. Investors are reminded that actual results may differ materially from these estimates.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST

In conjunction with this release, Core Scientific, Inc. will host a conference call today, Thursday, May 12, 2022, at 4:30 pm Eastern Time that will be webcast live. Mike Levitt, Chief Executive Officer, Denise Sterling, Chief Financial Officer and Steven A. Gitlin, Senior Vice President Investor Relations, will host the call.

Investors may dial into the call by using the following telephone numbers, 1 (844) 200-6205 (U.S. toll-free), 1 (646) 904-5544 (U.S. local) or 1 (929) 526-1599 (international) and providing the access code 892840 five to ten minutes prior to the start time to allow for registration.

Investors with Internet access may listen to the live audio webcast via the Investor Relations page of the Core Scientific, Inc. website, http://investors.corescientific.com. Please allow 15 minutes prior to the call to download and install any necessary audio software. A replay of the audio webcast will be available for one year.

A supplementary investor presentation for the full fiscal year 2021 can be accessed at https://investors.corescientific.com/investors/events-and-presentations/default.aspx.

AUDIO REPLAY

An audio replay of the event will be archived on the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://investors.corescientific.com and via telephone by dialing 1 (866) 813-9403 (U.S. toll free), 1 (929) 458-6194 (U.S. local) or 44 (204) 525-0658 (all other locations) and entering Access Code 892840.

ABOUT CORE SCIENTIFIC

Core Scientific is one of the largest publicly traded blockchain data center providers and miners of digital assets in North America. Core Scientific has operated blockchain data centers in North America since 2017, using its facilities and intellectual property portfolio that has grown to more than 70 patents or applications for digital asset hosted mining and self-mining. Core Scientific operates data centers in Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, North Dakota and Texas, and expects to commence operations in Oklahoma in the second half of 2022. Core Scientific's proprietary Minder(R) fleet management software combines the Company's hosting expertise with data analytics to deliver maximum uptime, alerting, monitoring and management of all miners in the Company's network. To learn more, visit www.corescientific.com. Information on our website and social media platforms is not incorporated by reference in this release or in any of our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Certain statements in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements" for purposes of the federal securities laws. Our forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding our and our management team's expectations, hopes, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future. In addition, any statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. The words "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intends," "may," "might," "plan," "possible," "potential," "predict," "project," "should," "will," "would" and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements in this press release may include, for example, statements about:

execute its business strategy, including monetization of services provided and expansions in and into existing and new lines of business; realize the benefits expected from the acquisition of Blockcap, including any related synergies; anticipate the uncertainties inherent in the development of new business lines and business strategies; retain and hire necessary employees; anticipate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including variant strains of COVID-19, and its effect on business and financial conditions; our ability to source clean and renewable energy; future estimates of computing capacity and operating power; future demand for hosting capacity; future estimates of hashrate (including mix of self-mining and hosting); operating gigawatts and power; future projects in construction or negotiation and future expectations of operation location; orders for miners and critical infrastructure; future estimates of self-mining capacity; future infrastructure additions and their operational capacity; operating power and site features of our operations center in Denton, Texas; manage risks associated with operational changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the emergence of variant strains of COVID-19; increase brand awareness; attract, train and retain effective officers, key employees or directors; upgrade and maintain information technology systems; acquire and protect intellectual property; meet future liquidity requirements and comply with restrictive covenants related to long-term indebtedness; effectively respond to general economic and business conditions, including the price of bitcoin; maintain the listing on, or to prevent the delisting of our securities from, Nasdaq or another national securities exchange; obtain additional capital, including use of the debt market; the public float of our shares; enhance future operating and financial results; successfully execute expansion plans; anticipate rapid technological changes; comply with laws and regulations applicable to its business, including tax laws and laws and regulations related to data privacy and the protection of the environment; stay abreast of modified or new laws and regulations applicable to its business or withstand the impact of any new laws and regulations related to its industry; anticipate the impact of, and response to, new accounting standards; anticipate the significance and timing of contractual obligations; maintain key strategic relationships with partners and distributors; respond to uncertainties associated with product and service development and market acceptance; anticipate the impact of changes in U.S. federal income tax laws, including the impact on deferred tax assets; successfully defend litigation; and successfully deploy the proceeds from the Business Combination.

These forward-looking statements are based on information available as of the date of this press release, and current expectations, forecasts and assumptions, and involve a number of judgments, risks and uncertainties. Accordingly, forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date, and we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date they were made, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required under applicable securities laws.

You should read this press release with the understanding that our actual future results may be materially different from what we expect. We qualify all of our forward-looking statements by these cautionary statements.

In addition, statements that "we believe" and similar statements reflect our beliefs and opinions on the relevant subject. These statements are based upon information available to us as of the date of this press release and while we believe such information forms a reasonable basis for such statements, such information may be limited or incomplete, and such statements should not be read to indicate that we have conducted an exhaustive inquiry into, or review of, all potentially available relevant information. These statements are inherently uncertain, and investors are cautioned not to unduly rely upon these statements.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Core Scientific, Inc.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                                                                                                                                                                                               (in thousands, except par value)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          (Unaudited)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            March 31,                                                December 31,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               2022                                                                          2021
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                                                        Assets                                                                                                                                                                                 Unaudited                                                               
Current Assets:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $         96,355                        $        117,871  
   Cash and cash equivalents
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14,077               13,807  
   Restricted cash
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     168                1,382  
   Accounts receivable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     342                  300  
   Accounts receivable from related parties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 279,153              358,791  
   Deposits for equipment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 316,323              234,298  
   Digital assets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 101,827               30,111  
   Prepaid expenses and other current assets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Total Current Assets                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              808,245              756,560  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 820,182              597,304  
   Property, plant and equipment, net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1,055,760            1,055,760  
   Goodwill
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   5,474                8,195  
   Intangible assets, net
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  14,387               21,045
   Other noncurrent assets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              $      2,704,048                        $      2,438,864  
      Total Assets
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ============== ====================
                                                                                                              Liabilities, Redeemable Preferred Stock and Stockholders' Equity                                                                                                                                                                                           
Current Liabilities:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $         15,623                        $         11,617  
   Accounts payable
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  72,806               67,862  
   Accrued expenses and other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 103,215               63,417  
   Deferred revenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  50,472               72,945  
   Deferred revenue from related parties
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  27,997       --  
   Derivative warrant liabilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  34,405               28,452  
   Finance lease liabilities, current portion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 110,175               75,996  
   Notes payable, current portion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Total Current Liabilities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              414,693              320,289  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  56,494               62,145  
   Finance lease liabilities, net of current portion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1,052,496              652,213  
   Notes payable, net of current portion (includes $923,731 and $557,007 at fair value)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  53,655               18,531  
   Other noncurrent liabilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1,577,338            1,053,178  
      Total Liabilities
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Contingently redeemable preferred stock; $0.0001 par value; 2,000,000 shares authorized; -- and 10,826 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively; $-- and $45,164 total liquidation preference at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively   --               44,476  
Commitments and contingencies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Stockholders' Equity:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      32                   27  
   Common stock; $0.0001 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized at both March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021; 324,564 and 271,576 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               1,604,116            1,379,581  
   Additional paid-in capital
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                (493,636 )                               (27,432 )
   Accumulated deficit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  16,198              (10,966 )
   Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1,126,710            1,341,210
      Total Stockholders' Equity
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
                                                                              Core Scientific, Inc.
                                                                      Consolidated Statements of Operations
                                                                    (in thousands, except per share amounts)
                                                                                   (Unaudited)
                                             
                                                                                       Three Months Ended March 31,
                                                               ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                      2022                                             2021
                                                               ------------------------------------------------------                        ----------------------------------
Revenue:                                                                                                               
                                                                                  $         27,338                        $          8,356
      Hosting revenue from customers
                                                                          5,876                4,336
      Hosting revenue from related parties
                                                                            416               24,042
      Equipment sales to customers
                                                                         25,889                7,884
      Equipment sales to related parties
                                                                        133,000                9,628
      Digital asset mining income
                                                               -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
Total revenue                                                           192,519               54,246
Cost of revenue:                                                                                        
                                                                         31,231               11,829
      Cost of hosting services
                                                                         22,535               26,231
      Cost of equipment sales
                                                                         68,750                1,653
      Cost of digital asset mining
                                                               -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
Total cost of revenue                                                   122,516               39,713
                                                               -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
                                                                         70,003               14,533
   Gross profit
Gain from sales of digital assets                                         2,163                   30
Impairment of digital assets                                            (53,985 )                        --
Operating expenses:                                                                                     
                                                                          3,340                1,208
      Research and development
                                                                          1,398                  534
      Sales and marketing
                                                                         40,160                3,795
      General and administrative
                                                               -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
Total operating expenses                                                 44,898                5,537
                                                               -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
                                                                        (26,717 )                                 9,026
   Operating (loss) income
Non-operating expenses, net:                                                                            
                                                                 --                   42
      Loss on debt from extinguishment
                                                                         21,676                2,135
      Interest expense, net
                                                                        386,037       --
      Fair value adjustments on convertible notes
                                                                        (10,275 )                        --
      Fair value adjustments on derivative warrant liabilities
                                                                           (357 )                        --
      Other non-operating (income), net
                                                               -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
Total non-operating expense, net                                        397,081                2,177
                                                               -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
                                                                       (423,798 )                                 6,849
   (Loss) income before income taxes
Income tax expense                                                       42,406       --
                                                               -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
Net (loss) income                                                                 $       (466,204 )                                         $          6,849
                                                               ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ==============
Net (loss) income per share                                                                             
                                                                                  $          (1.52 )                                         $           0.04
      Basic
                                                               ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ==============
                                                                                  $          (1.52 )                                         $           0.04
      Diluted
                                                               ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ==============
Weighted average shares outstanding:                                                                    
                                                                        307,475              157,786
      Basic
                                                               ==================== ============== ====================                      ==================== ==============
                                                                                               Core Scientific, Inc.
                                                                                  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
                                                                                                  (in thousands)
                                                                                                    (Unaudited)
                                                          
                                                                                                              Three Months Ended March 31,
                                                                            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                   2022                                                       2021
                                                                            ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------
Cash flows from Operating Activities:                                                                                
Net (loss) income                                                                              $       (466,204 )                                         $          6,849  
                                                                                     407,588               (5,539 )
   Noncash adjustments
                                                                                      55,001               14,102  
   Changes in working capital components
                                                                            -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                      (3,615 )                                15,412  
      Net cash used in operating activities
                                                                            -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Cash flows from Investing Activities:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                    (133,223 )                               (10,757 )
   Purchases of property, plant and equipment
                                                                                    (135,873 )                        --  
   Deposits for self-mining equipment
                                                                              --                  (16 )
   Other
                                                                            -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                    (269,096 )                               (10,773 )
      Net cash used in investing activities
                                                                            -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Cash flows from Financing Activities:                                                                                                                    
                                                                                     195,010                  496  
   Proceeds from issuances of common stock options and warrants
                                                                                      82,152               22,220  
   Issuances of debt
                                                                                     (10,256 )                        --  
   Principal repayments of financing leases
                                                                                     (15,441 )                                (1,683 )
   Principal payments on debt
                                                                            -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                     251,465               21,033  
      Net cash provided by financing activities
                                                                            -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
Increase in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash                              (21,246 )                                25,672  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash--beginning of period          131,678                8,721  
                                                                            -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                    Core Scientific, Inc.
                                                                       Segment Results
                                                                       (in thousands)
                                                                         (Unaudited)
                  
                                                               Three Months Ended March 31,
                                    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        2022                                               2021
                                    -----------------------------------------------                        ----------------------------------------------
Equipment Sales and Hosting Segment                                   
Revenue:                                                              
                                                       $  33,214                        $ 12,692  
   Hosting revenue
                                       26,305       31,926  
   Equipment sales
                                    -------------------- ------- --------------------                      -------------------- ------ --------------------
Total revenue                          59,519       44,618  
Cost of revenue:                                                      
                                       31,231       11,829  
   Cost of hosting services
                                       22,535       26,231  
   Cost of equipment sales
                                    -------------------- ------- --------------------                      -------------------- ------ --------------------
Total Cost of revenue                                  $  53,766                        $ 38,060  
                                    -------------------- ------- --------------------                      -------------------- ------ --------------------
Gross profit                                           $   5,753                        $  6,558  
Gross margin(2)                            10 %                            15 %
Mining Segment
                                                       $ 133,000                        $  9,628  
   Digital asset mining income
                                    -------------------- ------- --------------------                      -------------------- ------ --------------------
Total revenue                         133,000        9,628  
Cost of revenue                        68,750        1,653  
                                    -------------------- ------- --------------------                      -------------------- ------ --------------------
Gross profit                                           $  64,250                        $  7,975  
Gross margin(2)                            48 %                            83 %
Consolidated                                                          
Consolidated total revenue                             $ 192,519                        $ 54,246  
Consolidated cost of revenue                           $ 122,516                        $ 39,713  
Consolidated gross profit                              $  70,003                        $ 14,533  

Core Scientific, Inc. and Subsidiaries Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure defined as our net income or (loss), adjusted to eliminate the effect of (i) interest income, interest expense, and other income (expense), net; (ii) provision for income taxes; (iii) depreciation and amortization; (iv) stock-based compensation expense; and (v) certain additional non-cash and non-recurring items. Adjusted earnings per share ("Adjusted EPS") is defined as our net income or (loss) divided by our weighted-average diluted shares outstanding, adjusted to eliminate the effect of (i) interest income, interest expense, and other income (expense), net; (ii) provision for income taxes; (iii) depreciation and amortization; (iv) stock-based compensation expense; and (v) certain additional non-cash and non-recurring items. For additional information, including the reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA and the reconciliation of net income (loss) per diluted share to Adjusted EPS, please refer to the tables below. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS are important measures because they allow management, investors, and our board of directors to evaluate and compare our operating results, including our return on capital and operating efficiencies, from period-to-period by making the adjustments described above. In addition, it provides useful information to investors and others in understanding and evaluating our results of operations, as well as provides a useful measure for period-to-period comparisons of our business, as it removes the effect of net interest expense, taxes, certain non-cash items, variable charges, and timing differences. Moreover, we have included Adjusted EBITDA in this press release because it is a key measurement used by our management internally to make operating decisions, including those related to operating expenses, evaluate performance, and perform strategic and financial planning.

The above items are excluded from our Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS measures because these items are non-cash in nature, or because the amount and timing of these items is unpredictable, not driven by core results of operations and renders comparisons with prior periods and competitors less meaningful. However, you should be aware that when evaluating Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS, we may incur future expenses similar to those excluded when calculating these measures. Our presentation of this measure should not be construed as an inference that its future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. Further, these are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP. We compensate for these limitations by relying primarily on GAAP results and using Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS on a supplemental basis. Our computation of Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures computed by other companies because not all companies calculate this measure in the same fashion. You should review the reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA and net income (loss) per diluted share to Adjusted EPS below and not rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business. The following tables presents a reconciliation of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA and Adjusted EPS for the three months ended March 31, 2022 and 2021:

The following tables reconcile the Non-GAAP Financial Measures to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial performance measure, which is net income (loss), for the periods presented (in thousands):

                                                                                              Three Months Ended March 31,
                                                            --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   2022                                                       2021
                                                            ------------------------------------------------------                        ------------------------------------------------------
Adjusted EBITDA                                                                                                       
Net (loss) income                                                              $       (466,204 )                                         $          6,849  
Adjustments:                                                                                                                             
                                                                      21,676                2,135  
   Interest expense, net
                                                                      42,406       --  
   Income tax expense
                                                                      42,139                2,916  
   Depreciation and amortization
                                                              --                   42  
   Loss on debt from extinguishment
                                                                      25,797                  588  
   Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                     (10,275 )                        --  
   Fair value adjustments on derivative warrant liabilities
                                                                     386,037       --  
   Fair value adjustment on convertible notes
                                                                      (2,163 )                                   (30 )
   Gain from sales of digital assets
                                                                      53,985       --  
   Impairment of digital assets
                                                                        (357 )                        --  
   Other non-cash and non-recurring items
                                                            -------------------- -------------- --------------------                      -------------------- -------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                      Three Months Ended March 31,
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                                                                                                     2022                                         2021
                                                                                                  ----------------------------------------------                        ----------------------------------
Adjusted earnings per share ("Adjusted EPS")                                             
Net (loss) income per diluted share                                                                                  $  (1.52 )                                         $           0.04
Adjustments:                                                                                                                                      
                                                                                                      0.07                 0.01
   Interest expense, net
                                                                                                      0.14       --
   Income tax expense
                                                                                                      0.14                 0.01
   Depreciation and amortization
                                                                                                      0.08       --
   Stock-based compensation expense
                                                                                                     (0.03 )                        --
   Fair value adjustments on derivative warrant liabilities
                                                                                                      1.26       --
   Fair value adjustment on convertible notes
                                                                                                     (0.01 )                        --
   Gain from sales of digital assets
                                                                                                      0.18       --
   Impairment of digital assets
                                                                                                  -------------------- ------ --------------------                      -------------------- --------------
Adjusted EPS                                                                                                         $   0.31                        $           0.06
                                                                                                  ==================== ====== ====================                      ==================== ==============

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure. For a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures, please refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of this press release.

(2) Gross margin is calculated as gross profit as a percentage of total revenue.

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SOURCE: Core Scientific, Inc.

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