Autodesk Reports Strong Third Quarter Results

The fourth quarter and full year fiscal 2015 outlook assume a projected annual effective tax rate of 31 percent and 26 percent for GAAP and non-GAAP results, respectively. These rates do not include one-time GAAP discrete items or the federal R&D tax credit that expired on December 31, 2013.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Autodesk will host its third quarter conference call today at 5:00 p.m. ET. The live broadcast can be accessed at 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 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 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 and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended April 30 and July 31, 2014, 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 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 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.

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Autodesk, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In millions, except per share data)
  Three Months Ended October 31,   Nine Months Ended October 31,
2014   2013 2014   2013
Net revenue:
License and other $ 320.5 $ 297.5 $ 987.1 $ 934.2
Subscription 297.5   257.7   860.5   753.1  
Total net revenue 618.0   555.2   1,847.6   1,687.3  
Cost of revenue:
Cost of license and other revenue 51.9 43.4 154.6 130.6
Cost of subscription revenue 34.1   23.7   98.0   71.8  
Total cost of revenue 86.0   67.1   252.6   202.4  
Gross profit 532.0 488.1 1,595.0 1,484.9
Operating expenses:
Marketing and sales 245.1 203.4 708.1 610.3
Research and development 183.9 149.0 533.7 448.7
General and administrative (1) 78.9 55.8 212.9 158.8
Amortization of purchased intangibles (1) 9.5 7.4 30.5 27.5
Restructuring charges, net   4.4   3.1   6.5  
Total operating expenses 517.4   420.0   1,488.3   1,251.8  
Income from operations 14.6 68.1 106.7 233.1
Interest and other (expense) income, net (3.0 ) 1.1   (16.6 ) (9.5 )
Income before income taxes 11.6 69.2 90.1 223.6
Provision for income taxes (0.9 ) (11.6 ) (19.8 ) (48.7 )
Net income $ 10.7   $ 57.6   $ 70.3   $ 174.9  
Basic net income per share $ 0.05   $ 0.26   $ 0.31   $ 0.78  
Diluted net income per share $ 0.05   $ 0.25   $ 0.30   $ 0.77  
Weighted average shares used in computing basic net income per share 226.9   223.1   227.1   223.4  
Weighted average shares used in computing diluted net income per share 231.5   227.7   231.9   228.6  

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