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Autodesk Reports Strong First Quarter Results

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Monday, May 19th 2014
Autodesk, Inc | San Rafael, CA


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Delivers Double-digit Billings Growth

Raises Billings and Revenue Outlook for Fiscal Year 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2014-- Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015.

First Quarter Fiscal 2015

  • Total billings increased 10 percent, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Total subscriptions increased by over 89,000, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Revenue was $593 million, an increase of 4 percent, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2014 as reported, and increased 5 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue contribution from the recent acquisition of Delcam was immaterial to first quarter results.
  • GAAP operating margin was 7 percent, compared to 14 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin was 17 percent, compared with 24 percent in the first quarter of fiscal 2014. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided in the accompanying tables.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.12, compared to $0.24 in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.32, compared to $0.42 in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Deferred revenue increased 13 percent to a record $964 million, compared to the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $219 million, compared to $224 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.

"Our year is off to an encouraging start. We had solid first quarter results and made meaningful progress on our business model transition with the addition of over 89,000 subscriptions," said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. "Continued strength in our suites and Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) business segment, strong demand in Asia Pacific (APAC), and solid performance in our Manufacturing business drove financial results above our expectations.

"While we experienced strong growth in our cloud and desktop subscriptions (rental)," Bass continued, "strong growth in maintenance subscriptions was the primary driver behind the increase in total subscriptions, as expected. Late in the first quarter we launched AutoCAD LT as a desktop subscription on a global basis and were pleased with the initial response. We look forward to building on these early successes and transitioning Autodesk to an even more profitable and recurring, subscription-based model over the next four years."

First Quarter Operational Overview

Revenue in the Americas increased 2 percent to $206 million compared to the first quarter last year as reported. EMEA revenue increased 4 percent to $226 million compared to the first quarter last year as reported, and 2 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue in APAC increased 6 percent to $161 million compared to the first quarter last year as reported, and increased 15 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue from emerging economies increased 5 percent to $79 million compared to the first quarter last year as reported and 4 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue from emerging economies represented 13 percent of total revenue in the first quarter.

Revenue from the Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB) segment was flat at $212 million compared to the first quarter last year. Revenue from the AEC business segment increased 14 percent to $196 million compared to the first quarter last year. Revenue from the Manufacturing business segment increased 6 percent to $147 million compared to the first quarter last year. Revenue from the Media and Entertainment business (M&E) segment decreased 19 percent to $38 million compared to the first quarter last year.

Revenue from Flagship products decreased 4 percent to $299 million compared to the first quarter last year. Revenue from Suites increased 19 percent to $210 million compared to the first quarter last year. Revenue from New and Adjacent products was $83 million, and increased 2 percent compared to the first quarter last year.

"We are pleased with the first quarter results," said Mark Hawkins, Autodesk executive vice president and CFO. "Our better than expected results, coupled with our optimistic view of the current macroeconomic environment, led us to raise our business outlook for billings and revenue for fiscal year 2015."

Business Outlook

The following are forward-looking statements based on current expectations and assumptions, and involve risks and uncertainties some of which are set forth below. Autodesk's business outlook for the second quarter and full year fiscal 2015 assumes, among other things, a continuation of the current economic environment and foreign exchange currency rate environment, and interest expense related to Autodesk's $750 million debt offering in December 2012. A reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP estimates for fiscal 2015 is provided in the tables following this press release.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2015

Q2 FY15 Guidance Metrics

 

 

 

Q2 FY15 (ending July 31, 2014)

Revenue (in millions)

     

$595-$610

EPS GAAP

     

$0.05-$0.10

EPS Non-GAAP (1)

     

$0.25-$0.30

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(1) Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share exclude $0.11 related to stock-based compensation expense and $0.09 for the amortization of acquisition related intangibles, net of tax.

Full Year Fiscal 2015

FY15 Guidance Metrics

 

 

 

FY15 (ending January 31, 2015)

Billings growth

     

7-9%

Revenue growth

     

4-6%

GAAP operating margin

     

3-5%

Non-GAAP operating margin

     

14-16%

Net subscription additions

     

150,000-200,000

The second quarter and full year fiscal 2015 outlook assume projected annual effective tax rates of 25 percent and 25.5 percent for GAAP and non-GAAP results, respectively. These rates do not include one-time discrete items or the federal R&D tax credit that expired on December 31, 2013.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Autodesk will host its first quarter conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET. 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 Autodesk's 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 ET at http://www.autodesk.com/investors. This replay will be maintained on Autodesk's website for at least 12 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 the impacts of our business model transition, and other statements regarding our strategies, market and products positions, performance, and results. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including: general market, political, economic and business conditions; failure to maintain our revenue growth and profitability; failure to successfully manage transitions to new business models and markets, including the introduction of additional ratable revenue streams and our continuing efforts to attract customers to our cloud-based offerings and expenses related to the transition of our business model; failure to maintain cost reductions and productivity increases or otherwise control our expenses; our performance in particular geographies, including emerging economies; the ability of governments around the world to meet their financial and debt obligations, and finance infrastructure projects; weak or negative growth in the industries we serve; slowing momentum in subscription billings or revenues; difficulty in predicting revenue from new businesses and the potential impact on our financial results from changes in our business models; difficulties encountered in integrating new or acquired businesses and technologies; the inability to identify and realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions; the financial and business condition of our reseller and distribution channels; dependence on and the timing of large transactions; fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates; the success of our foreign currency hedging program; failure to achieve sufficient sell-through in our channels for new or existing products; pricing pressure; unexpected fluctuations in our tax rate; the timing and degree of expected investments in growth and efficiency opportunities; changes in the timing of product releases and retirements; and any unanticipated accounting charges.

Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of Autodesk are included in Autodesk's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2014, which is 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 helps people imagine, design and create a better world. Everyone--from design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists--uses Autodesk software to unlock their creativity and solve important challenges. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.

Autodesk is a registered trademark 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 and services offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

© 2014 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved.

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