Trend Micro Announces Q4 and FY2022 Earnings

AUCKLAND, March 8, 2023 Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global cybersecurity leader, today announced earnings results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2022, ending December 31, 2022.

The company delivered year-over-year (YoY) net sales growth of 21% for the fourth quarter and 18% for the fiscal year both at actual currency. This was catalysed by the significant enhancement of its SaaS-first model, customer-first development priorities and unified enterprise security platform.

Enterprise subscription-based ARR increased by 29% year-over-year along with subscription-based customers, now exceeding 424,000 organization, which is an increase of 12% YoY.  Leading drivers of the accelerated growth for Trend Micro included organisations’ need to consolidate tools into a single security platform, data sovereignty driving geographic expansion and increased dependance on cloud.

Ashley Watkins, Vice President ANZ at Trend Micro: “It is a season of challenge and tough decisions for many organisations. We attribute our profitable growth and resiliency to the implementation of a sustainable superior business model. Focusing our resources on innovating to better protect our customers while consolidating their vendor list results in greater value for all stakeholders and advances the industry.”

For this quarter, Trend Micro posted consolidated net sales of US $436  million. The company posted operating income of US $38 million and net income attributable to owners of the parent of US $9 million for the quarter.

Based on information currently available to the company, consolidated net sales for the year ending December 31, 2023 is expected to be US $1,840 million (based on an exchange rate of 135 JPY = 1 USD). Operating income and net income are expected to be US $185 million, respectively.

Innovative: Trend Micro nurtures a culture of innovation to drive advancements across its cybersecurity platform.

Trusted: Trend Micro is a trusted partner to the customers and communities that we serve.

Global: Trend Micro has the most geographically dispersed customers in the industry with millions of sensors informing products and customer support.

New Patents Filed

Trend Micro was awarded the following patents in Q4 2022:

Patent No.

Issue Date





Method and system for static behaviour-predictive malware detection



Robust whitelisting of legitimate files using similarity score and suspiciousness score



Mitigation of Cyberattacks on Cellular Devices



Decryption of encrypted network traffic using an inline network traffic monitor



Protection of antivirus daemon in a computer



On-demand scanning of e-mail attachments

The quarterly reporting for this period includes a provision for one-time impairment charges associated with certain investments held through Trend Forward Capital, for which there is an inadequate basis for present valuation.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

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About Trend Micro

Trend Micro, a global cybersecurity leader, helps make the world safe for exchanging digital information. Fuelled by decades of security expertise, global threat research, and continuous innovation, Trend Micro's cybersecurity platform protects hundreds of thousands of organisations and millions of individuals across clouds, networks, devices, and endpoints. As a leader in cloud and enterprise cybersecurity, the platform delivers a powerful range of advanced threat defence techniques optimised for environments like AWS, Microsoft, and Google, and central visibility for better, faster detection and response. With 7,000 employees across 65 countries, Trend Micro enables organisations to simplify and secure their connected world.

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