U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16 UNDER
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Commission File Number: 333-10486
For the Month of February 2007
Trend Micro Incorporated
(Translation of registrants name into English)
Shinjuku MAYNDS Tower, 1-1, Yoyogi 2-chome,
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 151-0053, Japan
(Address of principal executive offices)
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|TREND MICRO INCORPORATED|
|Date:||February 15, 2007||By:|| |
/s/ MAHENDRA NEGI
Representative Director, Chief Operating Officer,
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2006
Tokyo, Japan February 15, 2007 - Trend Micro (TSE: 4704; Nasdaq: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced that the forecast of financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year ending December 31, 2006, which were announced on October 31, 2006, has been revised as set forth below:
|1.||Revision of forecast of financial results for the fourth quarter of FY2006 (U.S. GAAP)|
(October 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006)
|(in millions of yen)|
|Net Sales||Operating Income||Net Income|
Forecast previously published (A)
Revision made (B)
Ratio of increase or decrease
|2.||Reason for Revision|
While our original forecast for the fourth quarter bookings (Non-GAAP: amount of contracts concluded) was 26 billion Yen, up 6% from the same quarter in the previous year, due to stronger than expected revenue growth in North America and EMEA region, we now forecast ending the quarter with bookings of 29 billion Yen, up 18% from the same quarter in the previous year.
According to our revenue recognition policy, only a portion of the additional bookings has been recognized as the sales, while all the costs related to that increase have been expensed, resulting in a negative impact on the quarterly operating profits. As the result, though net sales are slightly ahead of our expectations, operating income forecast is now lower by 5.6% from the original forecast. On the other hand, net income forecast is 31.6% above original forecasts due to higher than expected interest income and a tax rate which is lower than our earlier conservative projection.
In summary, as a result of this revision, compared to the previous forecast of the fourth quarter, there is a increase of 2.2% in Net Sales and a decrease of 5.6% in operating income, and increase of 31.6% in net income, respectively.
Notice Regarding Forward-looking Statements
Certain statements that we make in this release are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon managements 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
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, www.trendmicro.com.
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For additional Information
Mr. Mahendra Negi
Chief Financial Officer / IR Officer