Autodesk, Inc. Announces Fiscal 2021 Fourth Quarter And Full-Year Results

-Fiscal 2021 Revenue Increased 16% to $3.8 Billion Driven by Strong Enterprise and Cloud-Based Sales, and Resilient SaaS Model

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 25, 2021 — (PRNewswire) —   Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2021.

All growth rates are compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 unless otherwise noted. A reconciliation of GAAP to non-GAAP results is provided in the accompanying tables. For definitions, please view the Glossary of Terms later in this document.

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 Financial Highlights

  • Total revenue increased 16 percent to $1.04 billion;
  • GAAP operating margin was 18 percent, up 3 percentage points;
  • Non-GAAP operating margin was 30 percent, up 1 percentage point;
  • GAAP diluted EPS was $4.10, in part reflecting a $679 million deferred tax asset valuation allowance release; non-GAAP diluted EPS was $1.18;
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $658 million; free cash flow was $634 million.

"Our strong fiscal 2021 results reflect the increasing importance of a cloud-based platform to our customers and the resilience of our subscription business model," said Andrew Anagnost, Autodesk president and CEO. "With a record number of enterprise agreements in the fourth quarter and recently announced intention to acquire Innovyze, we are looking to the future with optimism and remain confident in our fiscal 2023 targets and double-digit growth thereafter."

Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2021 Additional Financial Details

  • Total billings decreased 1 percent to $1.47 billion.
  • Total revenue was $1.04 billion, an increase of 16 percent as reported and on a constant currency basis. Recurring revenue represents 94 percent of total.
  • Design revenue was $899 million, an increase of 13 percent as reported, and 14 percent on a constant currency basis. On a sequential basis, Design revenue increased 6 percent as reported and on a constant currency basis.
  • Make revenue was $82 million, an increase of 28 percent as reported, and 27 percent on a constant currency basis. On a sequential basis, Make revenue increased 7 percent as reported, and 6 percent on a constant currency basis.
  • Subscription plan revenue was $950 million, an increase of 22 percent as reported and on a constant currency basis. On a sequential basis, subscription plan revenue increased 7 percent as reported and on a constant currency basis.
  • Maintenance plan revenue was $30 million, a decrease of 62 percent as reported, and 61 percent on a constant currency basis. On a sequential basis, maintenance plan revenue decreased 24 percent as reported, and 22 percent on a constant currency basis.
  • Net revenue retention rate was within the range of 100 to 110 percent.
  • GAAP operating income was $184 million, compared to $134 million in the fourth quarter last year. GAAP operating margin was 18 percent, up 3 percentage points.
  • Total non-GAAP operating income was $315 million, compared to $259 million in the fourth quarter last year. Non-GAAP operating margin was 30 percent, up 1 percentage point.
  • GAAP diluted net income per share was $4.10, compared to $0.59 in the fourth quarter last year, in part reflecting a $679 million deferred tax asset valuation allowance release.
  • Non-GAAP diluted net income per share was $1.18, compared to $0.92 in the fourth quarter last year.
  • Deferred revenue increased 12 percent to $3.36 billion. Unbilled deferred revenue was $881 million, an increase of $331 million compared to the fourth quarter of last year. Remaining performance obligations (RPO) increased 19 percent to $4.24 billion. Current RPO increased 16 percent to $2.74 billion.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $658 million, a decrease of $41 million compared to the fourth quarter last year. Free cash flow was $634 million, a decrease of $50 million compared to the fourth quarter last year.

 

Net Revenue by Geographic Area



Three Months Ended January 31, 2021


Three Months Ended January 31, 2020


Change compared to
prior fiscal year


Constant currency change compared to prior fiscal year

(In millions, except percentages)



$


%


%

Net Revenue:










Americas










  U.S.

$

343.2



$

304.6



$

38.6



13

%


*

  Other Americas

72.6



60.2



12.4



21

%


*

  Total Americas

415.8



364.8



51.0



14

%


14

%

EMEA

408.8



360.5



48.3



13

%


14

%

APAC

214.6



174.0



40.6



23

%


22

%

Total Net Revenue

$

1,039.2



$

899.3



$

139.9



16

%


16

%











Emerging Economies

$

123.2



$

109.3



$

13.9



13

%


13

%









*

Constant currency data not provided at this level.


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