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Intuit First-Quarter Revenue Grows 27 Percent

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Nov. 15, 2007 - - Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU) today announced strong results for the first quarter of fiscal year 2008, which ended Oct. 31.

"We are pleased with the results of our first quarter," said Steve Bennett, Intuit's president and chief executive officer. "QuickBooks 2008 is off to a great start and Payroll and Payments growth continues to be strong. With the launch of TurboTax for the 2007 tax year coming next week, we're looking forward to another great year for Intuit."

First-Quarter 2008 Financial Highlights
  • Revenue of $444.9 million increased 27 percent from the year-ago quarter. Growth was driven by strong performance in Small Business and the acquisition of Digital Insight in February 2007.
  • GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) operating loss from continuing operations of $103.2 million, compared with an operating loss from continuing operations of $98.5 million in the year-ago quarter.
  • GAAP net loss of $20.8 million, compared with a net loss of $58.9 million in the year-ago quarter. This represents a net loss per share of $0.06, compared with a net loss per share of $0.17 in the year-ago quarter. Results this quarter include a $24 million pre-tax gain from the sale of outsourced payroll assets and a $27 million gain from the sale of discontinued operations.
  • Non-GAAP operating loss of $55.7 million, compared with a non-GAAP operating loss of $76 million in the year-ago quarter. Non-GAAP net loss per share was $0.10, compared with a non-GAAP net loss per share of $0.12 in the year-ago quarter.

Intuit typically posts a seasonal loss in its first quarter when it has little revenue from its tax businesses.

First-Quarter 2008 Business Segment Results
  • QuickBooks revenue was $146.9 million, up 9 percent over the year-ago quarter.
  • Payroll and Payments revenue was $131.3 million, up 5 percent over the year-ago quarter.
  • Consumer Tax revenue was $13.3 million, up 18 percent over the year-ago quarter.
  • Professional Tax revenue was $11.0 million, up 13 percent over the year-ago quarter.
  • Financial Institutions revenue was $72.2 million and includes the results of Digital Insight, which was acquired in February 2007.
  • Other Businesses revenue was $70.2 million, up 11 percent over the year-ago quarter.
Forward-looking Guidance

Intuit reaffirmed its previously given revenue and earnings per share guidance for the second quarter of fiscal 2008, which will end on Jan. 31, and provided operating income guidance for the first time. The company expects:

  • Revenue of $833 million to $848 million, or growth of 11 percent to 13 percent.
  • GAAP operating income of $136 million to $146 million, or a year-over-year decline of 37 percent to 32 percent. On a non-GAAP basis, operating income is expected to be $185 million to $195 million, or a year-over-year decline of 22 percent to 18 percent.
  • GAAP diluted EPS of $0.28 to $0.30 compared with GAAP diluted EPS of $0.40 in the year-ago quarter. On a non-GAAP basis, diluted EPS is expected to be $0.34 to $0.36, compared with non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.44 in the year-ago quarter.
  • Excluding the impact of the acquisition of Digital Insight, the sale of outsourced payroll assets to ADP, discontinuing the Pro Series Express product and the deferral of approximately $23 million of revenue from the second quarter to third quarter, Intuit would have expected second-quarter revenue growth of 8 percent to 10 percent and second-quarter non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.40 to $0.42.

Intuit also reaffirmed its previously given revenue and earnings per share guidance for the third and fourth quarters, and for the full fiscal year 2008. Details are available on Intuit's Web site at

Webcast and Conference Call Information

A live audio webcast of Intuit's first-quarter 2008 conference call is available at 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

The conference call number is 866-244-4629 in the United States or 703-639-1176 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 1158848.

Intuit, the Intuit logo, TurboTax 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 November 15, 2007 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 expected financial results; its prospects for the business in fiscal 2008 and beyond; and all of the statements under the heading "Forward-Looking 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 regulating the 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 ship and deliver products 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; 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 Forward-looking statements are based on information as of November 15, 2007, and we do not undertake any duty to update any forward-looking statement or other information in these remarks.

(Financial Statements follow)