CUPERTINO, Calif. - Oct. 17, 2001- Symantec Corp. (Nasdaq:SYMC), a world leader in Internet security technology, today reported results for the fiscal second quarter 2002, ended Sept. 28, 2001. Symantec posted revenue for the quarter of $242.4 million, as compared to $226.4 million for the same quarter last year.
Net income before the amortization of acquisition-related charges for the fiscal second quarter was $42.3 million, compared to $47.9 million from the same quarter last year. Earnings per share before the amortization of acquisition related charges for the fiscal second quarter was $0.56, compared to earnings per share of $0.61 for the year ago quarter. All figures include historical results of operations from the acquired AXENT Technologies. Including the amortization of goodwill and all other acquisition related expenses, Symantec reported a net loss per share of $0.16, compared to a net income per share of $0.61 for the same quarter last year.
"The security landscape is changing and the new breed of blended threats we experienced during the quarter raised the awareness of individuals and enterprises of the need for comprehensive security solutions," said John W. Thompson, Symantec chairman, president and CEO. "We are pleased with our fast, comprehensive response to these threats and the trust our customers have placed in us."
Symantec's worldwide enterprise solutions, comprised of both security and enterprise administration products, accounted for 68 percent of total sales compared to 64 percent in the same quarter last year. The enterprise security business performed solidly, representing 46 percent of total sales with growth of 29 percent over the same quarter last year. International revenues comprised 40 percent of total revenues, led by 22 percent growth in the Asia Pacific region compared to the same quarter last year
Symantec has scheduled a conference call for 4:30 p.m. EDT today to discuss fiscal second quarter results. 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 1-800-289-0518, while international listeners can dial 913-981-5532. A replay of the call will be available on the Internet at www.symantec.com/invest/ until Nov. 16, 2001.
Symantec, a world leader in Internet security technology, provides a broad range of content and network security software and appliance solutions to individuals, enterprises and service providers. The company is a leading provider of virus protection, firewall and virtual private network, vulnerability management, intrusion detection, Internet content and e-mail filtering, remote management technologies and security services to enterprises and service providers around the world. Symantec's Norton brand of consumer security products is a leader in worldwide retail sales and industry awards. Headquartered in Cupertino, Calif., Symantec has worldwide operations in 37 countries. For more information, please visit www.symantec.com.
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FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT: This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding anticipated activities and results, that involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from results expressed or implied by this press release. Such risk factors include, among others: the risks that current global adverse economic conditions and reduced spending will continue or worsen; currency exchange fluctuations will adversely affect our results; the continuing integration of Symantec and AXENT will not be successful; the difficulty of developing and marketing products that compete effectively with others; new security threats and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Symantec's business generally. Actual results may differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements in this press release. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors is contained in the Risk Factors sections of the Company¹s previously filed Form 10-K for the year ended March 30, 2001 and the Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 29, 2001.