Autonomy Corporation Plc Announces Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2007

CAMBRIDGE, England, October 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Autonomy's third quarter conference call will be available live at http://www.autonomy.com on October 23, 2007 , at 9:30 a.m. BST / 4:30 a.m. EST / 1:30 a.m. PST...


CAMBRIDGE, England, October 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --

- Autonomy's third quarter conference call will be available live at http://www.autonomy.com on October 23, 2007 , at 9:30 a.m. BST / 4:30 a.m. EST / 1:30 a.m. PST .

Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software, today reported financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2007 .

* Adjusted results exclude the share of loss of associates, post-acquisition restructuring costs and non-cash charges, namely the amortization of purchased intangibles, share-based compensation and non-cash translational foreign exchange gains and losses and associated tax effects. See reconciliations on page 5.

Nine Month 2007 Highlights

- Record nine months revenues, up 29% from 2006 including strong organic growth and the contribution from ZANTAZ

- Positive cash flow generated by operations of $59.2 million (2006: $36.2 million), up 63%

- Average selling price for meaning-based technologies at $375,000 (Q2 2007: $385,000)

- Blue chip third quarter wins include Boeing, InfoUSA, International Monetary Fund, Oracle, Shell, U.K. Patent Office, Northrop Grumman, Wolters Kluwer, Edgar Online, Toyota.com, Bank of Canada , Norsk Hydro, NYSE, Canon, Dell, News Corp. and Osaka Gas, as well as new and repeat licenses with multiple government, defence and intelligence agencies around the globe such as the U.S., including the US Marine Corps, US Navy, US Department of Defense and US Department of Energy, Italy , UK, Singapore , Colombia and the Netherlands .

- 13 OEM deals signed including new deals and extensions with Oracle, CaseCentral, Kana, Cisco and FatWire

- Positive cash flow generated by operations of $20.1 million (Q3 2006: $14.9 million), up 35%

- 31st consecutive quarter of profitability

Commenting on the results, Dr. Mike Lynch , Group CEO of Autonomy said today: "We are pleased to announce our record third quarter and nine month 2007 results which show strong year-on-year growth in all metrics. These results are in line with consensus revenue and profit estimates, despite Q3 seasonally being our quietest quarter and the considerable amount of work involved in integrating the ZANTAZ acquisition. These record results once again bear testament to our unmatched market leadership position."

Dr. Lynch concluded, "Autonomy's dominance in this space is being demonstrated by our almost complete ownership of the OEM market and enterprise-level procurements. The regulatory drivers of FRCP are convincing our customers of the need for integrated operational and information risk management systems. The success of the ZANTAZ acquisition, the integration of which is mainly complete ahead of schedule, continues to demonstrate the fundamental nature of issues relating to unstructured information and the growth opportunities in the marketplace. Autonomy remains extremely well positioned to capitalize on these market opportunities and continue growth."

Third Quarter and Nine Month Financial Highlights

Revenues for the third quarter of 2007 totalled $89.6 million, up 49% from $60.2 million for the third quarter of 2006 including strong organic growth and the contribution from ZANTAZ. In the third quarter of 2007, Americas revenues of $65.5 million represented 73% of total revenues, and Rest of World revenues of $24.1 million represented 27% of total revenues. Revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2007 , totalled $228.3 million, up 29% from $177.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2006 .

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