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Analog Devices Reports Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2012 Results

Aug 21 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 third quarter of fiscal year 2012, which ended August 4, 2012.

    “ADI delivered solid results for the third quarter, with revenue increasing by 1% and diluted EPS increasing by 6% compared to the prior quarter. Profitability and cash flow remained strong,” said Jerald G. Fishman, President and CEO. “Given the economic headwinds and uncertainty in most regions, we were encouraged by consistent order patterns among customers and distributors and by the resilience of our large and broad-based industrial business, as well as the communications, automotive, and consumer end markets.”

    Mr. Fishman continued, “As a result of higher opening backlog and stable order patterns, we are planning for sequential revenue growth in the fourth quarter. We expect that revenue from the industrial, communications, and automotive end markets will be similar to third quarter levels, in line with typical seasonal patterns. We are expecting sequential revenue growth from our consumer customers as is typical in the fourth quarter and also as a result of a strong new product cycle. In aggregate, we are planning for revenue in the range of $685 million to $715 million for the fourth 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 September 12, 2012 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on August 31, 2012.

    Results for the Third 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 third 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 Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2012
    The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward- looking and actual results may differ materially, as a result of, among other things, the important factors discussed at the end of this release. These statements supersede all prior statements regarding our business outlook set forth in prior ADI news releases

    Conference Call Scheduled for 5:00 pm ET
    ADI will host a conference call to discuss the third 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:17192535, or by visiting

    Non-GAAP Financial Information
    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 operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margins, and 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 operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:
    Restructuring-Related Expenses. These expenses are incurred in connection with facility closures, consolidation of manufacturing facilities, and other cost reduction efforts. Apart from ongoing expense savings as a result of such items, these expenses and the related tax effects have no direct correlation to the operation of our business in the future.

    The following item is excluded from our non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:

    Tax-Related Item. In the third quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company recorded a one-time $3.4 million tax benefit related to the release of a tax reserve for an expired tax year. 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 operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margins, and 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 operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margins, and non-GAAP diluted EPS have material limitations in that they do 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 operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margins, and 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.

    3Q'12 Financials

    • Revenue totaled $683 million
    • Gross margin was 65.6% of revenue
    • Operating margin was 32% of revenue, excluding restructuring-related expenses
    • Operating margin was 32% of revenue, excluding restructuring-related expenses
    • Cash flow from operations was $138 million, or 20% of revenue
    • Revenue estimated at $685 million to $715 million
    • Gross margin estimated to be approximately 65%
    • Operating expenses estimated to be approximately $231 million
    • Diluted EPS estimated at $0.54 to $0.60
  • 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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