Check Point Software Technologies Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

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SAN CARLOS, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2013) - Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ending March 31, 2013.

  • Total Revenue: $322.7 million, representing a 3 percent increase year over year
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $189.1 million, representing 59 percent of revenues
  • Non-GAAP EPS: $0.79, representing a 7 percent increase year over year
  • Cash Flow from Operations: $331.4 million, representing a 20 percent increase year over year

"In the first quarter we significantly advanced attack prevention with the introduction of our leading-edge Threat Emulation Software Blade that prevents infections from undiscovered exploits, zero-day and targeted attacks. We were also recognized for our security leadership by Gartner, IDC and NSS Labs. This recognition underscores our product leadership and dedication to providing the best security to our customers," said Gil Shwed, founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Check Point Software Technologies.

Financial Highlights for the First Quarter of 2013:

  • Total Revenue: $322.7 million compared to $313.1 million in the first quarter of 2012.
  • GAAP Operating Income: $177.0 million compared to $172.9 million in the first quarter of 2012. GAAP operating margin was 55 percent, same as in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $189.1 million compared to $186.7 million in the first quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP operating margin was 59 percent, compared to 60 percent in the first quarter of 2012.
  • GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: GAAP net income was $148.0 million compared to $143.6 million in the first quarter of 2012. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.73 compared to $0.68 in the first quarter of 2012.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: Non-GAAP net income was $159.3 million compared to $156.9 million in the first quarter of 2012. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.79 compared to $0.74 in the first quarter of 2012. 
  • Deferred Revenues: As of March 31, 2013, deferred revenues were $586.4 million compared to $542.2 million in the first quarter of 2012. 
  • Cash Flow: Cash flow from operations was $331.4 million compared to $275.3 million in the first quarter of 2012. 
  • Share Repurchase Program: During the first quarter of 2013, the company repurchased 2.64 million shares at a total cost of $131.6 million.
  • Cash Balances, Marketable Securities and Short Term Deposits: $3,523.4 million as of March 31, 2013, an increase of $402.2 million, compared to $3,121.2 million as of March 31, 2012.

For information regarding the Non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this release, please see "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information" and "Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Financial Information."

Business Highlights

Check Point continued to deliver innovative security solutions this past quarter with the introduction of advanced new products and technology that protect both enterprises and consumers.

Threat Emulation Software Blade - An innovative solution that prevents infections from new exploits, undiscovered threats, and targeted attacks. Check Point Threat Emulation inspects suspicious documents and emulates how they run in a virtual environment to discover malicious behavior and to prevent malware from entering the network.

Compliance Software Blade - The industry's first integrated compliance solution to leverage an extensive knowledgebase of regulatory requirements and IT security best practices, while providing a real-time view of compliance. Check Point's Compliance Software Blade ensures that security policies are aligned with global regulations and validates that appropriate security levels are maintained -- shortening audit times, improving security, and reducing costs for businesses.

New Data Center Appliance: 21700 Model - Provides market leading security and the fastest performance in a compact 2U chassis, protecting large enterprises and data centers with Check Point's award-winning Software Blade Architecture. It offers maximum security performance straight out of the box with 78 Gbps of firewall throughput, 25 Gbps of IPS throughput, and a 2,922 SecurityPower™ unit (SPU) rating. The 21700 is the third model in the 21000 series and increases the top performance by approximately 50 percent since the launch. 

New Enterprise-Class Security in a Desktop Package: 1100 Model - Provides enterprise-class security in a compact desktop appliance perfect for small branch and remote offices. For the first time, small offices can benefit from the full software blade architecture starting at under $1,000.

ZoneAlarm 2013 Security Products - The new 2013 products, which are Windows 8 compatible, are the first to integrate a Facebook Privacy Scan and Do Not Track technologies. ZoneAlarm products also offer improved performance and security through advanced antivirus and firewall capabilities. 

Industry Accolades

Leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall - Check Point is positioned as a leader in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewall. The company has been in the leader's quadrant for 16 consecutive years. 

Top Position in Worldwide Combined Firewall and UTM Appliance Market - Check Point continued to be the number one vendor in worldwide combined Firewall and UTM appliance revenue for 2012, according to the IDC Worldwide 2012 Security Appliance Tracker.

Triple NSS Labs "Recommend" Rating - Check Point achieved the top score in security effectiveness and management in the latest NSS Labs' Next Generation Firewall (NGFW) group test. Check Point also excelled in NSS Labs' latest round of Network Firewall and Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) tests -- earning a total of three "Recommend" ratings.

SC Magazine Reader Trust Award - SC Magazine readers selected Check Point for best enterprise firewall and best IPS solution in 2013.

CRN Channel Chief Award - Check Point President, Amnon Bar-Lev, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's CRN 2013 Channel Chiefs. This is the sixth time Mr. Bar-Lev has been included on the prestigious list of the most influential and powerful leaders in the IT channel.

In addition, Check Point issued its 2013 Security Report, uncovering major security risks that impact organizations worldwide. The new report examines top security threats, risky web applications that compromise network security, and loss of data caused by employees unintentionally. Most importantly, it provides security recommendations on how to protect against these threats. The report is available at www.checkpoint.com.

Second Quarter 2013 Investor Conference Participation Schedule:

  • Jeffries Global TMT Conference
    May 7, 2013 - New York, NY

  • J.P. Morgan 41st Annual Technology, Media and Telecom Conference
    May 16, 2013 - Boston, MA

  • Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference
    May 22, 2013 - New York, NY

  • Cowen & Company 41st Annual Technology Media & Telecom Conference
    May 30, 2013 - New York, NY

  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2013 Global Technology Conference
    June 5, 2013 - San Francisco, CA

Members of Check Point's management team will present at these conferences and discuss the latest company strategies and initiatives. Check Point's conference presentations are expected to be available via webcast on the company's web site. To view these presentations and access the most updated information please visit the company's web site at www.checkpoint.com/ir. The schedule is subject to change.

Conference Call and Webcast Information
Check Point will host a conference call with the investment community on April 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM ET/5:30 AM PT. To listen to the live webcast, please visit the website at: www.checkpoint.com/ir. A replay of the conference call will be available through April 29, 2013 on the company's website or by telephone at +1.201.612.7415, replay ID number 412273.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, is the only vendor to deliver Total Security for networks, data and endpoints, unified under a single management framework. Check Point provides customers with uncompromised protection against all types of threats, reduces security complexity and lowers total cost of ownership. Check Point first pioneered the industry with FireWall-1 and its patented stateful inspection technology. Today, Check Point continues to innovate with the development of the Software Blade Architecture™. The dynamic Software Blade Architecture delivers secure, flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization or environment. Check Point customers include tens of thousands of businesses and organizations of all sizes including all Fortune 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft.

©2013 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, Check Point uses non-GAAP measures of net income, operating income, operating margin and earnings per share, which are adjustments from results based on GAAP to exclude non-cash equity-based compensation charges, amortization of acquired intangible assets, and the related tax effects. Check Point's management believes the non-GAAP financial information provided in this release is useful to investors' understanding and assessment of Check Point's ongoing core operations and prospects for the future. Historically, Check Point has also publicly presented these supplemental non-GAAP financial measures in order to assist the investment community to see the Company "through the eyes of management," and thereby enhance understanding of its operating performance. The presentation of this non-GAAP financial information is not intended to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for results prepared in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures discussed in this press release to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures is included with the financial statements contained in this press release. Management uses both GAAP and non-GAAP information in evaluating and operating business internally and as such has determined that it is important to provide this information to investors.

 
CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
 
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
 
    Three Months Ended
    March 31,
    2013   2012
    (unaudited)   (unaudited)
Revenues:            
  Products and licenses   $ 106,530   $ 110,182
  Software updates, maintenance and subscription     216,200     202,934
Total revenues     322,730     313,116
             
Operating expenses:            
  Cost of products and licenses     18,849     19,604
  Cost of software updates, maintenance and subscription     17,854     16,039
  Amortization of technology     294     2,858
Total cost of revenues     36,997     38,501
             
             
  Research and development     29,314     26,842
  Selling and marketing     61,829     59,099
  General and administrative     17,586     15,784
Total operating expenses     145,726     140,226
             
Operating income     177,004     172,890
Financial income, net     8,842     10,462
Income before taxes on income     185,846     183,352
Taxes on income     37,886     39,726
Net income   $ 147,960   $ 143,626
             
Earnings per share (basic)   $ 0.75   $ 0.70
Number of shares used in computing earnings per share (basic)     198,459     206,114
             
Earnings per share (diluted)   $ 0.73   $ 0.68
Number of shares used in computing earnings per share (diluted)     202,594     212,469
             
   
CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.  
RECONCILIATION OF GAAP TO NON GAAP FINANCIAL INFORMATION  
   
(In thousands, except per share amounts)  
   
    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2013     2012  
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
                 
GAAP operating income   $ 177,004     $ 172,890  
Stock-based compensation (1)     11,170       9,785  
Amortization of intangible assets (2)     922       4,004  
Non-GAAP operating income   $ 189,096     $ 186,679  
                 
GAAP net income   $ 147,960     $ 143,626  
Stock-based compensation (1)     11,170       9,785  
Amortization of intangible assets (2)     922       4,004  
Taxes on the above items (3)     (760 )     (503 )
Non-GAAP net income   $ 159,292     $ 156,912  
                 
GAAP Earnings per share (diluted)   $ 0.73     $ 0.68  
Stock-based compensation (1)     0.06       0.05  
Amortization of intangible assets (2)     -       0.02  
Taxes on the above items (3)     -       (0.01 )
                 
Non-GAAP Earnings per share (diluted)   $ 0.79     $ 0.74  
Number of shares used in computing Non-GAAP earnings per share (diluted)     202,594       212,469  
(1) Stock-based compensation:                
  Cost of products and licenses   $ 18     $ 16  
  Cost of software updates, maintenance and subscription     199       67  
  Research and development     1,987       1,939  
  Selling and marketing     2,260       2,089  
  General and administrative     6,706       5,674  
      11,170       9,785  
                 
(2) Amortization of intangible assets:                
  Amortization of technology- Cost of revenues     294       2,858  
  Selling and marketing     628       1,146  
      922       4,004  
                 
                 
(3) Taxes on the above items     (760 )     (503 )
                 
Total, net   $ 11,332     $ 13,286  
                 
   
CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.  
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA  
   
(In thousands)  
   
ASSETS  
    March 31,     December 31,  
    2013     2012  
    (unaudited)     (audited)  
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 252,771     $ 574,802  
Marketable securities and short-term deposits     1,132,310       928,535  
Trade receivables, net     276,178       373,755  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets     50,806       47,827  
Total current assets     1,712,065       1,924,919  
                 
Long-term assets:                
Marketable securities     2,138,310       1,792,027  
Property and equipment, net     37,539       36,973  
Severance pay fund     5,995       6,038  
Deferred tax asset, net     26,093       25,553  
Other intangible assets, net     18,289       19,211  
Goodwill     727,875       727,875  
Other assets     20,220       19,797  
Total long-term assets     2,974,321       2,627,474  
                 
Total assets     4,686,386     $ 4,552,393  
                 
LIABILITIES AND  
SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY  
   
Current liabilities:                
Deferred revenues   $ 516,870     $ 524,627  
Trade payables and other accrued liabilities     411,361       346,568  
Total current liabilities     928,231       871,195  
                 
Long-term deferred revenues     69,487       65,063  
Income tax accrual     276,961       259,547  
Deferred tax liability, net     1,788       -  
Accrued severance pay     10,526       10,279  
      358,762       334,889  
                 
Total liabilities     1,286,993       1,206,084  
                 
Shareholders' equity:                
Share capital     774       774  
Additional paid-in capital     711,142       693,212  
Treasury shares at cost     (2,066,313 )     (1,955,328 )
Accumulated other comprehensive income     12,785       14,606  
Retained earnings     4,741,005       4,593,045  
Total shareholders' equity     3,399,393       3,346,309  
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity   $ 4,686,386     $ 4,552,393  
Total cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities and short-term deposits   $
3,523,391
    $
3,295,364
 
                 
   
CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.  
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED CASH FLOW DATA  
   
(In thousands)  
    Three Months Ended  
    March 31,  
    2013     2012  
    (unaudited)     (unaudited)  
Cash flow from operating activities:                
Net income   $ 147,960     $ 143,626  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:                
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment     2,016       1,952  
Amortization of intangible assets     922       4,004  
Stock-based compensation     11,170       9,785  
Decrease in trade and other receivables, net     94,376       113,161  
Realized loss (gain) on marketable securities     (1,114 )     62  
Increase (decrease) in deferred revenues, trade payables and other accrued liabilities     83,496       (1,110 )
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation     (4,171 )     378  
Deferred income taxes, net     (3,213 )     3,475  
Net cash provided by operating activities     331,442       275,333  
                 
Cash flow from investing activities:                
Investment in property and equipment     (2,582 )     (2,418 )
Net cash used in investing activities     (2,582 )     (2,418 )
                 
Cash flow from financing activities:                
Proceeds from issuance of shares upon exercise of options     26,645       39,554  
Purchase of treasury shares     (131,637 )     (74,999 )
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation     4,171       (378 )
Net cash used in financing activities     (100,821 )     (35,823 )
                 
Unrealized gain (loss) on marketable securities, net     (12 )     4,657  
                 
Increase in cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities     228,027       241,749  
                 
Cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities and short term deposits at the beginning of the period    
 3,295,364
     
2,879,405
 
Cash and cash equivalents, marketable securities and short term deposits at the end of the period   $
 3,523,391
    $
3,121,154
 
                 
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