Autodesk Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2010 Financial Results

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2010.

 

 

    --  Revenue was $415 million, a decrease of three percent sequentially and
        33 percent compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2009.
    --  GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.05, compared to a GAAP diluted
        loss per share of $0.14 in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and GAAP
        diluted earnings per share of $0.39 in the second quarter of fiscal
        2009.
    --  Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.24, compared to $0.18 per
        diluted share in the first quarter of fiscal 2010 and $0.56 per diluted
        share in the second quarter of fiscal 2009.  A reconciliation of the
        GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided in the tables within this press
        release.

 

 

"Revenue results for the quarter were in-line with our expectations and continue to reflect a challenging global business environment," said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. "We are pleased with the progress we've made to increase our efficiency and reduce our overall cost structure and as a result, we increased our profitability on a sequential basis."

 

Operational Overview

By geography, revenue in the Americas decreased 21 percent compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2009, to $159 million. Americas revenue declined two percent sequentially. EMEA revenue was $157 million, a decrease of 41 percent over the second quarter of fiscal 2009 as reported, and 32 percent on a constant currency basis. EMEA revenue declined six percent sequentially as reported. Revenue in Asia Pacific was $99 million, a decrease of 34 percent over the second quarter of fiscal 2009 as reported and 35 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue from Asia Pacific increased three percent sequentially as reported. Revenue from emerging economies was $63 million, a decrease of 45 percent compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2009, and a six percent sequential increase as reported. Revenue from emerging economies represented 15 percent of total revenue.

 

Combined revenue from Autodesk's model-based 3D design solutions was $124 million, a decrease of 25 percent compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2009 and a two percent sequential increase. Revenue from 2D horizontal and vertical products was $194 million, a decrease of 38 percent compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2009 and six percent sequentially. Combined revenue from AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT declined 39 percent compared to the second quarter last year and seven percent sequentially.

 

Autodesk posted quarterly sequential revenue growth in several areas including emerging economies, revenue from our manufacturing business segment, revenue in Asia Pacific, revenue from our model-based 3D design solutions and revenue from 3D animation software. Autodesk has more than $1 billion in cash and investments and no debt.

 

"The current business environment and general business visibility remain challenging," continued Bass. "However, we are encouraged by sequential revenue growth we posted in several areas and are beginning to see some positive indicators in our business."

 

Business Outlook

The following statements are forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations and which involve risks and uncertainties some of which are set forth below.

 

Third Quarter Fiscal 2010

Net revenue for the third quarter of fiscal 2010 is expected to be in the range of $400 million and $420 million. GAAP earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of $0.04 and $0.09. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of $0.18 and $0.23 and exclude $0.07 related to stock-based compensation expense, $0.05 for the amortization of acquisition related intangibles, and restructuring related charges of $0.02.

 

Update on Spend Reduction Initiatives

Based on the progress the company made in the first half of fiscal 2010 with its expense reduction initiatives, Autodesk now anticipates nearly $300 million in pre-tax cost savings in fiscal 2010 as compared to fiscal 2009.

 

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Autodesk will host its second quarter conference call today at 5:00 p.m. EDT. The live broadcast can be accessed at http://www.autodesk.com/investors. Supplemental financial information and prepared remarks for the conference call will be posted to the investor relations section of our website simultaneously with this press release.

 

NOTE: The prepared remarks will not be read on the conference call. The conference call will include only brief remarks followed by questions and answers.

 

A replay of the broadcast will be available at 7:00 pm EDT at http://www.autodesk.com/investors. This replay will be maintained on our website for at least twelve months.

 

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements in the paragraphs under "Business Outlook" above, statements regarding anticipated market and economic trends, cost savings, timing of certain charges and other statements regarding our expected strategies, market position, performance and results. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the following: general market, economic and business conditions, our performance in particular geographies, including emerging economies, the financial and business condition of our reseller and distribution channels, fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates, failure to achieve planned cost reductions and productivity increases, slowing momentum in maintenance revenues, failure to achieve sufficient sell-through in our channels for new or existing products, pricing pressure, failure to achieve continued migration from 2D products to 3D products, difficulties encountered in integrating new or acquired businesses and technologies, the inability to identify and realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, unexpected fluctuations in our tax rate, the timing and degree of expected investments in growth opportunities, changes in the timing of product releases and retirements, failure of key new applications to achieve anticipated levels of customer acceptance, failure to achieve continued success in technology advancements, interruptions or terminations in the business of Autodesk consultants, and any unanticipated impact of accounting for acquisitions.

 

Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of Autodesk are included in Autodesk's reports on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2009 and Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 2009, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autodesk does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

 

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are built. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit www.autodesk.com.

 

Autodesk, AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, are registered trademarks or trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names, or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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