ARM Holdings Posts Strong Q4, Proposes Dividend Increase

ARM Holdings (NASDAQ: ARMH  ) has reported strong numbers for its Q4 and fiscal 2012 results. For the quarter, the British semiconductor company's revenue advanced 19% year over year to an equivalent of $263 million, while net profit grew by 28% to $66.8 million, or $0.15 per diluted share. Pre-tax profit rose 16% to $125.8 million.

On average, analysts had been expecting around $241 million in revenue and a pre-tax profit of $118.8 million.

For the full year, the top line came in at $907 million, and net was $253 million. Those figures were 17% and 43% higher, respectively, than 2011's results.

The company's board has proposed a per-share dividend for the quarter of 2.83 pence, or roughly $0.04, a 35% raise from the 1.67 pence ($0.03) it paid out last October. If approved by shareholders, the dividend will be paid on May 17 to shareholders of record as of April 19.


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