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.”
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.
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.
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.