ANALOG DEVICES ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FIRST QUARTER OF FISCAL YEAR 2008

Norwood, MA (02/20/2008) -

  • Revenue totaled $614 million
  • Gross margin was 61.2%
  • Operating income from continuing operations was 23.8% of revenue
  • Diluted EPS totaled $1.22 which included:
    • $0.40 from continuing operations
    • $0.01 from discontinued operations
    • $0.81 from the gain on the sales of two businesses
  • Cash dividend of $0.18 per share declared by board of directors
  • Outlook for Q2: revenue planned to be $615 to $640 million; diluted EPS from continuing operations planned to be $0.39 to $0.42
  • Financial results for the first quarter and guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 will be discussed via conference call today at 5:00 pm.
Except where noted, all financial results contained in this release are from continuing operations. The sales of two businesses, the wireless handset baseband chipset and radio transceiver business and the CPU voltage regulation and PC thermal monitoring business, were completed as planned during the first quarter of fiscal 2008. These two businesses are reported as discontinued operations.

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 2008, which ended February 2, 2008.

Product revenue was $614 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2008. Product revenue decreased by 1.5% in the first quarter of fiscal 2008 compared to the immediately prior quarter and increased approximately 4% compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2007, which was a 14-week quarter. ADI follows a 52-week, or 364-day, fiscal calendar which results in a 14-week quarter approximately every seventh year, as occurred in the first quarter of last year. On an equivalent 13-week basis, product revenue increased 12% year-over-year.

Gross margin for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $376 million, or 61.2% of revenue, compared to $374 million, or 60.0% of revenue, in the immediately prior quarter. Gross margin improved primarily as a result of increased sales to the industrial and communications end markets, which carry relatively higher gross margins than the consumer and computer end markets. Gross margin for the same period one year ago, excluding $35 million of revenue from a one-time intellectual property (IP) licensing agreement, was 61.7% of revenue.

Operating income from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 totaled $146 million, or 23.8% of product revenue. After excluding one-time items from the prior periods, operating income from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 increased both sequentially and on a year-over-year basis.

Diluted earnings per share (EPS) from continuing operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $0.40. On a comparable basis, the non-GAAP diluted EPS from continuing operations was $0.37 for the same period one year ago and $0.38 for the immediately prior quarter. Tables reconciling our non-GAAP diluted EPS to GAAP diluted EPS are provided in this release on Schedule F.

Diluted EPS from discontinued operations for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $0.82, which included $0.01 from discontinued operations and $0.81 from the gain on the sales of two businesses.

The Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 of $0.18 per outstanding share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on March 26, 2008 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on March 7, 2008.

Net cash provided by operating activities in the first quarter of fiscal 2008 totaled $177 million, or 28.9% of total revenue, compared to $183 million, or 29.3% of total revenue, in the immediately prior quarter and $208 million, or 33.2% of total revenue, in the same period one year ago.

  • Capital expenditures for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 totaled $40 million.
  • Cash dividends paid during the first quarter of fiscal 2008 totaled $54 million.
  • Share repurchases during the first quarter of fiscal 2008 of approximately 12 million shares of ADI common stock (approximately 4% of total shares outstanding) totaled $359 million.
  • The share repurchase program authorized by the Board of Directors had approximately $306 million remaining at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008.

Balance Sheet

  • Cash and short-term investments at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008 totaled approximately $1.3 billion.
  • Inventory at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008 increased by approximately $6 million compared to the immediately prior quarter. Days cost of sales in inventory was 127 days at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008, compared to 119 days in the immediately prior quarter.
  • Accounts receivable at the end of the first quarter of fiscal 2008 increased 5% compared to accounts receivable at the end of the immediately prior quarter. A high rate of shipments in the last month of the first quarter was the primary reason for the increase.

Sequential Revenue Analysis for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2008

  • Industrial Market: 49% of product revenue

  • Revenue from the industrial market, which includes factory automation, medical and scientific instrumentation, automotive, security, and defense applications, increased by 1% compared to the immediately prior quarter. Within this end market, revenue from automotive and semiconductor automatic test equipment (ATE) applications decreased, while revenue from other instrumentation and defense applications increased.

  • Communications Market: 23% of product revenue

  • Revenue from the communications market increased by 6% compared to the immediately prior quarter. Wireless infrastructure applications, as well as analog products used in mobile devices, drove the sequential increase in revenue.

  • Consumer Market: 22% of product revenue

  • Revenue from consumer customers decreased sequentially by 12% in the first quarter of fiscal 2008 after an 11% sequential increase in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, which was consistent with normal seasonal trends.

  • Computer Market: 6% of product revenue

  • Revenue from the computer market declined by 4% compared to the immediately prior quarter after strong sequential gains in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007 in preparation for the holiday season.
“With the divestitures of two businesses completed, we have improved our product portfolio by focusing on areas where innovative signal processing technologies can give our customers a competitive edge and our shareholders strong returns,” said Jerald G. Fishman, ADI’s president and chief executive officer. “These strategic initiatives led to increased margins in the first quarter and are expected to continue to drive further improvements in our long-term financial performance.”

Outlook for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2008
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward looking and actual results may differ materially. These statements supersede all prior statements regarding business outlook set forth in prior ADI news releases.

Regarding the outlook for the second quarter of fiscal 2008, Mr. Fishman said, “Order rates improved and the backlog increased in the first quarter compared to the prior quarter, providing us with a positive outlook for second quarter demand. At the same time, we are mindful of ongoing concerns about the general economy.”

  • Revenue for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 is planned to be in the range of $615 to $640 million, or approximately flat to up 4% on a sequential basis.
  • Gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 is planned to be approximately equal to the first quarter of fiscal 2008.
  • Operating expenses are planned to increase in the second quarter of fiscal 2008 primarily as a result of annual salary increases which took effect at the beginning of the quarter.
  • Diluted EPS from continuing operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 is planned to be in the range of $0.39 to $0.42. Diluted EPS from discontinued operations for the second quarter of fiscal 2008 is planned to be $0.01.

Conference Call Scheduled for 5:00
Mr. Fishman will discuss the first quarter's results and the near-term outlook via webcast, accessible from www.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: 34214341 or by visiting the Investor Relations page on ADI's 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.

Manner in Which Management Uses the Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Management uses non-GAAP gross margin, 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. Tables reconciling our non-GAAP measures to GAAP measures are provided in this release.

The following items are excluded from our Non-GAAP gross margin:
Non-Recurring Revenue Associated with the License of Certain Intellectual Property Rights to a Third Party. On November 9, 2006, we received a one-time, non-recurring payment of $35 million in exchange for granting a license of certain intellectual property rights to a third party. This payment increased revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 by $35 million. We exclude this item and the related tax effects from our non-GAAP results because it is a one-time item not associated with the ongoing operations of our business.

The following items are excluded from our Non-GAAP operating expenses:
Restructuring-Related Expense. These expenses are incurred in connection with facility closures and other reorganization 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 operating income:
Non-Recurring Revenue Associated with the License of Certain Intellectual Property Rights to a Third Party. On November 9, 2006, we received a one-time, non-recurring payment of $35 million in exchange for granting a license of certain intellectual property rights to a third party. This payment increased revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 by $35 million. We exclude this item and the related tax effects from our non-GAAP results because it is a one-time item not associated with the ongoing operations of our business.

Restructuring-Related Expense. These expenses are incurred in connection with facility closures and other reorganization 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:
Non-Recurring Revenue Associated with the License of Certain Intellectual Property Rights to a Third Party. On November 9, 2006, we received a one-time, non-recurring payment of $35 million in exchange for granting a license of certain intellectual property rights to a third party. This payment increased revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 by $35 million. We exclude this item and the related tax effects from our non-GAAP results because it is a one-time item not associated with the ongoing operations of our business.

Acquisition-Related Expense. During the first quarter of fiscal 2007, we recorded a tax adjustment when we finalized the accounting associated with an acquisition which occurred in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006. We excluded this income tax expense from our non-GAAP results because it was not associated with the income tax expense on our current operating results.

Restructuring-Related Expense. These expenses are incurred in connection with facility closures and other reorganization 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.

Gain on Sale of Investment. We realized a gain of $8 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 from the sale of a minority shareholding in a company. We excluded this amount and the related tax effects because it is a one-time item not associated with our ongoing operating results.

Tax Adjustment Associated with IRS Examination. During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2007, the IRS completed its field examination of fiscal years 2004 and 2005. They have issued proposed adjustments related to these two fiscal years. We have provided $4.4 million for taxes and penalties related to certain of these proposed adjustments. We exclude this income tax expense from our non-GAAP results because it is not associated with the income tax expense on our current operating results.

Tax Savings Associated with Reinstatement of the Federal R&D Tax Credit. The R&D tax credit was reinstated in December 2006, retroactive to January 1, 2006. This retroactive reinstatement resulted in a $10 million income tax savings to the Company in the first quarter of fiscal 2007. 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 gross margin, 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 gross margin, 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 gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share by also evaluating our GAAP results and the reconciliations of our non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Investors should consider our non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with the corresponding GAAP measures.<

Safe harbor statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
This release may be deemed to contain forward-looking statements, which are subject to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include, among other things, our statements regarding expected sales growth, revenue, earnings, operating expenses, gross margins, and other financial results, and expected increases in profit leverage, customer demand and order rates for our products, and ADI’s future R&D investment and product development strategies 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: the effects of changes 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, any inability to manage inventory to meet customer demand, changes in geographic, product or customer mix, adverse changes in economic conditions in the United States and international markets, adverse results in litigation matters, our recent divestitures may involve unexpected costs, thereby reducing the net proceeds to ADI; 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.

1Q'08 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.

Analog Devices and the Analog Devices logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Analog Devices, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners. The use of the word partner does not imply a partnership relationship between Analog Devices and any other company.

Editor's Contact Information:

Maria Tagliaferro
781-461-3282

investor.relations@analog.com

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