Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADI) today announced that its Board of Directors has voted to increase its quarterly dividend from $0.69 per outstanding share of common stock to $0.76, which is the equivalent of $3.04 annually. The new dividend represents an increase of 10% and marks the Company's 19th increase in the last 18 years. ADI has paid a dividend for 73 consecutive quarters, totaling more than $8 billion of cash returned to shareholders through dividends.
“Our resilient operating model has passed the test of time, producing positive free cash flow every year for more than two decades. This durability enables us to return 100% of free cash flow to shareholders which we balance between a consistently growing dividend and quarterly share repurchases,” said Vincent Roche, President and CEO. “I am confident that our highly diversified business model and alignment with key secular growth trends position us to drive long-term profitable growth.”
The increase is effective with the dividend payable on March 8, 2022 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 25, 2022. The payment of any future quarterly dividends, or a future increase in the quarterly dividend amount, will be at the discretion of the Board and will be dependent upon ADI's financial position, results of operations, outlook, liquidity, and other factors deemed relevant by the Board.
About Analog Devices
Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI) operates at the center of the modern digital economy, converting real-world phenomena into actionable insight with its comprehensive suite of analog and mixed signal, power management, radio frequency (RF), and digital and sensor technologies. ADI serves 125,000 customers worldwide with more than 75,000 products in the industrial, communications, automotive, and consumer markets. ADI is headquartered in Wilmington, MA. Visit http://www.analog.com.
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