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Check Point Software Reports Record Fourth Quarter and full year 2011 Financial Results

Redwood City, CA — Tue, 17 Jan 2012

Fourth Quarter 2011:
  • Revenue: $356.8 million, representing a 12 percent increase year over year
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $213.7 million, representing a 16 percent increase year over year, and 60 percent of revenues versus 58 percent year over year
  • Non-GAAP EPS: $0.84, representing a 15 percent increase year over year
  • Deferred Revenues: $552.2 million, representing a 19 percent increase year over year
Full Year 2011:
  • Total Revenue: $1,247 million, representing a 14 percent increase year over year
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $725.9 million, representing 58 percent of revenues
  • Non-GAAP EPS: $2.87, representing a 16 percent increase year over year

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced record financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ending December 31, 2011.

“The fourth quarter provided a great finish to an excellent year with revenues and earnings reaching all time highs, and exceeding our initial projections for the year. We experienced exceptional performance across all key business metrics: products, annuity software blades and services. We continued to expand and elevate the security of our customers with the introduction of new and innovative software blades throughout the year. In the fourth quarter, we delivered a newly upgraded appliance product line that included our latest super-highend 61000 systems. We are very pleased with the acceptance and enthusiasm surrounding our new products and technologies in the marketplace,” said Gil Shwed, founder, chairman and chief executive officer at Check Point Software Technologies.

Financial Highlights for the Fourth Quarter of 2011

  • Total Revenues: $356.8 million, an increase of 12 percent, compared to $318.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • GAAP Operating Income: $192.6 million, an increase of 19 percent, compared to $162.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. GAAP operating margin was 54 percent, compared to 51 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $213.7 million, an increase of 16 percent, compared to $183.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP operating margin was 60 percent, compared to 58 percent in the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: GAAP net income was $159.8 million, an increase of 16 percent, compared to $137.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.75, an increase of 17 percent, compared to $0.64 in the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: Non-GAAP net income was $178.1 million, an increase of 14 percent, compared to $156.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $0.84, an increase of 15 percent, compared to $0.73 in the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • Deferred Revenues: As of December 31, 2011, Check Point had deferred revenues of $552.2 million, an increase of 19 percent, compared to $464.6 million as of December 31, 2010.
  • Cash Flow: Cash flow from operations was $173.2 million, compared to $162.8 million in the fourth quarter of 2010.
  • Share Repurchase Program: During the fourth quarter of 2011, the company repurchased 1.32 million shares at a total cost of $75 million.
  • Cash Balances and Marketable Securities: $2,879.4 million as of December 31, 2011, an increase of $464.5 million, compared to $2,414.9 million as of December 31, 2010.

Financial Highlights for the Year Ended December 31, 2011

  • Total Revenues: $1,247.0 million, an increase of 14 percent, compared to $1,097.9 million in 2010.
  • GAAP Operating Income: $642.2 million, an increase of 20 percent, compared to $535.0 in 2010.
    GAAP operating margin was 51 percent, compared to 49 percent in 2010.
  • Non-GAAP Operating Income: $725.9 million, an increase of 17 percent, compared to $622.7 million in 2010. Non-GAAP operating margin was 58 percent, compared to 57 percent in 2010.
  • GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: GAAP net income was $544.0 million, an increase of 20 percent, compared to $452.8 million in 2010. GAAP earnings per diluted share were $2.54, an increase of 19 percent, compared to $2.13 in 2010.
  • Non-GAAP Net Income and Earnings per Diluted Share: Non-GAAP net income was $613.6 million, an increase of 16 percent, compared to $528.0 million in 2010. Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share were $2.87, an increase of 16 percent, compared to $2.48 in 2010.
  • Cash Flow: Cash flow from operations was $714.9 million, compared to $674.1 million in 2010.
  • 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.”

Fourth Quarter Business Highlights

During 2011, Check Point introduced its 3D Security vision, helping customers redefine security as a threedimensional business process – uniquely combining policies, people and enforcement for stronger protection of information assets. During the fourth quarter, the company continued to expand the vision for 3D Security with new product introductions and business expansion:
  • New Appliance Line with 3X Performance – These new appliances are designed to address the security needs of any size business. The appliances are optimized for Check Point’s Software Blade Architecture™ and deliver three times the performance of previous enterprise versions at comparative pricing.
  • Anti-Bot Software Blade –The latest annuity software blade designed to help businesses protect against bots and APTs (Advance Persistent Threats). A bot is malicious software that enables cybercriminals to take over computers and execute illegal activities. Bots have been critical elements in the majority of recent cyber-attacks. Check Point’s Anti-Bot Software Blade is the first integrated solution that discovers and blocks these attacks. Available in 2012.
  • 3D Security Enhancement – Acquisition of Dynasec, Ltd., a leading provider of Governance, Risk Management and Compliance (GRC) solutions. The acquisition extends the company’s 3D Security strategy and will enable customers to manage their entire 3D Security process from corporate objectives, to policies and security enforcement.

Industry Accolades:

Check Point also continues to receive industry awards for innovative product development and leadership worldwide, including:
  • Leader in 2011 Gartner Magic Quadrants – Enterprise Firewall and Mobile Data Protection.
  • NSS Labs Group Firewall Test – Check Point was the only vendor to pass the NSS Labs independent Firewall Group Test, achieving 100 percent in security effectiveness and earning the only "Recommend" rating in the initial comparative review.
  • NSS Labs Next Generation Firewall Test – Check Point achieved 100% in Firewall, Application Control and Identity Awareness testing, and is the first and only vendor to receive a NSS Labs “Recommend” rating for Next-Generation Firewalls.
  • Computing Security Magazine UK – “Encryption Solution of the Year” – Full Disk Encryption.
  • IT Pro Corporate Choice, Hong Kong – R75.20 and Anti-Bot Software Blade.
  • SMB World Awards, Hong Kong – Application Control Software Blade and Smart-1 Appliance.

In addition, Check Point was awarded “Network Security Vendor of the Year” by Frost & Sullivan, recognizing the company’s commitment to developing innovative security solutions that meet real customer needs. “We had a terrific year in 2011 with the introduction of new technologies and record financial results. As cyber-attacks and security risks reach new levels of sophistication, customer expectations for their security infrastructure also increase. Our ability to innovate and deliver new and innovative security products and technologies provide customers with the ability to attain higher levels of security, while consolidating their security infrastructure and reducing the total cost of ownership. In closing, I would like to thank our customers and partners for their support, as well as our employees for their continued dedication and innovation that made 2011 such a great year,” concluded Shwed.


First Quarter 2012 Investor Conference Participation Schedule:

  • Stifel Nicoulas Technology & Telecommunications Conference
    February 8, 2012 – Dana Point, CA
  • Goldman Sachs Technology & Internet Conference
    February 14, 2012 – San Francisco, CA
  • Morgan Stanley Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference
    February 29, 2012 – San Francisco, CA
  • Raymond James 33 rd Annual Institutional Investor Conference
    March 5, 2012 – Orlando, FL
  • UBS Technology Conference
    March 8, 2012 – London, UK

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 January 17, 2012 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 January 26, 2012 on the company's website or by telephone at +1.201.612.7415, replay ID number 380561, account # 215.

About Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, 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 develop new innovations based on the Software Blade Architecture, providing customers with flexible and simple solutions that can be fully customized to meet the exact security needs of any organization. Check Point is the only vendor to go beyond technology and define security as a business process. Check Point 3D Security uniquely combines policy, people and enforcement for greater protection of information assets and helps organizations implement a blueprint for security that aligns with business needs. Customers include tens of thousands of organizations of all sizes, including all Fortune and Global 100 companies. Check Point's award-winning ZoneAlarm solutions protect millions of consumers from hackers, spyware and identity theft. ©2012 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, restructuring and other acquisitions related costs, loss (gain) on sale of marketable securities previously impaired, and the related tax affects. 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.

Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Check Point’s beliefs as well as the commercial availability of the Anti-Bot Software Blade in 2012. Because these statements pertain to future events they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from Check Point's current expectations and beliefs. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: any foreseen and unforeseen developmental or technological difficulties with regard to Check Point's products; and other factors and risks discussed in Check Point's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2010, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Check Point assumes no obligation to update information concerning its expectations.