Autodesk, Inc. – Company Information

Autodesk, Inc. is multinational American software corporation, headquartered in San Rafael, California.

The company develops software for design professionals, engineers and architects to digital artists, students and hobbyists.

It was founded by computer programmer John Walker in 1982 and has been at the forefront of developing new software products since its inception.

Its professional products are sold globally, both directly to customers and through a network of resellers and distributors.

Its other products (for digital art, personal design, creativity, and home design) are sold over the Internet and in various digital storefronts, including the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.

Autodesk’s flagship products include:

AutoCAD® – software application for 2D and 3D computer-aided design and drafting. AutoCAD is the company’s largest revenue-generating product.

3ds Max® – a 3D computer graphics program for making 3D animations, models, and images.

Maya® – used to create interactive 3D applications, including video games, animated film.

The following products accounted for approximately 51% of Autodesk’s net revenue in fiscal 2014: AutoCAD, 3ds Max, Maya, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD Map, AutoCAD Architecture.

The company is publicly listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under the stock ticker symbol ‘ADSK’.


Autodesk logo

  • President and CEO: Carl Bass
  • Chairman: Crawford W. Beveridge
  • Industry: Software
  • Type: Public
  • Listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange
  • S&P 500 Component
  • NASDAQ stock symbol: ADSK
  • Founded: 1982
  • Founders: John Walker and Dan Drake
  • Revenue: $2.512 billion USD (2015)
  • Net income: $81.8 million USD (2015)
  • Diluted earnings per share: $0.35 USD (2015)
  • Company head office: 111 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA, 94903, USA
  • Employees: 8,823 (2015)
  • Website:
  • Investor relations contact number: +1-415-507-6705
  • Investor relations email: [email protected]

Autodesk, Inc. Financial Results, Years Ended January 31

Operating data (in $ millions) 2015 2014
License and other revenue $1,341.4 $1,254.9
Subscription revenue $1,170.8 $1,019.0
Total net revenue $2,512.2 $2,273.9
Cost of license and other revenue $208.5 $178.7
Cost of subscription revenue $133.6 $95.6
Total cost of revenue $342.1 $274.3
Gross profit $2,170.1 $1,999.6
Research and development $752.2 $611.1
Total operating expenses $2,049.4 $1,714.8
Income from operations $120.7 $284.8
Net income $81.8 $228.8
Balance sheet data (in $ millions)
Total assets $4,913.8 $4,595.0
Total current liabilities $1,400.1 $1,071.5
Total stockholders’ equity $2,219.2 $2,261.5
Common share data (in $)
Basic earnings per share $0.36 $1.02
Diluted earnings per share $0.35 $1.00
Cash flow data (in $ millions)
Cash provided by operating activities $708.1 $563.5
Cash used in investing activities $(905.6) $(194.0)
Cash (used in) provided by financing activities $(239.9) $(126.5)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of fiscal year $1,853.0 $1,612.2
Cash and cash equivalents at end of fiscal year $1,410.6 $1,853.0

Source: “Autodesk Form 10-K 2014”