Trend Micro Announces Record Third Quarter Results

Sales climb 42% YoY and ordinary income rises 22% in 3Q 2001

For Immediate Release

Tokyo, Japan – October 25, 2001 – Trend Micro Inc. (TSE: 4704; Nasdaq: TMIC), a worldwide leader in antivirus and Internet content security solutions, reported consolidated sales of 7,548 million yen (63 million US $) and ordinary income of 2,305 million yen (19 million US $) for the third quarter of fiscal 2001, ended September 30, 2001. The figures reflect gains of 41.6% in sales and 22.1% in ordinary income compared with the same period a year ago. This increase was driven by solid, well-balanced growth in all three major markets: Japan, North America, and Europe. Europe led all regions with rapid sales growth of 85% over 3Q 2000. Japan remained the largest market, with sales rising 32% to 2,921 million yen from 2,217 million yen in 2000 Major account wins in Q3 included IBM, Sprint, Sony HSBC, US Deptt of Justice and Transportation, and City of SanFrancisco.

If the results were not adjusted in accordance with a new revenue recognition policy, sales would have shown annual growth of 49.6% to 7,973 million yen (66US $), and ordinary income would have risen 44.6% to 2,730 million yen (22million US $) in the quarter.

(Exchange rate 1US$= 119.40 JPY)

Further details can be obtained at http://www.trendmicro.com/us/about-us/investor-relations/index.html

Third Quarter FY 2001 (July 1 through September 30, 2001) unaudited

Consolidated Unaudited Results of Operations for Three Quarters Ending September 30, 2001

1. Consolidated Results of Operations
  2001 (Note)2 2000 (Note)1,2
Current third quarter Growth Rate Year-to-date results Growth Rate Previous third quarter Year-to-date results
From July 1, 2001 From January 1, 2001 From July 1, 2000 From January 1, 2000
To September 30,2001 To September 30,2001 To September 30,2000 To September 30,2000
  Millions of yen % Millions of yen % Millions of yen Millions of yen
Sales 7,548 41.6 20,488 37.2 5,330 14,930
Cost of sales 370 82.3 1,102 36.6 203 807
Gross profit 7,178 40.0 19,385 37.3 5,126 14,123
Selling, general and administrative expenses 4,512 37.2 13,820 49.1 3,288 9,268
Operating income 2,665 45.0 5,564 14.6 1,838 4,854
Non-operating income 30 -84.2 559 48.7 190 376
Non-operating expense 390 180.6 814 120.6 139 369
Ordinary income 2,305 22.1 5,309 9.2 1,888 4,861
Unusual gains - - - -100.0 - 1,033
17 - 5,145 171,400.0 - 3
Income before taxes 2,288 21.2 163 -97.2 1,888 5,890

<Note> Change in accounting principle: Please] see "Note on Change in Accounting Principle" below.

2. Geographic segment information

Sales to third parties

  2001 (Note)2 2000 (Note)1,2
Current third quarter Year-to-date results Previous third quarter Year-to-date results
From July 1, 2001 From January 1, 2001 From July 1, 2000 From January 1, 2000
To September 30,2001 To September 30,2001 To September 30,2000 To September 30,2000
  Millions of yen Millions of yen Millions of yen Millions of yen
Japan 2,921 7,408 2,217 5,873
North America 2,197 6,215 1,522 4,300
Taiwan 443 1,326 500 1,332
Europe 1,516 4,312 816 2,686
Others 470 1,224 274 737
Total 7,548 20,488 5,334 14,930
<Note> 1. Classification of countries and regions is based on geographical proximity.
  2. Classification of countries and regions into each geographic segment.
North America: U.S.A.
Europe : Italy, Germany, France, UK
Others : Korea, Australia, Brazil,Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, China
 
3. Affiliated companies:

Number of consolidated subsidiaries: 18

Number of unconsolidated subsidiaries: 0

Financial data for the third quarter of FY 2000 is provided solely for comparison purposes, as the Company did not prepare quarterly earnings statements last year. Moreover, the figures for Q1 FY 2001 and Q1 FY 2000 have not been audited by the Company's certified public accountants or independent auditors, and the financial results described in this release were prepared in accordance with Japanese generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

Note on Change in Accounting Principle

Until the end of FY 2000, the Company and Trend Micro Incorporated (Taiwan) booked revenue for Premium Support and other post-contract customer support services at the beginning of the support period. Effective from FY 2001, the method of recognizing this revenue recognition has been changed and sales revenues from customer support are deferred over the relevant support period.

The table below shows the year-on-year growth after restating the 2001 third quarter numbers to the revenue recognition policy in use during the corresponding quarter of Fiscal 2000.

  2001 (Note) ,2 2000 (Note) 1,2
Current third quarter Growth Rate Year-to-date results Growth Rate Previous third quarter Year-to-date results
From July 1, 2001 From January 1, 2001 From July 1, 2000 From January 1, 2000
To September 30,2001 To September 30,2001 To September 30,2000 To September 30,2000
  Millions of yen % Millions of yen % Millions of yen Millions of yen
Sales 7,973 49.6 21,405 43.4 5,330 14,930
Ordinary income 2,730 44.6 6,227 28.1 1,888 4,861
Income before taxes 2,713 43.7 4,090 -30.6 1,888 5,890

(Note) Quarterly financial information was not disclosed in 2000. The figures for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2000 in above table are prepared for management purpose and disclosed for reference only.

The figures for the third quarter of Fiscal Year 2001 and Fiscal Year 2000 are not audited.

About Trend Micro

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