Autodesk (ADSK) Announces Restructuring Plans; Cuts FY12 Outlook

August 23, 2012 4:11 PM EDT
Autodesk (Nasdaq: ADSK) announces plans for a restructuring related to executing on the company's strategy including its continuing shift to cloud and mobile computing. While Autodesk is reducing its overall staffing levels in the near-term, the company will continue to invest in key development areas. In addition, the company intends to consolidate certain leased facilities.

The company anticipates taking a pre-tax charge in the range of $50 million to $60 million in connection with the restructuring. Approximately $40 million to $45 million of the pre-tax charges will be taken in the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Most of the remaining charge will be taken in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013.

Net revenue for fiscal 2013 is now expected to increase by 4 percent to 6 percent compared to fiscal 2012. Autodesk now anticipates fiscal 2013 GAAP operating margin to decrease by approximately 210 basis points and non-GAAP operating margin to increase by approximately 150 basis points compared to fiscal 2012. A reconciliation between the GAAP and non-GAAP estimates for fiscal 2013 is provided in the tables following this press release.

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