Trend Micro Announces Revision of Forecasts of Consolidated Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2009

Tokyo, Japan – April 27, 2009 - Trend Micro (TSE: 4704; the “Company”), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, today announced that the forecast of financial results for the first quarter of fiscal year ending December 31, 2009, which were announced on February 17, 2009, has been revised as set forth below:

1. Revision of forecast of financial results for the first quarter of FY2009 (January 1, 2009 to March 31, 2009)

(in millions of yen)

  Net Sales Operating Income Ordinary Income Net Income
Forecast previously publish (A) 22,500 5,200 5,300 3,200
Revision made (B) 22,900 7,000 7,900 4,800
Difference (B-A) +400 +1,800 +2,600 +1,600
Ratio of increase or decrease +1.8% +34.6% +49.1% +50.0%

2. Reason for Revision

Net revenue remains as per our original projection, but due to the foreign exchange impact, a little additional revenue will be expected.
On the other hand, almost all of costs including labor cost are now forecasted to be much lower than we expected. Also, in terms of non-operating income, unexpected foreign exchange gain of around 800 million yen will be booked. Because of the above reason, we are revising upwards our earnings forecast for Net Sales, Operating income, Ordinary income and Net income.
In summary, as a result of this revision, compared to the first quarter forecast previously published, Net Sales, Operating income, Ordinary income and Net income are expected to increase by 1.8%, .34.6%, 49.1% and 50.0% 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 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
  • 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:

Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud security infrastructure, our industry-leading cloud-computing security technology, products and services stop threats where they emerge, on the Internet, and are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.

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