Form 6-K
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Commission File Number: 333-10486


For the Month of October 2005


Trend Micro Incorporated

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)



Shinjuku MAYNDS Tower, 1-1, Yoyogi 2-chome,

Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan

(Address of principal executive offices)



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.


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Information furnished on this form:


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1. Press release dated October 27, 2005, relating to the announcement of earnings results for the third quarter 2005.


2. Press release dated October 27, 2005, relating to the announcement of a personnel change.

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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.





October 27, 2005


/s/    MAHENDRA NEGI        


Mahendra Negi

Representative Director, Chief Financial Officer and

Executive Vice President

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Trend Micro Reports Third Quarter Results


Solid growth in U.S., Asia highlight quarter


Tokyo, Japan – October 27, 2005 – Trend Micro, Inc. (TSE: 4704, NASDAQ: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced earnings results for the third quarter 2005.


Trend Micro posted consolidated net sales of 18.0 billion Yen (or US $161.6 million, 111.24 JPY = 1USD), operating income of 6.9 billion Yen (or US $61.7 million) and net income of 4.4 billion Yen (or US $39.4 million) for the quarter. These figures reflect 13 percent growth in net sales compared to the same period a year ago.


The company continued to enjoy steady growth around the world, led by a 29 percent year-over-year revenue increase in North America and 20 percent in Asia. North America’s Q3 performance also featured a 20 percent increase in revenue compared to the previous quarter. Much of the company’s worldwide growth was buoyed by strong sales in client/server solutions, which experienced a 41 percent surge in global revenue year-over-year. This growth was especially evident in the Asia-Pacific region, where sales of Trend Micro’s client/server solutions jumped 51 percent from the same period a year ago. In Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), client/server sales rose 33 percent.


Thanks to favourable client/server sales, the company experienced a 27 percent increase in revenue from enterprise sales in both the United States and Asia. Enterprise sales were spurred by enhanced anti-spyware, anti-spam, and anti-phishing solutions resulting from Trend Micro’s Q2 acquisitions of InterMute and Kelkea, Inc. Trend Micro’s efficient integration of the acquired technologies enabled the company to deliver market-ready solutions within weeks of the deals.


Trend Micro also helped its strategic alliance partner Cisco deliver outbreak prevention solutions, including the Cisco Incident Control System (CICS), which the two companies developed jointly.


“In the third quarter, we were very pleased with our progress in delivering multi-layered security solutions that are enhanced by our recent acquisitions and strategic alliance with Cisco,” said Eva Chen, CEO of Trend Micro. “We delivered enhanced content security solutions against spyware, spam, and phishing, and we were integral in Cisco’s outbreak prevention services – services that combine the benefits of our Enterprise Protection Strategy and Cisco’s Self-Defending Network. These efforts strengthen our potential for growth now and in the future.”


Based on information currently available to the company, consolidated net sales for the fourth quarter ending December 31, 2005 is expected to be 20.0 billion Yen (or US $177 million, based on an exchange rate of 113JPY = 1USD). Operating income and net income are expected to be 7.5 billion Yen (or US $66.4 million) and 4.6 billion Yen (or US $40.3 million), respectively.

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Third Quarter Business Highlights


Awards and Recognition




    Trend Micro was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes for the second straight year. Inclusion suggests long-term value for shareholders based on corporate governance, environmental and social reporting, customer relationship management, strategic planning, risk and crisis management, and talent retention.


    For the third consecutive year, Trend Micro was recognized as the No.1 global brand in Taiwan, according to a study by global brand consultancy Interbrand. Under supervision from the Ministry of Economic Affairs, the “Taiwan Top 10 Global Brands” survey evaluated Taiwan brands in terms of global brand value according to the BusinessWeek “Top 100 Global Brands Survey” valuation system. Survey results are determined by quantitative financial analysis as well as qualitative indexes.




    For the second year in a row, VARBusiness magazine named Trend Micro Company of the Year and awarded it the Product Innovation Annual Report Card Award.




    Trend Micro’s ScanMail was named 2005 Readers’ Choice Award Winner by Windows IT Pro in the Antivirus/Mail Server category of the 2005 Windows IT Pro Readers’ Choice Awards.


Products and Innovation


Trend Micro introduced the following products in the third quarter 2005:


    Trend Micro Network Reputation Services (Trend Micro RBL+ and Network Anti-Spam Services) — Resulting from the Kelkea acquisition, these service-based solutions provide a first line of defense that stops spam at its source — before it reaches the network, overloads mail gateways, and consumes system resources. Real-time spam blocking identifies new sources of spam, including zombies and botnets, as soon as they begin spamming.


    Communication and Collaboration Solutions — Trend Micro launched a group of solutions offering enhanced antivirus, content, and anti-spam protection for advanced email, instant messaging, and collaboration environments. These solutions include Trend Micro ScanMail for Exchange 7.0, Trend Micro ScanMail Lotus Domino 3.0, Trend Micro Instant Messaging Security for Microsoft Office Live Communication Server, Trend Micro PortalProtect for Microsoft SharePoint, InterScan Messaging Security Suite, and Spam Prevention Solution.

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Corporate and Business Highlights


    In August, the U.S. International Trade Commission issued a final ruling in Trend Micro’s patent infringement lawsuit against Fortinet, ordering the Sunnyvale, CA-based company to stop advertising, distributing, importing, and selling FortiGate™ products in the United States. The decision validated Trend Micro’s patent involving virus scanning at the server and gateway.


    Trend Micro’s strategic alliance partner Cisco announced a number of outbreak prevention solutions, including the Cisco Incident Control System, which the two companies developed jointly.


    Trend Micro announced that leading computer system manufacturer Dell is offering North American customers the choice to pre-install Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security on new desktop and notebook systems.


    To ensure continued innovation and focus on new and emerging threats, Trend Micro announced the appointment of three Chief Technologists. Raimund Genes, President of European Operations, has taken on the additional responsibility as Chief Technologist for anti-malware. Ed English assumed the Chief Technologist post for anti-spyware, and Dave Rand was appointed Chief Technologist of Internet content security.


    New customers in the third quarter included: Huawei, China National Offshore Oil Corporation, Bank of East Asia, and The Public Authority for Applied Education and Training in Kuwait.


Notice Regarding Forward-looking Statements


Certain statements that we make in this release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon management’s current assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it, but involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Many important factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. These factors include:


    Difficulties in addressing new virus and other computer security problems


    Timing of new product introductions and lack of market acceptance for our new products


    The level of continuing demand for, and timing of sales of, our existing products


    Rapid technological change within the antivirus software industry


    Changes in customer needs for antivirus software


    Existing products and new product introductions by our competitors and the pricing of those products


    Declining prices for products and services

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    The effect of future acquisitions on our financial condition and results of operations


    The effect of adverse economic trends on our principal markets


    The effect of foreign exchange fluctuations on our results of operations


    An increase in the incidence of product returns


    The potential lack of attractive investment targets and


    Difficulties in successfully executing our investment strategy


We assume no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. For more details regarding risk factors relating to our future performance, please refer to our filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


About Trend Micro, Inc.


Trend Micro, Inc. is a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services. The Tokyo-based corporation has business units worldwide. Trend Micro products are sold through corporate and value-added resellers and managed service providers. For additional information and evaluation copies of all Trend Micro products, visit our Web site,


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Trend Micro, the t-ball logo, OfficeScan, PC-cillin, and VirusWall are trademarks or registered trademarks of Trend Micro Incorporated. TrendLabs is a service mark of Trend Micro Incorporated. All other company or product names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their owners.


For additional Information

Mr. Mahendra Negi

Chief Financial Officer / IR Officer

Phone: +81-3-5334-4899

Fax: +81-3-5334-4874

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Supplementary Information


1. Consolidated Unaudited Results of Operations for Third Quarter Ending September 30, 2005 (US GAAP)

*Figures for the Third quarter of 2005 and 2004 are not audited.


(1) Consolidated Results of Operations


     FY 2005

    FY 2004


Current third quarter
From July 1, 2005

To September 30,2005


    Year-to-date results
From January 1, 2005
To September 30,2005



Previous third quarter
From July 1, 2004

To September 30,2004


Year-to-date results

From January 1, 2004

To September 30,2004

     Millions of yen    %     Millions of yen     %     Millions of yen    Millions of yen

Net sales

   17,975    13.4     52,465     18.4     15,850    44,314

Cost of sales

   640    (1.6 )   1,831     (29.0 )   651    2,577




Gross profit

   17,335    14.1     50,634     21.3     15,199    41,737

Operating expenses

   10,473    25.0     31,001     31.7     8,380    23,539




Operating income

   6,862    0.6     19,633     7.9     6,819    18,198

Other incomes


   378    8.9     923     86.0     348    496




Net income before tax

   7,240    1.0     20,556     10.0     7,167    18,694

Income taxes

   2,872    (4.8 )   7,730     1.8     3,017    7,592

Minority interest in income of consolidated subsidiaries

   0    —       (0 )   —       —      —  

Equity in earnings of affiliated companies

   17    1.0     49     39.8     17    35




Net income

   4,385    5.2     12,875     15.6     4,167    11,137




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(2) Segment information


Net Sales to third parties


     FY 2005

   FY 2004


Current third quarter
From July 1, 2005

To September 30,2005

   Year-to-date results
From January 1, 2005
To September 30,2005


Previous third quarter
From July 1, 2004

To September 30,2004

   Year-to-date results
From January 1, 2004
To September 30,2004

     Millions of yen    Millions of yen    Millions of yen    Millions of yen


   6,942    21,190    6,510    18,576

North America

   4,182    11,067    3,233    8,575


   4,391    13,220    3,973    11,347

Asia Pacific

   1,943    5,708    1,612    4,434

Latin America

   517    1,280    522    1,382


   17,975    52,465    15,850    44,314


Deferred Revenue




   As of September 30,2005

   As of September 30,2004

   Millions of yen    Millions of yen


   13,319    11,573

North America

   7,282    5,565


   7,321    6,268

Asia Pacific

   2,428    1,774

Latin America

   900    453


   31,250    25,633


<Note>    1. Classification of countries and regions is based on our operating segments.
     2. Classification of countries and regions into each segment.

        North America


        Asia Pacific

        Latin America


: U.S.A

: Italy, Germany, France, UK, Ireland

: Taiwan, Korea, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, China, Singapore,Thailand, India

: Brazil, Mexico


(3) Basis of consolidation


                    The number of consolidated subsidiaries

         22    (22 in overseas )

                    The number of unconsolidated subsidiaries



(4) Increase (Decrease) of major assets, liabilities and shareholders’ equity


     As of September 30, 2005




    As of December 31, 2004

     Millions of yen     Millions of yen     Millions of yen  



Cash and cash equivalents

   54,161     1,253     52,908  

Notes and accounts receivable, trade-less allowance for doubtful accounts and sales returns

   14,484     (761 )   15,245  

Marketable securities and securities investments

   30,322     5,202     25,120  


   2,514     2,514     —    



Deferred revenue

(Total of current and long term)

   31,250     3,346     27,904  

(Minority interest)


Minority interest in consolidated subsidiaries

   4     4     —    

(Shareholders’ equity)


Treasury stock

   (7,313 )   141     (7,454 )


<Note> In order for the warrants to be granted or transferred to the directors and certain employees of the Company and the directors and certain employees of an affiliated company, the Company issued unsecured bonds with detachable warrants. Under pre-revised section 341-8-4 of the Japanese Commercial Code, the redemption and retirement of these bonds are restricted when the total amount of the bonds is less than the total amount of the issue price of the stocks from unexecuted warrants. To reduce interest costs, the Company repurchased some of the issued bonds after warrants were detached. Based on the above reason, the Company intends to hold the treasury bonds until they can be retired legally which is substantially the same as redemption. Thus, bonds and treasury bonds (4,000 millions of yen as of September 30, 2005 and 4,000 millions of yen as of December 31,2004 respectively) are disclosed in net amount in the balance sheet.

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2. Projected consolidated earnings (US GAAP)

Projected earnings for the next quarter (October 1, 2005 through December 31, 2005)


     Net sales

   Operating income

   Net income

     Millions of yen    Millions of yen    Millions of yen

4th Qtr

   20,000    7,500    4,550


(Note) Since the business environment surrounding Trend Micro Group tends to fluctuate in the short run, it is difficult to make the highly reliable projection figures on a yearly basis. We, therefore, decided to announce the earnings on a quarterly basis in the fiscal year ending in December 2005 as well as earnings projection of the succeeding quarter.


If we found through our calculation conducted from time to time that the net sales fluctuate from the most recent quarterly projection by more than 10%, or operating income or net income fluctuates by more than 30%, we will announce the revision of the earnings projection.

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Brief Information


Sales of Major Regions based on Local Currencies (Unaudited)














   18,287    19,303    22,054    23,749    24,524    24,661    29,398    31,398    32,514    32,339    37,592

(1,000 US$)


Applied rate to yen

   118.91    118.50    117.35    108.78    107.42    109.78    109.99    105.63    104.59    107.72    111.24


   7,331    7,765    8,713    11,210    10,397    11,276    12,026    15,561    7,844    7,293    6,137

(1,000 Euro)


Applied rate to yen

   127.76    135.31    131.71    129.71    134.03    132.42    134.43    137.65    136.99    135.47    135.75


   7,012    6,887    8,070    9,813    9,178    9,197    10,525    11,715    9,202    10,056    8,483

(1,000 Euro)


Applied rate to yen

   127.73    134.74    132.08    129.68    134.00    132.45    134.36    137.24    137.03    135.14    135.70

* Effective from January 1, 2005, due to structural changes within EMEA Region, certain Revenues derived from specific distributors or countries previously booked under the UK, German and Italian subsidiaries, started to be booked under Irish subsidiary.


October 27, 2005

Trend Micro Incorporated

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Trend Micro announces a personnel change


Trend Micro announced today that its board of directors has approved the appointment of Mahendra Negi, current Representative Director and Chief Financial Officer, to the additional post of Chief Operating Officer.


This change becomes effective January 1, 2006.


For additional Information :

Mr. Mahendra Negi

Chief Financial Officer / IR Officer

Phone: +81-3-5334-4899

Fax: +81-3-5334-4874