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Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021
Q3 2021 Financial Highlights
- Revenue: $1,057.1 million
- GAAP earnings per share: $1.27
- Non-GAAP earnings per share: $1.81

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Aug. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS ) today reported results for its third quarter fiscal year 2021. Revenue for the third quarter was $1,057.1 million, compared to $964.1 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2020.  

"Synopsys delivered excellent results in the fiscal third quarter, including record revenue and non-GAAP earnings, and we are substantially raising our fiscal 2021 targets. On a trailing-12-month basis, we surpassed the major milestone we set a few years ago: $4 billion in revenue and 30% non-GAAP operating margin." said Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO of Synopsys. "Vibrant markets, unparalleled technology innovations, and strong execution position us to continue to increase shareholder value going forward. As we look to next year and beyond, we are aiming at crossing $5 billion in revenue by 2023, with double-digit annual revenue growth and continuing margin expansion."

GAAP Results

On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $198.6 million, or $1.27 per share, compared to $252.9 million, or $1.62 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

Non-GAAP Results

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the third quarter of fiscal 2021 was $284.5 million, or $1.81 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $271.9 million, or $1.74 per share, for the third quarter of fiscal 2020.

For a reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results, see "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation" and the accompanying tables below. 

Business Segments

Synopsys reports revenue and operating income in two segments: (1) Semiconductor & System Design, which includes EDA tools, IP products, system integration solutions and associated services, and (2) Software Integrity, which includes security and quality solutions for software development across many industries. Further information regarding these segments is provided at the end of this press release.

Financial Targets

Synopsys also provided its consolidated financial targets for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021. These financial targets assume that there are no further changes to the current U.S. government "Entity List" restrictions for the rest of the fiscal year. 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. 

Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021 Financial Targets

(in millions except per share amounts)








Q4 FY 2021


FY 2021


Low

High


Low

High

Revenue

$ 1,138

$ 1,168


$ 4,190

$ 4,220

GAAP Expenses

$    924

$    952


$ 3,431

$ 3,459

Non-GAAP Expenses

$    805

$    815


$ 2,915

$ 2,925

Other Income (Expense)

$      (5)

$      (3)


$      (6)

$      (4)

Normalized Annual Tax Rate (1)

16%

16%


16%

16%

Outstanding Shares (fully diluted)

156

159


156

159

GAAP EPS

$   1.09

$   1.25


$   4.63

$   4.79

Non-GAAP EPS

$   1.75

$   1.80


$   6.78

$   6.83

Operating Cash Flow




 ~ $1,350 







(1) Applied in non-GAAP net income calculations






 

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 on Synopsys' corporate website at www.synopsys.com. A recording of the call will be available by calling +1-866-207-1041 (+1-402-970-0847 for international callers), access code 9581321, beginning at 5:45 p.m. Pacific Time today, until 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on August 25, 2021. 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 fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 in December 2021.  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, also posted on the corporate website.

Effectiveness of Information

The targets included in this press 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' corporate 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 the corporate overview presentation will remain available on Synopsys' website through the date of the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021 earnings call in December 2021, 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 fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 or comment to analysts or investors on, or otherwise update, the targets given in this release.

Availability of Final Financial Statements

Synopsys will include final financial statements for the third quarter fiscal year 2021 in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q to be filed by September 9, 2021.

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 an S&P 500 company, Synopsys has a long history of being a global leader in electronic design automation (EDA) and semiconductor IP and offers the industry's broadest portfolio of application security testing tools and services. Whether you're a system-on-chip (SoC) designer creating advanced semiconductors, or a software developer writing more secure, high-quality code, Synopsys has the solutions needed to deliver innovative products. Learn more at www.synopsys.com.      

GAAP to Non-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 core business operations and what Synopsys uses to evaluate its business 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) restructuring charges, (v) the effects of certain settlements, final judgments and loss contingencies related to legal proceedings, and (vi) the income tax effect of non-GAAP pre-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.

Synopsys utilizes a normalized annual non-GAAP tax rate in the calculation of its non-GAAP measures to provide better consistency across interim reporting periods by eliminating the effects of non-recurring and period-specific items such as tax audit settlements, which can vary in size and frequency and not necessarily reflect our normal operations, and to more clearly align our tax rate with our expected geographic earnings mix.  In projecting this rate, we evaluate our historical and projected mix of U.S. and international profit before tax, excluding the non-GAAP adjustments described above. We also consider other factors including our current tax structure, our existing tax positions, and expected recurring tax incentives. On an annual basis, we re-evaluate this rate for significant events, including changes in tax laws and regulations, that may materially affect our projections. Based upon our review, our projected normalized annual non-GAAP tax rate remains 16% through fiscal year 2021.

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, as well as Item 2.02 of the Current Report on Form 8-K filed on August 18, 2021 for additional information about the measures Synopsys uses to evaluate its core business operations.

Reconciliation of Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 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 Third Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Results (1)


(unaudited and in thousands, except per share amounts)












Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



July 31,


July 31,



2021


2020


2021


2020


GAAP net income

$   198,646


$   252,911


$   556,069


$   466,892


Adjustments:









Amortization of intangible assets

20,440


23,649


60,437


70,277


Stock compensation

85,162


61,837


248,530


170,155


Acquisition-related costs

5,702

3,293


11,594

10,837


Restructuring charges

15,151

(1,977)


15,151

36,446


Legal matters

(1,455)

-


(1,455)

-


Tax adjustments

(39,189)


(67,767)


(99,297)


(137,714)


Non-GAAP net income 

$   284,457


$   271,946


$   791,029


$   616,893












Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended



July 31,


July 31,



2021


2020


2021


2020


GAAP diluted net income per share

$         1.27


$         1.62


$         3.54


$         3.01


Adjustments:









Amortization of intangible assets

0.13


0.15


0.38


0.45


Stock compensation

0.54


0.40


1.58


1.10


Acquisition-related costs

0.04


0.02


0.07


0.07


Restructuring charges

0.10


(0.01)


0.10


0.24


Legal matters

(0.01)


-


(0.01)


-


Tax adjustments

(0.26)


(0.44)


(0.63)


(0.89)


Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$         1.81


$         1.74


$         5.03


$         3.98











Shares used in computing diluted net income per share amounts:

156,907


155,973


157,158


155,074











(1) Synopsys' third quarter of fiscal year 2021 and 2020 ended on July 31, 2021 and August 1, 2020, respectively. For presentation purposes, we refer to the closest calendar month end.

 

Reconciliation of 2021 Targets
The following tables reconcile the specific items excluded from GAAP in the calculation of non-GAAP targets for the periods indicated below.

 

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Fourth Quarter Fiscal Year 2021 Targets (1)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)











 Range for Three Months 



October 31, 2021



Low


High

Target GAAP expenses


$             924,000


$             952,000

Adjustments:





      Amortization of intangible assets


(20,000)


(23,000)

      Stock compensation


(86,000)


(91,000)

      Restructuring charges


(13,000)


(23,000)

Target non-GAAP expenses


$             805,000


$             815,000






Range for Three Months



October 31, 2021



Low


High

Target GAAP earnings per share


$                   1.09


$                   1.25

Adjustments:





      Amortization of intangible assets


0.15


0.13

      Stock compensation


0.58


0.55

      Restructuring charges


0.15


0.08

      Tax adjustments


(0.22)


(0.21)

Target non-GAAP earnings per share


$                   1.75


$                   1.80






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


157,500


157,500


GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation of Full Fiscal Year 2021 Targets(1)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)











Range for Fiscal Year



October 31, 2021



Low


High

Target GAAP expenses


$          3,430,837


$          3,458,837

Adjustments:





      Amortization of intangible assets


(80,000)


(83,000)

      Stock compensation


(335,000)


(340,000)

      Acquisition-related costs


(11,594)


(11,594)

      Restructuring charges


(28,000)


(38,000)

      Legal matters


1,455


1,455

      Non-qualified deferred compensation plan


(62,698)


(62,698)

Target non-GAAP expenses


$          2,915,000


$          2,925,000






Range for Fiscal Year



October 31, 2021



Low


High

Target GAAP earnings per share


$                   4.63


$                   4.79

Adjustments:





      Amortization of intangible assets


0.53


0.51

      Stock compensation


2.16


2.13

      Acquisition-related costs


0.07


0.07

      Restructuring charges


0.25


0.18

      Legal matters


(0.01)


(0.01)

      Tax adjustments


(0.85)


(0.84)

Target non-GAAP earnings per share


$                   6.78


$                   6.83






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


157,500


157,500






(1) Synopsys' fourth fiscal quarter and fiscal year will end on October 30, 2021. For presentation purposes, we refer to the closest calendar month end. 

 

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements including, but not limited to, statements regarding Synopsys' short-term and long-term financial targets, expectations and objectives; business outlook, opportunities and strategies; customer demand and market expansion; strategies related to our products and technology; our planned product releases and capabilities; industry growth rates; software trends; planned acquisitions and buybacks; our expected tax rate; the continued impact of U.S. and foreign government action on our results; and the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These statements involve 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. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: risks from the continued effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy and on our business, operations and financial condition; uncertainty in the growth of the semiconductor and electronics industries; consolidation among our customers and our dependence on a relatively small number of large customers; risks and compliance obligations relating to the global nature of our operations as well as actions by the U.S. or foreign governments, such as measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic or the imposition of additional tariffs or export restrictions; macroeconomic conditions and uncertainty in the global economy; fluctuation of our operating results; increased variability in our revenue due to the adoption of ASC 606, including the resulting increase in recognizing upfront revenue as a percentage of total revenue; and more. Additional 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, 2020 and its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The information provided herein is as of August 18, 2021. 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.

 

SYNOPSYS, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations(1)

(in thousands, except per share amounts)


















Three Months Ended 


Nine Months Ended


July 31,


July 31,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Revenue:








  Time-based products

$    665,563


$   612,065


$    1,945,647


$    1,758,601

  Upfront products

203,301


210,931


586,798


491,417

  Maintenance and service

188,266


141,138


519,329


409,824

      Total revenue

1,057,130


964,134


3,051,774


2,659,842

Cost of revenue:








  Products

127,592


118,478


389,677


344,469

  Maintenance and service

65,604


60,812


202,210


184,940

  Amortization of intangible assets

11,870


13,718


35,164


40,732

     Total cost of revenue

205,066


193,008


627,051


570,141

Gross margin

852,064


771,126


2,424,723


2,089,701

Operating expenses:








  Research and development

371,146


322,602


1,090,959


939,456

  Sales and marketing

171,428


156,456


514,810


455,511

  General and administrative

83,846


73,516


234,028


204,734

  Amortization of intangible assets 

8,570


9,931


25,273


29,545

  Restructuring charges

15,151


(1,977)


15,151


36,446

     Total operating expenses

650,141


560,528


1,880,221


1,665,692

Operating income

201,923


210,598


544,502


424,009

Other income (expense), net

11,414


26,256


61,934


22,584

Income before income taxes

213,337


236,854


606,436


446,593

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

14,945


(16,057)


51,214


(20,299)

Net income

198,392


252,911


555,222


466,892

Net income (loss) attributed to non-controlling interest

(254)


-


(847)


-

Net income attributed to Synopsys

$    198,646


$   252,911


$       556,069


$       466,892









Net income per share:








  Basic

$          1.30


$         1.67


$             3.64


$             3.10

  Diluted

$          1.27


$         1.62


$             3.54


$             3.01









Shares used in computing per share amounts:








  Basic

152,635


151,352


152,619


150,731

  Diluted

156,907


155,973


157,158


155,074









(1) Synopsys' third quarter of fiscal year 2021 and 2020 ended on July 31, 2021 and August 1, 2020, 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)












July 31, 2021


October 31, 2020

ASSETS:







Current assets:







  Cash and cash equivalents




$     1,385,395


$             1,235,653

  Short-term investments




144,773


-

          Total cash, cash equivalents & short-term investments




1,530,168


1,235,653

  Accounts receivable, net




577,845


780,709

  Inventories, net




241,103


192,333

  Income taxes receivable and prepaid taxes




35,724


32,355

  Prepaid and other current assets




379,136


308,167

          Total current assets




2,763,976


2,549,217

Property and equipment, net




470,129


483,818

Operating lease right-of-use assets, net




493,899


465,818

Goodwill




3,485,181


3,365,114

Intangible assets, net




249,974


254,322

Long-term prepaid taxes




10,417


8,276

Deferred income taxes




527,753


497,546

Other long-term assets




484,577


405,951

           Total assets




$     8,485,906


$             8,030,062








LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:







Current liabilities:







  Accounts payable and accrued liabilities




$        615,737


$                623,664

  Operating lease liabilities, current




79,289


73,173

  Accrued income taxes




14,536


27,738

  Deferred revenue




1,542,606


1,388,263

  Short-term debt




82,468


27,084

           Total current liabilities




2,334,636


2,139,922

Operating lease liabilities, non-current




487,574


462,411

Long-term accrued income taxes




24,600


25,178

Long-term deferred revenue




103,759


104,850

Long-term debt




24,754


100,823

Other long-term liabilities




355,447


284,511

           Total liabilities




3,330,770


3,117,695

Stockholders' equity:







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

-


-

  Common stock, $0.01 par value: 400,000 shares authorized; 152,597 and




      152,618 shares outstanding, respectively




1,526


1,528

  Capital in excess of par value




1,606,980


1,653,166

  Retained earnings




4,348,266


3,795,397

  Treasury stock, at cost: 4,664 and 4,643 shares, respectively




(757,341)


(488,613)

  Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 




(48,411)


(54,074)

           Total Synopsys stockholders' equity




5,151,020


4,907,404

Non-controlling interest




4,116


4,963

           Total stockholders' equity




5,155,136


4,912,367

           Total liabilities and stockholders' equity




$     8,485,906


$             8,030,062








(1) Synopsys' third quarter of fiscal year 2021 ended on July 31, 2021, and its fiscal year 2020 ended on October 31, 2020. 

 

SYNOPSYS, INC.

Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (1)

(in thousands)






Nine Months Ended


July 31,


2021


2020

CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:




Net income attributed to Synopsys

$    556,069


$    466,892

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by




operating activities:




Amortization and depreciation

151,274


159,156

Reduction of operating lease right-of-use assets

64,920


62,585

Amortization of capitalized costs to obtain revenue contracts

46,973


44,851

Stock-based compensation

248,530


170,155

Allowance for doubtful accounts

13,813


14,875

(Gain) loss on sale of property and investments

10


(1,994)

Deferred income taxes

(33,116)


(74,374)

Other non-cash

2,926


2,750

Net changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of




acquired assets and liabilities:




Accounts receivable

188,996


(89,667)

Inventories

(51,448)


(20,296)

Prepaid and other current assets

(62,201)


(21,350)

Other long-term assets

(117,922)


(77,860)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

51,991


44,313

Operating lease liabilities

(61,666)


(57,968)

Income taxes

(29,414)


6,128

Deferred revenue

152,328


160,966

Net cash provided by operating activities

1,122,063


789,162





CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:




Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments

1,128


-

Purchases of short-term investments

(146,082)


-

Proceeds from sales of long-term investments

-


2,151

Purchases of long-term investments

(7,591)


(2,762)

Purchases of property and equipment

(66,957)


(120,234)

Cash paid for acquisitions, net of cash acquired

(164,053)


(201,045)

Capitalization of software development costs

(1,517)


(3,035)

Other 

(800)


-

Net cash used in investing activities

(385,872)


(324,925)





CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:




Proceeds from credit facilities

-


276,490

Repayment of debt

(21,637)


(284,218)

Issuances of common stock

113,976


123,237

Payments for taxes related to net share settlement of equity awards

(104,291)


(66,985)

Purchase of equity forward contract

(35,000)


-

Purchases of treasury stock

(538,082)


(200,000)

Other

(4,375)


-

Net cash used in financing activities

(589,409)


(151,476)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

2,985


8,700

Net change in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

149,767


321,461

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of year

1,237,970


730,527

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$ 1,387,737


$ 1,051,988









(1) Synopsys' third quarter of fiscal year 2021 and 2020 ended on July 31, 2021 and August 1, 2020, respectively. For presentation purposes, we refer to the closest calendar month end.

 

SYNOPSYS, INC.

Business Segment Reporting (1)

(in millions)










Q3'21


Q3'20


YTD Q3'21


YTD Q3'20

Revenue by segment








- Semiconductor & System Design

$                        959.1


$                           870.7


$                        2,768.0


$                        2,392.5

% of Total

90.7%


90.3%


90.7%


90.0%

- Software Integrity

$                          98.0


$                             93.4


$                           283.8


$                           267.3

% of Total

9.3%


9.7%


9.3%


10.0%

Total segment revenue

$                     1,057.1


$                           964.1


$                        3,051.8


$                        2,659.8









Adjusted operating income by segment








- Semiconductor & System Design

$                        328.7


$                           308.7


$                           916.5


$                           697.3

- Software Integrity

$                            8.7


$                             14.8


$                             25.0


$                             34.6

Total adjusted segment operating income

$                        337.4


$                           323.6


$                           941.5


$                           731.9









Adjusted operating margin by segment








- Semiconductor & System Design

34.3%


35.4%


33.1%


29.1%

- Software Integrity

8.8%


15.8%


8.8%


12.9%

Total adjusted segment operating margin

31.9%


33.6%


30.8%


27.5%










Total Adjusted Segment Operating Income Reconciliation (1)(2)

(in millions)










Three Months Ended


Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


July 31, 2021 (3)


July 31, 2020 (3)


July 31, 2021 (3)


July 31, 2020 (3)

GAAP total operating income – as reported

$                        201.9


$                           210.6


$                           544.5


$                           424.0

Other expenses managed at consolidated level








-Amortization of intangible assets

20.4


23.6


60.4


70.3

-Stock compensation

85.2


61.8


248.5


170.2

-Non-qualified deferred compensation plan

10.5


26.2


62.7


20.2

-Acquisition-related costs

5.7


3.3


11.6


10.8

-Restructuring charges

15.2


(2.0)


15.2


36.4

-Legal matters

(1.5)


-


(1.5)


-

Total adjusted segment operating income

$                        337.4


$                           323.6


$                       941.5


$                           731.9









(1) Synopsys manages the business on a long-term, annual basis, and considers quarterly fluctuations of revenue and profitability as normal elements of our business. Amounts may not foot due to rounding.

(2) These segment results are consistent with the information required by ASC 280, Segment Reporting. They are presented to reflect the information that is considered by Synopsys' chief operating decision makers (CODMs) to evaluate the operating performance of its segments. The CODMs do not allocate certain operating expenses managed at a consolidated level to our reportable segments, and as a result, the reported operating income and operating margin do not include these unallocated expenses as shown in the table above. Amounts may not foot due to rounding.

(3) Synopsys' third quarter of fiscal year 2021 and 2020 ended on July 31, 2021 and August 1, 2020, 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:
Simone Souza
Synopsys, Inc.
650-584-6454
simone@synopsys.com

 

SOURCE Synopsys, Inc.