Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI), a global leader in high-performance semiconductors for signal processing applications, today announced financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2013, which ended August 3, 2013.
“ADI delivered solid results for the third quarter. Compared to the prior quarter, revenue increased by 2% and our operating model produced excellent leverage, driving diluted EPS growth of 10%, excluding special items,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. “Profitability and cash flow were very strong, and we returned $105 million to our shareholders through cash dividends.”
By end market, industrial applications totaled 47% of revenue, communications infrastructure was 21% of revenue, and automotive and consumer applications were 18% and 15% of revenue, respectively.
“Order rates improved across all of our end markets during the third quarter, and we saw the strongest sequential revenue growth from products used in communications infrastructure applications. It appears that customer order rates were in-line with consumption, keeping inventories low,” continued Mr. Roche.“There are signs that a gradual recovery in the macroeconomic environment is underway and we are in a strong position to benefit from the return of capital investments in communications and industrial infrastructure programs. As a result our outlook for the fourth quarter is for our sales to grow in the range of $675 million to $700 million, up from $674 million in the third quarter,” said Mr. Roche. ADI also announced that its Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.34 per outstanding share of common stock. The dividend will be paid on September 11, 2013 to all shareholders of record at the close of business on August 30, 2013. Results for the Third Quarter of Fiscal 2013
- Revenue totaled $674 million
- Gross margin was 64.5% of revenue
- Operating margin was 30.9% of revenue
- Diluted EPS was $0.57, excluding special items
- Cash flow from operations was $220 million, or 32.6% of revenue
- Revenue estimated to be in the range of $675 to $700 million
- Gross margin estimated to be approximately 65%
- Operating expenses estimated to increase by approximately 1%
- Tax rate estimated to be between 14% and 15%
- Diluted EPS estimated at $0.55 to $0.61