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Synopsys posts financial results for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008

PRNewswire-FirstCall
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif.
(NASDAQ-NMS:SNPS)
Dec 03, 2008

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Synopsys, Inc. , the world leader in software and IP for semiconductor design and manufacturing, today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2008.

For the fourth quarter, Synopsys reported revenue of $352.8 million, an 11.9 percent increase compared to $315.2 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.

Revenue for fiscal year 2008 was $1.337 billion, an increase of 10.3 percent from $1.212 billion in fiscal 2007.

"Synopsys delivered very good financial and operational results in Q4 and 2008, despite a marked change in the economic environment," said Aart de Geus, chairman and CEO of Synopsys. "While the global economic landscape is unpredictable, and leading to more conservative consumer and business practices, Synopsys is heading into 2009 with a solid financial, technical and business foundation."

GAAP Results
On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was $46.4 million, or $0.32 per share, compared to $41.0 million, or $0.27 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.

GAAP net income for fiscal year 2008 was $190.0 million, or $1.29 per share, compared to $130.5 million, or $0.87 per share, for fiscal 2007.

Non-GAAP Results
On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 was $62.7 million, or $0.43 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $60.0 million, or $0.40 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.

Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2008 was $252.9 million, or $1.71 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $204.9 million, or $1.37 per share, for fiscal 2007.

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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