Autodesk Reports Record Revenue Results

Delivers Double-digit Billings and Revenue Growth

Raises Billings, Revenue and Subscriptions Outlook for Fiscal Year 2015

SAN RAFAEL, Calif.--()--Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADSK) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015.

Second Quarter Fiscal 2015

  • Total billings increased 27 percent, compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Total subscriptions increased by approximately 74,000, from the first quarter of fiscal 2015.
  • Revenue was a record $637 million, an increase of 13 percent, compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2014 as reported, and increased 13 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue contribution from the recent acquisition of Delcam was approximately $11 million.
  • GAAP operating margin was 8 percent, compared to 15 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Non-GAAP operating margin was 18 percent, compared with 24 percent in the second quarter of fiscal 2014. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided in the accompanying tables.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.13, compared to $0.27 in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share were $0.35, compared to $0.45 in the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Deferred revenue was a record $981 million, an increase of 22 percent, compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $96 million, an increase of 47 percent, compared to the second quarter of fiscal 2014.

"Strong demand on a global basis and expanding adoption of our suites solutions drove strong billings and record revenue results," said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. "We also made meaningful progress in the transition to a more recurring, subscription-based business, adding approximately 74,000 maintenance, desktop (rental), and cloud subscriptions. As a result, we significantly increased deferred revenue, which is rapidly approaching $1 billion. Our strong results and positive view of the macroeconomic environment led us to raise our outlook for billings, revenue, and subscription additions for fiscal 2015."

Second Quarter Operational Overview

Revenue in the Americas increased 11 percent compared to the second quarter last year to $223 million. EMEA revenue was $244 million, an increase of 21 percent compared to the second quarter last year as reported, and 16 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue in APAC was $170 million, an increase of 8 percent compared to the second quarter last year as reported, and 14 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue from emerging economies was $98 million, an increase of 14 percent compared to the second quarter last year as reported, and 13 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue from emerging economies represented 15 percent of total revenue in the second quarter.

Revenue from the Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB) segment was $208 million, an increase of 5 percent compared to the second quarter last year. Revenue from the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) business segment was $218 million, an increase of 23 percent compared to the second quarter last year. Revenue from the Manufacturing business segment was $168 million, an increase of 17 percent compared to the second quarter last year. Revenue from the Media and Entertainment business (M&E) segment was $44 million, flat compared to the second quarter last year.

Revenue from Flagship products was $307 million, an increase of 6 percent compared to the second quarter last year. Revenue from Suites was $232 million, an increase of 20 percent compared to the second quarter last year. Revenue from New and Adjacent products was $99 million, an increase of 24 percent compared to the second quarter last year.

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 third quarter and full year fiscal 2015 assumes, among other things, a continuation of the current economic environment and foreign exchange currency rate environment. A reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP estimates for fiscal 2015 is provided in the tables following this press release.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2015

Q3 FY15 Guidance Metrics     Q3 FY15 (ending October 31, 2014)
Revenue (in millions) $590 - $605
EPS GAAP ($0.05) - $0.01
EPS Non-GAAP (1) $0.17 - $0.23

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(1) Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share exclude $0.15 related to stock-based compensation expense and $0.07 for the amortization of acquisition related intangibles, net of tax.

Full Year Fiscal 2015

Autodesk is updating its guidance for full fiscal year 2015 as follows:

FY15 Guidance Metrics     FY15 (ending January 31, 2015)
Billings growth 10 - 12%
Revenue growth 7 - 9%
GAAP operating margin 4 - 5%
Non-GAAP operating margin 15 - 16%
Net subscription additions 200,000 - 250,000
 

The third quarter and full year fiscal 2015 outlook assume a projected annual effective tax rate of 29 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 second 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 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 Form 10-Q for the quarter ended April 30, 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 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.

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Autodesk, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(In millions, except per share data)
       
Three Months Ended July 31 Six Months Ended July 31
2014 2013 2014 2013
(Unaudited)
Net revenue:
License and other $ 350.4 $ 313.2 $ 666.6 $ 636.7
Subscription 286.7   248.5   563.0   495.4  
Total net revenue 637.1   561.7   1,229.6   1,132.1  
Cost of revenue:
Cost of license and other revenue 53.4 42.8 102.7 87.2
Cost of subscription revenue 34.5   25.0   63.9   48.1  
Total cost of revenue 87.9   67.8   166.6   135.3  
Gross profit 549.2 493.9 1,063.0 996.8
Operating expenses:
Marketing and sales 237.6 198.1 463.0 406.9
Research and development 179.3 148.9 349.8 299.7
General and administrative (1) 71.5 52.3 134.0 103.0
Amortization of purchased intangibles (1) 10.1 9.3 21.0 20.1
Restructuring charges, net 0.8   1.7   3.1   2.1  
Total operating expenses 499.3   410.3   970.9   831.8  
Income from operations 49.9 83.6 92.1 165.0
Interest and other (expense) income, net (7.0 ) (1.8 ) (13.6 ) (10.6 )
Income before income taxes 42.9 81.8 78.5 154.4
Provision for income taxes (11.6 ) (20.1 ) (18.9 ) (37.1 )
Net income $ 31.3   $ 61.7   $ 59.6   $ 117.3  
Basic net income per share $ 0.14   $ 0.28   $ 0.26   $ 0.52  
Diluted net income per share $ 0.13   $ 0.27   $ 0.26   $ 0.51  
Weighted average shares used in computing basic net income per share 227.3   223.1   227.1   223.6  
Weighted average shares used in computing diluted net income per share 232.4   228.3   232.4   229.3  

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(1) Effective in second quarter of fiscal 2015, Autodesk elected to present amortization of purchased customer relationships, trade names, patents, and user lists as a separate line item within operating expenses. As a result, amortization previously reflected in “General and Administrative” expense was reclassified to “Amortization of Purchased Intangibles" within Operating Expenses. Prior period amounts have been revised to conform to the current period presentation.

 
 
Autodesk, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In millions)
   
July 31, 2014 January 31, 2014
(Unaudited)
ASSETS
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,323.1 $ 1,853.0
Marketable securities 583.3 414.1
Accounts receivable, net 365.3 423.7
Deferred income taxes 76.3 56.8
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 102.0   87.4  
Total current assets 2,450.0   2,835.0  
Marketable securities 262.1 277.3
Computer equipment, software, furniture and leasehold improvements, net 146.9 130.3
Purchased technologies, net 100.7 63.1
Goodwill 1,447.6 1,009.9
Deferred income taxes, net 86.8 131.1
Other assets 209.3   148.3  
$ 4,703.4   $ 4,595.0  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable $ 92.4 $ 84.5
Accrued compensation 165.7 181.2
Accrued income taxes 37.3 24.3
Deferred revenue 763.0 696.2
Other accrued liabilities 98.9   85.3  
Total current liabilities 1,157.3   1,071.5  
Deferred revenue 217.8 204.4
Long term income taxes payable 186.8 211.8
Long term notes payable, net of discount 746.8 746.4
Other liabilities 111.3 99.4
Stockholders’ equity:
Preferred stock
Common stock and additional paid-in capital 1,697.1 1,637.3
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) 2.3 (0.6 )
Retained earnings 584.0   624.8  
Total stockholders’ equity 2,283.4   2,261.5  
$ 4,703.4   $ 4,595.0  
 
 
Autodesk, Inc.
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(In millions)
   
Six Months Ended July 31
2014 2013
(Unaudited)
Operating activities:
Net income $ 59.6 $ 117.3
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, amortization and accretion 73.3 65.1
Stock-based compensation expense 73.4 64.6
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation (3.2 )
Restructuring charges, net 3.1 2.1
Other operating activities 5.5 2.0
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business combinations 100.0   41.5  
Net cash provided by operating activities 314.9   289.4  
Investing activities:
Purchases of marketable securities (684.2 ) (697.3 )
Sales of marketable securities 127.3 215.1
Maturities of marketable securities 407.1 231.9
Capital expenditures (31.6 ) (42.6 )
Acquisitions, net of cash acquired (548.3 ) (47.2 )
Other investing activities (0.7 ) (5.4 )
Net cash (used in) investing activities (730.4 ) (345.5 )
Financing activities:
Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs 91.3 79.8
Repurchase and retirement of common stock (204.3 ) (239.8 )
Excess tax benefits from stock-based compensation 3.2
Other financing activities (1.7 )  
Net cash (used in) financing activities (114.7 ) (156.8 )
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents 0.3   1.7  
Net (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (529.9 ) (211.2 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of fiscal year 1,853.0   1,612.2  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 1,323.1   $ 1,401.0  
 
 
Autodesk, Inc.
Reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures
(In millions, except per share data)
       
To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, Autodesk provides investors with certain non-GAAP measures including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share and billings. Excluding billings, these non-GAAP financial measures are adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses, gains and losses, including stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, amortization of purchased intangibles, gain and loss on strategic investments, and related income tax expenses. In the case of billings, we reconcile to revenue by adjusting for the change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period less any deferred revenue balances acquired from business combination(s) during the period and other discounts. See our reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures herein. We believe these exclusions are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of our past financial performance and also our prospects for the future, as well as to facilitate comparisons with our historical operating results. These adjustments to our GAAP results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of Autodesk's underlying operational results and trends and our marketplace performance. For example, non-GAAP results are an indication of our baseline performance before gains, losses or other charges that are considered by management to be outside our core operating results. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are among the primary indicators management uses as a basis for our planning and forecasting of future periods.
 
There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures are limited in value because they exclude certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP in the United States. Investors should review the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as provided in the tables accompanying this press release.
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended July 31 Six Months Ended July 31
2014   2013   2014   2013  
(Unaudited) (Unaudited)
 
GAAP cost of license and other revenue $ 53.4 $ 42.8 $ 102.7 $ 87.2
Stock-based compensation expense (1.1 ) (0.9 ) (2.0 ) (1.8 )
Amortization of developed technology (13.4 ) (10.0 ) (25.2 ) (19.8 )
Non-GAAP cost of license and other revenue $ 38.9   $ 31.9   $ 75.5   $ 65.6  
 
GAAP cost of subscription revenue $ 34.5 $ 25.0 $ 63.9 $ 48.1
Stock-based compensation expense (1.0 ) (0.5 ) (1.8 ) (1.1 )
Amortization of developed technology (1.1 ) (1.0 ) (2.3 ) (2.0 )
Non-GAAP cost of subscription revenue $ 32.4   $ 23.5   $ 59.8   $ 45.0  
 
GAAP gross profit $ 549.2 $ 493.9 $ 1,063.0 $ 996.8
Stock-based compensation expense 2.1 1.4 3.8 2.9
Amortization of developed technology 14.5   11.0   27.5   21.8  
Non-GAAP gross profit $ 565.8   $ 506.3   $ 1,094.3   $ 1,021.5  
 
GAAP marketing and sales $ 237.6 $ 198.1 $ 463.0 $ 406.9
Stock-based compensation expense (17.6 ) (13.9 ) (31.6 ) (28.0 )
Non-GAAP marketing and sales $ 220.0   $ 184.2   $ 431.4   $ 378.9  
 
GAAP research and development $ 179.3 $ 148.9 $ 349.8 $ 299.7
Stock-based compensation expense (13.7 ) (10.2 ) (24.6 ) (21.1 )
Non-GAAP research and development $ 165.6   $ 138.7   $ 325.2   $ 278.6  
 
GAAP general and administrative $ 71.5 $ 52.3 $ 134.0 $ 103.0
Stock-based compensation expense (6.4 ) (5.5 ) (13.4 ) (12.5 )
Non-GAAP general and administrative $ 65.1   $ 46.8   $ 120.6   $ 90.5  
 
GAAP amortization of purchased intangibles $ 10.1 $ 9.3 $ 21.0 $ 20.1
Amortization of purchased intangibles $ (10.1 ) $ (9.3 ) $ (21.0 ) $ (20.1 )
Non-GAAP Amortization of purchased intangibles $   $   $   $  
 
GAAP restructuring charges (benefits), net $ 0.8 $ 1.7 $ 3.1 $ 2.1
Restructuring (charges) benefits (0.8 ) (1.7 ) (3.1 ) (2.1 )
Non-GAAP restructuring charges (benefits), net $   $   $   $  
 
GAAP operating expenses $ 499.3 $ 410.3 $ 970.9 $ 831.8
Stock-based compensation expense (37.7 ) (29.6 ) (69.6 ) (61.6 )
Amortization of purchased intangibles (10.1 ) (9.3 ) (21.0 ) (20.1 )
Restructuring (charges) benefits (0.8 ) (1.7 ) (3.1 ) (2.1 )
Non-GAAP operating expenses $ 450.7   $ 369.7   $ 877.2   $ 748.0  
 
GAAP income from operations $ 49.9 $ 83.6 $ 92.1 $ 165.0
Stock-based compensation expense 39.8 31.0 73.4 64.5
Amortization of developed technology 14.5 11.0 27.5 21.8
Amortization of purchased intangibles 10.1 9.3 21.0 20.1
Restructuring charges (benefits) 0.8   1.7   3.1   2.1  
Non-GAAP income from operations $ 115.1   $ 136.6   $ 217.1   $ 273.5  
 
GAAP interest and other income, net $ (7.0 ) $ (1.8 ) $ (13.6 ) $ (10.6 )
Loss (gain) on strategic investments 3.3   0.2   6.9   1.3  
Non-GAAP interest and other income, net $ (3.7 ) $ (1.6 ) $ (6.7 ) $ (9.3 )
 
GAAP provision for income taxes $ (11.6 ) $ (20.1 ) $ (18.9 ) $ (37.1 )
Discrete GAAP tax provision items (2.6 ) 1.2 (4.7 ) 0.7
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (15.2 ) (14.3 ) (31.0 ) (29.7 )
Non-GAAP provision for income tax $ (29.4 ) $ (33.2 ) $ (54.6 ) $ (66.1 )
 
GAAP net income $ 31.3 $ 61.7 $ 59.6 $ 117.3
Stock-based compensation expense 39.8 31.0 73.4 64.5
Amortization of developed technology 14.5 11.0 27.5 21.8
Amortization of purchased intangibles 10.1 9.3 21.0 20.1
Restructuring charges (benefits) 0.8 1.7 3.1 2.1
Loss (gain) on strategic investments 3.3 0.2 6.9 1.3
Discrete GAAP tax provision items (2.6 ) 1.2 (4.7 ) 0.7
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (15.2 ) (14.3 ) (31.0 ) (29.7 )
Non-GAAP net income $ 82.0   $ 101.8   $ 155.8   $ 198.1  
 
GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.13 $ 0.27 $ 0.26 $ 0.51
Stock-based compensation expense 0.18 0.14 0.32 0.28
Amortization of developed technology 0.06 0.05 0.12 0.10
Amortization of purchased intangibles

 

0.04

 

0.04

 

0.09

 

0.09
Restructuring charges (benefits)

 

 

0.01

 

0.01

 

0.01
Loss (gain) on strategic investments

 

0.01

 

 

0.03

 

Discrete GAAP tax provision items

 

(0.01 )

 

 

(0.03 )

 

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

 

(0.06 )

 

(0.06 )

 

(0.13 )

 

(0.13 )
Non-GAAP diluted net income per share $ 0.35   $ 0.45   $ 0.67   $ 0.86  
 
       

Autodesk, Inc.

 
 
                           
Other Supplemental Financial Information (a)
                           
Fiscal Year 2015   QTR 1   QTR 2   QTR 3   QTR 4   YTD 2015
Financial Statistics ($ in millions, except per share data):  
Total Net Revenue: $ 593 $ 637 $ 1,230
License and Other Revenue $ 316 $ 350 $ 667
Subscription Revenue $ 276 $ 287 $ 563
 
GAAP Gross Margin 87 % 86 % 86 %
Non-GAAP Gross Margin (1)(2) 89 % 89 % 89 %
 
GAAP Operating Expenses $ 472 $ 499 $ 971
GAAP Operating Margin 7 % 8 % 7 %
GAAP Net Income $ 28 $ 31 $ 60
GAAP Diluted Net Income Per Share (b) $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.26
 
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses (1)(3) $ 427 $ 451 $ 877
Non-GAAP Operating Margin (1)(4) 17 % 18 % 18 %
Non-GAAP Net Income (1)(5) $ 74 $ 82 $ 156
Non-GAAP Diluted Net Income Per Share (1)(6)(b) $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 0.67
 
Total Cash and Marketable Securities $ 2,388 $ 2,169 $ 2,169
Days Sales Outstanding 50 52 52
Capital Expenditures $ 15 $ 17 $ 32
Cash Flow from Operating Activities $ 219 $ 96 $ 315
GAAP Depreciation, Amortization and Accretion $ 36 $ 37 $ 73
 
Deferred Subscription Revenue Balance $ 848 $ 839 $ 839
 
Revenue by Geography:
Americas $ 206 $ 223 $ 429
Europe, Middle East and Africa $ 226 $ 244 $ 469
Asia Pacific $ 161 $ 170 $ 332
% of Total Rev from Emerging Economies 13 % 15 % 14 %
 
Revenue by Segment:
Platform Solutions and Emerging Business $ 212 $ 208 $ 419
Architecture, Engineering and Construction $ 196 $ 218 $ 413
Manufacturing $ 147 $ 168 $ 316
Media and Entertainment $ 38 $ 44 $ 81
 
Other Revenue Statistics:
% of Total Rev from Flagship 50 % 48 % 49 %
% of Total Rev from Suites 35 % 36 % 36 %
% of Total Rev from New and Adjacent 14 % 16 % 15 %
% of Total Rev from AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 32 % 29 % 30 %
 

Favorable (Unfavorable) Impact of U.S. Dollar Translation Relative to Foreign Currencies Compared to Comparable Prior Year Period:

FX Impact on Total Net Revenue $ (9 ) $ $ (9 )
FX Impact on Cost of Revenue and Total Operating Expenses $ 2 $ (2 ) $
FX Impact on Operating Income $ (7 ) $ (2 ) $ (9 )
 
Gross Margin by Segment:
Platform Solutions and Emerging Business $ 191 $ 185 $ 376
Architecture, Engineering and Construction $ 176 $ 196 $ 372
Manufacturing $ 133 $ 152 $ 284
Media and Entertainment $ 29 $ 32 $ 61
Unallocated amounts $ (15 ) $ (16 ) $ (30 )
 
Common Stock Statistics (in millions):
Common Shares Outstanding 227.5 227.2 227.2
Fully Diluted Weighted Average Shares Outstanding 231.6 232.4 232.4
Shares Repurchased 2.0 1.9 3.9
 
Subscriptions (in millions):
Total Subscriptions (c) 1.94 2.01 2.01
 
(a) Totals may not agree with the sum of the components due to rounding.
(b) Earnings per share were computed independently for each of the periods presented; therefore the sum of the earnings per share amounts for the quarters may not equal the total for the year.
(c) Total Subscriptions consists of subscriptions from our maintenance, desktop, cloud service and enterprise license offerings that are active as of the quarter end date. For certain cloud based and enterprise license offerings, subscriptions represent the monthly average activity within the last three months of the quarter end date. Total subscriptions do not include data from education offerings, consumer product offerings, certain Creative Finishing product offerings, Autodesk Buzzsaw, Autodesk Constructware and Delcam products. Subscriptions acquired with the acquisition of a business are captured once the data conforms to our subscription count methodology and when added, may cause variability in the quarterly comparisons of this calculation.
 
(1) To supplement our consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, Autodesk provides investors with certain non-GAAP measures including non-GAAP gross margin, non-GAAP operating expenses, non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income, non-GAAP net income per share and billings. Excluding billings, these non-GAAP financial measures are adjusted to exclude certain costs, expenses, gains and losses, including stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, amortization of purchased intangibles, gain and loss on strategic investments, and related income tax expenses. In the case of billings, we reconcile to revenue by adjusting for the change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period less any deferred revenue balances acquired from business combination(s) during the period and other discounts. See our reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures herein. We believe these exclusions are appropriate to enhance an overall understanding of our past financial performance and also our prospects for the future, as well as to facilitate comparisons with our historical operating results. These adjustments to our GAAP results are made with the intent of providing both management and investors a more complete understanding of Autodesk's underlying operational results and trends and our marketplace performance. For example, non-GAAP results are an indication of our baseline performance before gains, losses or other charges that are considered by management to be outside our core operating results. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are among the primary indicators management uses as a basis for our planning and forecasting of future periods. There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because the non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures are limited in value because they exclude certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. The presentation of this additional information is not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP in the United States. Investors should review the reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as provided in the tables accompanying Autodesk's press release.
 
QTR 1   QTR 2   QTR 3   QTR 4   YTD 2015
(2) GAAP Gross Margin 87 % 86 % 86 %
Stock-based compensation expense % % %
Amortization of developed technology 2 %   3 %           3 %
Non-GAAP Gross Margin 89 % 89 % 89 %
 
(3) GAAP Operating Expenses $ 472 $ 499 $ 971
Stock-based compensation expense (32 ) (38 ) (70 )
Amortization of purchased intangibles (11 ) (10 ) (21 )
Restructuring (charges) benefits, net (2 )   (1 )           (3 )
Non-GAAP Operating Expenses $ 427 $ 451 $ 877
 
(4) GAAP Operating Margin 7 % 8 % 7 %
Stock-based compensation expense 6 % 6 % 6 %
Amortization of developed technology 2 % 2 % 2 %
Amortization of purchased intangibles 2 % 2 % 2 %
Restructuring charges (benefits), net %   %           1 %
Non-GAAP Operating Margin 17 % 18 % 18 %
 
(5) GAAP Net Income $ 28 $ 31 $ 60
Stock-based compensation expense 34 40 73
Amortization of developed technology 13 15 28
Amortization of purchased intangibles 11 10 21
Restructuring charges (benefits), net 2 1 3
Loss (gain) on strategic investments 4 3 7
Discrete GAAP tax provision items (2 ) (3 ) (5 )
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (16 )   (15 )           (31 )
Non-GAAP Net Income $ 74 $ 82 $ 156
 
(6) GAAP Diluted Net Income Per Share $ 0.12 $ 0.13 $ 0.26
Stock-based compensation expense 0.14 0.18 0.32
Amortization of developed technology 0.06 0.06 0.12
Amortization of purchased intangibles 0.05 0.04 0.09
Restructuring charges (benefits), net 0.01 0.01
Loss (gain) on strategic investments 0.02 0.01 0.03
Discrete GAAP tax provision items (0.01 ) (0.01 ) (0.03 )
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments (0.07 )   (0.06 )           (0.13 )
Non-GAAP Diluted Net Income Per Share $ 0.32 $ 0.35 $ 0.67
 
Reconciliation for Billings:
Q115   Q215
Year over year change in GAAP Net Revenue 4 % 13 %
Change in deferred revenue 8 % 12 %
Change in acquisition related deferred revenue and other (2 )%   2 %
Year over year change in Billings 10 %   27 %
 
Reconciliation for Guidance:
The following is a reconciliation of anticipated fiscal 2015 GAAP and non-GAAP operating margins:
Fiscal 2015
GAAP operating margin 4 % 5 %
Stock-based compensation expense 7 % 7 %
Amortization of purchased intangibles 4 % 4 %
Restructuring charges %   %
Non-GAAP operating margin 15 %   16 %

Contacts

Autodesk, Inc.
Investors:
David Gennarelli, 415-507-6033
david.gennarelli@autodesk.com
or
Press:
Noah Cole, 415-580-3535
noah.cole@autodesk.com

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Contacts

Autodesk, Inc.
Investors:
David Gennarelli, 415-507-6033
david.gennarelli@autodesk.com
or
Press:
Noah Cole, 415-580-3535
noah.cole@autodesk.com