Analog Devices executes 'soundly' despite 'uncertain macroenvironment'
"In what is a challenging macroeconomic environment, the diversity and strong execution of our franchise continued to deliver outstanding financial results for the first quarter," said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. "Revenue came in at the high-end of our guidance with continued strength in our communications market related to ongoing 4G upgrades and initial 5G deployments. Further, we returned more than $400 million of cash to our shareholders this quarter through share repurchases, which reduced our overall share count, and dividends. In the near term, we continue to execute soundly despite the uncertain macroenvironment. That said, I have never been more confident or excited about the future of ADI's franchise. Our ethos of innovation combined with deep customer engagements and our alignment with favorable macro trends positions us to continue to take share, expand our addressable market, and deliver strong returns for our shareholders."