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 Citrix Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Financial Results
   Wednesday, January 25, 2017 4:05:05 PM ET

--Quarterly GAAP operating margin of 25 percent; non-GAAP operating margin of 35 percent

--Quarterly GAAP diluted EPS of $1.26; non-GAAP diluted EPS of $1.61

--Record annual cash flow from operations of $1.12 billion

--Board of directors authorizes $500 million increase to share repurchase program

Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS ) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2016.

Financial Results

For the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, Citrix achieved revenue of $908 million, compared to $905 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015, representing less than one percent revenue growth. For fiscal year 2016, Citrix reported annual revenue of $3.42 billion, compared to $3.28 billion for fiscal year 2015, a 4 percent increase.

GAAP Results

Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 was $200 million, or $1.26 per diluted share, compared to $131 million, or $0.84 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 and 2015 includes $10 million and $6 million, respectively in separation costs associated with the separation of our GoTo business and subsequent merger with LogMeIn. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 includes net tax benefits of $12 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, primarily related to the extension of the 2016 federal and state research and development tax credit. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 also includes net tax benefits of $25 million, or $0.16 per diluted share, primarily related to the extension of the 2015 federal research and development tax credit and a change in the mix of income between U.S. and foreign operations driven by the impairment of certain intangible assets. Net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 also includes impairment charges of approximately $58 million related to certain intangible assets, which are included in amortization of product related and other intangible assets. In addition, net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 includes restructuring charges of $38 million for severance and facility closing costs.

Annual net income for fiscal year 2016 was $536 million, or $3.41 per diluted share, compared to $319 million, or $1.99 per diluted share for fiscal year 2015. Net income for fiscal year 2016 includes restructuring charges of $71 million for severance and facility closing costs and $57 million in separation costs associated with the separation of our GoTo business and subsequent merger with LogMeIn. Results for fiscal year 2015 included impairment charges of $123 million related to certain intangible assets, which are included in amortization of product related and other intangible assets. In addition, net income for fiscal year 2015 includes a restructuring charge of $100 million for severance and facility closing costs.

Non-GAAP Results

Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 was $255 million, or $1.61 per diluted share, compared to $259 million, or $1.66 per diluted share for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015. In addition, non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 includes net tax benefits of $25 million, or $0.16 per diluted share. Non-GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 and 2015 excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, amortization of debt discount, restructuring charges, separation costs, and the tax effects related to these items.

Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2015 was $835 million, or $5.32 per diluted share, compared to $695 million, or $4.34 per diluted share for fiscal year 2015. Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2015 includes net tax benefits of $21 million, or $0.12 per diluted share. Annual non-GAAP net income for fiscal year 2016 and 2015 excludes the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, amortization of debt discount, restructuring charges, separation costs, and the tax effects related to these items. Annual non-GAAP net income for the fiscal year 2015 also excludes the effect of a patent lawsuit and the tax effect related to this item.

In addition to quarterly financial results, Citrix also announced that its Board of Directors has authorized it to repurchase up to an additional $500 million of its common stock. As of December 31, 2016, approximately $900 million remained for repurchases from previous authorizations.

"This was a strong quarter, demonstrating that our commitment to improved focus and streamlined execution is resonating in the marketplace," said Kirill Tatarinov, CEO at Citrix.

"Overall, 2016 was a great year. We made significant strides in advancing our vision, strategy and culture, while at the same time rapidly expanding profitability and growth in our core business.

"Our progress in 2016 positions us well for sustained profitable growth."

Q4 Financial Summary

In reviewing the results for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015:

-- Product and license revenue decreased 9 percent;

-- Software as a service revenue increased 8 percent;

-- Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 4 percent;

-- Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, decreased 8 percent;

-- Net revenue decreased in the Americas region by 1 percent, decreased in the EMEA region by less than 1 percent, and increased in the Pacific region by less than 1 percent;

-- Deferred revenue totaled $1.81 billion as of December 31, 2016, compared to $1.65 billion as of December 31, 2015, an increase of 9 percent; and

-- Cash flow from operations was $259 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016, compared with $282 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015.

During the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2016:

-- GAAP gross margin was 85 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin was 86 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense; and

-- GAAP operating margin was 25 percent. Non-GAAP operating margin was 35 percent, excluding the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, separation costs related to the separation of our GoTo business and subsequent merger with LogMeIn, and costs associated with restructuring programs.

Annual Financial Summary

In reviewing the results for fiscal year 2016 compared to fiscal year 2015:

-- Product and license revenue increased 1 percent;

-- Software as a service revenue increased 12 percent;

-- Revenue from license updates and maintenance increased 4 percent;

-- Professional services revenue, which is comprised of consulting, product training and certification, decreased 11 percent;

-- Net revenue increased in the Americas region by 8 percent, decreased in the Pacific region by 4 percent, and decreased in the EMEA region by 1 percent; and,

-- Cash flow from operations was $1.12 billion for fiscal year 2016 compared with $1.03 billion for fiscal year 2015.

During the year ended December 31, 2016:

-- GAAP gross margin was 84 percent. Non-GAAP gross margin was 86 percent, excluding the effects of amortization of acquired product related intangible assets and stock-based compensation expense;

-- GAAP operating margin was 19 percent. Non-GAAP operating margin was 31 percent, excluding the effects of stock-based compensation expense, amortization of acquired intangible assets, separation costs related to the separation of our GoTo business and subsequent merger with LogMeIn, and costs associated with restructuring programs; and

-- The company received 1.3 million shares from repurchases at an average price of $75.87.

Completion of Spin-Off and Merger of GoTo Business

As previously announced, the spin-off and merger of Citrix’s GoTo business with LogMeIn is expected to be completed following the close of business on January 31, 2017, subject to the satisfaction of certain remaining conditions.

Financial Outlook for Fiscal Year 2017

Excluding the GoTo business, Citrix management expects to achieve the following results at the consolidated level for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2017:

-- Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $2.81 billion to $2.84 billion.

-- GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $2.49 to $2.74. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $4.60 to $4.65, excluding $0.35 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $1.03 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, $0.22 related to the effects of amortization of debt discount, $0.33 related to separation costs associated with separation of the GoTo business, $0.16 related to restructuring charges, and $0.23 to $0.53 for the tax effects related to these items. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share also is expected to exclude $0.30 related to certain tax charges to be incurred in connection with the separation of the GoTo business.

Financial Outlook for First Quarter 2017

Excluding the GoTo business, Citrix management expects to achieve the following results at the consolidated level for the first quarter of fiscal year 2017 ending March 31, 2017:

-- Net revenue is targeted to be in the range of $655 million to $665 million.

-- GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.02 to $0.03. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is targeted to be in the range of $0.93 to $0.95, excluding $0.09 related to the effects of amortization of acquired intangible assets, $0.24 related to the effects of stock-based compensation expenses, $0.05 related to the effects of amortization of debt discount, $0.28 related to separation costs associated with the separation of the GoTo business, $0.04 related to restructuring charges, and $0.06 to $0.09 for the tax effects related to these items. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share also is expected to exclude $0.29 related to certain tax changes to be incurred in connection with the separation of the GoTo business.

The above statements are based on current targets. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

Fourth Quarter Earnings Conference Call

Citrix will host a conference call today at 4:45 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results, quarterly highlights and business outlook. The call will include a slide presentation, and participants are encouraged to listen to and 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 can be viewed for approximately 30 days on the Investor Relations section of the Citrix corporate website at http://www.citrix.com/investors .

About Citrix

Citrix (CTXS ) aims to power a world where people, organizations and things are securely connected and accessible to make the extraordinary possible. Its technology makes the world’s apps and data secure and easy to access, empowering people to work anywhere and at any time. Citrix provides a complete and integrated portfolio of Workspace-as-a-Service, application delivery, virtualization, mobility, network delivery and file sharing solutions that enables IT to ensure critical systems are securely available to users via the cloud or on-premise and across any device or platform. With annual revenue in 2016 of $3.42 billion, Citrix solutions are in use by more than 400,000 organizations and over 100 million users globally. Learn more at www.citrix.com.

For Citrix Investors

This release contains forward-looking statements that 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 CEO and president, statements contained in the Financial Outlook sections and under the Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation section, 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, risks associated with failure to complete the separation of the GoTo Business and proposed Reverse Morris Trust transaction with LogMeIn on a timely basis or at all, and the related disruptions to management and the GoTo Business; risks associated with the future performance of core Citrix if the proposed transaction with LogMeIn is completed, failure to achieve the expected strategic, operational and competitive benefits of the proposed separation of the GoTo Business, and the effect of the separation on Citrix, its shareholders, customers, partners and employees; tax risks related to the separation of the GoTo Business; the impact of the global economy, volatility in global stock markets, foreign exchange rate volatility 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 and networking products and secure data services; the introduction of new products by competitors or the entry of new competitors into the markets for Citrix’s products and services; the concentration of customers in Citrix’s networking business; the company’s ability to develop, maintain a high level of quality and commercialize new products and services while growing its established virtualization and networking products and services; risks associated with transitions in key personnel and succession risk; 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 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 large enterprise accounts and reliance on large service provider customers; 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 and divestitures, 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, failure to realize expected benefits or synergies from divestitures; the recruitment and retention of qualified employees; risks in effectively controlling operating expenses; 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; the ability to maintain and protect our collection of brands; 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; risks related to servicing our debt; unanticipated changes in tax rates, non-renewal of tax credits or exposure to additional tax liabilities; risks of political uncertainty 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.

Citrix(R) is a trademark or registered trademark of Citrix Systems, Inc. and/or one or more of its subsidiaries, and may be registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and in other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are property of their respective owners.

                                                                                      CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
                                                                           Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income
                                                                        (In thousands, except per share data - unaudited)
                                                                                                     
                                                                                          Three Months Ended                                                     Year Ended
                                                                                             December 31,                                                       December 31,
                                                                                  2016       2015        2016            2015(*)
                                                                                -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------- -------------------- --------------------
Revenues:                                                                                                                           
     Product and licenses                                                       $255,327                      $281,300                       $883,329                                  $875,807
     Software as a service                                                       209,892                       193,587                        816,436                                   731,292
     License updates and maintenance                                             409,218                       392,964                      1,587,271                                 1,521,007
     Professional services                                                        33,919     36,912     131,229                147,488
                                                                                -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------- -------------------- --------------------
            Total net revenues                                                   908,356                       904,763                      3,418,265                                 3,275,594
                                                                                                                                                                            
Cost of net revenues:
     Cost of product and licenses revenues                                        28,314                        34,432                        121,391                                   118,265
     Cost of services and maintenance revenues                                    96,291                        94,698                        377,731                                   364,916
     Amortization of product related intangible assets                            13,547     73,623      60,419                131,183
                                                                                -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------- -------------------- --------------------
             Total cost of net revenues                                          138,152                       202,753                        559,541                                   614,364
Gross margin                                                                     770,204                       702,010                      2,858,724                                 2,661,230
                                                                                                                                                                            
Operating expenses:
     Research and development                                                    113,658                       140,003                        489,265                                   563,975
     Sales, marketing and services                                               302,769                       299,112                      1,185,814                                 1,195,362
     General and administrative                                                   95,967                       100,968                        377,568                                   342,665
     Amortization of other intangible assets                                       7,106                        11,361                         29,173                                   108,732
     Restructuring                                                                 8,980                        38,160                         71,122                                   100,411
     Separation                                                                   10,434          -      56,624                      -
                                                                                -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------- -------------------- --------------------
            Total operating expenses                                             538,914    589,604   2,209,566              2,311,145
                                                                                -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------- -------------------- --------------------
                                                                                                                                                                            
Income from operations                                                           231,290                       112,406                        649,158                                   350,085
                                                                                                                                                                            
Interest income                                                                    4,578                         2,996                         16,686                                    11,675
Interest expense                                                                  11,344                        10,957                         44,949                                    44,153
Other (expense) income, net                                                      (3,350)      7,750     (4,131)                (5,730)
                                                                                -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------- -------------------- --------------------
Income before income taxes                                                       221,174                       112,195                        616,764                                   311,877
                                                                                                                                                                            
Income tax expense (benefit)                                                      21,324   (19,079)      80,652                (7,484)
                                                                                -------- -------------------- -------- -------------------- --------- -------------------- --------------------
Net income                                                                      $199,850   $131,274    $536,112               $319,361
                                                                                ======== ==================== ======== ==================== ========= ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                                                            
Earnings per common share - diluted                                   $1.26      $0.84       $3.41                  $1.99
                                                                                ======== ==================== ======== ==================== ========= ==================== ====================
Weighted average shares outstanding - diluted                       158,196    156,268     157,084                160,362
                                                                                ======== ==================== ======== ==================== ========= ==================== ====================
                                                                                                                                                                            
(*) Derived from audited financial statements.
                                                                                CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
                                                                        Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                                                             (In thousands - unaudited)
                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                     December 31, 2016                          December 31, 2015(*)
                                                                                                                                                            (*) Derived from audited
                                                                                    financial statements
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------- -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------
ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents                                                                                                      956,956                                      $368,518
Short-term investments                                                                                                         727,073                                       502,852
Accounts receivable, net                                                                                                       725,940                                       669,276
Inventories, net                                                                                                                12,522                                        10,521
Prepaid expenses and other current assets                                                                                      138,786                    132,784
                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------
     Total current assets                                                                                                    2,561,277                                     1,683,951
                                                                                                                                                             
Long-term investments                                                                                                          980,142                                       891,964
Property and equipment, net                                                                                                    343,820                                       373,817
Goodwill                                                                                                                     1,966,810                                     1,962,722
Other intangible assets, net                                                                                                   227,993                                       283,418
Deferred tax assets, net                                                                                                       252,396                                       215,196
Other assets                                                                                                                    57,789                     56,449
                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------
     Total assets                                                                                                            6,390,227                 $5,467,517
                                                                                                                  ==================== ==================== ========================
                                                                                                                                                             
LIABILITIES, TEMPORARY EQUITY AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY:
Accounts payable                                                                                                                84,057                                        95,396
Accrued expenses and other current liabilities                                                                                 302,887                                       317,468
Income taxes payable                                                                                                            39,771                                        18,351
Current portion of deferred revenues                                                                                         1,323,478                                     1,249,754
Convertible notes, short-term (**)                                                                                           1,348,156                          -
                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------
     Total current liabilities                                                                                               3,098,349                                     1,680,969
                                                                                                                                                             
Long-term portion of deferred revenues                                                                                         480,359                                       414,314
Convertible notes, long-term (**)                                                                                                    -                                     1,311,071
Other liabilities                                                                                                              123,297                                        87,717
Temporary equity from Convertible notes (**)                                                                                    79,495                                             -
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock                                                                                                                       303                                           299
Additional paid-in capital                                                                                                   4,761,588                                     4,566,919
Retained earnings                                                                                                            4,010,737                                     3,474,625
Accumulated other comprehensive loss                                                                                          (28,704)                                      (28,527)
Less - common stock in treasury, at cost                                                                      (6,135,197)                (6,039,870)
                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------
   Total stockholders’ equity                                                                     2,608,727                  1,973,446
                                                                                                                  -------------------- -------------------- ------------------------
     Total liabilities, temporary equity and stockholders’ equity                                $6,390,227                 $5,467,517
                                                                                                                  ==================== ==================== ========================
                                                                                                                                                             
(*) During the first quarter of fiscal 2016 we adopted an
accounting standard update on the presentation of debt issuance
costs. The new guidance requires debt issuance costs related to a
recognized debt liability to be presented in the balance sheet as
a direct deduction from the carrying amount of the debt liability
on the condensed consolidated balance sheet. The December 31, 2015
condensed consolidated balance sheet was retrospectively adjusted
to reflect this change.
 
(**) As a result of the structure of the proposed RMT transaction
with LogMeIn, and the notification on October 10, 2016 of
noteholders in accordance with the Indenture, the Convertible
Notes will be convertible until the earlier of (1) the close of
business on the business day immediately preceding the ex-dividend
date for the distribution of the outstanding shares of GetGo
common stock to the Company’s stockholders by way of a pro rata
dividend, and (2) the Company’s announcement that such
distribution will not take place, even though the Convertible
Notes were not otherwise convertible at December 31, 2016. The
conversion rate for the Convertible Notes also will be subject to
adjustment as of the opening of business on the ex-dividend date
for the distribution.
                                             CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
                                Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
                                    (In thousands - unaudited)
                                                                        
                                                                                                Year Ended
                                                                                             December 31, 2016
                                                                                            -----------------
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net Income                                                                                            536,112
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
   Depreciation, amortization and other                                                               286,123
   Stock-based compensation expense                                                                   184,788
   Deferred income tax benefit                                                                       (41,104)
   Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation                                                  (16,049)
   Effects of exchange rate changes on monetary assets and liabilities                                  5,189
   denominated in foreign currencies
Other non-cash items                                                                                   11,628
                                                                                            -----------------
               Total adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash                                  430,575
                    provided by operating activities
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of the effects of
acquisitions:
        Accounts receivable                                                                          (60,636)
        Inventories                                                                                   (4,133)
        Prepaid expenses and other current assets                                                    (12,472)
        Other assets                                                                                  (2,460)
        Income taxes, net                                                                              49,834
        Accounts payable                                                                             (20,905)
        Accrued expenses and other current liabilities                                                 33,150
        Deferred revenues                                                                             144,439
        Other liabilities                                                                              22,326
                                                                                            -----------------
Total changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of the                                         149,143
effects of acquisitions
                                                                                            -----------------
Net cash provided by operating activities                                                           1,115,830
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Purchases of available-for-sale investments                                                       (2,238,784)
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale investments                                               1,294,636
Proceeds from maturities of available-for-sale investments                                            632,517
Purchases of property and equipment                                                                 (134,170)
Cash paid for acquisition, net of cash acquired                                                      (13,242)
Cash paid for licensing agreements and technology                                                    (26,342)
Other                                                                                                   1,181
                                                                                            -----------------
Net cash used by investing activities                                                               (484,204)
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of common stock under stock-based                                               41,247
compensation plans
Excess tax benefit from stock-based compensation                                                       16,049
Stock repurchases, net                                                                               (28,689)
Cash paid for tax withholding on vested stock awards                                                 (66,637)
                                                                                            -----------------
Net cash used in financing activities                                                                (38,030)
                                                                                            -----------------
Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents                                          (5,158)
                                                                                            -----------------
Change in cash and cash equivalents                                                                   588,438
                                                                                            -----------------
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period                                                      368,518
                                                                                            -----------------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period                                                            956,956
                                                                                            =================

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures to Comparable U.S. GAAP Measures (Unaudited)

Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation of each non-GAAP financial measure used in this earnings release and related conference call, slide presentation or webcast to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. These measures differ from GAAP in that they exclude amortization primarily related to acquired intangible assets and debt discount, stock-based compensation expenses, charges associated with the Company’s restructuring programs, significant litigation charges or benefits, separation costs, the related tax effect of those items and separation-related tax charges or benefits. The income tax effect on non-GAAP items is calculated based upon the tax laws and statutory income tax rates applicable in the tax jurisdiction(s) of the underlying non-GAAP adjustment. The Company’s basis for these adjustments is described below.

Management uses these non-GAAP measures for internal reporting and forecasting purposes, when publicly providing its business outlook, to evaluate the Company’s performance and to evaluate and compensate the Company’s executives. The Company has provided these non-GAAP financial measures in addition to GAAP financial results because it believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to certain investors and financial analysts for comparison across accounting periods not influenced by certain non-cash items that are not used by management when evaluating the Company’s historical and prospective financial performance. In addition, the Company has historically provided this or similar information and understands that some investors and financial analysts find this information helpful in analyzing the Company’s operating margins, operating expenses and net income and comparing the Company’s financial performance to that of its peer companies and competitors.

Management typically excludes the amounts described above when evaluating the Company’s operating performance and believes that the resulting non-GAAP measures are useful to investors and financial analysts in assessing the Company’s operating performance due to the following factors:

? The Company does not acquire businesses on a predictable cycle. The Company, therefore, believes that the presentation of non-GAAP measures that adjust for the impact of amortization of intangible assets and stock-based compensation expenses and the related tax effects that are primarily related to acquisitions, provide investors and financial analysts with a consistent basis for comparison across accounting periods and, therefore, are useful to investors and financial analysts in helping them to better understand the Company’s operating results and underlying operational trends.

? Amortization of intangible assets and the related tax effects are fixed at the time of an acquisition, are then amortized over a period of several years after the acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition.

? Although stock-based compensation is an important aspect of the compensation of the Company’s employees and executives, stock-based compensation expense is generally fixed at the time of grant, then amortized over a period of several years after the grant of the stock-based instrument, and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the grant.

? Under GAAP, certain convertible debt instruments that may be settled in cash on conversion are required to be accounted for as separate liability (debt) and equity (conversion option) components in a manner that reflects the issuer’s non-convertible debt borrowing rate. The difference between the imputed interest expense and the coupon interest expense, net of the interest amount capitalized, is excluded from management’s assessment of the company’s operating performance because management believes that the exclusion of these charges will better help investors and financial analysts understand the Company’s operating results and underlying operational trends.

? The Company has engaged in various restructuring activities over the past several years that have resulted in costs associated with reductions in headcount, consolidation of leased facilities and related costs. Each restructuring activity has been a discrete event based on a unique set of business objectives or circumstances, and each has differed from the others in terms of its operational implementation, business impact and scope. The Company does not engage in restructuring activities in the ordinary course of business. While the Company’s operations previously benefited from the employees and facilities covered by the various restructuring charges, these employees and facilities have benefited different parts of the Company’s business in different ways, and the amount of these charges has varied significantly from period to period. The Company, therefore, believes that the exclusion of these charges will better help investors and financial analysts understand the Company’s operating results and underlying operational trends as compared to prior periods.

? Charges or benefits related to significant litigation are not anticipated to be ongoing costs; and, thus, are outside of the normal operations of the Company’s business. These charges or benefits are recorded in the period when it is probable a liability had been incurred and the amount of loss can be reasonably estimated even though the subject matter of the underlying dispute may relate to multiple or different periods. As such, the Company believes that these expenses do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred.

? Separation costs represent transaction and transition costs associated with preparing businesses for independent operations consisting primarily of financial advisory fees, legal fees, accounting fees, tax services and information systems infrastructure duplication. These charges are not anticipated to be ongoing costs; and, thus, are outside of the normal operations of the Company’s business. As such, the Company believes that these expenses do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred.

? Separation-related tax charges or benefits, which may include reversals of certain state R&D credits due to changes in expectations of realizability as a result of the separation of a significant business of the Company, are not anticipated to be ongoing; and, thus, are outside of the normal operations of the Company’s business. As such, the Company believes that these items do not accurately reflect the underlying performance of continuing operations for the period in which they are incurred.

These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States ("GAAP") and may differ from the non-GAAP information used by other companies. There are significant limitations associated with the use of non-GAAP financial measures. The additional non-GAAP financial information presented here should be considered in conjunction with, and not as a substitute for or superior to, the financial information presented in accordance with GAAP (such as net income and earnings per share) and should not be considered measures of the Company’s liquidity.

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures Reconciliation

(In thousands, except per share, gross margin and operating margin data - unaudited)

The following tables show the non-GAAP financial measures used in this press release reconciled to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

                                                                 Three Months
                                                                                        Ended
                                                                                  December 31, 2016
                                                                                 -----------------
GAAP gross margin                                                                       84.8%
     Add: stock-based compensation                                                       0.1
     Add: amortization of product related intangible assets                              1.5
                                                                                 -----------------
Non-GAAP gross margin                                                                   86.4%
                                                                                 =================
                                                                 Three Months
                                                                                        Ended
                                                                                  December 31, 2016
                                                                                 -----------------
GAAP operating margin                                                                   25.4%
     Add: stock-based compensation                                                       5.4
     Add: amortization of product related intangible assets                              1.5
     Add: amortization of other intangible assets                                        0.8
     Add: separation costs                                                               1.1
     Add: restructuring charges                                                          1.0
                                                                                 -----------------
Non-GAAP operating margin                                                               35.2%
                                                                                 =================
                                                                    Three Months Ended December 31,
                                                                                    2016         2015
                                                                                 ---------- -------------------- ----------
GAAP net income                                                                    $199,850     $131,274
     Add: stock-based compensation                                                   48,586                          43,694
     Add: amortization of product related intangible assets                          13,547                          73,623
     Add: amortization of other intangible assets                                     7,106                          11,361
     Add: amortization of debt discount                                               8,346                           8,100
     Add: separation costs                                                           10,434                           6,352
     Add: restructuring charges                                                       8,980                          38,160
     Less: tax effects related to above items                                      (41,420)     (53,915)
                                                                                 ---------- -------------------- ----------
Non-GAAP net income                                                                $255,429     $258,649
                                                                                 ========== ==================== ==========
                                                                    Three Months Ended December 31,
                                                                                    2016         2015
                                                                                 ---------- -------------------- ----------
GAAP earnings per share - diluted                                        $1.26        $0.84
     Add: stock-based compensation                                                     0.31                            0.28
     Add: amortization of product related intangible assets                            0.09                            0.47
     Add: amortization of other intangible assets                                      0.04                            0.07
     Add: amortization of debt discount                                                0.05                            0.05
     Add: separation costs                                                             0.07                            0.04
     Add: restructuring charges                                                        0.06                            0.24
     Less: tax effects related to above items                                        (0.27)       (0.33)
                                                                                 ---------- -------------------- ----------
Non-GAAP earnings per share - diluted                                    $1.61        $1.66
                                                                                 ========== ==================== ==========
                                       CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
                                                             
                                                                                    Twelve Months
                                                                                        Ended
                                                                                  December 31, 2016
                                                                                 -----------------
GAAP gross margin                                                                       83.6%
     Add: stock-based compensation                                                       0.1
     Add: amortization of product related intangible assets                              1.8
                                                                                 -----------------
Non-GAAP gross margin                                                                   85.5%
                                                                                 =================
                                                                 Twelve Months
                                                                                        Ended
                                                                                  December 31, 2016
                                                                                 -----------------
GAAP operating margin                                                                   19.0%
     Add: stock-based compensation                                                       5.4
     Add: amortization of product related intangible assets                              1.8
     Add: amortization of other intangible assets                                        0.8
     Add: separation costs                                                               1.7
     Add: restructuring charges                                                          2.1
                                                                                 -----------------
Non-GAAP operating margin                                                               30.8%
                                                                                 =================
                                                                   Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                                                    2016         2015
                                                                                 ---------- -------------------- ----------
GAAP net income                                                                    $536,112     $319,361
     Add: stock-based compensation                                                  184,788                         147,368
     Add: amortization of product related intangible assets                          60,419                         131,183
     Add: amortization of other intangible assets                                    29,173                         108,732
     Add: amortization of debt discount                                              33,014                          32,039
     Add: separation costs                                                           56,624                           6,352
     Add: restructuring charges                                                      71,122                         100,411
     Add: charge (benefit) related to a patent lawsuit                                    -                           (982)
     Less: tax effects related to above items                                     (135,927)    (149,163)
                                                                                 ---------- -------------------- ----------
Non-GAAP net income                                                                $835,325     $695,301
                                                                                 ========== ==================== ==========
                                                                   Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                                                                                    2016         2015
                                                                                 ---------- -------------------- ----------
GAAP earnings per share - diluted                                        $3.41        $1.99
     Add: stock-based compensation                                                     1.18                            0.92
     Add: amortization of product related intangible assets                            0.38                            0.82
     Add: amortization of other intangible assets                                      0.19                            0.68
     Add: amortization of debt discount                                                0.21                            0.20
     Add: separation costs                                                             0.36                            0.04
     Add: restructuring charges                                                        0.45                            0.62
     Add: charge (benefit) related to a patent lawsuit                                    -                          (0.01)
     Less: tax effects related to above items                                        (0.86)       (0.92)
                                                                                 ---------- -------------------- ----------
Non-GAAP earnings per share - diluted                                    $5.32        $4.34
                                                                                 ========== ==================== ==========
                                                                  Forward Looking Guidance
                                                                                               
                                                                                            For the Three Months                       For the Twelve Months
                                                                                                    Ended                                      Ended
                                                                                                  March 31,                                December 31,
                                                                                                    2017                    2017
                                                                                            -------------------- -------------------- ---------------------
GAAP earnings per share - diluted                                                 $0.02 to $0.03                             $2.49 to $2.74
     Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of amortization of                                     0.09                                       0.35
     intangible assets
     Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of expenses related to                                 0.24                                       1.03
     stock-based compensation
     Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of amortization of debt                                0.05                                       0.22
     discount
     Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of separation costs                                    0.28                                       0.33
     Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of restructuring charges                               0.04                                       0.16
     Add: adjustments to exclude the effects of separation related tax                              0.29                                       0.30
     charges
     Less: tax effects related to above items                                                 (0.06) to (0.09)        (0.23) to (0.53)
                                                                                            -------------------- -------------------- ---------------------
Non-GAAP earnings per share - diluted                                             $0.93 to $0.95          $4.60 to $4.65
                                                                                            ==================== ==================== =====================

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SOURCE: Citrix Systems, Inc.

Citrix Systems, Inc. 
Media Inquiries: 
Eric Armstrong, 954-267-2977 
eric.armstrong@citrix.com 
or 
Citrix Systems, Inc. 
Investor Inquiries: 
Eduardo Fleites, 954-229-5758 
eduardo.fleites@citrix.com


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