Synopsys Posts Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2016


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  A recording of the call will be available by calling +1-800-475-6701 (+1-320-365-3844 for international callers), access code 385770, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time today.  A webcast replay will also be available on the website from approximately 4:30 p.m. Pacific Time today through the time Synopsys announces its results for the second fiscal quarter in May 2016.  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 the 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 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' website at 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 corporate overview presentation will remain available on Synopsys' website through the date of the second quarter fiscal year 2016 earnings call in May 2016, 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 second quarter of fiscal year 2016 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 first quarter fiscal 2016 in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q to be filed by March 10, 2016.

About Synopsys

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 16th 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 quality and security solutions. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing applications that require the highest quality and security, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative, high-quality, secure products. Learn more at  

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, including, but not limited to, information in the sections entitled "Financial Targets" and "Reconciliation of Target Non-GAAP Operating Results." These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements.  Accordingly, we caution stockholders and prospective investors not to place undue reliance on these statements.  Such risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: uncertainty in the growth of the semiconductor and electronics industry; consolidation among our customers; continued uncertainty in the global economy; our ability to realize the potential financial or strategic benefits of acquisitions we complete; changes in accounting principles or standards; fluctuation of our operating results; our highly competitive industries and our ability to meet our customers' demand for innovative technology at lower costs; our ability to protect our proprietary technology; application of the actual consolidated GAAP tax rate, or our decision to change our non-GAAP normalized tax rate, as a result of a number of factors, including the actual geographic mix of revenue during the quarter and year, tax law changes, actions by government authorities, or judgment by management, based upon the status of pending audits and settlements, to increase or decrease an income tax asset or liability; investments of more resources in research and development than anticipated; risks and compliance obligations relating to the global nature of our operations; cybersecurity threats or other security breaches; liquidity requirements in our U.S. operations; claims that our products infringe on third-party intellectual property rights; product errors or defects; litigation; the ability to obtain licenses to third-party software and intellectual property on reasonable terms or at all; the ability to timely recruit and retain senior management and key employees; evolving corporate governance and public disclosure regulations; the inherent limitations on the effectiveness of our controls and compliance programs; the impairment of our investment portfolio by the deterioration of capital markets and the change in the fair value of our non-qualified deferred compensation plan obligations; the accuracy of certain assumptions, judgments and estimates that affect amounts reported in our financial statements; and the impact of catastrophic events.  More information on potential risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect Synopsys' results is included in filings it makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2015 and in its Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended January 31, 2016 to be filed with the SEC.  The information provided herein is as of February 17, 2016.  Synopsys undertakes no duty, and does not intend, to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.



Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations (1)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended 

January 31,




  Time-based license

$   464,280

$   431,026

  Upfront license



  Maintenance and service



      Total revenue



Cost of revenue:




  Maintenance and service



  Amortization of intangible assets



     Total cost of revenue



Gross margin



Operating expenses:

  Research and development



  Sales and marketing



  General and administrative



  Amortization of intangible assets 



  Restructuring charges



     Total operating expenses



Operating income



Other income (expense), net



Income before income taxes



Provision (benefit) for income taxes



Net income

$     60,035

$     65,189

Net income per share:


$         0.39

$         0.42


$         0.39

$         0.41

Shares used in computing per share amounts:







(1)  Synopsys' first quarter of fiscal year 2016 and 2015 ended on January 30, 2016 and January 31, 2015, respectively. For presentation purposes, we refer to the closest calendar month end.

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