For the month of April, 2005
Commission File Number 0-28584
|CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.|
|(Translation of registrants name into English)|
|3A Jabotinsky Street, Ramat-Gan 52520, Israel|
|(Address of principal executive offices)|
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|Media Contact:||Investor Contact:|
|Elena Annuzzi||Janine Zanelli|
|Check Point Software Technologies||Check Point Software Technologies|
2005 First Quarter Revenues Increased 19% over First Quarter of 2004
REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 18, 2005 Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP), the worldwide leader in securing the Internet, today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2005.
|Financial Highlights for the First Quarter of 2005|
|||Revenues: $137.7 million, an increase of 19% compared to $116.1 million in the first quarter of 2004.|
|||Net Income: $73.7 million, an increase of 76% compared to $41.9 million in the first quarter of 2004. Net income excluding acquisition related charges1 was $75.8 million, an increase of 17% compared to $65 million in the first quarter of 2004.|
|||Earnings per Diluted Share: $0.29, an increase of 78% compared to $0.16 in the first quarter of 2004. EPS excluding net acquisition related charges was $0.30, an increase of 18% compared to $0.25 in the first quarter of 2004.|
|||Deferred Revenues: increased by $9.1 million to a record $150.2 million, a 6% increase over deferred revenues as of December 31, 2004.|
|||Share Repurchase Program: During the first quarter of 2005, Check Point purchased 2.1 million shares at a total cost of close to $50 million.|
We are pleased with our first quarter results, which showed significant growth in profits and revenues said Gil Shwed, chairman and chief executive officer of Check Point Software We continued to extend our annuity based revenues which were spearheaded by growing sales of two of our new offerings: ZoneAlarm security services for the consumer segment and SmartDefense real time security updates for our enterprise customers.
1 Acquisition related charges refer to the impact of the amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation resulting from the acquisition of Zone Labs Inc., in March 2004.
|||Unveiled Eventia Product Family of Security Event Management Solutions designed to help IT security departments reduce the cost and complexity of security event correlation, management, and reporting. The first product unveiled, Eventia Analyzer, automatically prioritizes security events for decisive, intelligent action and turns volumes of raw data into actionable information to empower security administrators to make informed decisions on their security deployment.|
|||Unveiled Integrity 6.0 for Unmatched Endpoint Security the most complete endpoint security solution, including intrusion prevention, outbound threat protection, access policy enforcement, advanced server and policy automation, protects PCs and enterprise networks proactively from the newest worms, viruses, spyware, and hacker attacks.|
|||Released Connectra 2.0 the newest version of Check Points revolutionary Web Security Gateway that provides SSL VPN access with integrated application and endpoint security. In addition, Connectra 2.0 includes secure browser and cache cleaning, endpoint host checking and real-time security updates.|
|||Introduced a New Focus in our Highly Regarded OPSEC Partner Alliance to help customers overcome todays emerging network security threats through a comprehensive, best-of-breed security architecture. The new initiative focuses on six critical OPSEC solution areas internal security, Web security, content security, Total Access Protection (TAP), Voice over IP (VoIP) and regulatory compliance.|
Partial List of Awards in the First Quarter:
|||Leader in the Prestigious Gartner Magic Quadrant for the fourth consecutive year Check Point ranked as a leader for Network Firewalls. This influential report evaluates both network and application firewall vendors on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.|
|||Dramatically Outperformed Competitors in Tolly Group Tests independent tests confirmed that Check Point provides the broadest breadth of security coverage at the lowest Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for todays complex security vulnerabilities.|
|||VARBusiness Magazine Five-Star Rating for Channel Partner Program The highest attainable ranking for outstanding breadth and depth of channel partner program offerings.|
|||Three Prestigious Awards for 2005 SC Magazine Global Awards Best Firewall award for the VPN-1®/FireWall-1® Next Generation with Application Intelligence, Best Enterprise Security Solution for VPN-1 Pro Next Generation with Application Intelligence and Best SOHO Security Solution for ZoneAlarm® Security Suite.|
Mr. Shwed continues: In Q2, we will remain focused on execution and will continue to expand the depth and breadth of our intelligent perimeter, internal, Web and endpoint security solutions, providing customers with the highest levels of protection.
Conference Call and
Check Point will host a conference call with the investment community on April 18, 2005 at 8:30 AM ET/5:30 AM PT. A replay of the conference call will be available through May 2 at the Companys website http://www.checkpoint.com/ir or by telephone at (201) 612-7415, access code 215 and conference ID 146033.
Safe Harbor Statement
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements. Because such statements deal with future events, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results could differ materially from Check Points current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: the impact on revenues of economic and political uncertainties and weaknesses in various regions of the world, including the commencement or escalation of hostilities or acts of terrorism; the inclusion of network security functionality in third-party hardware or system software; any unforeseen developmental or technological difficulties with regard to Check Points products; changes in the competitive landscape, including new competitors or the impact of competitive pricing and products; a shift in demand for products such as Check Points; unknown factors affecting third parties with which Check Point has formed business alliances; timely availability and customer acceptance of Check Points new and existing products, and other factors and risks discussed in Check Points Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2004, which is on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Check Point assumes no obligation to update information concerning its expectations.
About Check Point
Software Technologies Ltd.
Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (www.checkpoint.com) is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the market leader in the worldwide enterprise firewall, personal firewall and VPN markets. Through its Next Generation product line, the company delivers a broad range of intelligent Perimeter, Internal and Web security solutions that protect business communications and resources for corporate networks and applications, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. The companys ZoneAlarm product line is one of the most trusted brands in Internet security, creating award-winning endpoint security solutions that protect millions of PCs from hackers, spyware and data theft. Extending the power of the Check Point solution is its Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industrys framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with best-of-breed solutions from over 350 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of more than 2,200 Check Point partners in 88 countries.
©2003-2005 Check Point Software
Technologies Ltd. All rights reserved.
Check Point, Application Intelligence, Check Point Express, the Check Point logo, AlertAdvisor, ClusterXL, Cooperative Enforcement, ConnectControl, Connectra, CoSa, Cooperative Security Alliance, Eventia, Eventia Analyzer, FireWall-1, FireWall-1 GX, FireWall-1 SecureServer, FloodGate-1, Hacker ID, IMsecure, INSPECT, INSPECT XL, Integrity, InterSpect, IQ Engine, Open Security Extension, OPSEC, Policy Lifecycle Management, Provider-1, Safe@Home, Safe@Office, SecureClient, SecureKnowledge, SecurePlatform, SecuRemote, SecureXL Turbocard, SecureServer, SecureUpdate, SecureXL, SiteManager-1, SmartCenter, SmartCenter Pro, Smarter Security, SmartDashboard, SmartDefense, SmartLSM, SmartMap, SmartUpdate, SmartView, SmartView Monitor, SmartView Reporter, SmartView Status, SmartViewTracker, SofaWare, SSL Network Extender, Stateful Clustering, TrueVector, Turbocard, UAM, User-to-Address Mapping, UserAuthority, VPN-1, VPN-1 Accelerator Card, VPN-1 Edge, VPN-1 Pro, VPN-1 SecureClient, VPN-1 SecuRemote, VPN-1 SecureServer, VPN-1 VSX, VPN-1 XL, Web Intelligence, ZoneAlarm, ZoneAlarm Pro, Zone Labs, and the Zone Labs logo, are trademarks or registered trademarks of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. or its affiliates. All other product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The products described in this document are protected by U.S. Patent No. 5,606,668, 5,835,726, 6,496,935 and 6,850,943 and may be protected by other U.S. Patents, foreign patents, or pending applications.
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
|Three Months Ended|
|Total product revenues||123,969||107,022|
|Support, training and consulting||13,692||9,040|
|Cost of revenues||5,552||4,934|
|Research and development||12,776||8,662|
|Selling and marketing||34,061||28,598|
|General and administrative||6,248||4,850|
|Amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation||2,625||-|
|Acquired in-process R&D||-||23,098|
|Total operating expenses||61,262||70,142|
|Financial income, net||12,401||10,769|
|Income before taxes on income||88,800||56,689|
|Taxes on income||15,094||14,761|
|Net income excluding in-process R&D and amortization of intangible assets|
|and stock-based compensation||$||75,789||$||65,026|
|Earnings per share (basic)||$||0.30||$||0.17|
|Number of shares used in computing earnings per share (basic)||247,894||250,189|
|Earnings per share (fully diluted)||$||0.29||$||0.16|
|Earnings per share (fully diluted) excluding in-process R&D and|
|amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation||$||0.30||$||0.25|
|Number of shares used in computing earnings per share (fully diluted)||256,150||259,829|
CHECK POINT SOFTWARE
SELECTED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||189,134||$||157,655|
|Trade receivables, net||79,333||96,006|
|Other receivables and prepaid expenses||23,708||20,517|
|Total current assets||1,156,842||1,070,766|
|Property and equipment, net||7,981||8,144|
|Intangible assets, net||24,447||25,857|
|Deferred income taxes, net||8,597||8,439|
|Total long-term assets||793,869||841,888|
|Trade payables and other accrued liabilities||132,946||137,932|
|Total current liabilities||283,110||279,046|
|Accrued severance pay, net||3,316||2,784|
|Additional paid-in capital||375,138||369,452|
|Deferred stock-based compensation||(6,570||)||(10,342||)|
|Treasury shares at cost||(294,292||)||(244,586||)|
|Total shareholders' equity||1,664,285||1,630,824|
|Total liabilities and shareholders' equity||$||1,950,711||$||1,912,654|
|Total cash and cash equivalents, deposits and|
|Three Months Ended|
|Cash flow from operating activities:|
|Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating|
|Depreciation and amortization||1,305||1,257|
|Decrease (increase) in trade and other receivables, net||13,489||(8,023||)|
|Increase in trade payables and other accrued liabilities||4,594||4,259|
|Amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation||2,625||-|
|Acquisition of in-process R&D||-||23,098|
|Net cash provided by operating activities||97,060||64,674|
|Cash flow from investing activities:|
|Cash paid in conjunction with the acquisition of Zone Labs, net||-||(95,343||)|
|Investment in property and equipment||(1,142||)||(1,361||)|
|Net cash used in investing activities||(1,142||)||(96,704||)|
|Cash flow from financing activities:|
|Proceeds from issuance of shares upon exercise of options||6,742||11,252|
|Purchase of treasury shares||(49,706||)||-|
|Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities||(42,964||)||11,252|
|Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities||52,954||(20,778||)|
|Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities at the beginning of the|
|Cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities at the end of the period||1,630,245||1,581,946|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|CHECK POINT SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
BY: /S/ Eyal Desheh
Chief Financial Officer
April 18, 2005