Repurchases 8 Million Shares of Common Stock
Raises Previously Announced Guidance for Fiscal 2009
SAN RAFAEL, Calif., April 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Autodesk, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ADSK) announced that key members of its senior management team will
present an overview of the company's strategy at its Annual Investor Day
meeting today. At the event, management will illustrate the company's
long-term growth opportunities, global market and industry trends, as well as
its industry-leading execution. In anticipation of the meeting, the company
is providing an update on its financial guidance for the first quarter, second
quarter and full year of fiscal 2009.
"We are very pleased to get fiscal 2009 off to such a solid start, which
demonstrates the resiliency of our diversified business -- across industries
and geographies," said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. "Our business
in international markets, both developed countries and emerging economies,
remains strong. As expected, our performance in the Americas is consistent
with the performance we experienced last quarter.
"We've also taken measures to optimize our business," continued Bass.
"During the quarter we will spend approximately $8 million on cost reduction
initiatives including prioritization of projects and resource reorganization.
These costs were not in our original forecast when we provided our first
quarter guidance in February. However, we believe these actions will aid
future growth of the company and strengthen our financial position. With a
solid performance expected in our first quarter results, a diversified product
portfolio and diversified geographic mix, we feel confident about our overall
business for the rest of fiscal 2009."
In addition, during the first quarter of fiscal 2009 the company used
approximately $257 million to buy back approximately 8 million shares of
common stock at an average price of $32.06.
The following statements are forward-looking statements which are based on
current expectations and which involve risks and uncertainties, some of which
are set forth below.
First Quarter Fiscal 2009
With less than one week remaining in the first quarter, revenue is now
expected to be between $590 million and $595 million. The previously provided
guidance range for revenue was $575 million to $585 million.
GAAP earnings per diluted share are now expected to be in the range of
$0.37 and $0.38. Previously provided guidance for GAAP earnings per diluted
share was $0.35 to $0.37. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are now
expected to be in the range of $0.47 and $0.48 and exclude $0.08 related to
stock-based compensation expense and $0.02 for the amortization of acquisition
related intangibles. Previously provided guidance for non-GAAP earnings per
diluted share was $0.46 to $0.48.
Second Quarter Fiscal 2009
For the second quarter of fiscal 2009, revenue is now expected to be
between $600 million and $610 million. Previously provided guidance for
revenue was about $590 million.
GAAP earnings per diluted share are now expected to be in the range of
$0.42 and $0.44. Previously provided guidance for GAAP earnings per diluted
share was about $0.40. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are now expected
to be in the range of $0.52 and $0.54 and exclude $0.07 related to stock-based
compensation expense and $0.03 for the amortization of acquisition related
intangibles. Previously provided guidance for non-GAAP earnings per diluted
share was approximately $0.50.
Fiscal Year 2009
Revenue is now expected to be between $2.45 billion and $2.50 billion,
representing a 13 percent to 15 percent increase over fiscal 2008. Previously
issued guidance range for revenue was $2.425 billion and $2.475 billion.
For fiscal 2009, GAAP earnings per diluted share are now expected to be in
the range of $1.81 and $1.91. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are now
expected to be in the range of $2.20 and $2.30 and exclude $0.29 related to
stock-based compensation expense and $0.10 for the amortization of acquisition
related intangibles and the write off of acquired IPR&D. Previously provided
guidance for GAAP earnings per diluted share was $1.75 to $1.85. Previously
provided guidance for non-GAAP earnings per diluted share was $2.15 to $2.25.
Annual Investor Day Meeting Webcast
Autodesk's management team plans to discuss its business strategy at its
Annual Day Investor meeting being held today in New York City. As previously
announced, a live webcast of today's Annual Investor Day meeting will be
available beginning at 8.30 a.m. eastern time at
http://www.autodesk.com/investors. A webcast and podcast replay of the event
will be available beginning later today on our website 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 about our expected financial
performance for the first quarter of fiscal 2009, the second quarter of fiscal
2009 and the entire fiscal 2009, and statements about our cost structure,
financial position and expected geographic mix of revenue. Factors that could
cause actual results to differ materially include the following: general
market and business conditions, our performance in particular geographies,
including emerging economies, difficulties encountered in integrating new or
acquired businesses and technologies, fluctuation in foreign currency exchange
rates, unexpected fluctuations in our tax rate, the timing and degree of
expected investments in growth opportunities, slowing momentum in maintenance
or subscription revenues, failure to achieve sufficient sell-through and
efficiencies in our channels for new or existing products, pricing pressure,
failure to achieve continued cost reductions and productivity increases,
failure to achieve continued migration from 2D products to 3D products,
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, the financial and
business condition of our reseller and distribution channels, interruptions or
terminations in the business of the Company's consultants or third party
developers, and unanticipated impact of accounting for technology
Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial
results of Autodesk are included in the Company's report on Form 10-K for the
year ended January 31, 2008, which is on file with the 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.
Autodesk, Inc. is the world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the
manufacturing, building and 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 real. 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
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