Cadence Reports Third Quarter 2015 Financial Results

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

Cadence reported third quarter 2015 revenue of $434 million, compared to revenue of $400 million reported for the same period in 2014.  On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $78 million, or $0.25 per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $38 million, or $0.12 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2014.

Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income in the third quarter of 2015 was $89 million, or $0.28 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $80 million, or $0.26 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2014.

"The third quarter was highlighted by proliferation of our new digital and signoff solutions, growth in our IP business, and strong financial performance," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer. "Additionally, we are excited that we have begun shipping our next-generation emulation platform."

"Cadence again posted strong results in a challenging environment," said Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer.  "Our new $1.2 billion stock repurchase program announced in July is off to a strong start, as we repurchased 5.9 million shares for $120 million in Q3."

CFO Commentary

Commentary on the third quarter 2015 financial results by Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is available at

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2015, the company expects total revenue in the range of $434 million to $444 million.  Fourth quarter GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.20 to $0.22.  Net income per diluted share using the non-GAAP measure defined below is expected to be in the range of $0.28 to $0.30.

For 2015, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1.695 billion to $1.705 billion.  On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share for 2015 is expected to be in the range of $0.75 to $0.77.  Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income per diluted share for 2015 is expected to be in the range of $1.06 to $1.08.

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 third quarter 2015 financial results audio webcast today, October 26, 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 October 26, 2015 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending December 18, 2015 at 5 p.m. (Pacific).  Webcast access is available at

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

Cadence and the Cadence logo 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 third quarter 2015 financial results, 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.

For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements related to Cadence's business, please refer to Cadence's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which include Cadence's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, including Cadence's future filings.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures contained within this press release with their most directly comparable GAAP financial results.  Investors are also encouraged to look at the GAAP results as the best measure of financial performance.

To supplement Cadence's financial results presented on a generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP, basis, Cadence management uses non-GAAP measures that it believes are helpful in understanding Cadence's performance.  One such measure is non-GAAP net income, which is a financial measure not calculated under GAAP. Non-GAAP net income is calculated by Cadence management by taking GAAP net income and excluding, as applicable, amortization of intangible assets and debt discount related to convertible notes, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition and integration-related costs including changes in fair value of contingent consideration and retention expenses for employees added from our 2013 and 2014 acquisitions, special charges (comprised of costs related to a voluntary retirement program), investment gains or losses, income or expenses related to Cadence's non-qualified deferred compensation plan, restructuring and other significant items not directly related to Cadence's core business operations, and the income tax effect of non-GAAP pre-tax adjustments.  For 2015, Cadence is applying a non-GAAP income tax rate of 23 percent, down from 26 percent used in fiscal 2014, based on forecasted increases in foreign earnings that are expected to lower Cadence's long-term non-GAAP effective income tax rate.

Cadence's management uses non-GAAP net income because it excludes items that are generally not directly related to the performance of the company's core business operations and therefore provides supplemental information to Cadence's management and investors regarding the performance of the business operations, facilitates comparisons to the historical operating results and allows the review of Cadence's business from the same perspective as Cadence's management, including forecasting and budgeting.

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