Cadence Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial Results

(PRNewswire) —  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2014.

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Cadence reported second quarter 2014 revenue of $379 million, compared to revenue of $362 million reported for the same period in 2013.  On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $23 million, or $0.08 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2014, compared to net income of $9 million, or $0.03 per share on a diluted basis, in the same period in 2013.

Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income in the second quarter of 2014 was $64 million, or $0.21 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $61 million, or $0.21 per share on a diluted basis, in the same period in 2013.

"Cadence continued to drive growth and innovation during the quarter, reflecting the ongoing success of our system design enablement strategy," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer.  "In addition to completing the acquisition of Jasper Design Automation, we won new business in digital and signoff at the most advanced nodes, and made continued progress in IP.  Our digital and system design and verification solutions have strong momentum with both systems and semiconductor customers.  In addition, we are excited about the new products we recently announced in both system design and verification and signoff."

"The Cadence team delivered strong results in Q2 with key operating metrics at or above our targets," added Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer.  "We expect strong business levels for the second half of 2014; however, we are reducing our EPS outlook for the year due to lower hardware gross margins and higher diluted share count because of the impact of a higher share price on calculated dilution from our 2015 convertible notes."

Cadence also announced today that its Board of Directors has approved an increase in the rate of repurchase under its stock repurchase program.  Previously, in January of this year, the Board approved the repurchase of up to $50 million of Cadence common stock in each of fiscal years 2014 and 2015 for a total of $100 million, and this plan will be replaced by the new plan.  The new plan authorizes the repurchase of $300 million of Cadence common stock over two years. Cadence expects to repurchase approximately $37.5 million of its common stock per quarter under the new plan, beginning with the third quarter of 2014.  The Board made its decision based on the underlying strength of the business and a review of the company's capital needs, cash flow and capital structure.  The actual timing and amount of repurchases will be based on corporate and regulatory requirements and other factors.  The stock repurchase program may be suspended, modified or discontinued at any time.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2014, the company expects total revenue in the range of $390 million to $400 million.  Third quarter GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.13 to $0.15.  Net income per diluted share using the non-GAAP measure defined below is expected to be in the range of $0.23 to $0.25.

For 2014, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1.570 billion to $1.590 billion.  On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share for 2014 is expected to be in the range of $0.48 to $0.56.  Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income per diluted share for 2014 is expected to be in the range of $0.90 to $0.98.

A schedule showing a reconciliation of the business outlook from GAAP net income and diluted net income per share to non-GAAP net income and diluted net income per share is also included with this release.

Audio Webcast Scheduled

Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer, and Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will host a second quarter 2014 financial results audio webcast today, July 21, 2014, at 2 p.m. (Pacific) / 5 p.m. (Eastern).  Attendees are asked to register at the website at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled webcast.  An archive of the webcast will be available starting July 21, 2014 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending October 20, 2014 at 5 p.m. (Pacific).  Webcast access is available at www.cadence.com/company/investor_relations.

About Cadence

Cadence enables global electronic design innovation and plays an essential role in the creation of today's integrated circuits and electronics.  Customers use Cadence® software, hardware, IP, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems.  The company is headquartered in San Jose, California, with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry.  More information about the company and its products and services is available at www.cadence.com.

Cadence and the Cadence logo are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The statements contained above regarding Cadence's second quarter 2014 financial results and Cadence's intention to repurchase shares of its common stock under its new share repurchase plan, as well as the information in the Business Outlook section and the statements by Lip-Bu Tan and Geoff Ribar, are or include forward-looking statements based on current expectations or beliefs and preliminary assumptions about future events that are subject to factors and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.  These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Cadence's control, including, among others: (i) Cadence's ability to compete successfully in the electronic design automation product and the commercial electronic design and methodology services industries; (ii) the success of Cadence's efforts to improve operational efficiency and growth; (iii) the mix of products and services sold and the timing of significant orders for Cadence's products; (iv) change in customer demands, including those resulting from consolidation among Cadence's customers and the possibility that the restructurings and other efforts to improve operational efficiency of Cadence's customers could result in delays in purchases of Cadence's products and services; (v) economic and industry conditions in regions in which Cadence does business; (vi) fluctuations in rates of exchange between the U.S. dollar and the currencies of other countries in which Cadence does business; (vii) capital expenditure requirements, legislative or regulatory requirements, interest rates and Cadence's ability to access capital and debt markets; (viii) the acquisition of other companies or technologies or the failure to successfully integrate and operate these companies or technologies Cadence acquires, including the potential inability to retain customers, key employees or vendors; (ix) the effects of Cadence's efforts to improve operational efficiency on Cadence's business, including strategic, customer and supplier relationships, and its ability to retain key employees; (x) events that affect the reserves or settlement assumptions Cadence may take from time to time with respect to accounts receivable, taxes, litigation or other matters; and (xi) the effects of any litigation or other proceedings to which Cadence is or may become a party.

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