Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2012


Synopsys' fiscal 2012 is a 53 week year ending on November 3, 2012. Synopsys' third quarter ends on August 4, 2012. For presentation purposes, the periods refer to calendar months ending July 31 and October 31, 2012.

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 248069, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time today.  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 third quarter fiscal 2012 in August 2012.  Synopsys will post copies of the prepared remarks of Aart de Geus, chairman and chief executive officer, and Brian Beattie, chief financial officer, on its website following the call.  In addition, Synopsys makes additional financial information available in a financial supplement 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 (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 chief executive officer and chief financial officer made during the call and the financial supplement will remain available on Synopsys' website through the date of the third quarter fiscal year 2012 earnings call in August 2012, 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 third quarter of fiscal 2012 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 second quarter fiscal 2012 in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q to be filed by June 14, 2012.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) is a world leader in electronic design automation (EDA), supplying the global electronics market with the software, intellectual property (IP) and services used in semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing. Synopsys' comprehensive, integrated portfolio of implementation, verification, IP, manufacturing and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) solutions helps address the key challenges designers and manufacturers face today, such as power and yield management, system-to-silicon verification and time-to-results. These technology-leading solutions help give Synopsys customers a competitive edge in bringing the best products to market quickly while reducing costs and schedule risk. Synopsys is headquartered in Mountain View, California, and has approximately 70 offices located throughout North America, Europe, Japan, Asia and India. Visit Synopsys online at

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements made in this press release regarding projected financial results in the sections entitled "Financial Targets," and "Reconciliation of Target Non-GAAP Operating Results," financial objectives, and certain statements, including statements regarding projected financial results and financial objectives, and any statements regarding the impact of Synopsys' acquisition of Magma Design Automation, Inc. ("Magma"), the expected effect of such acquisition on Synopsys' financial results, benefits of such acquisition, and integration of Magma's products and employees with those of Synopsys, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In addition, certain statements made in the earnings conference call are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Actual results could differ materially from those described by these statements due to a number of uncertainties, including, but not limited to:

  • continued uncertainty in the global economy and its potential impact on the semiconductor and electronics industries;
  • Synopsys' ability to realize the potential financial or strategic benefits of acquisitions it completes, including the recent acquisition of Magma, and the difficulties in the integration of the products and operations of acquired companies or assets into Synopsys' products and operations;
  • the effect of Synopsys' acquisition of Magma on Synopsys' business, including possible delays in customer orders, potential loss of customers, key employees, partners or vendors, customer demand and support obligations for product offerings, and disruption of ongoing business operations and diversion of management attention;
  • increased competition in the market for Synopsys' products and services including through consolidation in the industry and among our customers;
  • uncertainty in the growth of the semiconductor and electronics industry;
  • changes in demand for Synopsys' products due to fluctuations in demand for its customers' products;
  • the possibility of litigation;
  • lower-than-anticipated new IC design starts;
  • lower-than-anticipated purchases or delays in purchases of software or consulting services by Synopsys' customers, including delays in the renewal, or non-renewal, of Synopsys' license arrangements with major customers;
  • changes in the mix of time-based licenses and upfront licenses;  
  • 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 July 31, 2012, actual expenses, earnings per share, tax rate, and other projections on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis for fiscal year, and cash flow from operations on a GAAP basis for fiscal year 2012 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 such as those arising from Synopsys' acquisition of Magma, including amortization of intangible assets, (ii) application of the actual consolidated GAAP and non-GAAP tax rates for such periods, or judgment by management, based upon the status of pending audits and settlements to increase or decrease an income tax asset or liability, (iii) a determination by Synopsys that any portion of its goodwill or intangible assets have become impaired, (iv) changes in the anticipated amount of employee stock-based compensation expense recognized on Synopsys' financial statements, (v) actual change in the fair value of Synopsys' non-qualified deferred compensation plan obligations, (vi) increases or decreases to estimated capital expenditures, (vii) changes driven by new accounting rules, regulations, interpretations or guidance, (viii) general economic conditions, and (ix) 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 for the first quarter ended January 31, 2012. Furthermore, Synopsys' actual tax rates applied to income for the third quarter and fiscal year 2012 could differ from the targets given in this press release as a result of a number of factors, including the actual geographic mix of revenue during the quarter and year, and actions by the government.

Finally, Synopsys' targets for outstanding shares in the third quarter and fiscal year 2012 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 or the financial supplement whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless otherwise required by law.

Lisa L. Ewbank

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