My rough EPS math for the merger of equals between (RFMD) and (TQNT) goes like this:
--Target is $150M cost savings over 2 years (so call it) $75M/year.
--RFMD's 2014ish expected earnings were $158M (uses $0.59 estimate from Yahoo! with minor adjustment to $0.56 to line up with Dec fiscal year end).
--RFMD's shares outstanding are about 283M. Converted at 1/1 yields same 283M shares of new company.
--TQNT's 2014 expected earnings were $74M (uses $0.45 estimate from Yahoo).
--TQNT's shares outstanding are about 164M. Converted at 1.675/1 yields 275M shares of new company.
--Total earnings of new company projected at $307M ($158M RFMD + $74M TQNT + $75M cost savings).
--Total shares estimated at 558M.
--So EPS of new company (realizing it will not officially combine until end of year) is about $.055/share for 2014.
For RFMD that is almost exactly equal to what was already expected. RFMD shareholders from the $75M cost savings but lose from the dilutive addition of a lower-earning TQNT business. For TQNT shareholders benefit (EPS-wise) from the $75M cost savings and also combing with a more profitable company.
When I net out the math, I think the key takeaways are:
1) If realized the $75M/year cost savings is significant. It is a 31% adder to the 2 companies earnings separate and added together.
2) From a short-term, pure math standpoint focused on EPS, I am not sure that RFMD shareholders gained much.
3) I think the 2 keys to driving value in this deal are first realizing the sizable cost savings projected and second finding/realizing revenue-increasing synergies (sales/cross-selling, product development, etc.) that improve the revenue/margin story significantly.
Someone please check my math and holler if I missed something. :-)
Disclosure: I am long RFMD.