The firm said it had 39 cents of EPS, without certain items, according to Refinitiv analyst consensus estimation.
Symantec reported fourth-quarter non-GAAP revenue of $1.195 billion, down 2.2% year over year and $10 million shy of the average analyst estimate.
Mr. Schulman added, "The Board extends its deep appreciation to Greg for his leadership and contributions to our Company since becoming CEO".More news: Palestinian killed by Israeli fire in Gaza border clashes: ministry
Symantec, which is being investigated by US regulators over an accounting irregularity, has seen a slew of key executive departures since late a year ago, including Chief Operating Officer Michael Fey and Chief Marketing Officer Michael Williams. Officials blamed the lukewarm result on poor performance in enterprise sales, an area that suffered lower-than-expected bookings and a disappointing decline in year-over-year billings.
Symantec's new interim CEO, Richard Hill, said the company needs to expand how quickly it gets products out to address a wider cross-section of business opportunities.
Symantec's new interim boss Hill told analysts in a conference call that one of the reasons for Clark's departure is that he wants to spend more time with his aging father.
Mr. Hill continued, "Having participated in the CFO search process in my capacity as a Board member, I am delighted to welcome Vincent to Symantec".More news: Pompeo skips Moscow to meet with European officials on Iran
Symantec, which is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission over accounting irregularities, also faces a lawsuit from shareholder James Felix, who claims its top executives massaged financial figures. The security firm is searching for a permanent substitution. Pilette has been CFO of Logitech and formerly served as the vice president of finance for Hewlett Packard Enterprise's server, storage and networking business.
The company has been struggling with slowing sales and is still under investigation by USA regulators over an accounting irregularity.
For the year, revenue slipped to $4.731bn from $4.834bn and net profit was just $31m, a huge dive from the $1.138bn reported a year earlier. He's expected to join the company later this month, officials said.
"For anyone, and certainly someone with the pride of Greg, he doesn't like to see the results that happened in the fourth quarter", Hill said of Greg.More news: Trump is not above the law, former USA attorney for SC says