Citrix Announces Preliminary Results for First Quarter of 2015

SANTA CLARA, Calif. — April 9, 2015 — Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) today announced preliminary results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 ended March 31, 2015.

Revenue for the quarter is expected to be in the range of $755 million to $760 million, below the company’s guidance of $780 million to $790 million. Net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.15 to $0.17 compared to guidance of $0.20 to $0.22 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.63 to $0.65, compared to guidance of $0.70 to $0.72 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income per diluted share excludes the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, stock-based compensation expenses, charges related to amortization of debt discount and restructuring programs as well as a benefit from a previously disclosed patent lawsuit, and the tax effects related to these items.

“We are disappointed with our Q1 results, but fully committed to the financial, operational and strategic initiatives announced last quarter,” said Mark Templeton, president and CEO for Citrix.  “We underestimated the impact caused by our restructuring, organizational evolution, and changes to our field and channel strategies, which were the result of important decisions made to get the business ready for our next phase of growth.  Additionally, the increase in foreign exchange volatility impacted results and customer-buying behavior to a larger extent than anticipated in the quarter.

“We are continuing to optimize our business model and our focus on improving margins remains unchanged.”

These preliminary, unaudited results are based on management’s initial review of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2015, and remains subject to change based on management’s ongoing review of the first quarter results.

Conference Call Information

Citrix will report final results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2015 in its regularly scheduled earnings release and conference call on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 after market close.  A news release will be issued at approximately 4:05 p.m. ET and the conference call will begin at 4:45 p.m. ET to discuss financial results, quarterly highlights and business outlook. The call will include a slide presentation and participants are encouraged to view the presentation via webcast at http://www.citrix.com/investors.

The conference call may also be accessed by dialing:

(888) 799-0519 or (706) 634-0155

Using passcode: CITRIX

A replay of the webcast will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Citrix corporate website at http://www.citrix.com/investors for approximately 30 days.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ:CTXS) is leading the transition to software-defining the workplace, uniting virtualization, mobility management, networking and SaaS solutions to enable new ways for businesses and people to work better. Citrix solutions power business mobility through secure, mobile workspaces that provide people with instant access to apps, desktops, data and communications on any device, over any network and cloud. With annual revenue in 2014 of $3.14 billion, Citrix solutions are in use at more than 330,000 organizations and by over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements which are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The forward-looking statements in this release do not constitute guarantees of future performance. Investors are cautioned that statements in this press release, which are not strictly historical statements, including, without limitation, statements by Citrix's president and chief executive officer, statements regarding expected revenue and net income per diluted share for the first quarter 2015, and statements regarding management's plans, objectives and strategies, constitute forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the forward-looking statements, including, without limitation, the identification of adjustments to the preliminary results presented in this release upon completion of the financial close process for the quarter; the impact of the global economy and uncertainty in the IT spending environment; the success and growth of the company's product lines, including  competition, demand and pricing dynamics and other transitions in the markets for Citrix’s virtualization products and collaboration services; the company’s ability to develop and commercialize new products and services, including its enterprise mobility products, while growing its established virtualization, networking and collaboration products and services; disruptions to execution due to its restructuring programs, changes and transitions in key personnel and succession risks; the introduction of new products by competitors or the entry of new competitors into the markets for Citrix's products and services; changes in our revenue mix towards products and services with lower gross margins; seasonal fluctuations in the company's business; failure to execute Citrix's sales and marketing plans; failure to successfully partner with key distributors, resellers, system integrators, service providers and strategic partners and the company's reliance on and the success of those partners for the marketing and distribution of the company's products; the company's ability to maintain and expand its business in small sized and large enterprise accounts; the size, timing and recognition of revenue from significant orders; the success of investments in its product groups, foreign operations and vertical and geographic markets; the ability of Citrix to make suitable acquisitions on favorable terms in the future; risks associated with Citrix's acquisitions, including failure to further develop and successfully market the technology and products of acquired companies, failure to achieve or maintain anticipated revenues and operating performance contributions from acquisitions, which could dilute earnings, the retention of key employees from acquired companies, difficulties and delays integrating personnel, operations, technologies and products, disruption to our ongoing business and diversion of management's attention from our ongoing business; the recruitment and retention of qualified employees; risks in effectively controlling operating expenses, including failure to achieve anticipated cost savings from the restructuring programs and other cost reduction initiatives; ability to effectively manage our capital structure and the impact of related changes on our operating results and financial condition; the effect of new accounting pronouncements on revenue and expense recognition; the risks associated with securing data and maintaining security of our networks and customer data stored by our services; failure to comply with federal, state and international regulations; litigation and disputes, including challenges to our intellectual property rights or allegations of infringement of the intellectual property rights of others; the inability to further innovate our technology or enter into new businesses due to the intellectual property rights of others; changes in the company's pricing and licensing models, promotional programs and product mix, all of which may impact Citrix's revenue recognition; charges in the event of a write-off or impairment of acquired assets, underperforming businesses, investments or licenses; international market readiness, execution and other risks associated with the markets for Citrix's products and services; unanticipated changes in tax rates, non-renewal of tax credits or exposure to additional tax liabilities; risks of political and social turmoil; and other risks detailed in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Citrix assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking information contained in this press release or with respect to the announcements described herein.

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