Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:
), 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
Please refer to the schedules provided for a summary of revenue and earnings, selected balance sheet information, and the cash flow statement for the third quarter of fiscal year 2013, as well as the immediately prior and year-ago quarters. Additional information on revenue by end market and revenue by product type is provided on Schedules D and E. A more complete table covering prior periods is available at
Outlook for the Fourth Quarter of Fiscal 2013
The following statements are based on current expectations. 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.
Conference Call Scheduled for 5:00 pm ET
- 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
ADI will host a conference call to discuss the third quarter results and short-term outlook today, beginning at 5:00 pm ET. Investors may join via webcast, accessible at
, 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: 18639688, or by visiting
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.