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Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2021

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 1, 2021 - Synopsys, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNPS) today reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year 2021. Revenue for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 was $1.152 billion, compared to $1.025 billion for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020. Revenue for fiscal year 2021 was $4.204 billion, an increase of 14.1 percent from $3.685 billion in fiscal year 2020.

"Synopsys delivered another record fiscal year in 2021, substantially exceeding our original targets, with strength in all product groups and geographies. We are entering fiscal year 2022 with significant financial, technology and customer momentum," said Aart de Geus, chairman and co-CEO of Synopsys. "Over the past several years, we have delivered disruptive innovations that are enabling the new era of 'smart everything,' an era that brings with it many new market entrants and increased investments. As a result, we are seeing a growing number of substantially expanded customer commitments and collaborations. In addition to fiscal year 2022 expectations of strong double-digit revenue growth, continued operating margin expansion, EPS growth in the mid-teens range, and nearly $1.5 billion in operating cash flow, we are also raising our long-term financial objectives, with increased EDA and IP revenue growth expectations."

GAAP Results

On a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 was $201.4 million, or $1.28 per share, compared to $197.5 million, or $1.26 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020. GAAP net income for fiscal year 2021 was $757.5 million, or $4.81 per share, compared to $664.3 million, or $4.27 per share, for fiscal year 2020.

Non-GAAP Results

On a non-GAAP basis, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2021 was $285.8 million, or $1.82 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $247.7 million, or $1.58 per share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2020. Non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2021 was $1.077 billion, or $6.84 per share, compared to non-GAAP net income of $864.6 million, or $5.55 per share, for fiscal year 2020.

For a reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results, see "GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation" in the accompanying tables below.

Business Segments

Synopsys reports revenue and operating income in two segments: (1) Semiconductor & System Design, which includes EDA and IP products, system integration solutions and associated services, and (2) Software Integrity, which includes security and quality solutions for software development. Further information regarding these segments is provided at the end of this press release.

Financial Targets

Synopsys also provided its consolidated financial targets for the first quarter and full fiscal year 2022. These financial targets assume that there are no further changes to the current U.S. government "Entity List" restrictions. These targets constitute forward-looking statements and are based on current expectations. For a discussion of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from these targets, see "Forward-Looking Statements" below.