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|Altera Announces Second Quarter Results|
SAN JOSE, Calif., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ --
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced second quarter sales of $548.4 million, up 2 percent from the first quarter of 2011 and up 17 percent from the second quarter of 2010. Second quarter net income was $214.6 million, $0.65 per diluted share, compared with net income of $224.1 million, $0.68 per diluted share, in the first quarter of 2011 and $180.6 million, $0.58 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2010.
Year-to-date cash flow from operating activities was $456.4 million. Altera ended the quarter with $3.3 billion in cash and short-term investments.
Altera's board of directors has increased the company's quarterly cash dividend to $0.08 per share, up from the previous dividend of $0.06 per share. The board of directors has declared that the next quarterly dividend will be paid on September 1, 2011 to stockholders of record on August 10, 2011.
"This quarter marks a return to sequential growth following the mild correction we experienced in the first quarter. We expect more sales gains in the third quarter," said John Daane, president, chief executive officer, and chairman of the board. "Early in the quarter we began shipping our Stratix V FPGA family, the industry's first high-end 28-nm FPGA. Our 28-nm FPGA families combine a tailored architecture, an optimal manufacturing process, and specific product features to give us continuing technology leadership that builds on the technology leadership and strong competitive position we established at 40 nm."
Several recent accomplishments mark the company's continuing progress:
Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call
A conference call will be held today at 1:45 p.m. Pacific Time to discuss the quarter's results and management's current business outlook. The web cast and subsequent replay will be available in the Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.altera.com. A telephonic replay of the call may be accessed later in the day by calling (719) 457-0820 and referencing confirmation code 258712. The telephonic replay will be available for two weeks following the live call.
Third Quarter Update
Altera's third quarter business update will be issued in a press release available after the market close on September 6, 2011.
Statements in this press release that are not historical are "forward-looking statements" as the term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally written in the future tense and/or preceded by words such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," or other words that imply or predict a future state. Forward-looking statements include any projection of revenue, gross margin, expense or other financial items discussed in the Business Outlook section or elsewhere in this press release. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements in this release involve risks and uncertainty that can cause actual results to differ from those currently anticipated, due to a number of factors, including without limitation, current global economic conditions, supply chain or demand impacts from the recent Japanese earthquake, customer business environment, customer inventory levels, vertical market mix, market acceptance of the company's products, product introduction schedules, the rate of growth of the company's new products including Cyclone® IV, Arria® II, Stratix® V, Stratix IV FPGAs, MAX® V CPLDs and HardCopy® IV device families, changes in the mix of our business between prototyping and production-based demand, as well as changes in economic conditions and other risk factors discussed in documents filed by the company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) from time to time. Copies of Altera's SEC filings are posted on the company's website and are available from the company without charge. Forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this release, and, except as required by law, the company does not undertake an obligation to update its forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.
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