Safe Harbor and GAAP Reconciliation Statement
This Webcast contains forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, statements regarding Synopsys’ short-term and long-term financial targets, expectations and objectives; business outlook, opportunities and strategies; customer demand and market expansion; strategies related to our products and technology; our planned product releases and capabilities; industry growth rates; software trends; planned acquisitions and buybacks; our expected tax rate; the expected impact of U.S. and foreign government action on our financial results; and the expected impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. These statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause our actual results, time frames or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied in our forward-looking statements. Such risks, uncertainties and factors include, but are not limited to: risks from the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and the associated economic downturn on our business, operations and financial condition; uncertainty in the growth of the semiconductor and electronics industries; consolidation among our customers and our dependence on a relatively small number of large customers; risks and compliance obligations relating to the global nature of our operations as well as actions by the U.S. or foreign governments, such as measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic or the imposition of additional tariffs or export restrictions; macroeconomic conditions and uncertainty in the global economy; fluctuation of our operating results; increased variability in our revenue due to the adoption of ASC 606, including the resulting increase in recognizing upfront revenue as a percentage of total revenue; and more. Additional information on potential risks, uncertainties and other factors that could affect Synopsys' results is included in filings it makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time, including in the sections entitled "Risk Factors" in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2019 and in its latest Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. The information provided herein is as of December 2, 2020. Although these Prepared Remarks are expected to remain available on Synopsys’ website through the date of the earnings results call for the first quarter fiscal year 2021, their continued availability through such date does not mean that Synopsys is reaffirming or confirming its continued validity. Synopsys undertakes no duty, and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless required by law.
This Webcast also contains non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission in Regulation G. Reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their comparable GAAP measures are included in the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2020 earnings release and financial supplement, each dated December 2, 2020 and available on Synopsys' website at www.synopsys.com. Additional information about such reconciliations can be found in Synopsys’ Current Report on Form 8-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on December 2, 2020.