MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 24, 2005 -- Verisity Ltd. (Nasdaq:VRST), the leading supplier of Verification Process Automation (VPA) solutions, today announced financial results for the fourth fiscal quarter and year ended December 31, 2004. Revenue for the quarter was $17.8 million, a 45% increase from revenue of $12.3 million for the quarter ended December 31 2003, and a 15% increase from revenue of $15.5 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2004.
The Company's net loss under generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for the quarter ended December 31, 2004 was $1.6 million, or ($0.07) per diluted share, compared to net income of $2.3 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2003 and net loss of $3.3 million, or ($0.14) per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2004.
Non-GAAP net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2004 was $382,000, or $0.02 per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $2.4 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, for the quarter ended December 31, 2003 and non-GAAP net income of $146,000, or $0.01 per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2004.
Revenue for the year ended December 31, 2004, was $58.0 million, compared to revenue of $48.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2003. For the year ended December 31, 2004, the Company's net loss was $9.5 million, or ($0.41) per diluted share, compared to a net income of $8.7 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2003. Non-GAAP net loss for the year ended December 31, 2004 was $1.0 million, or ($0.04) per diluted share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $8.8 million, or $0.41 per diluted share, for the year ended December 31, 2003.
Non-GAAP results for the quarter and the year ended December 31, 2004 exclude non-cash charges related to equity issuances, amortization of deferred compensation, amortization of intangible assets resulting from the acquisition of Axis Systems which was completed on February 9, 2004, and one-time expenses for professional services in respect to our recently announced definitive agreement to be acquired by Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Non-GAAP results for the quarter and the year ended December 31, 2003 excludes stock-based compensation. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP net income (loss) for the quarter and the year ended December 31, 2004 is included with this press release.
"Our financial performance in the final quarter of fiscal 2004 was stellar. We grew revenue 15% and increased non-GAAP net income by 162% sequentially, and built very substantial backlog," said Moshe Gavrielov, chief executive officer of Verisity. "We plan to continue to build on our technology leadership position and provide customers with the best possible solutions and support that automate their verification process, thereby promoting productivity, quality and predictability," concluded Gavrielov.
The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. We do not plan to update, confirm or change this guidance until our next earnings conference call except by press release in the case of material events.
- Revenue in the first quarter of 2005 is expected to be approximately $17.8 to $18.2 million
- Non-GAAP income per share in the first quarter of 2005 is expected to be approximately $0.02 to $0.03
A schedule showing a reconciliation of the business outlook from GAAP to non-GAAP is included in this release.
Verisity's earnings call will be webcast today at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time / 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time, and may be accessed at http://www.verisity.com. Following the conclusion of the webcast, a replay will be available via Verisity's web site at http://www.verisity.com through January 31, 2005. For those without access to the Internet, a replay of the call will be available from 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on January 24, 2005 through January 31, 2005. To listen to a replay, call (719) 457-0820, access code 647866. The Company plans to include a business outlook in the conference call.
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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This press release includes financial measures for net income (loss) and net income (loss) per share that exclude certain non-cash charges and that have not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. These measures differ from GAAP in that they exclude non-cash charges related to equity issuances, amortization of deferred compensation, amortization of intangible assets resulting from the acquisition of Axis Systems which was completed on February 9, 2004, and one-time expenses for professional services in respect to our recently announced definitive agreement to be acquired by Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Verisity provides these measurements in addition to GAAP financial results because it believes they provide a consistent basis for comparison between quarters that is not influenced by certain non-cash expenses and therefore is helpful to understanding Verisity's underlying operational results. Further, these non-GAAP measures are some of the primary measures Verisity's management uses for planning and forecasting. These measures should not be considered an alternative to GAAP, and these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to information provided by other companies. For more information regarding the foregoing, including Verisity's unaudited non-GAAP condensed combined consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2003 and unaudited pro forma condensed combined consolidated statement of operations for the year ended December 31, 2003, please refer to Verisity's Current Report on Form 8-K/A, Amendment No. 1, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on April 22, 2004.
Verisity Ltd. (NASDAQ: VRST) is the leading supplier of process automation solutions for functional verification. The Company addresses customers' critical business issues with its market-leading software and intellectual property (IP) that effectively and efficiently verify the design of electronic systems and complex integrated circuits for the communications, computing and consumer electronics global markets. Verisity's VPA solutions enable projects to move from executable verification plans to unit, chip/system and project level 'total coverage' and verification closure, while maximizing productivity, product quality and predictability of schedules. The Company's strong market presence is driven by its proven technology, methodology and solid strategic partnerships and programs. Verisity's customer list includes leading companies in all strategic technology sectors. Verisity is a global organization with offices throughout Asia, Europe, and North America. Verisity's principal executive offices are located in Mountain View, California, with its principal research and development offices located in Rosh Ha'ain, Israel. For more information, visit www.verisity.com.
To the extent statements contained herein are not purely historical, they are forward-looking statements. These statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, as discussed in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2004 are preliminary and are subject to the completion of the audit by the Company's independent auditors. Words such as "expects," "expectation", "plans," "believes" and words and terms of similar substance used in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial performance identify forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements represent only management's present expectations of future events and are subject to a number of factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. In particular, these factors include the Company's ability to forecast accurately the Company's short-term and long-term operating performance, the effect of the pending merger announcement on bookings by new and existing customers and on actions of our suppliers and employees, the effects of continued economic and geopolitical uncertainty and the related effects on customers' budgets, whether new or existing customers will purchase time-based or perpetual licenses, the timing of customer acceptance of the Company's products following delivery and the timing of significant orders. Another factor that could cause actual results or performance to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include the impact of the acquisition of Axis on the Company's future operating or financial performance, including, but not limited to, the amount of additional investment required to develop integrated products. For a discussion of the factors and uncertainties relating to the Axis acquisition and the pending merger with Cadence Design Systems, Inc, please refer to the Company's public disclosures made in connection with the Axis acquisition and the Cadence merger, including, but not limited to, the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission and its news releases and webcasts, which are available on its website located at www.verisity.com. Verisity Ltd. is not under any obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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