Synopsys Posts Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015

Q1 2015 Financial Highlights

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Feb. 18, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today reported results for its first quarter of fiscal year 2015.

For the first quarter of fiscal year 2015, Synopsys reported revenue of $542.0 million, compared to $479.0 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2014, an increase of approximately 13.2 percent.  

"Synopsys delivered strong results in the fiscal first quarter, and we are raising our revenue and non-GAAP earnings targets for the year," said Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO of Synopsys. "We see high demand for our new products, momentum in IP and prototyping, and we're making good progress in our higher-growth software quality and security space."

GAAP Results

On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $65.2 million, or $0.41 per share, compared to $67.7 million, or $0.43 per share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

Non-GAAP Results

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 was $125.7 million, or $0.80 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $93.1 million, or $0.59 per share, for the first quarter of fiscal 2014.  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 second quarter and full fiscal year 2015.  These targets do not include any impact of future acquisition-related activities or costs that may be incurred in fiscal year 2015. 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.

Second Quarter of Fiscal Year 2015 Targets:

  • Revenue: $543 million - $553 million
  • GAAP expenses: $470 million - $489 million
  • Non-GAAP expenses: $418 million - $428 million
  • Other income and expense: $0 - $2 million
  • Tax rate applied in non-GAAP net income calculations: 22 - 23 percent
  • Fully diluted outstanding shares: 155 million - 159 million
  • GAAP earnings per share: $0.26 - $0.33
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share: $0.62 - $0.64

Full Fiscal Year 2015 Targets:

  • Revenue: $2.195 billion - $2.235 billion
  • Other income and expense: $5 million - $9 million
  • Tax rate applied in non-GAAP net income calculations: 19 - 20 percent
  • Fully diluted outstanding shares: 155 million - 159 million
  • GAAP earnings per share: $1.41 - $1.50
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share: $2.75 - $2.80
  • Cash flow from operations: approximately $450 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 restructuring charges and certain accruals for legal and tax matters, 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 First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 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 First Quarter Fiscal Year 2015 Results

(unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)

       
 

Three Months Ended

 

January 31,

 

2015

 

2014

GAAP net income

$   65,189

 

$ 67,696

Adjustments:

     

Amortization of intangible assets

32,308

 

28,131

Stock compensation

20,581

 

18,118

Acquisition-related costs

712

 

1,074

Restructuring charges

15,336

 

-

Legal and tax matters

(1,519)

 

(10,267)

Tax adjustments

(6,936)

 

(11,665)

Non-GAAP net income 

$ 125,671

 

$ 93,087

       
       
       
 

Three Months Ended

 

January 31,

 

2015

 

2014

GAAP net income per share

$       0.41

 

$     0.43

Adjustments:

     

Amortization of intangible assets

0.21

 

0.18

Stock compensation

0.13

 

0.12

Acquisition-related costs

0.00

 

0.01

Restructuring charges

0.10

 

-

Legal and tax matters

(0.01)

 

(0.07)

Tax adjustments

(0.04)

 

(0.08)

Non-GAAP net income per share

$       0.80

 

$     0.59

       

Shares used in calculation

157,206

 

156,756


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