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Analog Devices Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results

May 22 2012 - Norwood, MA
  • Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced financial results for its second quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended May 5, 2012.

    “ADI produced solid results for the second quarter. Compared to the immediately prior quarter, revenue grew 4%, led by strong sales across a wide range of industrial applications, and also increased sales into communications infrastructure applications. Diluted EPS grew 15%, well ahead of revenue growth, as gross margin and operating income expanded by 200 and 320 basis points, respectively. Operating cash flow continued to be very strong at $226 million, or approximately 34% of sales,” said Jerald G. Fishman, President and CEO. “Order rates and backlog also grew compared to the prior quarter, which leads us to plan for continued sequential growth of revenue in the third quarter.”

    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 June 12, 2012 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on June 1, 2012.

    Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2012

    Please refer to the schedules provided for a summary of revenue and earnings, selected balance sheet information, and the cash flow statement for the second 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

    Outlook for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2012

    Conference Call Scheduled for 5:00 pm ET
    ADI will host a conference call to discuss the second quarter results and short-term outlook today, beginning at 5:00 pm ET. Investors may join via webcast, accessible at, 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: 79449854, or by visiting

    Non-GAAP Financial Information for Fiscal Year 2011 Second 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 item is excluded from our non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:
    Tax-Related Item. In the second quarter of fiscal year 2011, we recorded a one-time $10.8 million tax benefit for a settlement with the Internal Revenue Service related to certain tax matters for the fiscal 2004 through fiscal 2007 tax years. We excluded this tax-related item from our non-GAAP measures because it is 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.

    2Q'12 Financials

    • Revenue totaled $675 million
    • Gross margin was 65.2% of revenue
    • Operating margin was 31.5% of revenue
    • Diluted EPS was $0.53
    • Cash flow from operations was $226 million, or 33.5% of revenue
    • Revenue estimated to increase sequentially by approximately 1% to 4%
    • Gross margin estimated to increase sequentially by approximately 50 basis points
    • Operating expenses estimated to be approximately $231 million
    • Diluted EPS estimated at $0.54 to $0.58
  • 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 is included in the S&P 500 Index.
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