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Intuit Fiscal 2008 Revenue Grows 15 Percent; Fourth-Quarter Revenue Increases 11 Percent

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Aug. 21, 2008 - Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced fourth-quarter revenue of $478 million, an 11 percent increase over the year-ago quarter. Revenue for fiscal year 2008, which ended July 31, was $3.1 billion, a 15 percent increase over the prior year.

"We had another successful tax season and a solid finish in small business," said Brad Smith, Intuit's president and chief executive officer. "With our focus on innovation and on solving customer problems with connected services, we are looking forward to another strong year in fiscal 2009."

Fiscal 2008 Financial Highlights
  • Revenue of $3.1 billion increased 15 percent from fiscal 2007. Growth was driven by strong performance in Intuit's tax business and the acquisition of Digital Insight in February 2007.
  • GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) operating income of $651 million increased 2 percent from fiscal 2007. GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.41 increased 14 percent from fiscal 2007.
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $856 million increased 12 percent from fiscal 2007. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.60 increased 12 percent from fiscal 2007.
Fiscal 2008 Business Segment Results
  • QuickBooks revenue was $622 million, an increase of 6 percent from the prior year.
  • Payroll and Payments revenue was $561 million, an increase of 9 percent from the prior year.
  • Consumer Tax revenue was $929 million, an increase of 14 percent from the prior year.
  • Accounting Professionals revenue was $327 million, an increase of 4 percent from the prior year. This segment was formerly known as Professional Tax.
  • Financial Institutions revenue was $299 million and includes the results of Digital Insight, which was acquired on Feb. 6, 2007.
  • Other Businesses revenue was $334 million, an increase of 14 percent from the prior year.
Fourth-Quarter 2008 Financial Highlights
  • Revenue of $478 million increased 11 percent from the year-ago quarter.
  • GAAP operating loss of $94 million compared with a GAAP operating loss of $57 million in the year-ago quarter. GAAP loss per share of $0.19 compared with a GAAP loss per share of $0.04 in the year-ago quarter.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $41 million compared with a non-GAAP operating loss of $17 million in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP loss per share of $0.08 compared with a non-GAAP loss per share of $0.02 in the year-ago quarter.

Intuit typically posts a seasonal loss in its fourth quarter when there is little revenue from its tax businesses but expenses remain relatively constant. The 2008 loss includes a $23 million pretax charge for severance and facilities closures. The 2007 loss includes a pretax gain of $31 million from the sale of outsourced payroll assets.

Forward-looking Guidance

Intuit provided its financial guidance for fiscal 2009, which will end on July 31, 2009. The company expects:

  • Revenue of $3.35 billion to $3.43 billion, or growth of 9 percent to 12 percent.
  • Non-GAAP operating income of $970 million to $990 million, or growth of 13 percent to 16 percent. GAAP operating income is expected to be $724 million to $744 million.
  • Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share, or EPS, is expected to be $1.86 to $1.90, or growth of 16 percent to 19 percent. GAAP diluted EPS is expected to be $1.41 to $1.45.
Fiscal 2009 Business Segment Guidance

Intuit's expected results for its business segments for fiscal 2009 are:

  • QuickBooks revenue of $670 million to $695 million, or growth of 8 percent to 12 percent.
  • Payroll and Payments revenue of $639 million to $662 million, or growth of 14 percent to 18 percent.
  • Consumer Tax revenue of $1.0 billion to $1.04 billion, or growth of 8 percent to 12 percent.
  • Accounting Professionals revenue of $345 million to $358 million, or growth of 5 percent to 9 percent.
  • Financial Institutions revenue of $313 million to $325 million, or growth of 5 percent to 9 percent.
  • Other Businesses revenue of $354 million to $367 million, or growth of 6 percent to 10 percent.
First-Quarter Fiscal 2009 Guidance

Intuit's expected results for the first quarter of 2009, which will end on Oct. 31, 2008, are:

  • Revenue of $480 million to $492 million, or growth of 8 percent to 11 percent.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $65 million to $50 million and a GAAP operating loss of $122 million to $107 million. Intuit typically posts a seasonal loss in its first quarter when it has little revenue from its tax businesses but expenses remain relatively constant.
  • Non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.14 to $0.11 and a GAAP net loss per share of $0.26 to $0.23.
Webcast and Conference Call Information

A live audio webcast of Intuit's fourth-quarter 2008 conference call is available at http://www.intuit.com/about_intuit/investors/webcast.jsp. The call begins today at 1:30 p.m. Pacific time. The replay of the audio webcast will remain on Intuit's Web site for one week after the conference call. Intuit has also posted this press release, including the attached tables and non-GAAP to GAAP reconciliations on its Web site and will post the conference call script shortly after the conference call concludes. These documents may be found at http://intuit.com/about_intuit/investors/earnings/2008/.

The conference call number is 866-814-1918 in the United States or 703-639-1362 from international locations. No reservation or access code is needed. A replay of the call will be available for one week by calling 888-266-2081, or 703-925-2533 from international locations. The access code for this call is 1262029.

Intuit, the Intuit logo and QuickBooks, among others, are registered trademarks and/or registered service marks of Intuit Inc. in the United States and other countries.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This press release and the accompanying tables include non-GAAP financial measures. For a description of these non-GAAP financial measures, including the reasons management uses each measure, and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable financial measures prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, please see the section of the accompanying tables titled "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" as well as the related Table B and Table E which follow it. A copy of the press release issued by Intuit on August 21, 2008 can be found on the investor relations page of Intuit's Web site.

Cautions About Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including forecasts of Intuit's future expected financial results; its prospects for the business in fiscal 2009 and beyond; and all of the statements under the headings "Forward-looking Guidance," "Fiscal 2009 Business Segment Guidance" and "First-Quarter 2009 Guidance." Because these forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, there are important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the expectations expressed in the forward-looking statements. These factors include, without limitation, the following: product introductions and price competition from our competitors can have unpredictable negative effects on our revenue, profitability and market position; governmental encroachment in our tax businesses or other governmental activities or public policy affecting the preparation and filing of tax returns could negatively affect our operating results and market position; we may not be able to successfully introduce new products and services to meet our growth and profitability objectives, and current and future products and services may not adequately address customer needs and may not achieve broad market acceptance, which could harm our operating results and financial condition; any failure to maintain reliable and responsive service levels for our offerings could cause us to lose customers and negatively impact our revenues and profitability; any significant product quality problems or delays in our products could harm our revenue, earnings and reputation; our participation in the Free File Alliance may result in lost revenue opportunities and cannibalization of our traditional paid franchise; any failure to properly use and protect personal customer information could harm our revenue, earnings and reputation; our acquisition activities may be disruptive to Intuit and may not result in expected benefits; our use of significant amounts of debt to finance acquisitions or other activities could harm our financial condition and results of operations; our revenue and earnings are highly seasonal and the timing of our revenue between quarters is difficult to predict, which may cause significant quarterly fluctuations in our financial results; predicting tax-related revenues is challenging due to the heavy concentration of activity in a short time period; we have implemented, and are continuing to upgrade, new information systems and any problems with these new systems could interfere with our ability to deliver products and services and gather information to effectively manage our business; our financial position may not make repurchasing shares advisable or we may issue additional shares in an acquisition causing our number of outstanding shares to grow; if economic growth in the U.S. continues to slow, our customers may delay or reduce technology purchases which may harm our business, results of operations and financial condition; and litigation involving intellectual property, antitrust, shareholder and other matters may increase our costs. More details about these and other risks that may impact our business are included in our Form 10-K for fiscal 2007 and in our other SEC filings. You can locate these reports through our website at http://www.intuit.com/about_intuit/investors. Forward-looking statements are based on information as of August 21, 2008, and we do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement or other information in these remarks.

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