Analog Devices Reports Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2017 Results
“The fourth quarter of 2017 drove a strong finish to the fiscal year, with high-quality revenue growth and operational execution that expanded gross and operating margins, and delivered stellar earnings per share growth,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO.
“Looking ahead to the seasonally-slower first quarter of fiscal 2018, we are planning for revenue to be in the range of $1.44 billion to $1.54 billion, which includes the benefit of a 14th week in the quarter. At the mid-point of this guidance range, we expect revenue to increase year-over-year, led by the highly diverse industrial market.”
ADI also announced that the Board of Directors has declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.45 per outstanding share of common stock, representing an annual dividend per share of $1.80. The dividend will be paid on December 12, 2017 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on December 1, 2017.
Supplemental schedules relating to our fourth quarter fiscal 2017 financial results are also available on our investor site at investor.analog.com.
Results for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017
- Revenue totaled $1.54 billion, up 8% sequentially and up 54% year-over-year on a GAAP basis and up 6% sequentially on a non-GAAP basis
- GAAP gross margin of 65.3% of revenue; Non-GAAP gross margin of 70.9% of revenue
- GAAP operating margin of 29.1% of revenue; Non-GAAP operating margin of 42.6% of revenue
- GAAP diluted EPS of $0.93; Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $1.45
Results for the Fiscal Year 2017
- GAAP Revenue totaled $5.1 billion, up 49% year-over-year, and non-GAAP revenue totaled $5.2 billion, up 52% year-over-year
- GAAP gross margin of 59.9% of revenue; Non-GAAP gross margin of 69.5% of revenue
- GAAP operating margin of 20.7% of revenue; Non-GAAP operating margin of 39.5% of revenue
- GAAP diluted EPS of $2.07; Non-GAAP diluted EPS of $4.72
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 full year of fiscal 2017, as well as the immediately prior and year-ago quarters and year. Additional information on revenue by end market is provided on Schedule D.
Outlook for the 14-week First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2018
The following statements are based on current expectations, and as indicated, are presented on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. 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.
GAAP Non-GAAP Adjustments Non-GAAP Revenue $1.44B to $1.54B - $1.44B to $1.54B Gross Margin 67.5% to 68% $44 million (1) 70.5% to 71.0% Operating Expenses $565 million to $575 million $125 million (2) $440 million to $450 million Operating Margin Approx. 28% to 31% $169 million (1), (2) Approx. 40% to 42% Interest & Other Expense Approx. $65 million - Approx. $65 million Tax Rate Approx. 13% $16 million to $17 million (3) Approx. 12% Earnings per Share* $0.79 to $0.95 $0.41 (4) $1.20 to $1.36
* The sum of the individual per share amounts may not equal the total due to rounding.
- Non-GAAP gross margin excludes $44 million of costs comprised of the following:
- $35 million of recurring amortization of purchased intangible assets
- $8 million of recurring depreciation of step up value on purchased fixed assets
- $1 million of recurring fair value adjustment associated with the replacement of share-based awards in ADI’s acquisition of Linear Technology
- Non-GAAP operating expenses exclude $125 million of costs comprised of the following:
- $107 million of recurring amortization of purchased intangible assets
- $8 million of recurring fair value adjustment associated with the replacement of share-based awards in ADI’s acquisition of Linear Technology
- $10 million of transaction and integration related costs associated with ADI’s acquisition of Linear Technology
- Non-GAAP tax rate excludes the tax effects of the reconciling adjustments noted in the two footnotes above.
- Non-GAAP earnings per share includes $0.41, which represents the net impact of the non-GAAP adjustments noted above on a per share basis consisting of:
- acquisition-related expenses including amortization of purchased intangible assets, depreciation of step up value on purchased fixed assets, and the fair value adjustment associated with the replacement of share-based awards in ADI’s acquisition of Linear Technology ($0.43)
- acquisition-related transaction costs ($0.03)
- the effect on income tax of the prior items (-$0.05)
Conference Call Scheduled for Today, Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 10:00 am ET
ADI will host a conference call to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 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 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: 83006584, 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 included in our Non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating margin, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:
Acquisition-Related Deferred Revenue: Deferred revenue related to shipments of Linear Technology products by distributors to end customers that were received by the distributors prior to the Company’s acquisition of Linear Technology. Business combination accounting principles require the write down of deferred revenue in conjunction with the acquisition. We included these revenues in our non-GAAP measures because they relate to a specific transaction and are reflective of our ongoing financial performance.
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 current and prior period acquisitions and primarily include expenses associated with the fair value adjustments to inventory, property, plant and equipment and amortization of acquisition related intangibles, which include acquired intangibles such as purchased technology and customer relationships. Expenses also include severance payments, equity award accelerations and the fair value adjustment associated with the replacement of share-based awards related to the Linear Technology acquisition. We excluded these costs from our non-GAAP measures because they relate to specific transactions and are not reflective of our ongoing financial performance.
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:
Acquisition-Related Transaction Costs: Costs directly related to the Linear Technology acquisition, including legal, accounting and other professional fees, as well as integration-related costs. 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.
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 the first quarter of 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 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 first quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company replaced a portion of the bridge financing commitments with proceeds from the issuance of $2.1 billion of senior unsecured notes. As a result, the Company accelerated $7.2 million of the unamortized bridge financing commitment fees into interest expense. In the fourth quarter of 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 the fourth quarter of 2017, the Company recorded a $10 million tax expense associated with a prior period tax liability. In addition, in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company released $50 million of reserves associated with a favorable ruling on its petition with the U.S. Tax Court regarding the beneficial treatment of dividends paid from foreign owned companies under The American Jobs Creation Act. Also, in the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company recorded $98 million of tax expense associated with the remittance of cash held outside of the United States related to the post-acquisition integration of Linear Technology. In the second quarter of 2017, the Company also recorded a discrete tax item related to the release of a state tax credit valuation allowance resulting from the Company’s acquisition of Linear Technology. Finally, in the first quarter of 2016, the Company recorded a $7.5 million tax benefit related to the reinstatement of the R&D tax credit in December 2015, retroactive to January 1, 2015. 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:
Federal Income Tax Payments: In the third quarter of fiscal 2017, the Company paid $750 million in income taxes associated with the acquisition of Linear. These payments were principally related to pre-acquisition liabilities but also included $98 million associated with the remittance of cash held outside of the United States related to the post-acquisition integration of Linear Technology. 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.
These non-GAAP measures have material limitations in that they do not reflect all of the amounts associated with the Company’s results of operations as determined in accordance with GAAP and should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, the Company’s financial results presented in accordance with GAAP. In addition, the Company’s 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 including or 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.
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Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements, which address a variety of subjects including, for example, our statements regarding expected revenue, earnings per share, gross margin, operating expenses, interest and other expense, tax rate, and other financial results, expected operating leverage, production and inventory levels, expected market trends, and expected customer demand and order rates for our products and expected benefits and synergies of the acquisition of Linear Technology Corporation (“Linear Technology”), including expected growth rates of the combined companies, expected product offerings, product development, marketing position and technical advances resulting from the transaction. Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs, plans and expectations, are forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. The following important factors and uncertainties, among others, could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in these forward-looking statements: any faltering in global economic conditions or the stability of credit 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, higher than expected or unexpected costs associated with or relating to the acquisition of Linear Technology and the integration of the businesses; the risk that expected benefits, synergies and growth prospects of the acquisition may not be fully achieved in a timely manner, or at all; the risk that Linear Technology’s business may not be successfully integrated with Analog Devices’; the risk that we will be unable to retain and hire key personnel; and the risk that disruption resulting from the acquisition may adversely affect our business and relationships with our customers, suppliers or employees. For additional information about factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), including the risk factors contained in our most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and Annual Report on Form 10-K. Forward-looking statements represent management’s current expectations and are inherently uncertain. Except as required by law, we do not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements made by us to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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