Mentor Graphics Reports Fiscal Third Quarter Results

Mentor Graphics Corporation (NASDAQ:MENT) today announced financial results for the company’s fiscal third quarter ended October 31, 2012. The company reported revenue of $268.8 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of $0.32, and GAAP earnings per share of $0.27.

“Revenue and earnings were records for a Q3. Mentor and the Electronic Design Automation industry continue to benefit from the semiconductor industry’s transition to the next generations of technology,” said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO of Mentor Graphics. “For Mentor, exceptional strength in bookings for system design, including mechanical analysis, and new applications of EDA to automotive design and embedded software development provided unique growth opportunities.”

During the quarter, the company announced a major new design rule checking product in the HyperLynx® suite, the market-leading, high-speed analysis product line. Mentor also introduced new formal-based technologies in the Questa® Verification Platform that provide mainstream users with the ability to more easily perform exhaustive formal verification analysis. The next generation of high-performance, multi-core Linux-based embedded systems development software was also announced this quarter, along with new design, verification and test solutions for 20 nm process nodes.

“Our continued focus on controlling costs, and a favorable currency environment, resulted in a 70% drop-through of incremental year-over-year revenue to operating income,” said Gregory K. Hinckley, president of Mentor Graphics. “Mentor delivered record third quarter emulation revenue. Even with record hardware shipments and associated costs of goods sold, we exceeded our full-year non-GAAP operating margin target of 18% in the quarter, and achieved a GAAP operating margin of 14.1%. We reaffirm our full year revenue guidance of $1.1 billion and raise the full-year non-GAAP earnings estimate modestly.”

Outlook

For the full fiscal year 2013, the company continues to expect revenue of about $1.1 billion, approximately $1.39 in non-GAAP earnings per share and about $1.22 in GAAP earnings per share. For the fourth fiscal quarter 2013, the company expects revenues of about $343 million, non-GAAP earnings per share of about $0.55, and GAAP earnings per share of approximately $0.54.

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