Analog Devices Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results; Increases Dividend by 20 Percent to $0.30 Per Share

NORWOOD, Mass.--()--Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced financial results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2012, a 14-week period that ended February 4, 2012. ADI also announced that its Board of Directors has approved a 20 percent increase in its regular quarterly dividend to $0.30 per outstanding share of common stock.

“The first quarter results were within the range we expected. Revenue of $648 million and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $0.46 declined compared to both the immediately prior quarter and the year-ago quarter. Late in the first quarter, order rates began to accelerate and have remained solid so far this quarter. This leads us to believe that the first quarter marked the bottom of this industry cycle and we expect our business will improve beginning in the second quarter,” said Jerald G. Fishman, President and CEO.

Results for the 14-Week First Quarter of Fiscal 2012

  • Revenue totaled $648 million
  • Gross margin was 63.2% of revenue
  • Operating margin was 28.3% of revenue
  • Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.46
  • Cash flow from operations was $215 million, or 33% of revenue

Please refer to the schedules provided for a summary of revenue and earnings, selected balance sheet information, and the cash flow statement for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012, as well as the immediately prior and year-ago quarters. Additional information on revenue by end market and revenue by product type is provided on Schedules D and E. A more complete table covering prior periods is available at investor.analog.com.

ADI also announced that the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.30 per outstanding share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on March 28, 2012 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 9, 2012.

Outlook for the 13-Week Second Quarter of Fiscal 2012

  • Revenue estimated at $655 million to $675 million
  • Gross margin estimated at 64% to 64.5%
  • Operating expenses estimated to be approximately $226 million
  • Diluted EPS estimated at $0.48 to $0.53

“We expect most of the growth in the second quarter will come from our industrial customers, with more modest growth expected from the automotive, consumer, and communications infrastructure end markets in aggregate,” said Mr. Fishman. “Importantly, while we see improvement in our business, we are mindful of the uncertain macroeconomic environment and we will continue to aggressively monitor and control expenses in the second quarter.”

Conference Call Scheduled for 5:00 pm ET

ADI will host a conference call to discuss the first quarter results and short-term outlook today, beginning at 5:00 pm ET. Investors may join via webcast, accessible at investor.analog.com, or by telephone (call 706-634-7193 ten minutes before the call begins and provide the password "ADI.")

A replay will be available almost immediately after the call. The replay may be accessed for up to one week by dialing 855-859-2056 (replay only) and providing the conference ID: 49242709, or by visiting investor.analog.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information for Fiscal Year 2011 First Quarter

This release includes non-GAAP financial measures that are not in accordance with, nor an alternative to, generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP measures used by other companies. In addition, these non-GAAP measures are not based on any comprehensive set of accounting rules or principles.

Schedule F of this press release provides the reconciliation of the Company’s non-GAAP measures to its GAAP measures.

Manner in Which Management Uses the Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Management uses non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to evaluate the Company’s operating performance from continuing operations against past periods and to budget and allocate resources in future periods. These non-GAAP measures also assist management in understanding and evaluating the Company’s operating results and trends in the Company’s business.

Economic Substance Behind Management’s Decision to Use Non-GAAP Financial Measures

The items excluded from the non-GAAP measures were excluded because they are of a non-recurring or non-cash nature.

The following items are excluded from our non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:

Tax-Related Items. In the first quarter of fiscal year 2011, we recorded a $13 million tax benefit related to taxes that are one-time in nature. These one-time tax items included the reinstatement of the R&D tax credit in December 2010, retroactive to January 1, 2010; a reduction in a state tax credit valuation reserve we had recorded in prior years, which we now believe we can recover; and a benefit from the increase to the Irish deferred tax asset as a result of the increase in the Irish manufacturing tax rate from 10% to 12.5%. We excluded these tax-related items from our non-GAAP measures because they are not associated with the tax expense on our current operating results.

Why Management Believes the Non-GAAP Financial Measures Provide Useful Information to Investors

Management believes that the presentation of non-GAAP diluted EPS is useful to investors because it provides investors with the operating results that management uses to manage the Company.

Material Limitations Associated with Use of the Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Analog Devices believes that non-GAAP diluted EPS has material limitations in that it does not reflect all of the amounts associated with our results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and that these measures should only be used to evaluate our results of operations in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures. In addition, our non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to the non-GAAP measures reported by other companies. The Company’s use of non-GAAP measures, and the underlying methodology when excluding certain items, is not necessarily an indication of the results of operations that may be expected in the future, or that the Company will not, in fact, record such items in future periods.

Management’s Compensation for Limitations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Management compensates for these material limitations in non-GAAP diluted EPS by also evaluating our GAAP results and the reconciliations of our non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. Investors should consider our non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

About Analog Devices

Innovation, performance, and excellence are the cultural pillars on which Analog Devices has built one of the longest standing, highest growth companies within the technology sector. Acknowledged industry-wide as the world leader in data conversion and signal conditioning technology, Analog Devices serves over 60,000 customers, representing virtually all types of electronic equipment. Analog Devices is headquartered in Norwood, Massachusetts, with design and manufacturing facilities throughout the world. Analog Devices' common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “ADI” and is included in the S&P 500 Index.

This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements intended to qualify for the safe harbor from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, our statements regarding expected revenue, earnings per share, operating expenses, gross margin, and other financial results, expected market trends, and expected customer demand and order rates for our products, that are based on our current expectations, beliefs, assumptions, estimates, forecasts, and projections about the industry and markets in which Analog Devices operates. The statements contained in this release are not guarantees of future performance, are inherently uncertain, involve certain risks, uncertainties, and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and do not give effect to the potential impact of any mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or business combinations that may be announced or closed after the date hereof. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed in such forward-looking statements, and such statements should not be relied upon as representing Analog Devices’ expectations or beliefs as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release. We do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us. Important factors that may affect future operating results include: sovereign debt issues globally, any faltering in global economic conditions and financial markets, erosion of consumer confidence and declines in customer spending, unavailability of raw materials, services, supplies or manufacturing capacity, changes in geographic, product or customer mix, adverse results in litigation matters, and other risk factors described in our most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Our results of operations for the periods presented in this release are not necessarily indicative of our operating results for any future periods. Any projections in this release are based on limited information currently available to Analog Devices, which is subject to change. Although any such projections and the factors influencing them will likely change, we will not necessarily update the information, as we will only provide guidance at certain points during the year. Such information speaks only as of the original issuance date of this release.

Analog Devices and the Analog Devices logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.

Analog Devices, First Quarter, Fiscal 2012
     

Schedule A

Revenue and Earnings Summary (GAAP)
(In thousands, except per-share amounts)
 
         
Three Months Ended
1Q 12 4Q 11 1Q 11
   

Feb. 4,
2012

 

Oct. 29,
2011

 

Jan. 29,
2011

Revenue $ 648,058 $ 716,134 $ 728,504
Year-to-year change -11 % -7 % 21 %
Quarter-to-quarter change -10 % -6 % -5 %
Cost of sales (1)     238,668       255,620       246,331  
Gross margin 409,390 460,514 482,173
Gross margin percentage 63.2 % 64.3 % 66.2 %
Year-to-year change (basis points) -300 -270 510
Quarter-to-quarter change(basis points)     -110       -290       -80  
Operating expenses:
R&D (1) 124,378 123,889 122,745
Selling, marketing and G&A (1) 99,045 99,094 100,022
Special charges     2,595       2,239       -  
Total operating expenses 226,018 225,222 222,767
Total operating expenses percentage 34.9 % 31.4 % 30.6 %
Year-to-year change (basis points) 430 150 -580
Quarter-to-quarter change (basis points)     350       90       70  
Operating income from continuing operations 183,372 235,292 259,406
Operating income percentage 28.3 % 32.9 % 35.6 %
Year-to-year change (basis points) -730 -420 1090
Quarter-to-quarter change (basis points)     -460       -390       -150  
Other expense (income)     3,286       4,292       586  
Income from continuing operations before income tax 180,086 231,000 258,820
Provision for income taxes 40,704 47,473 43,214
Tax rate percentage     22.6 %     20.6 %     16.7 %
Income from continuing operations, net of tax     139,382       183,527       215,606  
Gain on sale of discontinued operations, net of tax     -       -       6,500  
Net income   $ 139,382     $ 183,527     $ 222,106  
 
Shares used for EPS - basic 297,788 298,910 299,218
Shares used for EPS - diluted 305,531 305,734 308,848
 
Earnings per share from continuing operations - basic $ 0.47 $ 0.61 $ 0.72
Earnings per share from continuing operations - diluted $ 0.46 $ 0.60 $ 0.70
 
Earnings per share - basic $ 0.47 $ 0.61 $ 0.74
Earnings per share - diluted $ 0.46 $ 0.60 $ 0.72
 
Dividends paid per share   $ 0.25     $ 0.25     $ 0.22  
 
(1) Includes stock-based compensation expense as follows:
Cost of sales $ 1,807 $ 1,835 $ 1,748
R&D $ 5,885 $ 6,033 $ 5,585
Selling, marketing and G&A $ 5,640 $ 5,684 $ 5,270
 

Analog Devices, First Quarter, Fiscal 2012
     

Schedule B

Selected Balance Sheet Information (GAAP)
(In thousands)
 
1Q 12 4Q 11 1Q 11
   

Feb. 4,
2012

 

Oct. 29,
2011

 

Jan. 29,
2011

Cash & short-term investments $ 3,667,398 $ 3,592,462 $ 2,961,116
Accounts receivable, net 301,999 348,416 384,276
Inventories (1) 297,160 295,081 282,980
Other current assets     128,611     150,389     108,657
Total current assets 4,395,168 4,386,348 3,737,029
PP&E, net 475,689 478,839 468,541
Investments 30,954 29,361 28,119
Goodwill and intangible assets 286,339 287,287 257,164
Other     89,684     95,800     106,052
Total assets   $ 5,277,834   $ 5,277,635   $ 4,596,905
 
Deferred income on shipments to distributors, net $ 227,261 $ 233,249 $ 253,254
Other current liabilities 270,794 291,756 355,237
Long-term debt, non-current 855,662 871,876 523,046
Non-current liabilities 81,682 85,341 100,941
Shareholders' equity     3,842,435     3,795,413     3,364,427
Total liabilities & equity   $ 5,277,834   $ 5,277,635   $ 4,596,905
 

(1) Includes $2,428, $2,431 and $2,447 related to stock-based compensation in 1Q12, 4Q11 and 1Q11, respectively.

 

Analog Devices, First Quarter, Fiscal 2012
     

Schedule C

Cash Flow Statement (GAAP)
(In thousands)
 
 
Three Months Ended
1Q 12 4Q 11 1Q 11

Feb. 4,
2012

 

Oct. 29,
2011

 

Jan. 29,
2011

 

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net Income $ 139,382 $ 183,527 $ 222,106
Adjustments to reconcile net income
to net cash provided by operations:
Depreciation 28,243 28,781 29,493
Amortization of intangibles - 267 392
Stock-based compensation expense 13,332 13,552 12,603
Gain on sale of business - - (6,500 )
Excess tax benefit - stock options (1,896 ) (7,640 ) (3,607 )
Other non-cash activity 591 (352 ) 163
Deferred income taxes 3,623 8,693 (2,305 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities     31,545       3,332       (35,594 )
Total adjustments     75,438       46,633       (5,355 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     214,820       230,160       216,751  
Percent of total revenue     33.1 %     32.1 %     29.8 %
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
Additions to property, plant and equipment (25,289 ) (26,331 ) (25,547 )
Purchases of short-term available-for-sale investments (2,192,874 ) (1,156,671 ) (664,148 )
Maturities of short-term available-for-sale investments 1,659,792 1,101,973 651,887
Sales of short-term available-for-sale investments 151,841 23,476 239,419
Proceeds related to sale of businesses - - 10,000
Decrease (increase) in other assets     327       88       (3,475 )
Net cash (used for) provided by investing activities     (406,203 )     (57,465 )     208,136  
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from long-term debt - - 145,000
Term loan repayments (15,625 ) (3,625 ) -
Dividend payments to shareholders (74,416 ) (74,824 ) (65,810 )
Repurchase of common stock (78,380 ) (82,816 ) (113,605 )
Net proceeds from employee stock plans 48,647 27,925 101,967
Contingent consideration payment (1,991 ) - -
Increase in other financing activities 5,166 914 4,576
Excess tax benefit - stock options     1,896       7,640       3,607  
Net cash (used for) provided by financing activities     (114,703 )     (124,786 )     75,735  
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash     (1,572 )     (630 )     (301 )
 
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (307,658 ) 47,279 500,321
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     1,405,100       1,357,821       1,070,000  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 1,097,442     $ 1,405,100     $ 1,570,321  
 

Analog Devices, First Quarter, Fiscal 2012
 

Schedule D

Revenue Trends by End Market

The categorization of revenue by end market is determined using a variety of data points including the technical characteristics of the product, the “sold to” customer information, the "ship to" customer information and the end customer product or application into which our product will be incorporated. As data systems for capturing and tracking this data evolve and improve, the categorization of products by end market can vary over time. When this occurs we reclassify revenue by end market for prior periods. Such reclassifications typically do not materially change the sizing of, or the underlying trends of results within, each end market.
   
Three Months Ended
Feb. 4,

2012

    Oct. 29,

2011

  Jan. 29,

2011

Revenue   %     Q/Q %   Y/Y % Revenue   Revenue
Industrial $ 289,431   45 %   -8 %   -15 % $ 314,143 $ 339,028
Automotive 119,123 18 % 6 % 26 % 112,439 94,600
Consumer 116,886 18 % -21 % -20 % 148,627 145,951
Communications   122,618   19 % -13 % -18 %   140,925   148,925
Total Revenue $ 648,058   100 % -10 % -11 % $ 716,134 $ 728,504
 

Analog Devices, First Quarter, Fiscal 2012
   

Schedule E

Revenue Trends by Product Type

The categorization of our products into broad categories is based on the characteristics of the individual products, the specification of the products and in some cases the specific uses that certain products have within applications. The categorization of products into categories is therefore subject to judgment in some cases and can vary over time. In instances where products move between product categories we reclassify the amounts in the product categories for all prior periods. Such reclassifications typically do not materially change the sizing of, or the underlying trends of results within, each product category.
 
Three Months Ended

Feb. 4,

2012

   

Oct. 29,
2011

 

Jan. 29,
2011

Revenue   %     Q/Q %   Y/Y % Revenue   Revenue
Converters $ 285,133   44 %   -12 %   -14 % $ 323,291 $ 332,767
Amplifiers / Radio Frequency 164,458 25 % -10 % -16 % 182,713 195,007
Other analog   96,238   15 % -5 % 5 %   101,176   91,407
Subtotal Analog Signal Processing   545,829   84 % -10 % -12 %   607,180   619,181
Power management & reference   44,863   7 % -16 % -16 %   53,168   53,360
Total Analog Products $ 590,692   91 % -11 % -12 % $ 660,348 $ 672,541
Digital Signal Processing   57,366   9 % 3 % 3 %   55,786   55,963
Total Revenue $ 648,058   100 % -10 % -11 % $ 716,134 $ 728,504
 

Analog Devices, First Quarter, Fiscal 2012
     

Schedule F

Reconciliation from Non-GAAP to GAAP Data (In thousands, except per-share amounts)
 
See "Non-GAAP Financial Information" in this press release for a description of the items excluded from our non-GAAP measures.
         
Three Months Ended
1Q 12 4Q 11 1Q 11

Feb. 4,
2012

Oct. 29,
2011

Jan. 29,
2011

 
 
GAAP Diluted EPS Including Discontinued Operations $ 0.46 $ 0.60 $ 0.72
Diluted Loss (Earnings) Per Share from Discontinued Operations - - (0.02 )
GAAP Diluted EPS From Continuing Operations $ 0.46 $ 0.60 $ 0.70
Impact of the Reinstatement of the R&D Tax Credit - - (0.02 )
Impact of State Tax Valuation - - (0.02 )
Impact of Increase in Irish Tax Rate   -   -   (0.00 )
Non-GAAP Diluted EPS From Continuing Operations $ 0.46 $ 0.60 $ 0.66  

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Analog Devices, Inc.
Maria Tagliaferro, 781-461-3282
781-461-3491 (fax)
investor.relations@analog.com

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Analog Devices, Inc.
Maria Tagliaferro, 781-461-3282
781-461-3491 (fax)
investor.relations@analog.com