Norwood, MA (02/18/2009) -
Analog Devices, Inc. (NYSE: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2009, which ended January 31, 2009. Revenue for the first quarter was $477 million, operating income was $20 million, and diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.08. These financial results include restructuring charges of $42 million, or $0.10 per share.
"During the first quarter, we reduced non-GAAP operating expenses by 13% sequentially and constrained inventory growth as deteriorating economic conditions continued to pressure end-market demand," said President and CEO Jerald G. Fishman. "In addition to executing immediate cost actions, we continued to drive the process we began long before the downturn to heighten our focus on market opportunities that offer attractive growth and profitability, and to streamline our manufacturing operations."
Mr. Fishman continued, "We're further concentrating our investments on core technologies that have enabled us to build the strongest signal processing brand in the industry. At the same time, we're driving initiatives to fundamentally reshape our infrastructure costs which, along with further spending reductions, are designed to maximize our near- and long-term profitability."
Summary: First Quarter of Fiscal 2009
The table reconciling the Company's non-GAAP financial results to GAAP financial results is provided in this release on Schedule F.
|-||Revenue from industrial customers, 54% of total revenue, decreased 24% from the immediately prior quarter and 22% from the same period one year ago. The economic slowdown impacted spending across our broad-base of industrial customers, albeit to varying degrees. As expected, revenue from automotive customers showed the largest quarter-to-quarter decrease as a result of general weakness in the global automotive sector. Most other industrial application areas declined to a lesser extent than the automotive sector.
|-||Revenue from communications customers, 27% of total revenue, decreased 22% from the immediately prior quarter and 3% from the same period one year ago. Revenue from wireless handset customers experienced the largest sequential and year-over-year percentage declines. Revenue from basestation customers declined sequentially, but increased on a year-over-year basis.
|-||Revenue from consumer customers, 16% of total revenue, decreased 42% sequentially and 40% year-to-year, with revenues declining across all consumer electronics applications, consistent with the global decline in consumer spending.
|-||Revenue from computer customers, 3% of total revenue, decreased 38% from the immediately prior quarter and 35% from the same quarter a year ago, in line with the worldwide decline in PC sales.
|-||Analog product revenue, 91% of total revenue, declined 27% from the immediately prior quarter and 21% year-over-year. Together, data converters and amplifiers contributed 74% of total revenue for the quarter.
|-||General purpose digital signal processing (DSP) products, 8% of total revenue, decreased 34% sequentially and 27% year-over-year.|
Outlook: Second Quarter of Fiscal 2009
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.
Outlook: Second Quarter of Fiscal 2009
Regarding the revenue outlook for the company for the second quarter of fiscal 2009, Mr. Fishman stated, "Orders through December remained weak, but began to stabilize in January and early February. Our book-to-bill ratio for the first quarter, as measured by end customer bookings, was approximately 0.9. At this point in the cycle, given our short lead times and the continuing economic uncertainty, we are receiving a significant portion of new orders as "turns" orders rather than as longer-term backlog. Therefore, we continue to have limited visibility for the next few months. As a result, we estimate that revenue for the second quarter will decline by 5% to 15% compared to the first quarter."
Mr. Fishman continued, "Maximizing current and future profitability, while positioning ourselves to capitalize on the opportunities that will emerge when the downturn reverses, warrants us taking additional steps in the second quarter to permanently reduce spending. First, as previously disclosed, we are concluding the consolidation of our 6-inch and 8-inch fabs in Ireland. We are also accelerating our plans to consolidate our two remaining U.S. fabs. In addition, we anticipate recording a restructuring charge in the second quarter which has not been precisely determined as of yet."
"As a result of the impact of restructuring actions and further spending reductions, we expect second quarter operating expenses to decrease by an additional 3% to 4% sequentially. Combined with significant cost reductions in the first quarter, operating expenses for the second quarter are expected to be down 16% to 17% on a cumulative basis from the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008."
"Assuming this level of cost reduction, we anticipate that at the mid-point of our fiscal second quarter revenue guidance, our gross margin will be approximately 53% to 54%, as we further lower manufacturing output and factory utilization below first quarter levels in line with our inventory management plans; and diluted EPS from continuing operations will be approximately $0.08 to $0.09, excluding restructuring charges."
Conference Call Scheduled for 5:00 pm ET
Mr. Fishman will discuss the first fiscal quarter's results and the short-term outlook via webcast, accessible at http://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: 84072742, or by visiting the Analog Devices Investor Relations web site.
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. A table reconciling the Company's non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures is provided in this release.
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, our non-GAAP operating income, and our non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:
Restructuring-Related Expenses. These expenses are incurred in connection with facility closures 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 also excluded from our non-GAAP diluted earnings per share:
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.
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