MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Aug. 21, 2019 -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today reported results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2019. Revenue was $853.0 million, compared to $779.7 million for the third quarter of fiscal year 2018, an increase of 9.4 percent.
"Synopsys continues to execute very well and delivered excellent third fiscal quarter revenue, operating margin, non-GAAP earnings and cash flow. In Q3, we also implemented a $100 million share repurchase, bringing our total for the year to $229 million," said Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO of Synopsys. "Despite the uncertain geopolitical and economic backdrop, global design activity and customer engagements are thriving. Our product platforms are the strongest they've ever been, driving technology wins and competitive displacements. As a result of our year-to-date overachievement and broad-based strength across the business, we're raising our annual guidance ranges."
On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2019 was $99.9 million, or $0.65 per share, compared to $79.4 million, or $0.52 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
For the third quarter of fiscal 2019, on a non-GAAP basis, net income was $182.5 million, or $1.18 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $145.6 million, or $0.95 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2018.
For a reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results, see "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation" and the accompanying tables below.
Effective in fiscal year 2019, Synopsys reports revenue and operating income in two segments: (1) Semiconductor & System Design, which includes EDA tools, IP products, system integration solutions and associated services, and (2) Software Integrity, which includes security and quality solutions for software development across many industries. Further information regarding these segments is provided at the end of this press release.
Synopsys also provides its consolidated financial targets for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2019, which do not include any impact of future acquisition-related activities or costs. These financial targets reflect the current status of certain customers currently on the U.S. government's "Entity List," and do not assume any revenue in the fourth fiscal quarter from such customers. These targets constitute forward-looking statements 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 and Fiscal Year 2019 Financial Targets - ASC 606
(in millions except per share amounts)
(1) Applied in non-GAAP net income calculations.
(2) We operate and plan the business under current ASC 606 rules and regulations. In previous quarters, we provided a set of FY19 comparative metrics based on the former ASC 605 rules. However, our estimates of what revenue would have been under the previous rules have become increasingly inconsistent with, and therefore do not reflect, the underlying fundamentals of the business. Nevertheless, we estimate that FY19 target revenue using the previous ASC 605 would be approximately $80 million less than our actual target range under the current ASC 606. Given the lack of relevance, we no longer provide detailed comparative metrics.
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 on 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 470604, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time today, until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Aug. 28, 2019. 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 2019 in December 2019. Synopsys will post copies of the prepared remarks of Aart de Geus, chairman and co-chief executive officer, and Trac Pham, chief financial officer, on its website following today's call. In addition, Synopsys makes additional information available in a financial supplement and corporate overview presentation, also posted on the corporate website.
Effectiveness of Information
The targets included in this press release, the statements made during the earnings conference call and the information contained in the financial supplement and corporate overview presentation (available in the Investor Relations section of Synopsys' corporate 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, the financial supplement, and the corporate overview presentation will remain available on Synopsys' website through the date of the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2019 earnings call in December 2019, 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 fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019 or comment to analysts or investors on, or otherwise update, the targets given in this release.
Availability of Final Financial Statements
Synopsys will include final financial statements for the third quarter of fiscal year 2019 in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q to be filed by Sept. 12, 2019.
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Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is the Silicon to Software™ partner for innovative companies developing the electronic products and software applications we rely on every day. As the world's 15th largest software company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and is also growing its leadership in software security and quality solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest security and quality, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.