Cadence Reports First Quarter 2016 Financial Results

(PRNewswire) —  Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced results for the first quarter 2016.

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Cadence reported first quarter 2016 revenue of $448 million, compared to revenue of $411 million reported for the same period in 2015.  On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $51 million, or $0.17 per share on a diluted basis, in the first quarter of 2016, compared to net income of $36 million, or $0.12 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2015.

Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income in the first quarter of 2016 was $86 million, or $0.28 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $72 million, or $0.23 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2015.

"In the first quarter of 2016, we continued to innovate and execute to drive growth and deliver results for our customers.  With customers enthusiastically embracing our Palladium® Z1 Enterprise Emulation Platform, Cadence achieved its best quarter ever for hardware revenue.  Additionally, the release of the next-generation Virtuoso® platform sets a new standard for analog and mixed-signal design for broad applications including automotive and IoT," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer.  "Our recently announced pending acquisition of Rocketick Technologies will further strengthen our System Design Enablement strategy by delivering ultra-high-performance simulation to accelerate the development of complete end-product systems."

"Strong execution at all levels of the company enabled Cadence to produce solid financial results in an environment that remains challenging," said Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer.  "During Q1, we repurchased 11.6 million shares for $240 million, reducing shares outstanding to 301 million at quarter-end."

CFO Commentary

Commentary on the first quarter 2016 financial results by Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is available at www.cadence.com/cadence/investor_relations.

Business Outlook

For the second quarter of 2016, the company expects total revenue in the range of $445 million to $455 million.  Second 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 $0.27 to $0.29.

For 2016, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1.790 billion to $1.840 billion.  On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share for 2016 is expected to be in the range of $0.71 to $0.81.  Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income per diluted share for 2016 is expected to be in the range of $1.15 to $1.25.

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 2016 financial results audio webcast today, April 25, 2016, 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 25, 2016 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending June 17, 2016 at 5 p.m. (Pacific).  Webcast access is available at www.cadence.com/cadence/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, Palladium and Virtuoso 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 2016 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 U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which include Cadence's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, including Cadence's future filings.

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