Maxim Integrated Reports Results For The Fourth Quarter Of Fiscal 2013; Increases Dividend By 8%, Authorizes New $1.0 Billion Share Repurchase Program

-- Revenue: $608 million

(PRNewswire) — Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) reported net revenue of $608 million for its fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 ended June 29, 2013, an increase from the $605 million revenue recorded in the prior quarter.

Tunc Doluca, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are disappointed by the weakness in end market demand for our smartphone products which resulted in revenue and earnings below expectations. This was partially offset by revenue growth in 22 of the 24 market segments that we address.  We continue to generate strong profits and cash flow, and we are confident in our strategy and long-term business model as demonstrated by the increase in our dividend and share repurchases."

Fiscal Year 2013 Fourth Quarter Results

Based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), diluted earnings per share in the June quarter was $0.40. The results were primarily affected by an $11 million pre-tax charge for acquisition related items.

GAAP earnings per share, excluding special items, was $0.44. An analysis of GAAP versus GAAP excluding special items is provided in the last table of this press release.

Cash Flow Items

At the end of our fourth quarter of fiscal 2013, total cash, cash equivalents and short term investments was $1.20 billion, a decrease of $373 million from the prior quarter. Notable items include:

  • Debt repayment: $300 million
  • Cash flow from operations: $214 million
  • Net capital expenditures: $34 million
  • Dividends:  $70 million ($0.24 per share)
  • Stock repurchases: $193 million

Business Outlook

The Company's 90 day backlog at the beginning of the first fiscal quarter of 2014 was $357 million. Due to weakness in our smartphone business, results for the September 2013 quarter are expected to be:

  • Revenue: $570 million to $600 million
  • Gross Margin: 59% to 62% GAAP (60% to 63% excluding special items)
  • EPS: $0.34 to $0.38 GAAP ($0.37 to $0.41 excluding special items)

Maxim Integrated's business outlook does not include the potential impact of any restructuring activity or mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, or other business combinations that may be completed during the quarter.

Dividend

A cash dividend of $0.26 per share will be paid on September 5, 2013, to stockholders of record on August 22, 2013. This is an 8% increase in the dividend compared to the prior quarter.

Share Repurchase Program

Maxim Integrated's Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $1.0 billion of the Company's Common Stock. All repurchases will be subject to market and economic conditions. The stock repurchase authorization does not have an expiration date and the pace of repurchase activity will depend on factors such as current stock price, levels of cash generation from operations, cash requirements and other factors. Under the Company's prior repurchase authorization from August 2011, which is now cancelled and superseded by this new authorization, the Company repurchased 23 million shares for $641 million.

Conference Call

Maxim Integrated has scheduled a conference call on July 25, 2013, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013 and its business outlook. To listen via telephone, dial (866) 804-3545 (toll free) or (703) 639-1326.  This call will be webcast by Shareholder.com and can be accessed at the Company's website at www.maximintegrated.com/company/investor .

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