Cadence Reports Q1 2009 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Apr 29, 2009 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced results for the first quarter 2009.

Cadence reported first quarter 2009 revenue of $206 million, compared to revenue of $271 million reported for the same period in 2008. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized a net loss of $63 million, or $(0.25) per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2009, compared to a net loss of $33 million, or $(0.13) per share on a diluted basis in the same period in 2008.

In addition to using GAAP results in evaluating Cadence's business, management believes it is useful to measure results using a non-GAAP measure of net income or net loss, which excludes, as applicable, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, in-process research and development charges, costs related to Cadence's withdrawn proposal to acquire Mentor Graphics Corporation and losses on the sale of Mentor Graphics Corporation shares, integration and acquisition-related costs, gains or losses and expenses or credits related to non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets, executive severance costs, restructuring charges and credits, amortization of discount on convertible notes, equity in losses (income) from investments, write-down of investments, impairment charges related to goodwill, intangible assets and fixed assets, and losses related to the liquidation of a subsidiary. Non-GAAP net income or net loss is adjusted by the amount of additional taxes or tax benefit that the company would accrue if it used non-GAAP results instead of GAAP results to calculate the company's tax liability. See "GAAP to non-GAAP Reconciliation" below for further information on the non-GAAP measure.

Using this non-GAAP measure, net loss in the first quarter of 2009 was $25 million, or $(0.10) per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net loss of $0.2 million, or $(0.00) per share on a diluted basis, in the same period in 2008.

"2009 is a year for Cadence to focus on execution, improve our productivity and invest in our core business," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer. "We will continue to bring to market the innovative, advanced solutions our customers have come to rely on in their design production. For example, customers using the new Virtuoso 6.1 platform report seeing a 25% to 40% improvement in productivity, and as a result, proliferation of the new platform at our top customers has nearly doubled compared to the first quarter a year ago."

"We continued to progress toward our goal of a 90/10 model, with a ratable mix above 85% in the first quarter," added Kevin S. Palatnik, senior vice president and chief financial officer. "Revenue for the first quarter of 2009 met expectations, while non-GAAP net loss per share came in better than forecast."

The following statements are based on current expectations. These statements are forward-looking, and actual results may differ materially.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of 2009, the company expects total revenue in the range of $205 million to $215 million. Second quarter GAAP net loss per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $(0.24) to $(0.22). Net loss per diluted share using the non-GAAP measure defined below is expected to be in the range of $(0.09) to $(0.07).

For the full year 2009, the company expects total revenue in the range of $830 million to $870 million. On a GAAP basis, net loss per diluted share for fiscal 2009 is expected to be in the range of $(0.89) to $(0.77). Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net loss per diluted share for fiscal 2009 is expected to be in the range of $(0.33) to $(0.21).

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

Audio Webcast Scheduled

Lip-Bu Tan, Cadence's President and Chief Executive Officer, and Kevin S. Palatnik, Cadence's Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, will host a first quarter 2009 financial results audio webcast today, April 29, 2009, at 2 p.m. (Pacific) / 5 p.m. (Eastern). Attendees are asked to register at the Web site at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled webcast. An archive of the webcast will be available starting April 29, 2009 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending May 6, 2009 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 and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about Cadence and its products and services is available at www.cadence.com.

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

The statements contained above regarding the company's first quarter 2009 results, as well as the comments in the Business Outlook section and the statements by Lip-Bu Tan and Kevin S. Palatnik include forward-looking statements based on current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of 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. Readers are cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are not a guarantee of future performance and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Cadence's control, including but not limited to: (i) Cadence's ability to compete successfully in the electronic design automation product and the commercial electronic design and methodology services industries; (ii) Cadence's ability to successfully complete and realize the expected benefits of the previously announced restructuring and other efforts to improve operational efficiency without significant unexpected costs or delays; (iii) the mix of products and services sold and the timing of significant orders for Cadence's products, and its shift to a ratable license structure, which may result in changes in the mix of license types; (iv) change in customer demands, including the possibility that Cadence's previously announced restructuring and management changes and other efforts to improve operational efficiency could result in delays in customers' purchases of 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; (ix) the effects of Cadence's previously announced restructuring and management changes and other efforts to improve operational efficiency on Cadence's business, including its strategic and customer relationships, ability to retain key employees and stock price; and (x) 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, please refer to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended January 3, 2009 and the company's future filings.

Adoption of FASB Staff Position APB 14-1

During the first quarter of 2009, Cadence adopted FASB Staff Position APB, 14-1, "Accounting for Convertible Debt Instruments That May Be Settled in Cash upon Conversion (Including Partial Cash Settlement)." Accordingly, Cadence has adjusted the applicable prior period balance sheets and statements of operations to reflect the adjusted balance of the convertible notes and related items, and to record the amortization of the discount on the convertible notes as non-cash interest expense. A reconciliation of Cadence's as-adjusted Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of January 3, 2009 and its as-adjusted Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three months ended March 29, 2008 to their respective statements as initially reported is included with this release.

GAAP to non-GAAP Reconciliation

Cadence management evaluates and makes operating decisions using various operating measures. These measures are generally based on the revenues of its product, maintenance and services business operations and certain costs of those operations, such as cost of revenues, research and development, sales and marketing and general and administrative expenses. One such measure is non-GAAP net income or net loss, which is a non-GAAP financial measure under Section 101 of Regulation G under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and is GAAP net income or net loss excluding, as applicable, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, in-process research and development charges, costs related to Cadence's withdrawn proposal to acquire Mentor Graphics Corporation and losses on the sale of Mentor Graphics Corporation shares, integration and acquisition-related costs, gains or losses and expenses or credits related to non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets, executive severance costs, restructuring charges and credits, amortization of discount on convertible notes, equity in losses (income) from investments, write-down of investments, impairment charges related to goodwill, intangible assets and fixed assets, and losses related to the liquidation of a subsidiary. Intangible assets consist primarily of purchased or licensed technology, backlog, patents, trademarks, distribution rights, customer contracts and related relationships and non-compete agreements. Non-GAAP net income or net loss is adjusted by the amount of additional taxes or tax benefit that the company would accrue if it used non-GAAP results instead of GAAP results to calculate the company's tax liability.

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