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Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2009

PRNewswire
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.
(NASDAQ-NMS:SNPS)
Dec 02, 2009

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec 02 /PRNewswire-FirstCall http://www.prnewswire.com// -- Synopsys, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNPS), a world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design, verification and manufacturing, today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2009.
For the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, Synopsys reported revenue of $338.3 million compared to $352.8 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. Revenue for fiscal year 2009 was $1.36 billion, an increase of two percent from $1.34 billion in fiscal 2008.

"Synopsys met or exceeded almost every goal we set at the beginning of the year, a notable accomplishment given the turbulence that characterized the economic environment," said Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys. "Looking forward into 2010, we intend to continue to control expenses, invest to accelerate our strong technology momentum, and focus on growing our customer relationships."

GAAP Results
On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $19.5 million, or $0.13 per share, compared to $46.4 million, or $0.32 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2009 was $167.7 million, or $1.15 per share, compared to $190.0 million, or $1.29 per share, for fiscal 2008, which included a $17.3 million tax benefit associated with the settlement of an IRS tax issue for fiscal years 2000 and 2001.

Non-GAAP Results
On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009 was $49.5 million, or $0.33 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $62.7 million, or $0.43 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2009 was $255.3 million, or $1.75 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $252.9 million, or $1.71 per share, for fiscal 2008.

Editorial Contacts
Gayane Markosyan
Synopsys Armenia CJSC
41 Arshakunyats Avenue
ViaSphere Technopark, Bldg. #1
Republic of Armenia, 0026 Yerevan
T: (37410) 49 2356
F: (37410) 49 2696
E: gayanem@synopsys.com

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