CUPERTINO, Calif. - July 17, 2002 - Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq: SYMC), the world leader in Internet security technology, today reported results for the fiscal first quarter 2003, ended June 30, 2002. Symantec posted revenue for the quarter of $316 million, a 39 percent increase compared to $228 million for the same quarter last year. Performance was driven by 35 percent growth in Symantec's enterprise security business and 90 percent growth in the consumer business, with strong growth across all geographies. In addition, Symantec announced the acquisitions of Recourse Technologies, Riptech, Inc. and SecurityFocus for a total of approximately $355 million in cash.
Pro Forma Results
Pro forma net income before one-time charges and the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets for the fiscal first quarter was $65.6 million, compared to $33.9 million from the same quarter last year. Symantec reported pro forma earnings per share of $0.41, compared to pro forma earnings per share of $0.22 for the year-ago quarter.
Net income including one-time charges and the amortization of acquisition-related intangible assets for the first quarter was $56.6 million, compared to a net loss of $21.2 million from the same quarter last year. Symantec reported earnings per share of $0.36, compared to a net loss per share of $0.14 for the year-ago quarter. One-time charges for the quarter include expenses related to restructuring.
"During the quarter, we continued to see strength in our consumer business coupled with an acceleration in the growth of our enterprise security business," said John W. Thompson, Symantec Chairman and CEO. "The acquisitions we announced today bring next generation security technology, products and services that will help us to better serve the needs of our customers and continue to deliver strong top and bottom-line growth."
The acquisition of Recourse Technologies allows Symantec to deliver both a market-proven, gigabit-performance network intrusion detection product, ManHunt, and the industry-leading, host-based solution, IntruderAlert, to customers. Riptech, Inc., the premier provider of scalable, real-time managed security services, allows Symantec to offer global customers a cost-effective solution for protecting their networks across the broadest range of sensors
Combining SecurityFocus' world-class vulnerability database and early warning threat management products with Symantec's antivirus research and response capabilities will provide customers with the most comprehensive security protection available.
For the quarter, Symantec's worldwide enterprise security business represents 42 percent of total revenue and grew 35 percent compared to the same quarter last year. Performance in the enterprise security business was supported by 31 percent growth in firewall/VPN sales, 39 percent growth in vulnerability management sales and 41 percent growth in antivirus sales compared to the same quarter last year.
Symantec's enterprise administration business represents 18 percent of total revenue and declined 6 percent. However, the Ghost business continues to meet expectations with 20 percent growth compared to the same quarter last year. Symantec's security services business grew 60 percent during the quarter and represents 1 percent of total revenue. Symantec's consumer business represents 39 percent of total revenue and grew at 90 percent, supported by an unexpectedly strong 133 percent growth in consumer antivirus sales compared to a relatively lower level of sales in the same quarter last year.
International revenues represent 47 percent of total revenue in the first quarter and grew by 40 percent over the same quarter last year. Sales in Canada led the increase with 122 percent year-over-year growth followed by sales in Japan at 59 percent growth, sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa at 32 percent growth, sales in Latin America at 26 percent growth and sales in Asia Pacific at 23 percent growth.
Symantec has scheduled a conference call for 5 p.m. EDT today to discuss fiscal first quarter results and the acquisitions. Interested parties may access the conference call on the Internet at www.symantec.com/invest/. To listen to the live call, please go to the Web site at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. In addition, conference call numbers are available. The listen-only number for domestic callers is 1-800-967-7184, while international listeners can dial 719-457-2633. A replay of the call will be available on the Internet at www.symantec.com/invest/ until Aug. 14, 2002.
Symantec is the world leader in providing solutions to help individuals and enterprises assure the security, availability, and integrity of their information. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has operations in more than 40 countries. More information is available at www.symantec.com.
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