Cadence Reports First Quarter 2015 Financial Results

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

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Cadence reported first quarter 2015 revenue of $411 million, compared to revenue of $379 million reported for the same period in 2014. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $36 million, or $0.12 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2015, compared to net income of $33 million, or $0.11 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2014.

Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income in the first quarter of 2015 was $72 million, or $0.23 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $59 million, or $0.20 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2014.

"Cadence continued its excellent record of innovation and execution in the first quarter," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer. "We achieved strong financial results, expanded relationships with key customers and ecosystem partners, launched Innovus, our next-generation digital implementation system, to enthusiastic customer support, and Cadence was recognized in FORTUNE Magazine's 2015 list of '100 Best Companies to Work For.'"

"Successful execution of a sound strategy drives superior results," added Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer. "With the progress we are making on our strategy and confidence in Cadence's prospects, we are pleased to announce that we are replacing our existing stock repurchase program with an expanded program to repurchase $450 million over the next two years."

Cadence expects to repurchase approximately $56.25 million of its common stock per quarter, beginning with the second quarter of 2015. 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 second quarter of 2015, the company expects total revenue in the range of $410 million to $420 million. Second quarter GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.14 to $0.16. 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 2015, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1.680 billion to $1.720 billion. On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share for 2015 is expected to be in the range of $0.60 to $0.70. Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income per diluted share for 2015 is expected to be in the range of $0.96 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 first quarter 2015 financial results audio webcast today, April 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 April 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending June 19, 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 and Innovus 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 first quarter 2015 financial results and Cadence's intention to repurchase shares of its common stock under its 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 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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