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Analog Devices Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2016 Results

Record quarterly revenue of $1 billion, up 3% year-over-year and up 15% sequentially.

Nov 22 2016 - Norwood, MA
    • Record quarterly revenue of $1 billion, up 3% year-over-year and up 15% sequentially
    • Record quarterly operating cash flow margin of 49%, record quarterly free cash flow margin of 44%
    • Revenue and earnings per share exceed high end of guidance range

    Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), today announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016, which ended October 29, 2016.

    “ADI had another excellent quarter, with both revenue and earnings per share exceeding the high end of our guidance range,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. “Revenue increased to a record $1 billion on broad strength across all of our markets, and our focus on sustainable and differentiated innovation, combined with strong operational execution, helped drive profitability and cash flow generation to record levels.”

    “In addition, we are pleased with the progress we are making to close the acquisition of Linear Technology, a combination that, we believe, will create an analog industry powerhouse, capable of creating significant value for our customers, employees, and shareholders.”

    “Looking ahead, order rates are stable entering the seasonally slower first quarter. As a result, we are planning for revenue to decrease sequentially, but to increase 9% to 17% over the prior year, which would represent the third consecutive quarter of year-over-year revenue growth for ADI.”

    ADI also announced that the Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.42 per outstanding share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on December 13, 2016 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on December 2, 2016.

    Results for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016

    • Revenue totaled $1.0 billion, up 15% sequentially, and up 3% year-over-year
    • Revenue in ADI’s B2B markets of industrial, automotive, and communications infrastructure totaled $710 million, up 4% sequentially, and up 7% year-over-year
    • GAAP gross margin of 66.4% of revenue; Non-GAAP gross margin of 66.6% of revenue
    • GAAP operating margin of 35.6% of revenue; Non-GAAP operating margin of 38.1% of revenue
    • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.95; Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $1.05
    • Operating Cash Flow of $487 million, or 48.5% of revenue; Free Cash Flow of $446 million, or 44.4% of revenue


    Results for Fiscal Year 2016

    • Revenue totaled $3.4 billion, stable year-over-year
    • GAAP gross margin of 65.1% of revenue; Non-GAAP gross margin of 65.3% of revenue
    • GAAP operating margin of 30.0% of revenue; Non-GAAP operating margin of 33.1% of revenue
    • GAAP diluted EPS of $2.76 per share; Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $3.07 per share
    • Operating Cash Flow of $1.3 billion, or 37.4% of revenue; Free Cash Flow of $1.2 billion, or 33.7% of revenue
    • Share repurchases and dividend payments to shareholders totaled $883 million

    Please refer to the schedules provided for a summary of revenue and earnings, selected balance sheet information, and the cash flow statement for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016, as well as the immediately prior and year-ago quarters. Additional information on revenue by end market is provided on Schedule D.

    Outlook for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017

    The following statements are based on current expectations, and as indicated, and further explained below, are presented on a non-GAAP basis where the Company is unable without unreasonable efforts to forecast items that will be included in reported GAAP results. 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, and ADI disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

    • Revenue estimated to be in the range of $840 million to $900 million
    • Non-GAAP gross margin expected to be between 65.5% and 66.0%
    • Non-GAAP operating expenses expected to be slightly up sequentially
    • Non-GAAP interest and other expense expected to be between $20 million and $25 million
    • Non-GAAP tax rate expected to be approximately 11%
    • Non-GAAP diluted EPS estimated to be $0.68 to $0.78 per share

    With respect to the forward-looking information presented on a non-GAAP basis, the Company is unable to provide a quantitative reconciliation to GAAP because the items that would be included or excluded, other than those described below, are difficult to predict and estimate and are primarily dependent on future events, including costs relating to the consummation and planned integration of the Company’s pending acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation, which is expected to close by the end of the Company’s second fiscal 2017 quarter. Known reconciling items are:

    • Non-GAAP gross margin excludes $2.5 million of amortization of purchased intangible assets and depreciation of step up value on purchased fixed assets;
    • Non-GAAP operating expenses exclude $17.5 million of amortization of purchased intangible assets and depreciation of step up value on purchased fixed assets;
    • Non-GAAP tax rate excludes $1.0 million provision for income taxes which represents the tax effects of the reconciling items noted in the two bullets above; and
    • Non-GAAP earnings per share excludes $0.06, which represents the estimated impact of the amortization of purchased intangible assets and depreciation of step up value on purchased fixed assets, net of tax, associated with the non-GAAP adjustments noted above on a per share basis.

    Conference Call Scheduled for Today, Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 10:00 am ET 

    ADI will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 results and short-term outlook today, beginning at 10:00 am ET. Investors may join via webcast, accessible at investor.analog.com, or by telephone (call 706-634-7193, or toll free at 800-859-9560, ten minutes before the call begins and provide the password "ADI").


    A replay will be available two hours after the completion of the call. The replay may be accessed for up to two weeks by dialing 855-859-2056 (replay only) and providing the conference ID: 69737833, or by visiting investor.analog.com.


    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.

    Schedules E and F of this press release provides the reconciliation of the Company’s historical non-GAAP measures to their most comparable GAAP measures.

    Management uses non-GAAP measures internally 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 evaluating the Company’s core business and trends across different reporting periods on a consistent basis. Management also uses these non-GAAP measures as the primary performance measurement when communicating with analysts and investors regarding the Company’s earnings results and outlook and believes that the presentation of these non-GAAP measures is useful to investors because it provides investors with the operating results that management uses to manage the Company and enables investors and analysts to evaluate the Company’s core business. Management also believes that the non-GAAP liquidity measure free cash flow is useful both internally and to investors because it provides information about the amount of cash generated after capital expenditures that is then available to repay debt obligations, make investments and fund acquisitions, and for certain other activities.

    The following items are excluded from our non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:

    Acquisition-Related Expenses:  Expenses incurred as a result of prior period acquisitions primarily include expenses associated with the fair value adjustments to property, plant and equipment and amortization of acquisition related intangibles, which include acquired intangibles such as purchased technology and customer relationships. We excluded these costs from our non-GAAP measures because they relate to a specific transaction and are not reflective of our ongoing financial performance.

    Stock-Based Compensation Expense:  In fiscal 2015, the Company recorded $3.0 million of stock-based compensation expense for one of its former executive officers due to the accelerated vesting of restricted stock units and a reduction in the requisite service period for stock options in accordance with the terms of the applicable agreements. In addition, in fiscal 2015, the Company recorded $1.3 million of stock-based compensation expense due to the accelerated vesting of restricted stock units and stock options in conjunction with the restructuring charge recorded in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.

    The following items are excluded from our non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:

    Other Operating Expense:  Costs incurred in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 as a result of the conversion of the benefits provided to participants in the Company’s Irish defined benefit pension plan to benefits provided under the Company’s Irish defined contribution plan including settlement charges, legal, accounting and other professional fees. We excluded these costs from our non-GAAP measures because they relate to a specific transaction and are not reflective of our ongoing financial performance.

    Acquisition-Related Transaction Costs: Costs incurred as a result of the Hittite acquisition and the proposed Linear Technology acquisition, including legal, accounting and other professional fees directly related to these acquisitions. We excluded these costs from our non-GAAP measures because they relate to specific transactions and are not reflective of our ongoing financial performance.

    Restructuring-Related Expenses: These expenses are incurred in connection with facility closures, consolidation of manufacturing facilities, severance, and other cost reduction efforts. We excluded these expenses from our non-GAAP measures because 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 items are excluded from our non-GAAP other expense and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:

    Loss on Extinguishment of Debt:  In fiscal 2016, the Company redeemed its outstanding 3.0% senior unsecured notes due April 15, 2016. The Company recognized a net loss on debt extinguishment of approximately $3.3 million, which was comprised of a make-whole premium and the write off of unamortized debt issuance and discount costs. We excluded these costs from our non-GAAP measures because they are not reflective of our ongoing financial performance.

    Amortization of Deferred Financing Costs:  In the third quarter of fiscal 2016, in connection with the proposed Linear Technology acquisition, the Company obtained bridge financing commitments and incurred financing fees which will be amortized into interest expense over the term of the bridge financing commitments. In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2016, the Company replaced a portion of the bridge financing commitments with a 3-year and 5-year unsecured term loan facility. As a result, the Company accelerated $13.7 million of the unamortized bridge financing commitment fees into interest expense. We excluded these costs from our non-GAAP measures because they are not reflective of our ongoing financial performance.

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

    Tax-Related Items:  Tax adjustments associated with the non-GAAP items discussed above. In addition, in the fourth quarter of 2015, the Company recorded a $13.0 million tax benefit as a result of the reversal of prior period tax liabilities. Also, in the first quarter of 2015, the Company recorded a $7.0 million tax benefit related to the reinstatement of the R&D tax credit in December 2014, retroactive to January 1, 2014. 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.

    The following items are excluded from our calculation of Non-GAAP free cash flow:

    Pension Conversion Payments: In the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, the Company made payments as a result of the conversion of the benefits provided to participants in the Company’s Irish defined benefit pension plan to benefits provided under the Company’s Irish defined contribution plan including settlement charges, legal, accounting and other professional fees. We excluded these payments from our non-GAAP free cash flow measure because they relate to a specific transaction and are not reflective of our ongoing financial performance.

    Analog Devices believes that these non-GAAP measures 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.

    Investors should consider our non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.

    4Q'16 Financials

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    In connection with the proposed transaction, Analog Devices and Linear Technology have filed and will file relevant information with the SEC, including a registration statement of Analog Devices on Form S-4 (the “registration statement”) that includes a prospectus of Analog Devices and a proxy statement of Linear Technology (the “proxy statement/prospectus”). INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF LINEAR TECHNOLOGY ARE URGED TO CAREFULLY READ THE ENTIRE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ANALOG DEVICES, LINEAR TECHNOLOGY AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. A definitive proxy statement/prospectus has been sent to Linear Technology’s shareholders. The registration statement, proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed by Analog Devices with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at Analog Devices’ website at www.analog.com or at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from Analog Devices by requesting them by mail at Analog Devices, Inc., One Technology Way, P.O. Box 9106, Norwood, MA 02062-9106, Attention: Investor Relations, or by telephone at (781) 461-3282. The documents filed by Linear Technology with the SEC may be obtained free of charge at Linear Technology’s website at www.linear.com or at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These documents may also be obtained free of charge from Linear Technology by requesting them by mail at Linear Technology Corporation, 1630 McCarthy Blvd., Milpitas, CA, 95035-7417, Attention: Investor Relations, or by telephone at (408) 432-2407.

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