Cadence Reports Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

Cadence Announces New Stock Repurchase Program

(PRNewswire) — Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced results for the second quarter of fiscal year 2015.

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Cadence reported second quarter 2015 revenue of $416 million, compared to revenue of $379 million reported for the same period in 2014.  On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $58 million, or $0.19 per share on a diluted basis, in the second quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $23 million, or $0.08 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2014.

Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income in the second quarter of 2015 was $85 million, or $0.27 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $64 million, or $0.21 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2014.

"The second quarter was highlighted by the introduction of more innovative new products, key wins with market shaping customers and strong financial performance," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer.  "We launched the Genus™ Synthesis Solution, our next-generation RTL physical synthesis engine, and the Indago™ Debug Platform, which uses big data techniques to speed the verification process.  Cadence has now introduced more than a dozen innovative new products in the past two years."

Mr. Tan continued, "We are pleased to announce a new $1.2 billion stock repurchase program, which reflects our ongoing thoughtful review of all aspects of our business and capital structure.  We are committed to enhancing shareholder value through a balanced approach that drives growth, invests in innovation and returns capital to our shareholders."

"Cadence had a strong Q2," added Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer.  "With the announcement of our new stock repurchase program, we continue to allocate capital to the highest return opportunities by investing in profitable growth, maintaining an efficient capital structure that provides necessary flexibility to meet the needs of the business and returning capital to shareholders."

Cadence's new $1.2 billion stock repurchase program replaces its existing $450 million program.  Cadence expects to repurchase $1.2 billion of its common stock over the next six quarters through the end of fiscal 2016.  The actual timing and amount of repurchases will be subject to business and market conditions, corporate and regulatory requirements, acquisition opportunities and other factors.  The stock repurchase program may be suspended, modified or discontinued at any time, and will be funded by U.S. cash on hand, future U.S. cash flow and additional debt.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2015, the company expects total revenue in the range of $423 million to $433 million.  Third quarter GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.17 to $0.19.  Net income per diluted share using the non-GAAP measure defined below is expected to be in the range of $0.25 to $0.27.

For 2015, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1.685 billion to $1.715 billion.  On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share for 2015 is expected to be in the range of $0.63 to $0.69.  Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income per diluted share for 2015 is expected to be in the range of $1.00 to $1.06.

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 included in 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 2015 financial results audio webcast today, July 27, 2015, 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 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending September 18, 2015 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, the Cadence logo, Genus and Indago are trademarks or 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 2015 financial results and Cadence's intention to repurchase shares of its common stock under its stock repurchase program, 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 in its 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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