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Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2011
Aug 17, 2011 (04:08 PM EDT)


MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today reported results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2011.

For the third quarter of fiscal year 2011, Synopsys reported revenue of $386.8 million, compared to $336.9 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2010, an increase of 14.8%.  

"Synopsys delivered strong revenue, earnings per share, and cash flow in the third quarter, and we are confident that we will exit fiscal 2011 with a great deal of strength," said Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys.  "Design activity continues unabated, driven by demand for mobile devices, cloud infrastructure, and electronics content in many every-day products.  Synopsys is integral to the success of these end markets."

GAAP Results

On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $52.1 million, or $0.35 per share, compared to $39.3 million, or $0.26 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2010.  

Non-GAAP Results

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2011 was $68.1 million, or $0.46 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $58.2 million, or $0.39 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2010.  Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release.

Financial Targets

Synopsys also provided its financial targets for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2011.  These targets do not include future acquisition-related costs that may be incurred in fiscal 2011.  These targets constitute forward-looking information and are based on current expectations.  For a discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these targets, see "Forward-Looking Statements" below.  

Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2011 Targets:

  • Revenue: $386 million - $392 million
  • GAAP expenses: $329 million - $341 million
  • Non-GAAP expenses: $300 million - $305 million
  • Other income and expense: $0 - $1 million
  • Tax rate applied in non-GAAP net income calculations: 24 - 25 percent
  • Fully diluted outstanding shares: 146 million - 150 million
  • GAAP earnings per share: $0.26 - $0.31
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share: $0.44 - $0.46
  • Revenue from backlog: greater than 90 percent

Full Fiscal Year 2011 Targets:

  • Revenue: $1.531 billion - $1.537 billion
  • Other income and expense: $3 million - $4 million
  • Tax rate applied in non-GAAP net income calculations: 22 - 23 percent
  • Fully diluted outstanding shares: 148 million - 152 million
  • GAAP earnings per share: $1.46 - $1.51
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share: $1.79 - $1.81
  • Cash flow from operations: greater than $400 million

GAAP Reconciliation

Synopsys continues to provide all information required in accordance with GAAP, but believes evaluating its ongoing operating results may not be as useful if an investor is limited to reviewing only GAAP financial measures.  Accordingly, Synopsys presents non-GAAP financial measures in reporting its financial results to provide investors with an additional tool to evaluate Synopsys' operating results in a manner that focuses on what Synopsys believes to be its ongoing business operations and what Synopsys uses to evaluate its ongoing operations and for internal planning and forecasting purposes.  Synopsys' management does not itself, nor does it suggest that investors should, consider such non-GAAP financial measures in isolation from, or as a substitute for, financial information prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Synopsys' management believes it is useful for itself and investors to review, as applicable, both GAAP information that includes: (i) the amortization of acquired intangible assets, (ii) the impact of stock compensation, (iii) acquisition-related costs, (iv) other significant items, including the effect of tax benefits from settlements with the Internal Revenue Service, and (v) the income tax effect of non-GAAP pre-tax adjustments as well as unusual or infrequent tax adjustments; and the non-GAAP measures that exclude such information in order to assess the performance of Synopsys' business and for planning and forecasting in subsequent periods.  Whenever Synopsys uses a non-GAAP financial measure, it provides a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure to the most closely applicable GAAP financial measure.  Investors are encouraged to review the related GAAP financial measures and the reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measure as detailed below.

Reconciliation of Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Results

The following tables reconcile the specific items excluded from GAAP in the calculation of non-GAAP net income and earnings per share for the periods indicated below.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Results

(unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)










Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


July 31,


July 31,


2011


2010


2011


2010

GAAP net income

$ 52,082


$ 39,327


$ 181,422


$ 211,662

Adjustments:








Amortization of intangible assets

16,921


10,611


52,568


33,075

Stock compensation

13,515


14,514


41,430


45,214

Acquisition-related costs

(198)

(1)

2,670


268

(1)

9,836

Facility restructuring charge

-


1,115


-


1,115

Tax benefit from IRS settlement

-


(2,695)


(32,782)


(94,344)

Tax adjustments

(14,226)


(7,359)


(37,960)


(24,023)

Non-GAAP net income

$ 68,094


$ 58,183


$ 204,946


$ 182,535


























Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


July 31,


July 31,


2011


2010


2011


2010

GAAP net income per share

$     0.35


$     0.26


$       1.20


$       1.40

Adjustments:








Amortization of intangible assets

0.11


0.07


0.35


0.22

Stock compensation

0.09


0.10


0.27


0.30

Acquisition-related costs

(0.00)

(1)

0.02


0.00

(1)

0.07

Facility restructuring charge

-


0.01


-


0.01

Tax benefit from IRS settlement

-


(0.02)


(0.22)


(0.62)

Tax adjustments

(0.09)


(0.05)


(0.25)


(0.17)

Non-GAAP net income per share

$     0.46


$     0.39


$       1.35


$       1.21









Shares used in calculation

148,045


151,106


151,598


151,459









(1) Included changes to the fair value of contingent consideration related to a prior year acquisition.



Reconciliation of Target Non-GAAP Operating Results

The following tables reconcile the specific items excluded from GAAP in the calculation of target non-GAAP operating results for the periods indicated below.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2011 Targets

(in thousands, except per share amounts)



Range for Three Months


Ending October 31, 2011


Low


High

Target GAAP expenses

$ 329,000


$ 341,000

Adjustments:




      Estimated impact of amortization of intangible assets

(15,000)


(18,000)

      Estimated impact of stock compensation

(14,000)


(18,000)

Target non-GAAP expenses

$ 300,000


$ 305,000










Range for Three Months


Ending October 31, 2011


Low


High

Target GAAP earnings per share

$       0.26


$       0.31

Adjustments:




Estimated impact of amortization of intangible assets

0.12


0.10

Estimated impact of stock compensation

0.12


0.09

Net non-GAAP tax adjustments

(0.06)


(0.04)

Target non-GAAP earnings per share

$       0.44


$       0.46





Shares used in non-GAAP calculation (midpoint of target range)

148,000


148,000









GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Full Fiscal Year 2011 Targets




Range for Fiscal Year


Ending October 31, 2011


Low


High

Target GAAP earnings per share

$       1.46


$       1.51

Adjustments:




Estimated impact of amortization of intangible assets

0.47


0.45

Estimated impact of stock compensation

0.39


0.36

Acquisition-related costs (1)

0.00


0.00

Tax benefit from IRS settlement

(0.22)


(0.22)

Net non-GAAP tax adjustments

(0.31)


(0.29)

Target non-GAAP earnings per share

$       1.79


$       1.81





Shares used in non-GAAP calculation (midpoint of target range)

150,000


150,000





(1) Included changes to the fair value of contingent consideration related to a prior year acquisition.



Earnings Call Open to Investors

Synopsys will hold a conference call for financial analysts and investors today at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time.  A live webcast of the call will be available at Synopsys' corporate website at www.synopsys.com.  A recording of the call will be available by dialing +1-800-475-6701 (+1-320-365-3844 for international callers), access code 212367, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time today.  A webcast replay will also be available on the website from approximately 5:30 p.m. Pacific Time today through the time Synopsys announces its results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 in November 2011.  Synopsys will post copies of the prepared remarks of Aart de Geus, chairman and chief executive officer, and Brian Beattie, chief financial officer, on its website following the call.  In addition, Synopsys makes additional financial information available in a financial supplement also posted on the corporate website.

Effectiveness of Information

The targets included in this release, the statements made during the earnings conference call and the information contained in the financial supplement (available in the Investor Relations section of Synopsys' website at www.synopsys.com) represent Synopsys' expectations and beliefs as of the date of this release only.  Although this press release, copies of the prepared remarks of the chief executive officer and chief financial officer made during the call and the financial supplement will remain available on Synopsys' website through the date of the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 earnings call in November 2011, their continued availability through such date does not mean that Synopsys is reaffirming or confirming their continued validity.  

Availability of Final Financial Statements

Synopsys will include final financial statements for the third quarter fiscal 2011 in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q to be filed by September 8, 2011.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at http://www.synopsys.com/.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements made in this press release regarding projected financial results in the sections entitled "Financial Targets," and "Reconciliation of Target Non-GAAP Operating Results," financial objectives, and certain statements made in the earnings conference call are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Actual results could differ materially from those described by these statements due to a number of uncertainties, including, but not limited to:

  • changes in demand for Synopsys' products due to fluctuations in demand for its customers' products;
  • uncertainty in the growth of the semiconductor and electronics industry;
  • Synopsys' ability to realize the potential financial or strategic benefits of the acquisitions it completes and the difficulties in the integration of the products and operations of acquired companies or assets into Synopsys' products and operations;
  • continued uncertainty in the global economy and its potential impact on the semiconductor and electronics industries;
  • increased competition in the market for Synopsys' products and services including through  consolidation in the industry and among our customers;
  • lower-than-anticipated new IC design starts;
  • lower-than-anticipated purchases or delays in purchases of software or consulting services by Synopsys' customers, including delays in the renewal, or non-renewal, of Synopsys' license arrangements with major customers;
  • changes in the mix of time-based licenses and upfront licenses;  
  • lower-than-expected orders; and
  • failure of customers to pay license fees as scheduled.

In addition, Synopsys' actual expenses, earnings per share and tax rate on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the fiscal quarter ending October 31, 2011 and actual expenses, earnings per share, tax rate, cash flow from operations and other projections on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for fiscal year 2011 could differ materially from the targets stated under "Financial Targets" above for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, (i) a determination by Synopsys that any portion of its goodwill or intangible assets have become impaired, (ii) application of the actual consolidated GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates for such periods, or judgment by management, based upon the status of pending audits and settlements to increase or decrease an income tax asset or liability, (iii) integration and other acquisition-related costs including amortization of intangible assets and costs formerly capitalized but now expensed due to new accounting guidance related to business combinations, as well as changes in the fair value of contingent consideration related to prior acquisitions, (iv) changes in the anticipated amount of employee stock compensation expense recognized on Synopsys' financial statements, (v) actual change in the fair value of Synopsys' non-qualified deferred compensation plan obligations, (vi) increases or decreases to estimated capital expenditures, (vii) changes driven by new accounting rules, regulations, interpretations or guidance, (viii) general economic conditions, and (ix) other risks as detailed in Synopsys' SEC filings, including those described in the "Risk Factors" section in the latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2011.  Furthermore, Synopsys' actual tax rates applied to income for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 could differ from the targets given in this press release as a result of a number of factors, including the actual geographic mix of revenue during the quarter and year, and actions by the government.  Finally, Synopsys' targets for outstanding shares in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 could differ from the targets given in this press release as a result of higher than expected employee stock plan issuances or stock option exercises, acquisitions and the extent of Synopsys' stock repurchase activity.

Synopsys is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter any of the forward-looking statements made in this earnings release, the conference call or the financial supplement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

Synopsys is a registered trademark of Synopsys, Inc.  Any other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

INVESTOR CONTACT:
Lisa L. Ewbank
Synopsys, Inc.
650-584-1901

EDITORIAL CONTACT:
Yvette Huygen
Synopsys, Inc.
650-584-4547
yvetteh@synopsys.com

SYNOPSYS, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations (1)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)


















  Three Months Ended July 31,


Nine Months Ended July 31,


2011


2010


2011


2010

Revenue:








 Time-based license

$ 322,147


$ 286,563


$  936,518


$  847,710

 Upfront license

19,013


14,650


70,562


47,811

 Maintenance and service

45,635


35,716


138,029


109,681

     Total revenue

386,795


336,929


1,145,109


1,005,202

Cost of revenue:








 License

52,089


43,996


153,758


130,140

 Maintenance and service

19,275


14,697


59,796


46,475

 Amortization of intangible assets

13,368


8,050


41,511


24,736

    Total cost of revenue

84,732


66,743


255,065


201,351

Gross margin

302,063


270,186


890,044


803,851

Operating expenses:








 Research and development

122,547


105,649


366,456


319,931

 Sales and marketing

90,732


83,812


269,618


242,791

 General and administrative

27,052


27,371


86,387


81,937

 Amortization of intangible assets

3,553


2,561


11,057


8,339

    Total operating expenses

243,884


219,393


733,518


652,998

Operating income

58,179


50,793


156,526


150,853

Other (expense) income, net

(2,212)


(3,046)


9,032


8,109

Income before income taxes

55,967


47,747


165,558


158,962

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

3,885


8,420


(15,864)


(52,700)

Net income

$   52,082


$   39,327


$  181,422


$  211,662









Net income per share:








 Basic

$       0.36


$       0.27


$        1.23


$        1.43

 Diluted

$       0.35


$       0.26


$        1.20


$        1.40









Shares used in computing per share amounts:








 Basic

144,960


148,006


147,479


147,909

 Diluted

148,045


151,106


151,598


151,459









(1)  Synopsys' third quarter ended on the Saturday nearest July 31.  For presentation purposes, the Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations refer to a  calendar month end.



SYNOPSYS, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets (1)

(in thousands, except par value amounts)








July 31, 2011


October 31, 2010

ASSETS:





Current assets:





 Cash and cash equivalents


$      889,886


$             775,407

 Short-term investments


148,395


163,154

          Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments


1,038,281


938,561

 Accounts receivable, net


175,386


181,102

 Deferred income taxes


73,604


73,465

 Income taxes receivable


21,477


18,425

 Prepaid and other current assets


53,548


36,202

         Total current assets


1,362,296


1,247,755

Property and equipment, net


159,059


148,580

Goodwill


1,258,286


1,265,843

Intangible assets, net


203,739


249,656

Long-term deferred income taxes


278,203


268,759

Other long-term assets


107,055


105,948

          Total assets


$   3,368,638


$          3,286,541






LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:





Current liabilities:





 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$      284,463


$             312,850

 Accrued income taxes


3,091


8,349

 Deferred revenue


694,536


600,569

          Total current liabilities


982,090


921,768

Long-term accrued income taxes


98,049


128,603

Other long-term liabilities


107,849


101,885

Long-term deferred revenue


59,143


34,103

          Total liabilities


1,247,131


1,186,359

Stockholders' equity:





 Preferred stock, $0.01 par value: 2,000 shares authorized; none outstanding




-

 Common stock, $0.01 par value: 400,000 shares authorized; 143,666 and





     148,479 shares outstanding, respectively


1,437


1,485

 Capital in excess of par value


1,542,225


1,541,383

 Retained earnings


931,281


770,674

 Treasury stock, at cost: 13,599 and 8,786 shares, respectively


(351,896)


(197,586)

 Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(1,540)


(15,774)

          Total stockholders' equity


2,121,507


2,100,182

          Total liabilities and stockholders' equity


$   3,368,638


$          3,286,541






(1)  Synopsys' third quarter ended on the Saturday nearest July 31.  For presentation purposes, the Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets refer to a calendar month end



SYNOPSYS, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (1)

(in thousands)






Nine Months Ended July 31,


2011


2010

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:




Net income

$181,422


$211,662

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating




   activities:




Amortization and depreciation

96,959


71,772

Stock compensation

41,430


45,214

Allowance for doubtful accounts

910


(851)

Write-down of long-term investments

999


468

Gain on sale of investments

(829)


(3,114)

Deferred income taxes

(4,891)


(31,297)

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of




acquired assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

6,780


(19,181)

Prepaid and other current assets

(7,560)


(7,497)

Other long-term assets

(7,681)


(2,470)

Accounts payable and other liabilities

(17,285)


(21,270)

Income taxes

(38,998)


(31,445)

Deferred revenue

116,034


32,153

Net cash provided by operating activities

367,290


244,144





CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:




Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments

104,013


352,124

Purchases of short-term investments

(92,611)


(209,564)

Purchases of property and equipment

(42,836)


(27,593)

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(5,382)


(137,681)

Capitalization of software development costs

(2,269)


(2,116)

Net cash used in investing activities

(39,085)


(24,830)





CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:




Principal payments on capital leases

(4,592)


(3,609)

Issuances of common stock

119,826


87,241

Purchases of treasury stock

(334,985)


(125,257)

Net cash used in financing activities

(219,751)


(41,625)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

6,025


4,139

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

114,479


181,828

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

775,407


701,613

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$889,886


$883,441





(1)  Synopsys' third quarter ended on the Saturday nearest July 31.  For presentation purposes, the Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows refer to a calendar month end.



SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.