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Analog Devices Marginalized Again: Fool by Numbers

On Nov. 27, chip designer Analog Devices (NYSE: ADI  ) released fourth-quarter earnings for the period ended Nov. 3.

  • The margin misery continues, as every conceivable profit proportion slides southward yet again. Growing cash flows make up for some of the damage, though.
  • The company continues to use cash for share buybacks. The three-year-old repurchase plan has $665 million of authorized buybacks remaining, out of the original $3.3 billion authorization.
  • The report is full of unusual metrics that help investors examine the results from different angles. Curiously enough, some bog-standard figures are missing, including accounts payable and short-term debt.

(Figures in millions, except per-share data)

Income Statement Highlights

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Diluted Shares




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Margin Checkup

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Net Margin




*Expressed in percentage points.

Margins are the earnings engine.

Balance Sheet Highlights


Q4 2007

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Accounts Rec.








The balance sheet reflects the company's health.

Cash Flow Highlights

Q4 2007

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Free Cash Flow




Owner Earnings




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Trailing P/E Ratio

CAPS Rating

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Analog Devices




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Using the latest reported numbers from Capital IQ, a division of Standard & Poor's.

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