ANALOG DEVICES ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009

  • 4Q09 revenue was $572 million
  • 4Q09 diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.36
  • 4Q09 gross margin was 56.3%
  • 4Q09 operating margin was 22.5%
  • Board of Directors declared quarterly dividend of $0.20 per share
  • Financial results will be discussed via conference call today at 5:00 pm

Norwood, MA (11/23/2009) - Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced financial results for its fiscal fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2009.

“The fourth quarter was strong across all dimensions for ADI with revenue growing 16% sequentially, driven by continued momentum in automotive and consumer sales as well as a solid increase in revenue from our broad base of industrial customers,” said Jerald G. Fishman, President and CEO. “Strong sequential sales gains, higher gross margins, and continued expense management resulted in a 650-basis point operating margin increase and a 64% EPS increase, demonstrating the significant leverage we built into our model this past year. We remain focused on increasing operating leverage, while continuing to drive revenue by aligning our investments with sustainable, high growth opportunities where ADI’s innovative technology makes a fundamental difference to our customers’ competitiveness.”

Results for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2009

  • Revenue was $572 million, an increase of 16% from the immediately prior quarter and a decrease of 13% from the same period one year ago. For more information regarding the breakout of revenue by end market and product type for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, please see Schedules D and E of this document. In addition, a more complete table covering prior periods is available on the Analog Devices Investor Relations website at: investor.analog.com.
  • Gross margin was 56.3% of revenue, compared to 54.1% of revenue in the immediately prior quarter, and 61.1% of revenue in the year-ago period.
  • Operating expenses were $193 million, an increase of $6 million from the immediately prior quarter, and a decrease of $49 million from the same period one year ago which included a $3 million restructuring charge. The sequential increase in operating expenses was primarily due to a higher variable compensation expense resulting from the 650-basis point sequential improvement in operating margin.
  • Operating income from continuing operations was $128 million, or 22.5% of revenue, compared to $79 million, or 16.0% of revenue, in the immediately prior quarter, and $161 million, or 24.3% of revenue, from the same period one year ago. In the same period one year ago, there was a one-time restructuring item that resulted in non-GAAP operating income of $164 million, or 24.8% of revenue. There were no one-time items in the current and immediately prior quarters. The table reconciling the Company’s non-GAAP results to GAAP results is provided in this release on Schedule F. A more complete table covering reconciliations for prior periods is available on the Analog Devices Investor Relations website at investor.analog.com.
  • Diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations was $0.36, compared to $0.22 in the immediately prior quarter, and $0.49 in the same period a year ago.
  • The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.20 per outstanding share of common stock, which will be paid on December 23, 2009 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on December 4, 2009.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $163 million, or 29% of revenue. Capital expenditures were $16 million, and cash dividends of $58 million were paid during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009.
  • Cash and short-term investments at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 totaled approximately $1.8 billion.
  • Accounts receivable in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, as measured by days sales outstanding, was 48 days, compared to 45 days at the end of the immediately prior quarter.
  • Inventory at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 decreased by approximately $23 million, or 8%, compared to the immediately prior quarter. Days in inventory decreased to 92 days at the end of the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 from 112 days at the end of the immediately prior quarter.

Results for Fiscal Year 2009

  • Revenue was $2 billion, a decrease of 22% from $2.6 billion recorded in fiscal year 2008. For more information regarding the breakout of revenue by end market and product type for fiscal 2009, please see Schedules D and E of this document. In addition, a more complete table covering prior periods is available on the Analog Devices Investor Relations website at: investor.analog.com.
  • Gross margin was 55.5% of revenue, compared to 61.1% of revenue in fiscal 2008. The year-over-year decrease in gross margin was primarily attributable to lower factory utilization.
  • Operating expenses totaled $834 million, compared to $952 million in fiscal 2008. Excluding one-time items, non-GAAP operating expenses totaled $780 million, compared to $949 million in fiscal 2008. The year-over-year decrease in operating expenses resulted from significant infrastructure cost reductions worldwide, tight control of discretionary expenses, and lower variable compensation expenses for the year.
  • Operating income from continuing operations was $285 million, or 14.1% of revenue, compared to $625 million, or 24.2% of revenue, in fiscal 2008. Excluding one-time items, non-GAAP operating income from continuing operations was $338 million, or 16.8% of revenue, in fiscal 2009, compared to $628 million, or 24.3% of revenue, in fiscal 2008.
  • Diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.85, compared to $1.77 in fiscal 2008. Non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations in fiscal 2009 was $0.97, compared to $1.77 in fiscal 2008.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $432 million, compared to $669 million in fiscal 2008.
  • Capital expenditures were $56 million, compared to $157 million in fiscal 2008.
  • Cash and short-term investments at the end of fiscal 2009 totaled approximately $1.8 billion, a year-to-year increase of $506 million, which includes $370 million of net proceeds from an offering of 5.00% five-year notes completed in the third quarter of fiscal 2009.

Outlook for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2010
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward- looking and actual results may differ materially, including as a result of the important factors discussed at the end of this release. These statements supersede all prior statements regarding business outlook set forth in prior ADI news releases.

Regarding the outlook for the first quarter of fiscal 2010, Mr. Fishman stated, “During the fourth quarter of 2009, order rates from end customers accelerated significantly, growing by approximately 17% sequentially, and as a result, our first quarter opening backlog grew substantially from last quarter. We believe that the atypically strong growth in Q4 was the result of gradual improvements in many economies; customer inventory replenishment; and the benefits ADI is beginning to see from its rich new product cycle as a result of more focused investments over the past few years.”

Mr. Fishman continued, “We expect that our industrial revenue will continue to grow sequentially in the first quarter in line with higher manufacturing activity worldwide and our higher opening backlog. For the first quarter, we are expecting automotive and communications sales to be relatively flat compared to the fourth quarter. In addition, we are planning for consumer sales to decrease in Q1, given the large sequential revenue increases in Q4, which may not repeat in Q1, and also typical seasonal patterns. As a result, we are planning for revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 to be approximately flat to fourth quarter levels, and up 20% from the same period last year. Our plan is for gross margin for the first quarter to increase to approximately 58.0% to 58.5%, as a result of lower infrastructure costs and a richer mix of industrial sales. We are planning for operating expenses in the first quarter to remain approximately flat to fourth quarter levels, in line with our plan to achieve higher operating leverage going forward. As a result, our plan is for diluted EPS from continuing operations to be approximately $0.36 to $0.37 in the first quarter, excluding restructuring charges associated with the closure of our Cambridge fab.”

Conference Call Scheduled for 5:00 pm ET
Mr. Fishman will discuss the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009 results, and short-term outlook via webcast, accessible at investor.analog.com, today, beginning at 5:00 pm ET. Investors who prefer to join by telephone may 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 800-642-1687 (replay only) and providing the conference ID: 28835578, or by visiting investor.analog.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Information
This release includes non-GAAP financial measures for prior periods 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, and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share to evaluate the Company’s operating performance against past periods and to budget and allocate resources in future periods. These non-GAAP measures also assist management in understanding and evaluating the underlying baseline 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 and our non-GAAP operating income:
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 items are excluded from our 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.

Tax Savings Associated With Reinstatement of the Federal R&D Tax Credit. The IRS reinstated the R&D tax credit during our fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, retroactive to January 1, 2008. This retroactive reinstatement resulted in a $3 million income tax savings to the Company in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. We excluded this income tax savings from our non-GAAP measures because it is not associated with the income 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, 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, 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 in 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, 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.

4Q'09 Financials

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.

This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements which include, among other things, our statements regarding expected revenue, earnings, earnings per share, operating expenses, inventory levels, gross margins, restructuring charges, and other financial results, expected customer demand for our products, and expected results of our ongoing expense reduction efforts and investment strategy, 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: continuing adversity in economic conditions in the United States and internationally as a result of the ongoing crisis in global credit and financial markets, further erosion of consumer confidence and further declines in customer spending, the effects of declines in customer demand for our products and for end products that incorporate our products, competitive pricing pressures, unavailability of raw materials or wafer fabrication, assembly and test capacity, any delay or cancellation of significant customer orders, 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.

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