Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015

Q4 2015 Financial Highlights

- Revenue: $587.2 million

- GAAP earnings per share: $0.31

- Non-GAAP earnings per share: $0.67

FY 2015 Financial Highlights

- Revenue: $2.242 billion

- GAAP earnings per share: $1.43

- Non-GAAP earnings per share: $2.77

- Cash flow from operations: $495 million

- Cash and short term investments: $964.9 million

02 Dec, 2015, 16:05 ET from Synopsys, Inc.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2015.

For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015, Synopsys reported revenue of $587.2 million, compared to $539.0 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Revenue for fiscal year 2015 was $2.242 billion, an increase of 9.0 percent from $2.057 billion in fiscal 2014.  

"Synopsys reported an excellent fourth quarter and fiscal 2015 against a somewhat challenging semiconductor industry backdrop, providing a solid foundation as we enter 2016," said Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO of Synopsys. "Our game-changing design and verification products have made great strides and are yielding excellent results. Meanwhile, we continue to invest and grow in our new TAM of software quality and security, both organically and with several important acquisitions during the year."

GAAP Results

On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $49.8 million, or $0.31 per share, compared to $62.5 million, or $0.39 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2015 was $225.9 million, or $1.43 per share, compared to $259.1 million, or $1.64 per share, for fiscal 2014.

Non-GAAP Results

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2015 was $105.5 million, or $0.67 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $100.9 million, or $0.64 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal 2015 was $438.4 million, or $2.77 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $398.9 million, or $2.53 per share, for fiscal 2014. Reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided below.

Financial Targets

Synopsys also provided its financial targets for the first quarter and full fiscal year 2016.  These targets do not include any impact of future acquisition-related activities or costs that may be incurred in fiscal year 2016. Beginning in fiscal year 2016, Synopsys will utilize a normalized annual non-GAAP tax rate in calculating non-GAAP financial measures in order to provide better consistency across interim reporting periods by eliminating the effects of non-recurring and period-specific items.

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. 

First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2016 Targets:

  • Revenue: $560 million - $575 million
  • GAAP expenses: $505 million - $524 million
  • Non-GAAP expenses: $445 million - $455 million
  • Other income and expense: $0 - $2 million
  • Normalized annual tax rate applied in non-GAAP net income calculations: 19 percent
  • Fully diluted outstanding shares: 155 million - 158 million
  • GAAP earnings per share: $0.25 - $0.33
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share: $0.60 - $0.63

Full Fiscal Year 2016 Targets:

  • Revenue: $2.350 billion - $2.390 billion
  • Other income and expense: $0 - $4 million
  • Normalized annual tax rate applied in non-GAAP net income calculations: 19 percent
  • Fully diluted outstanding shares: 155 million - 158 million
  • GAAP earnings per share: $1.55 - $1.71
  • Non-GAAP earnings per share: $2.93 - $3.00
  • Cash flow from operations: at least $500 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. Beginning in fiscal 2016, Synopsys will utilize a normalized annual non-GAAP tax rate in the calculation of its non-GAAP measures that is based on our projected annual tax rate through fiscal 2018.  In projecting this rate, we evaluated our historical and projected mix of U.S. and international profit before tax, excluding the impact of stock-based compensation, the amortization of purchased intangibles and other non-GAAP adjustments described above. We also took into account other factors including our current tax structure, our existing tax positions, and expected recurring tax incentives, such as the U.S. federal research and development tax credit. We intend to re-evaluate this rate on an annual basis for any significant events that may materially affect our projections, such as significant changes in our geographic earnings mix or significant tax law changes in major jurisdictions where we operate. 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 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 Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results

(Unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

GAAP net income

$   49,762

$   62,455

$ 225,934

$ 259,124

Adjustments:

Amortization of intangible assets

38,801

33,129

136,049

126,119

Stock compensation

22,936

21,100

86,400

79,440

Acquisition-related costs

7,074

379

16,994

5,864

Restructuring charges

-

-

15,088

-

Legal and tax matters

5,103

(1,482)

(6,686)

(16,770)

Tax adjustments

(18,155)

(14,634)

(35,350)

(54,897)

Non-GAAP net income 

$ 105,521

$ 100,947

$ 438,429

$ 398,880

Three Months Ended

Twelve Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

GAAP net income per share

$       0.31

$0.39

$       1.43

$       1.64

Adjustments:

Amortization of intangible assets

0.25

0.21

0.86

0.80

Stock compensation

0.15

0.14

0.54

0.51

Acquisition-related costs

0.04

0.00

0.10

0.04

Restructuring charges

-

-

0.10

-

Legal and tax matters

0.03

(0.01)

(0.04)

(0.11)

Tax adjustments

(0.11)

(0.09)

(0.22)

(0.35)

Non-GAAP net income per share

$       0.67

$0.64

$       2.77

$2.53

Shares used in calculation

158,121

158,477

158,065

157,710

 

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.

 

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of First Quarter Fiscal Year 2016 Targets

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

 Range for Three Months 

Ending January 31, 2016 (1)

Low

High

Target GAAP expenses

$  505,000

$  524,000

Adjustments:

      Estimated impact of amortization of intangible assets

(37,000)

(41,000)

      Estimated impact of stock compensation

(23,000)

(28,000)

Target non-GAAP expenses

$  445,000

$  455,000

Range for Three Months

Ending January 31, 2016 (1)

Low

High

Target GAAP earnings per share

$        0.25

$        0.33

Adjustments:

Estimated impact of amortization of intangible assets

0.26

0.24

Estimated impact of stock compensation

0.18

0.15

Estimated impact of tax adjustments (2)

(0.09)

(0.09)

Target non-GAAP earnings per share

$        0.60

$        0.63

Shares used in non-GAAP calculation (midpoint of target range)

156,500

156,500

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Full Fiscal Year 2016 Targets

Range for Fiscal Year

Ending October 31, 2016 (1)

Low

High

Target GAAP earnings per share

$        1.55

$        1.71

Adjustments:

Estimated impact of amortization of intangible assets

0.84

0.79

Estimated impact of stock compensation

0.68

0.64

Estimated impact of tax adjustments (2)

(0.14)

(0.14)

Target non-GAAP earnings per share

$        2.93

$        3.00

Shares used in non-GAAP calculation (midpoint of target range)

156,500

156,500

(1) Synopsys' first quarter and fiscal year end on January 30, 2016 and October 29, 2016, respectively.  For presentation purposes, we refer to the closest calendar month end.

(2) Estimated impact of tax adjustments reflects the application of our normalized annual non-GAAP tax rate to non-GAAP pre-tax income.

 

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 372275, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time today, until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Dec. 9, 2015.  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 year 2016 in February 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 today's call.  In addition, Synopsys makes additional information available in a financial supplement and corporate overview presentation 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 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 corporate overview presentation will remain available on Synopsys' website through the date of the first quarter fiscal year 2016 earnings call in February 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 first 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 fiscal year 2015 in its annual report on Form 10-K to be filed by Dec. 31, 2015.

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 www.synopsys.com.  

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release and our upcoming earnings results conference call contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Any statements that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: sections of this press release entitled "Financial Targets" and "Reconciliation of Target Non-GAAP Operating Results"; and statements regarding Synopsys' business, projected business results, business objectives, acquisitions, products, technologies, business model, new markets, customer demand for our technology, and our planned stock repurchase activity.  These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, time frames or achievements 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, and consolidation among our customers;
  • continued uncertainty in the global economy and its potential impact on the semiconductor and electronics industries;
  • increased competition in the market for Synopsys' products and services including through consolidation in the industry;
  • changes in demand for Synopsys' products due to fluctuations in demand for its customers' products;
  • the level of Synopsys' acquisition activity and our ability to realize the potential financial or strategic benefits of acquisitions we complete, including challenges in entering new markets in which Synopsys is not experienced and in the integration of the products and operations of acquired companies or assets into Synopsys' products and operations, which could result in possible delays in customer orders, potential loss of customers, key employees, partners or vendors, uncertain customer demand and support obligations for product offerings, and disruption of ongoing business operations and diversion of management attention;
  • adverse changes in the relationships between Synopsys and key participants in the complex semiconductor ecosystem, including major foundries and intellectual property providers;
  • with respect to the recently announced unauthorized third-party access of Synopsys' customer-facing license and product delivery system, higher than expected costs associated with the incident or enhanced procedures we may employ in the future, use or sale of the accessed products by unauthorized third parties and the resulting impact on our business, the reactions of customers, partners and various U.S. and foreign government regulators, and additional findings we or law enforcement may make including additional incidents that could be discovered;
  • litigation;
  • lower-than-anticipated new IC design starts;
  • lower-than-anticipated purchases or delays in purchases of products or consulting services by Synopsys' customers, including delays in the renewal, or non-renewal, of Synopsys' license arrangements with major customers;
  • changes in accounting principles or standards or in the way they are applied;
  • changes in the mix of time-based licenses and upfront licenses;
  • variability in the timing of revenue recognition due to factors such as payment terms and the timing and value of contract renewals and professional services projects;
  • lower-than-expected orders; and
  • failure of customers to pay license fees as scheduled.

In addition, Synopsys' actual expenses, earnings per share and tax rate on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for the fiscal quarter ending Jan. 31, 2016; actual expenses, earnings per share, tax rate, and other projections on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for fiscal year 2016; and cash flow from operations on a GAAP basis for fiscal year 2016 could differ materially from the targets stated under "Financial Targets" above for a number of reasons, including, but not limited to, (i) integration and other acquisition-related costs, (ii) application of the actual consolidated GAAP tax rate for such periods, which could differ from projections 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 such as a failure to reinstate the U.S. federal research and development tax credit, or judgment by management, based upon the status of pending audits and settlements, to increase or decrease an income tax asset or liability, (iii) significant changes in Synopsys' geographic mix of revenue or in the tax laws of the major jurisdictions in which Synopsys operates, which could lead Synopsys to re-evaluate its normalized annual non-GAAP tax rate and adjust it from the rate given in this press release, (iv) fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates, (v) a determination by Synopsys that any portion of its goodwill or intangible assets has become impaired, (vi) changes in the anticipated amount of employee stock-based compensation expense recognized in Synopsys' financial statements, (vii) actual change in the fair value of Synopsys' non-qualified deferred compensation plan obligations, (viii) increases or decreases to estimated capital expenditures, (ix) changes driven by new accounting rules, regulations, interpretations or guidance, (x) litigation, (xi) general economic conditions, and (xii) other risks as detailed in Synopsys' SEC filings, including those described in the "Risk Factors" section in its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Furthermore, Synopsys' targets for outstanding shares in the first quarter and fiscal year 2016 could differ from the targets given in this press release as a result of higher than expected employee stock plan issuances or stock option exercises, acquisitions, and the extent of Synopsys' stock repurchase activity.

Synopsys is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter any of the forward-looking statements made in this earnings release, the conference call, the financial supplement, or the corporate overview presentation, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

 

SYNOPSYS, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations (1)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)

Three Months Ended 

Twelve Months Ended

October 31,

October 31,

2015

2014

2015

2014

Revenue:

  Time-based license

$   467,535

$   443,620

$    1,792,212

$    1,699,135

  Upfront license

57,654

33,894

197,325

135,757

  Maintenance and service

61,970

61,498

252,674

222,580

      Total revenue

587,159

539,012

2,242,211

2,057,472

Cost of revenue:

  License

84,983

69,648

303,633

268,348

  Maintenance and service

22,998

25,161

105,242

87,226

  Amortization of intangible assets

31,863

26,612

110,045

101,311

     Total cost of revenue

139,844

121,421

518,920

456,885

Gross margin

447,315

417,591

1,723,291

1,600,587

Operating expenses:

  Research and development

208,305

190,373

776,229

718,768

  Sales and marketing

130,671

120,232

474,407

453,079

  General and administrative

43,843

42,969

165,097

155,215

  Amortization of intangible assets 

6,938

6,517

26,004

24,808

  Restructuring charges

-

-

15,088

-

     Total operating expenses

389,757

360,091

1,456,825

1,351,870

Operating income

57,558

57,500

266,466

248,717

Other income (expense), net

(1,640)

4,628

15,144

23,425

Income before income taxes

55,918

62,128

281,610

272,142

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

6,156

(327)

55,676

13,018

Net income

$     49,762

$     62,455

$       225,934

$       259,124

Net income per share:

  Basic

$         0.32

$         0.40

$             1.46

$             1.67

  Diluted

$         0.31

$         0.39

$             1.43

$             1.64

Shares used in computing per share amounts:

  Basic

155,322

156,385

154,957

155,054

  Diluted

158,121

158,477

158,065

157,710

(1)  Synopsys'  fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 and 2014 ended on October 31, 2015 and November 1, 2014, respectively. For presentation purposes, we refer to the closest calendar month end.

 

SYNOPSYS, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Balance Sheets (1)

(in thousands, except par value amounts)

October 31, 2015

October 31, 2014

ASSETS:

Current assets:

  Cash and cash equivalents

$                836,188

$                985,762

  Short-term investments

128,747

-

          Total cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments

964,935

985,762

  Accounts receivable, net

385,694

326,727

  Deferred income taxes

94,994

111,449

  Income taxes receivable and prepaid taxes

46,732

26,496

  Prepaid and other current assets

71,446

54,301

          Total current assets

1,563,801

1,504,735

Property and equipment, net

263,077

249,098

Goodwill

2,471,241

2,255,708

Intangible assets, net

363,659

365,030

Long-term prepaid taxes

18,736

17,645

Long-term deferred income taxes

178,915

208,156

Other long-term assets

186,310

175,127

           Total assets

$             5,045,739

$             4,775,499

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:

Current liabilities:

  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

$                385,542

$                397,113

  Accrued income taxes

19,565

31,404

  Deferred revenue

968,246

928,242

  Short-term debt

205,000

30,000

           Total current liabilities

1,578,353

1,386,759

Long-term accrued income taxes

37,763

50,952

Long-term deferred revenue

93,613

77,646

Long-term debt

-

45,000

Other long-term liabilities

202,021

158,972

           Total liabilities

1,911,750

1,719,329

Stockholders' equity:

  Preferred stock, $0.01 par value: 2,000 shares authorized; none outstanding

-

-

  Common stock, $0.01 par value: 400,000 shares authorized; 155,157 and 155,965 shares outstanding, respectively

1,552

1,560

  Capital in excess of par value

1,610,460

1,614,603

  Retained earnings

1,725,727

1,551,592

  Treasury stock, at cost: 2,107 and 1,299 shares, respectively

(98,375)

(49,496)

  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 

(105,375)

(62,089)

           Total stockholders' equity

3,133,989

3,056,170

           Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$             5,045,739

$             4,775,499

(1)  Synopsys' fiscal year 2015 and 2014 ended on October 31, 2015 and November 1, 2014, respectively. For presentation purposes, we refer to the closest calendar month end.

 

SYNOPSYS, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (1)

(in thousands)

 Twelve Months Ended October 31, 

2015

2014

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

Net income

$225,934

$ 259,124

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Amortization and depreciation

211,821

192,826

Stock compensation

86,400

79,440

Allowance for doubtful accounts 

1,300

(1,250)

(Gain) loss on sale of investments

(109)

(6,999)

Excess tax benefits on stock-based awards

(4,245)

-

Deferred income taxes

15,197

(17,100)

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquired assets and liabilities:

Accounts receivable

(56,533)

(65,018)

Prepaid and other current assets

(23,106)

1,836

Other long-term assets

(16,259)

(23,270)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

27,568

40,645

Income taxes

(22,947)

(9,095)

Deferred revenue

50,139

99,814

Net cash provided by operating activities

495,160

550,953

CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments

109,173

-

Purchases of short-term investments

(238,902)

-

Proceeds from sales of long-term investments

-

7,774

Purchases of property and equipment

(86,965)

(103,275)

Cash paid for acquisitions and intangible assets, net of cash acquired

(340,153)

(394,623)

Capitalization of software development costs

(3,682)

(3,638)

Other

900

(3,488)

Net cash used in investing activities

(559,629)

(497,250)

CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

Proceeds from credit facility

460,000

200,000

Repayment of debt

(330,425)

(230,968)

Issuances of common stock

84,904

82,083

Purchase of equity forward contract

(20,000)

-

Purchases of treasury stock

(260,000)

(119,747)

Excess tax benefits on stock-based awards

4,245

-

Other

(794)

(5,057)

Net cash used in financing activities

(62,070)

(73,689)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(23,035)

(16,693)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

(149,574)

(36,679)

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the year

985,762

1,022,441

Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period

$836,188

$ 985,762

(1)  Synopsys'  fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 and 2014 ended on October 31, 2015 and November 1, 2014, respectively. For presentation purposes, we refer to the closest calendar month end.

 

INVESTOR CONTACT: Lisa L. Ewbank Synopsys, Inc. 650-584-1901 Synopsys-ir@synopsys.com

EDITORIAL CONTACT: Sheryl Gulizia Synopsys, Inc. 650-584-8635 sgulizia@synopsys.com

 

SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.



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