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February 27th, 2009
Autodesk Reports Fourth Quarter And Full Year Fiscal 2009 Financial Results

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PR –  Autodesk, Inc. today reported revenue of $490 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, a decrease of 18 percent over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. GAAP diluted loss per share in the fourth quarter was $0.47, compared to earnings of $0.40 per diluted share in the fourth quarter last year. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share in the fourth quarter were $0.31, compared to $0.52 per diluted share in the fourth quarter last year. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share exclude a pre-tax impairment charge of $0.56 related primarily to a reduction in the carrying of goodwill in the company’s Media and Entertainment business segment, $0.18 for restructuring charges, $0.08 related to stock-based compensation expense, $0.11 for the amortization of acquisition related intangibles and in-process research and development, and the offsetting tax impact of $0.15 related to these items.

For fiscal 2009, revenue was a record $2.315 billion, an increase of 7 percent compared to fiscal 2008. Fiscal 2009 net income was $184 million, or $0.80 per diluted share, on a GAAP basis and $448 million, or $1.95 per diluted share, on a non-GAAP basis. A reconciliation between GAAP and non-GAAP results is provided at the end of this press release.

“We have much to be proud of in fiscal 2009, including achieving record annual revenue results, expanding our market presence into new territories, and adding several new and exciting technologies to our portfolio of world-class products,” said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. “While the global economic conditions in the first and second half of fiscal 2009 were very divergent, we are taking actions to reduce our cost structure to better fit the realities of today’s economic conditions. Our strong market position and best-in-class products give us confidence that Autodesk will emerge from this downturn better positioned and more operationally efficient.”

Operational Overview

Combined revenue from Autodesk’s model-based 3D design solutions decreased 1 percent over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 to $144 million and comprised 29 percent of total revenue for the quarter. Autodesk shipped approximately 30,000 new commercial seats of its model-based 3D design products including approximately 6,100 seats of 3D manufacturing products, and 24,000 seats of its 3D Architecture Engineering and Construction products.

EMEA revenue was $219 million, a decrease of 16 percent as reported over the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008, and a decrease of 8 percent on a constant currency basis. Revenue in Asia Pacific was $99 million, a decrease of 25 percent as reported year-over-year, and a 28 percent decrease on a constant currency basis. Revenue in the Americas decreased 17 percent to $172 million compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008. Revenue from emerging economies decreased 31 percent, compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2008 to $80 million and represented 16 percent of total revenue.

Business Outlook

The following statements are forward-looking statements which are based on current expectations and which involve risks and uncertainties some of which are set forth below. Given the uncertainty of the current markets, Autodesk is only providing guidance for its fiscal first quarter of 2010 at this time.

First Quarter Fiscal 2010

Net revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2010 is expected to be in the range of $400 million and $440 million. GAAP loss per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.20 and $0.08. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share are expected to be in the range of $0.00 and $0.12 and excludes $0.07 related to restructuring charges, $0.08 related to stock-based compensation expense and $0.05 for the amortization of acquisition related intangibles. The GAAP EPS range assumes a tax rate of 31% and the non-GAAP EPS range assumes a tax rate of 27%.

In addition, operating cash flow for the first quarter is expected to be negative as a result of lower revenues combined with cash outlays in the quarter for payments of the annual employee incentive plan and payments relating to the restructuring plan.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements in the paragraphs under “Business Outlook” above, statements regarding anticipated market trends and other statements regarding our expected investments, strategies, performance and results. Other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include the following: general market and business conditions, our performance in particular geographies, including emerging economies, the financial and business condition of our reseller and distribution channels, fluctuation in foreign currency exchange rates, failure to achieve planned cost reductions and productivity increases, difficulties encountered in integrating new or acquired businesses and technologies, the inability to identify and realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions, unexpected fluctuations in our tax rate, the timing and degree of expected investments in growth opportunities, slowing momentum in maintenance revenues, failure to achieve sufficient sell-through in our channels for new or existing products, pricing pressure, failure to achieve continued migration from 2D products to 3D products, changes in the timing of product releases and retirements, failure of key new applications to achieve anticipated levels of customer acceptance, failure to achieve continued success in technology advancements, interruptions or terminations in the business of Autodesk consultants, and unanticipated impact of accounting for technology acquisitions.

Further information on potential factors that could affect the financial results of Autodesk are included in Autodesk reports on Form 10-K for the year ended January 31, 2008 and our Forms 10-Q for the quarters ended April 30, 2008, July 31, 2008, and October 31, 2008, which are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Autodesk does not assume 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.

Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

Autodesk will host its fourth quarter conference call today at 5:00 p.m. EST. The live broadcast can be accessed at A replay of the broadcast will be available at 7:00 pm EST at This replay will be maintained on our website for at least twelve months.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is a world leader in 2D and 3D design software for the manufacturing, construction, and media and entertainment markets. Since its introduction of AutoCAD software in 1982, Autodesk has developed the broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art Digital Prototyping solutions to help customers experience their ideas before they are built. Fortune 1000 companies rely on Autodesk for the tools to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance early in the design process to save time and money, enhance quality and foster innovation. For additional information about Autodesk, visit

Autodesk and AutoCAD, are registered trademarks or 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 offerings and specifications at any time without notice, and is not responsible for typographical or graphical errors that may appear in this document.

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