Autodesk Reports Second Quarter Results

Separately, in response to the company's second quarter performance, the uneven economic environment, and outlook for the rest of the year, Autodesk is implementing further spend management measures, such as reducing non-sales related travel and the number of its contractors.

The company expects the combined restructuring and cost savings initiatives, partially offset by planned investments, will result in pre-tax spend (operating expenses plus cost of goods sold) increasing in the second half of fiscal 2013 by between 7 and 11 percent compared to the second half of fiscal 2012 on a GAAP basis and ranging between -2 and 2 percent on a non-GAAP basis. The difference between GAAP and non-GAAP in the pre-tax spend range comparisons is due to the exclusion from non-GAAP pre-tax spend of approximately 5 percent related to stock-based compensation expense, approximately 2 percent for the amortization of acquisition related intangibles, and approximately 2 percent related to restructuring charges, which are included in total GAAP pre-tax spend.

"Although the economic environment is challenging, our market opportunity and prospects remain strong and we remain committed to achieving our long-term growth targets by the end of fiscal 2015," concluded Bass.

Business Outlook

The following statements are forward-looking statements that are 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 2013 assumes a continuation of the current economic environment and foreign exchange currency rate environment.


Third Quarter Fiscal 2013

3Q FY13 Guidance Metrics       3Q FY13 (ending October 31, 2012)
Revenue (in millions) $550 to $570
EPS GAAP $0.02 to $0.07
EPS Non-GAAP $0.40 to $0.45

Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share exclude $0.18 related to stock-based compensation expense, $0.12 related to restructuring charges, and $0.08 for the amortization of acquisition related intangibles, net of tax.

Full Year Fiscal 2013

Net revenue for fiscal 2013 is now expected to increase by 4 percent to 6 percent compared to fiscal 2012. Autodesk now anticipates fiscal 2013 GAAP operating margin to decrease by approximately 210 basis points and non-GAAP operating margin to increase by approximately 150 basis points compared to fiscal 2012. A reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP estimates for fiscal 2013 is provided in the tables following this press release.

Both third quarter fiscal 2013 and full year fiscal 2013 outlooks assume annual effective tax rates of approximately 25 percent and 25.5 percent for GAAP and non-GAAP results, respectively. These rate do not include the federal R&D tax credit benefit, which expired on December 31, 2011, or one-time discrete items. The assumed effective tax rate will be adjusted if or when there is a renewal of the tax credit.

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