Synopsys (SNPS) delivered stronger-than-expected Fiscal Q1 2022 results attributed to strength across all product groups and geographies. Revenue and earnings came in above guidance targets and topped analysts’ estimates. SNPS shares rose 0.21% to close at $306.79 on February 16.
Synopsys is a software company that develops electronic products and software applications. It operates through the Semiconductor & System Design and Software Integrity segments.
Revenue in the quarter increased to $1.20 billion from $970.3 million a year ago, in line with consensus estimates. Adjusted net income landed at $376.9 million, an increase from $239.5 million delivered in the same quarter last year.
Synopsys posted diluted earnings per share (EPS) of $2.40, an improvement from $1.52 delivered in the same quarter last year and better than consensus estimates of $2.37. During the quarter, the company returned $250 million to shareholders through stock buybacks.
The company also raised its full-year outlook. It expects Fiscal Q2 2022 revenue to range between $1.24 billion and $1.27 billion. Full-year revenue is expected to range between $4.78 billion and $4.82 billion. Q2 EPS is expected at between $2.35 and $2.40 and between $7.85 and $7.92 for the full year.
Last week Rosenblatt Securities analyst Blair Abernethy reiterated a Buy rating on Synopsys stock with a $385 price target, implying 25.49% upside potential to current levels.
Consensus among analysts is a Strong Buy based on 9 Buys and 1 sell. The average Synopsys price target of $388.70 implies 26.70% upside potential to current levels.
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