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AUTODESK, INC. ANNOUNCES FISCAL 2023 THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

  • Third quarter revenue grew 14 percent and billings grew 16 percent year over year
  • Third quarter GAAP and non-GAAP operating margin expanded by 3 and 4 percentage points, respectively
  • Board approves $5-billion share repurchase authorization

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2023.


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All growth rates are compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2022, unless otherwise noted. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided in the accompanying tables. For definitions, please view the Glossary of Terms later in this document.

Third Quarter Fiscal 2023 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue increased 14 percent to $1,280 million;
  • GAAP operating margin was 20 percent, up 3 percentage points;
  • Non-GAAP operating margin was 36 percent, up 4 percentage points;
  • GAAP diluted EPS was $0.91; Non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.70;
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $469 million; free cash flow was $460 million.

"We recently announced Autodesk Fusion, Forma, and Flow, our three industry clouds, which will connect data, teams and workflows in the cloud on our trusted platform," said Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk president and CEO. "Increasing our engineering velocity, moving data from files to the cloud, and expanding our third-party ecosystem, will enable Autodesk to further increase customer value by delivering even greater efficiency and sustainability."

"In a more challenging macroeconomic environment, Autodesk performed in line with our expectations in the third quarter, excluding the impact of in-quarter currency movements on revenue. Subscription renewal rates remained strong, as did our competitive performance," said Debbie Clifford, Autodesk CFO. "Our fiscal 23 revenue, margin, and earnings per share guidance remains close to the previous mid-points at constant exchange rates and comfortably within our prior guidance ranges. Our lower billings and free cash flow guidance primarily reflect less demand for multi-year, up-front and more demand for annual contracts than we expected."

Additional Financial Details

  • Total billings increased 16 percent to $1,360 million.
  • Total revenue was $1,280 million, an increase of 14 percent as reported, and 15 percent on a constant currency basis. Recurring revenue represents 98 percent of total.
  • Design revenue was $1,087 million, an increase of 12 percent as reported, and 14 percent on a constant currency basis. On a sequential basis, Design revenue increased 2 percent as reported and on a constant currency basis.
  • Make revenue was $117 million, an increase of 24 percent as reported, and 26 percent on a constant currency basis. On a sequential basis, Make revenue increased 4 percent as reported and on a constant currency basis.
  • Subscription plan revenue was $1,188 million, an increase of 14 percent as reported, and 15 percent on a constant currency basis. On a sequential basis, subscription plan revenue increased 2 percent as reported and on a constant currency basis.
  • Net revenue retention rate remained within the range of 100 to 110 percent.
  • GAAP operating income was $256 million, compared to $193 million in the third quarter last year. GAAP operating margin was 20 percent, up 3 percentage points compared to the third quarter last year.
  • Total non-GAAP operating income was $465 million, compared to $365 million in the third quarter last year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 36 percent, up 4 percentage points compared to the third quarter last year.
  • GAAP diluted net income per share was $0.91, compared to $0.62 in the third quarter last year.
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $1.70, compared to $1.34 in the third quarter last year.
  • Deferred revenue increased 13 percent to $3.78 billion. Unbilled deferred revenue was $896 million, an increase of $8 million compared to the third quarter of last year. Remaining performance obligations ("RPO") increased 11 percent to $4.68 billion. Current RPO increased 9 percent to $3.14 billion.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $469 million, an increase of $198 million compared to the third quarter last year. Free cash flow was $460 million, an increase of $203 million compared to the third quarter last year.

Third  Quarter Fiscal 2023 Business Highlights

Net Revenue by Geographic Area

Three Months
Ended October 31,
2022

Three Months
Ended October 31,
2021

Change
compared to

prior fiscal year

Constant currency
change compared
to prior fiscal year

(In millions, except percentages) (1)

$

%

%

Net Revenue:

Americas

U.S.

$                    447

$                    383

$     64

17 %

*

Other Americas

94

79

15

19 %

*

Total Americas

541

462

79

17 %

17 %

EMEA

476

433

43

10 %

12 %

APAC

263

231

32

14 %

18 %

Total Net Revenue

$                 1,280

$                  1,126

$   154

14 %

15 %

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*  Constant currency data not provided at this level.

(1) In the current fiscal year, the Company changed its rounding presentation to the nearest whole number in millions of reported amounts, except per share data or as otherwise noted. The current year rounding presentation has been applied to all prior year amounts presented and, in certain circumstances, this change may adjust previously reported balances.

 

Net Revenue by Product Family

Our product offerings are focused in four primary product families: Architecture, Engineering and Construction ("AEC"), AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT, Manufacturing ("MFG"), and Media and Entertainment ("M&E").

Three Months
Ended October 31,
2022

Three Months
Ended October 31,
2021

Change compared to

prior fiscal year

(In millions, except percentages) (1)

$

%

AEC (2)

$                      575

$                    507

$         68

13 %

AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT (2)

354

323

31

10 %

MFG

254

225

29

13 %

M&E

78

63

15

24 %

Other

19

8

11

138 %

Total Net Revenue

$                   1,280

$                  1,126

$        154

14 %

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(1) In the current fiscal year, the Company changed its rounding presentation to the nearest whole number in millions of reported amounts, except per share data or as otherwise noted. The current year rounding presentation has been applied to all prior year amounts presented and, in certain circumstances, this change may adjust previously reported balances.

(2) During the current fiscal year, the Company corrected an immaterial classification error and reclassified certain revenue amounts between Architecture, Engineering and Construction and AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. Fiscal quarters ended October 31, 2021 (presented here), January 31, 2022, and April 30, 2022 (not presented here), were updated to conform to the current period presentation. These reclassifications did not impact total net revenue. 

Stock Repurchase Authorization

In November 2022, the Board of Directors authorized the repurchase of $5 billion of the Company’s common stock, in addition to the approximately 3.8 million shares remaining, as of October 31, 2022, under previously announced share repurchase programs. The repurchase program allows Autodesk to offset dilution and reduce shares outstanding over time.

Under the share repurchase program, Autodesk may repurchase shares from time to time through various means. The share repurchase program does not have an expiration date and the pace and timing of repurchases will depend on factors such as cash generation from operations, available surplus, the volume of employee stock plan activity, cash requirements for acquisitions, economic and market conditions, stock price and legal and regulatory requirements.

In the first nine months of fiscal 2023, Autodesk repurchased approximately 4.4 million shares of its common stock at an average price of approximately $200 per share.

Business Outlook

The following are forward-looking statements based on current expectations and assumptions, and involve risks and uncertainties, some of which are set forth below under "Safe Harbor Statement."  Autodesk’s business outlook for the fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2023 considers the current economic environment and foreign exchange currency rate environment. A reconciliation between the fiscal 2023 GAAP and non-GAAP estimates is provided below or in the tables following this press release.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2023

Q4 FY23 Guidance Metrics

Q4 FY23
(ending January 31, 2023)

Revenue (in millions)

$1,303 – $1,318

EPS GAAP

$0.99 – $1.05

EPS non-GAAP (1)

$1.77 – $1.83

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(1) Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share excludes $0.74 related to stock-based compensation expense, $0.11 for the amortization of purchased intangibles, $0.04 for lease-related asset impairments and other charges, and $0.01 for acquisition-related costs, partially offset by ($0.12) related to GAAP-only tax charges.

 

Full Year Fiscal 2023

FY23 Guidance Metrics

FY23
(ending January 31, 2023)

Billings (in millions) (1)

$5,570 – $5,670
Up 16% – 18%

Revenue (in millions) (2)

$4,990 – $5,005
Up Approx. 14%

GAAP operating margin

Approx. 20%

Non-GAAP operating margin (3)

Approx. 36%

EPS GAAP

$3.43 – $3.49

EPS non-GAAP (4)

$6.56 – $6.62

Free cash flow (in millions) (5)

$1,900 – $1,980

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(1) Excluding the approximately $195 million impact of foreign currency exchange rates and hedge gains/losses, billings guidance would be $5,765 – $5,865 million.

(2) Excluding the approximately $80 million impact of foreign currency exchange rates and hedge gains/losses, revenue guidance would be $5,070 – $5,085 million.

(3) Non-GAAP operating margin excludes approximately 13% related to stock-based compensation expense, approximately 2% for the amortization of purchased intangibles, less than 1% related to acquisition-related costs, and less than 1% related to lease-related asset impairments and other charges. 

(4) Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share excludes $3.02 related to stock-based compensation expense, $0.43 for the amortization of purchased intangibles, $0.13 related to lease-related asset impairments and other charges, and $0.04 related to acquisition-related costs, partially offset by ($0.46) related to GAAP-only tax charges and ($0.03) related to gains on strategic investments and dispositions.

(5) Free cash flow is cash flow from operating activities less approximately $50 million of capital expenditures.

The fourth quarter and full-year fiscal 2023 outlook assume a projected annual effective tax rate of 20 percent and 17 percent for GAAP and non-GAAP results, respectively. Shifts in geographic profitability continue to impact the annual effective tax rate due to significant differences in tax rates in various jurisdictions. Therefore, assumptions for the annual effective tax rate are evaluated regularly and may change based on the projected geographic mix of earnings.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Autodesk will host its third quarter conference call today at 5 p.m. ET. The live broadcast can be accessed at autodesk.com/investor. A transcript of the opening commentary will also be available following the conference call. 

A replay of the broadcast will be available at 7 p.m. ET at autodesk.com/investor. This replay will be maintained on Autodesk’s website for at least 12 months.

Investor Presentation Details

An investor presentation, excel financials and other supplemental materials providing additional information can be found at autodesk.com/investor.

Key Performance Metrics

To help better understand our financial performance, we use several key performance metrics including billings, recurring revenue and net revenue retention rate ("NR3"). These metrics are key performance metrics and should be viewed independently of revenue and deferred revenue. These metrics are not intended to be combined with those items. We use these metrics to monitor the strength of our recurring business. We believe these metrics are useful to investors because they can help in monitoring the long-term health of our business. Our determination and presentation of these metrics may differ from that of other companies. The presentation of these metrics is meant to be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or in isolation from, our financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Glossary of Terms

Billings: Total revenue plus the net change in deferred revenue from the beginning to the end of the period.

Cloud Service Offerings: Represents individual term-based offerings deployed through web browser technologies or in a hybrid software and cloud configuration. Cloud service offerings that are bundled with other product offerings are not captured as a separate cloud service offering.

Constant Currency (CC) Growth Rates: We attempt to represent the changes in the underlying business operations by eliminating fluctuations caused by changes in foreign currency exchange rates as well as eliminating hedge gains or losses recorded within the current and comparative periods. We calculate constant currency growth rates by (i) applying the applicable prior period exchange rates to current period results and (ii) excluding any gains or losses from foreign currency hedge contracts that are reported in the current and comparative periods.

Design Business: Represents the combination of maintenance, product subscriptions, and all EBAs. Main products include, but are not limited to, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Industry Collections, Revit, Inventor, Maya and 3ds Max. Certain products, such as our computer aided manufacturing solutions, incorporate both Design and Make functionality and are classified as Design.

Enterprise Business Agreements (EBAs): Represents programs providing enterprise customers with token-based access to a broad pool of Autodesk products over a defined contract term.

Free Cash Flow: Cash flow from operating activities minus capital expenditures.

Industry Collections: Autodesk Industry Collections are a combination of products and services that target a specific user objective and support a set of workflows for that objective. Our Industry Collections consist of: Autodesk Architecture, Engineering and Construction Collection, Autodesk Product Design and Manufacturing Collection, and Autodesk Media and Entertainment Collection.

Maintenance Plan: Our maintenance plans provide our customers with a cost effective and predictable budgetary option to obtain the productivity benefits of our new releases and enhancements when and if released during the term of their contracts. Under our maintenance plans, customers are eligible to receive unspecified upgrades when and if available, and technical support. We recognize maintenance revenue over the term of the agreements, generally one year.    

Make Business: Represents certain cloud-based product subscriptions. Main products include, but are not limited to, Assemble, Autodesk Build, BuildingConnected, Fusion 360 and ShotGrid. Certain products, such as Fusion 360, incorporate both Design and Make functionality and are classified as Make. 

Net Revenue Retention Rate (NR3): Measures the year-over-year change in Recurring Revenue for the population of customers that existed one year ago ("base customers").  Net revenue retention rate is calculated by dividing the current quarter Recurring Revenue related to base customers by the total corresponding quarter Recurring Revenue from one year ago. Recurring Revenue is based on USD reported revenue, and fluctuations caused by changes in foreign currency exchange rates and hedge gains or losses have not been eliminated. Recurring Revenue related to acquired companies, one year after acquisition, has been captured as existing customers until such data conforms to the calculation methodology. This may cause variability in the comparison. 

Other Revenue: Consists of revenue from consulting, training, and other products and services, and is recognized as the products are delivered and services are performed.  

Product Subscription: Provides customers a flexible, cost-effective way to access and manage 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software tools. Our product subscriptions currently represent a hybrid of desktop and cloud functionality, which provides a device-independent, collaborative design workflow for designers and their stakeholders.  

Recurring Revenue: Consists of the revenue for the period from our traditional maintenance plans, our subscription plan offerings, and certain Other revenue. It excludes subscription revenue related to third-party products. Recurring revenue acquired with the acquisition of a business is captured when total subscriptions are captured in our systems and may cause variability in the comparison of this calculation.   

Remaining Performance Obligations (RPO): The sum of total short-term, long-term, and unbilled deferred revenue. Current remaining performance obligations is the amount of revenue we expect to recognize in the next twelve months.  

Spend: The sum of cost of revenue and operating expenses.

Subscription Plan: Comprises our term-based product subscriptions, cloud service offerings, and EBAs. Subscriptions represent a combined hybrid offering of desktop software and cloud functionality which provides a device-independent, collaborative design workflow for designers and their stakeholders. With subscription, customers can use our software anytime, anywhere, and get access to the latest updates to previous versions.  

Subscription Revenue: Includes our cloud-enabled term-based product subscriptions, cloud service offerings, and flexible EBAs.  

Unbilled Deferred Revenue: Unbilled deferred revenue represents contractually stated or committed orders under early renewal and multi-year billing plans for subscription, services, and maintenance for which the associated deferred revenue has not been recognized. Under FASB Accounting Standards Codification ("ASC") Topic 606, unbilled deferred revenue is not included as a receivable or deferred revenue on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.  

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including quotations from management, statements in the paragraphs under "Business Outlook" above statements about our short-term and long-term goals, statements regarding our strategies, market and product positions, performance and results, and all statements that are not historical facts. There are a significant number of factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from statements made in this press release, including: our strategy to develop and introduce new products and services and to move to platforms and capabilities, exposing us to risks such as limited customer acceptance, costs related to product defects, and large expenditures; the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health measures; global economic and political conditions, including foreign exchange headwinds, recessionary fears, supply chain disruptions, resulting inflationary pressures and hiring conditions; costs and challenges associated with strategic acquisitions and investments; dependency on international revenue and operations, exposing us to significant international regulatory, economic, intellectual property, collections, currency exchange rate, taxation, political, and other risks, including risks related to the war against Ukraine launched by Russia and our exit from Russia; inability to predict subscription renewal rates and their impact on our future revenue and operating results; existing and increased competition and rapidly evolving technological changes; fluctuation of our financial results, key metrics and other operating metrics; deriving a substantial portion of our net revenue from a small number of solutions, including our AutoCAD-based software products and collections; any failure to successfully execute and manage initiatives to realign or introduce new business and sales initiatives; net revenue, billings, earnings, cash flow, or subscriptions shortfalls; social and ethical issues relating to the use of artificial intelligence in our offerings; security incidents or other incidents compromising the integrity of our or our customers’ offerings, services, data, or intellectual property; reliance on third parties to provide us with a number of operational and technical services as well as software; our highly complex software, which may contain undetected errors, defects, or vulnerabilities; increasing regulatory focus on privacy issues and expanding laws; governmental export and import controls that could impair our ability to compete in international markets or subject us to liability if we violate the controls; protection of our intellectual property rights and intellectual property infringement claims from others; the government procurement process; fluctuations in currency exchange rates; our debt service obligations; and our investment portfolio consisting of a variety of investment vehicles that are subject to interest rate trends, market volatility, and other economic factors. Our estimates as to tax rate are based on current tax law, including current interpretations of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and could be affected by changing interpretations of that Act, as well as additional legislation and guidance around that Act.

Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of Autodesk are included in Autodesk’s Form 10-K and subsequent forms 10-Q, which are on file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Autodesk disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements provided to reflect events that occur or circumstances that exist after the date on which they were made.

About Autodesk

Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Our technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and small. From greener buildings to smarter products to more mesmerizing blockbusters, Autodesk software helps our customers to design and make a better world for all. For more information visit autodesk.com or follow @autodesk.

Autodesk uses its investors.autodesk.com website as a means of disclosing material non-public information, announcing upcoming investor conferences and for complying with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD. Accordingly, you should monitor our investor relations website in addition to following our press releases, SEC filings and public conference calls and webcasts.

Autodesk, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, BIM 360 and Fusion 360 are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., and/or its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in the USA and/or other countries. All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders. Autodesk reserves the right to alter product and service offerings, and specifications and pricing at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In millions, except per share data) (1)

Three Months Ended
October 31,

Nine Months Ended
October 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net revenue (2):

Subscription

$           1,188

$          1,043

$          3,437

$          2,967

Maintenance

16

18

51

54

    Total subscription and maintenance revenue

1,204

1,061

3,488

3,021

Other

76

65

199

154

Total net revenue

1,280

1,126

3,687

3,175

Cost of revenue:

Cost of subscription and maintenance revenue

86

75

253

219

Cost of other revenue

19

18

59

48

Amortization of developed technologies

15

15

44

39

Total cost of revenue

120

108

356

306

Gross profit

1,160

1,018

3,331

2,869

Operating expenses:

Marketing and sales

454

419

1,306

1,195

Research and development

311

282

906

825

General and administrative

129

113

377

344

Amortization of purchased intangibles

10

11

30

30

Total operating expenses

904

825

2,619

2,394

Income from operations

256

193

712

475

Interest and other expense, net

(14)

(5)

(43)

(17)

Income before income taxes

242

188

669

458

Provision for income taxes

(44)

(51)

(139)

(50)

Net income

$             198

$              137

$            530

$            408

Basic net income per share

$            0.92

$            0.62

$            2.44

$             1.85

Diluted net income per share

$            0.91

$            0.62

$            2.43

$             1.84

Weighted average shares used in computing basic net income per share

216

220

217

220

Weighted average shares used in computing diluted net income per share

217

222

218

222

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(1) In the current fiscal year, the Company changed its rounding presentation to the nearest whole number in millions of reported amounts, except per share data or as otherwise noted. The current year rounding presentation has been applied to all prior year amounts presented and, in certain circumstances, this change may adjust previously reported balances.

(2) In current fiscal year, the Company changed its presentation of certain subscription plan offerings in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations. Revenue from subscription plan offerings in which the customer does not utilize the cloud functionality or that do not incorporate substantial cloud functionality, previously recorded in "Subscription" have been reclassified to "Other" and "Maintenance," as applicable.  Accordingly, prior period amounts have been reclassified to conform to the current period presentation, in all material respects. These reclassifications did not impact total net revenue.

 

Autodesk, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In millions) (1)

October 31, 2022

January 31, 2022

(Unaudited)

ASSETS

Current assets:

Cash and cash equivalents

$                 1,665

$                   1,528

Marketable securities

139

236

Accounts receivable, net

642

716

Prepaid expenses and other current assets

342

284

Total current assets

2,788

2,764

Long-term marketable securities

37

45

Computer equipment, software, furniture and leasehold improvements, net

149

162

Operating lease right-of-use assets

271

305

Intangible assets, net

423

494

Goodwill

3,577

3,604

Deferred income taxes, net

836

741

Long-term other assets

554

492

Total assets

$                8,635

$                  8,607

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Current liabilities:

Accounts payable

$                     134

$                        121

Accrued compensation

293

341

Accrued income taxes

40

30

Deferred revenue

2,731

2,863

Operating lease liabilities

82

87

Current portion of long-term notes payable, net

350

350

Other accrued liabilities

181

217

Total current liabilities

3,811

4,009

Long-term deferred revenue

1,052

927

Long-term operating lease liabilities

323

346

Long-term income taxes payable

85

20

Long-term deferred income taxes

44

29

Long-term notes payable, net

2,280

2,278

Long-term other liabilities

134

149

Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock and additional paid-in capital

3,213

2,923

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(207)

(124)

Accumulated deficit

(2,100)

(1,950)

Total stockholders’ equity

906

849

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$                8,635

$                  8,607

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(1) In the current fiscal year, the Company changed its rounding presentation to the nearest whole number in millions of reported amounts, except per share data or as otherwise noted. The current year rounding presentation has been applied to all prior year amounts presented and, in certain circumstances, this change may adjust previously reported balances.

 

Autodesk, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In millions) (1)

Nine Months Ended October 31,

2022

2021

(Unaudited)

Operating activities:

Net income

$              530

$             408

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

Depreciation, amortization and accretion

113

114

Stock-based compensation expense

493

410

Deferred income taxes

(98)

15

Lease-related asset impairments

21

Other

13

13

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of business combinations:

Accounts receivable

70

70

Prepaid expenses and other assets

1

(139)

Accounts payable and other liabilities

(76)

(67)

Deferred revenue

14

(28)

Accrued income taxes

79

13

Net cash provided by operating activities

1,160

809

Investing activities:

Purchases of marketable securities

(199)

(56)

Sales and maturities of marketable securities

302

4

Capital expenditures

(32)

(50)

Purchases of developed technologies

(6)

(10)

Business combinations, net of cash acquired

(96)

(1,185)

Other investing activities

(53)

(2)

Net cash used in investing activities

(84)

(1,299)

Financing activities:

Proceeds from issuance of common stock, net of issuance costs

124

113

Taxes paid related to net share settlement of equity awards

(127)

(148)

Repurchases of common stock

(894)

(483)

Proceeds from debt, net of discount

997

Other financing activities

(6)

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

(897)

473

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(42)

(6)

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

137

(23)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

1,528

1,772

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$           1,665

$           1,749

Supplemental cash flow disclosure:

Non-cash financing activities:

Fair value of common stock issued to settle liability-classified restricted common stock

$                   8

$                   3

Fair value of common stock issued related to business combinations

$                 10

$                   3

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(1) In the current fiscal year, the Company changed its rounding presentation to the nearest whole number in millions of reported amounts, except per share data or as otherwise noted. The current year rounding presentation has been applied to all prior year amounts presented and, in certain circumstances, this change may adjust previously reported balances.

 

Autodesk, Inc.

Reconciliation of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures

(In millions, except per share data) (2)

To supplement our condensed consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis, we provide investors with certain non-GAAP measures including non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP income from operations, non-GAAP diluted net income per share, and free cash flow. For our internal budgeting and resource allocation process and as a means to evaluate period-to-period comparisons, we use non-GAAP measures to supplement our condensed consolidated financial statements presented on a GAAP basis. These non-GAAP measures do not include certain items that may have a material impact upon our future reported financial results. We use non-GAAP measures in making operating decisions because we believe those measures provide meaningful supplemental information regarding our earning potential and performance for management by excluding certain expenses and charges that may not be indicative of our core business operating results.  For the reasons set forth below, we believe these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors both because (1) they allow for greater transparency with respect to key metrics used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and (2) they are used by our institutional investors and the analyst community to help them analyze the health of our business. This allows investors and others to better understand and evaluate our operating results and future prospects in the same manner as management, compare financial results across accounting periods and to those of peer companies and to better understand the long-term performance of our core business. We also use some of these measures for purposes of determining company-wide incentive compensation.

There are limitations in using non-GAAP financial measures because non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP and may be different from non-GAAP financial measures used by other companies. The non-GAAP financial measures are limited in value because they exclude certain items that may have a material impact upon our reported financial results. In addition, they are subject to inherent limitations as they reflect the exercise of judgments by management about which charges are excluded from the non-GAAP financial measures. We compensate for these limitations by analyzing current and future results on a GAAP basis as well as a non-GAAP basis and also by providing GAAP measures in our public disclosures. The presentation of non-GAAP financial information is meant to be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for or in isolation from, the directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP. We urge investors to review the reconciliation of our non-GAAP financial measures to the comparable GAAP financial measures included in this presentation, and not to rely on any single financial measure to evaluate our business.

The following table shows Autodesk’s GAAP results reconciled to non-GAAP results included in this release.

Three Months Ended October 31,

Nine Months Ended October 31,

2022

2021

2022

2021

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

GAAP operating margin

20 %

17 %

19 %

15 %

Stock-based compensation expense

13 %

13 %

13 %

13 %

Amortization of developed technologies

1 %

1 %

1 %

1 %

Amortization of purchased intangibles

1 %

1 %

1 %

1 %

Acquisition-related costs

— %

— %

— %

1 %

Lease-related asset impairments and other charges

1 %

— %

1 %

— %

Non-GAAP operating margin (1)

36 %

32 %

35 %

31 %

GAAP income from operations

$               256

$           193

$             712

$           475

Stock-based compensation expense

172

144

496

413

Amortization of developed technologies

14

14

41

38

Amortization of purchased intangibles

10

11

30

30

Acquisition-related costs

1

3

7

20

Lease-related asset impairments and other charges

12

20

Non-GAAP income from operations

$               465

$           365

$          1,306

$           976

GAAP diluted net income per share

$              0.91

$          0.62

$            2.43

$          1.84

Stock-based compensation expense

0.79

0.65

2.28

1.86

Amortization of developed technologies

0.06

0.06

0.19

0.17

Amortization of purchased intangibles

0.05

0.05

0.14

0.14

Acquisition-related costs

0.01

0.03

0.08

Lease-related asset impairments and other charges

0.06

0.09

Gain on strategic investments and dispositions, net

(0.03)

(0.03)

(0.04)

(0.06)

Discrete GAAP tax items

0.01

(0.02)

(0.02)

(0.27)

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.15)

(0.32)

(0.18)

Non-GAAP diluted net income per share

$              1.70

$          1.34

$            4.78

$         3.58

Net cash provided by operating activities

$               469

$           271

$          1,160

$          809

Capital expenditures

(9)

(14)

(32)

(50)

Free cash flow

$               460

$           257

$          1,128

$          759

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(1)  Totals may not sum due to rounding.

(2)  In the current fiscal year, the Company changed its rounding presentation to the nearest whole number in millions of reported amounts, except per share data or as otherwise noted. The current year rounding presentation has been applied to all prior year amounts presented and, in certain circumstances, this change may adjust previously reported balances.

 

SOURCE Autodesk, Inc.