MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 5, 2012 -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS), a global leader providing software, IP and services used to accelerate innovation in chips and electronic systems, today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012, Synopsys reported revenue of $454.2 million, compared to $390.5 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Revenue for fiscal year 2012 was $1.756 billion, an increase of 14.3 percent from $1.536 billion in fiscal 2011.
"Synopsys delivered very strong fiscal 2012 results with double-digit revenue and non-GAAP earnings per share growth. Simultaneously we also completed a significant number of important acquisitions during the year," said Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO of Synopsys. "Electronic design automation solutions are more critical than ever, as semiconductor companies face significant technical challenges while racing to design highly complex chips and systems. Synopsys is particularly well-positioned heading into 2013, based on our technology leadership, significant customer demand, and our predictable business model."
On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $29.1 million, or $0.19 per share, compared to $39.9 million, or $0.27 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2012 was $182.4 million, or $1.21 per share, compared to $221.4 million, or $1.47 per share, for fiscal 2011. Net income for fiscal 2012 included $43.6 million of acquisition-related costs, plus higher amortization of intangibles than in the previous year primarily due to acquisitions. Due to our fiscal calendar, the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 included an extra week.
On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2012 was $72.4 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $65.3 million, or $0.45 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2011. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2012 was $315.5 million, or $2.10 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $270.3 million, or $1.80 per share, for fiscal 2011. Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release. Due to our fiscal calendar, the first quarter of fiscal year 2012 included an extra week.
Synopsys also provided its financial targets for the first quarter and full fiscal year 2013. These targets do not include any impact of future acquisition-related activities. 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.
First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2013 Targets:
- Revenue: $468 million - $478 million
- GAAP expenses: $403 million - $419 million
- Non-GAAP expenses: $356 million - $366 million
- Other income and expense: ($2) million - $0 million
- Tax rate applied in non-GAAP net income calculations: 25 - 26 percent
- Fully diluted outstanding shares: 153 million - 157 million
- GAAP earnings per share: $0.30 - $0.35
- Non-GAAP earnings per share: $0.54 - $0.56
- Revenue from backlog: greater than 90 percent
Full Fiscal Year 2013 Targets:
- Revenue: $1.955 billion - $1.975 billion
- Other income and expense: ($4) million - $0 million
- Tax rate applied in non-GAAP net income calculations: 25 - 26 percent
- Fully diluted outstanding shares: 155 million - 159 million
- GAAP earnings per share: $1.32 - $1.46
- Non-GAAP earnings per share: $2.26 - $2.31
- Cash flow from operations: at least $350 million
- Revenue from backlog: approximately 80 percent
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, including inventory fair value adjustments, (iv) other significant items, including facilities restructuring charges and the effect of benefits from tax settlements with tax authorities, 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 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 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.
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.
(1) Synopsys' first quarter and fiscal year end on February 2, and November 2, 2013, respectively. For presentation purposes, the periods refer to the closest calendar month end.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 calling +1-800-475-6701 (+1-320-365-3844 for international callers), access code 271818 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 first quarter fiscal 2013 in February 2013. Synopsys will post copies of the prepared remarks of Aart de Geus, chairman and co-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 co-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 first quarter fiscal year 2013 earnings call in February 2013, their continued availability through such date does not mean that Synopsys is reaffirming or confirming their continued validity. Synopsys does not currently intend to report on its progress during the first quarter of fiscal 2013 or comment to analysts or investors on, or otherwise update, the targets given in this earnings release.
Availability of Final Financial Statements
Synopsys will include final financial statements for the fourth quarter and fiscal 2012 in its annual report on Form 10-K to be filed by January 2, 2013.
Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNPS) accelerates innovation in the global electronics market. As a leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP, its software, IP and services help engineers address their design, verification, system and manufacturing challenges. Since 1986, engineers around the world have been using Synopsys technology to design and create billions of chips and systems. Learn more at http://www.synopsys.com.