Hittite Microwave Corporation (NASDAQ:HITT) today reported revenue for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 of $67.2 million, representing an increase of 24.1% compared with $54.2 million for the first quarter of 2010, and an increase of 2.5% compared with $65.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the quarter was $20.2 million, or $0.66 per diluted share, an increase of 25.2% compared with $16.1 million, or $0.54 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2010, and a decrease of 3.5% compared with $20.9 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of 2010. For the first quarter of 2011, revenue from customers in the United States was $30.0 million, or 44.6% of the company’s total revenue, and revenue from customers outside the United States was $37.2 million, or 55.4% of total revenue. Gross margin was 73.0% for the first quarter of 2011, compared with 73.4% for the first quarter of 2010 and 74.5% for the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating income for the first quarter was $31.2 million, or 46.4% of revenue. Total cash and cash equivalents at March 31, 2011 was $311.8 million, an increase of $16.3 million for the quarter. Business Outlook The company expects revenue for the second quarter ending June 30, 2011 to be in the range of $67.5 million to $69.5 million and net income to be in the range of $19.8 million to $20.6 million, or $0.64 to $0.67 per diluted share. Webcast and Taped Replay The company will host a conference call to discuss its financial results at 5:00 p.m. ET today. A live webcast of the call will be available online on the Hittite Microwave website. To listen to the live webcast, go to the Investors page of the Hittite Microwave web site at www.hittite.com and click on the webcast link located under News & Events. A telephonic replay of the call also will be available for one week after the live call by dialing (303) 590-3030, access code 4430193. Following the call, a webcast replay will also be available by visiting the Investors page at www.hittite.com. About Hittite Microwave Corporation Hittite Microwave Corporation is an innovative designer and manufacturer of high performance integrated circuits, or ICs, modules, subsystems and instrumentation for technically demanding digital, RF, microwave and millimeterwave applications covering DC to 110 GHz. The company’s standard and custom products apply analog, digital and mixed-signal semiconductor technologies, which are used in a wide variety of wireless & wired communication and sensor applications for the automotive, broadband, cellular infrastructure, fiber optic, microwave & millimeterwave communications, military, space and test & measurement markets. The company is headquartered in Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
Hittite Microwave (HITT) stock has been downgraded to "neutral" from "buy," D.A. Davidson said Tuesday. The firm said the recent bid from Analog Devices (ADI) to purchase the company for $78 a share will likely close as expected in August.