Cadence Posts Strong Q4 2016 Results; Revenue at $469 Million

Author: 911EDA News Desk
Feb 7, 2017

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016. 

Cadence reported fourth quarter 2016 revenue of $469 million, compared to revenue of $441 million reported for the same period in 2015. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $38 million, or $0.14 per share on a diluted basis, in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared to net income of $80 million, or $0.26 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2015. Revenue for 2016 totaled $1.816 billion, compared to revenue of $1.702 billion for 2015. Net income for 2016 was $203 million, or $0.70 per share on a diluted basis, compared to net income of $252 million, or $0.81 per share on a diluted basis for 2015. 

Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income in the fourth quarter of 2016 was $95 million, or $0.34 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $95 million, or $0.31 per share on a diluted basis, for the same period in 2015. For 2016, non-GAAP net income was $351 million, or $1.21 per share on a diluted basis, compared to non-GAAP net income of $341 million, or $1.09 per share on a diluted basis, in 2015.

“Through focus on innovation and execution, Cadence again delivered strong results for both the fourth quarter and fiscal 2016. Core EDA is foundational to our System Design Enablement (SDE) strategy, and digital and signoff revenue grew 9 percent for the year on strong customer adoption, while in System Integration, Palladium® Z1 had a phenomenal year with hardware revenue surging to a record high,” said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer. “SDE is expanding our reach with systems companies and into segments like automotive, aerospace and defense, where we had key wins with important customers in 2016.” 

“Cadence continued to deliver consistent, predictable financial results in 2016 with operating cash flow generation a standout at $445 million, up 18 percent over 2015.” said Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “I am especially proud of the quality of our balance sheet. In the fourth quarter we completed our $1.2 billion stock repurchase program, cumulatively repurchasing 52 million shares representing approximately 18 percent of shares outstanding as of July 4, 2015. This week, we replaced our December 2012 senior credit facility, increasing our borrowing capacity and extending the term; and we maintain an investment grade rating for our outstanding public debt.” 

On January 30, 2017, Cadence entered into a new $350 million five year senior unsecured revolving credit facility with a group of lenders, which replaces the December 2012 senior credit facility. 

On January 30, 2017, the Board of Directors of Cadence authorized the repurchase of $525 million of Cadence common stock. The actual timing and amount of repurchases will be subject to business and market conditions, corporate and regulatory requirements, acquisition opportunities and other factors. 

CFO Commentary

Commentary on the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2016 financial results by Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is available here.   

Business Outlook

For the first quarter of 2017, the company expects total revenue in the range of $470 million to $480 million. First quarter GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.19 to $0.21. Net income per diluted share using the non-GAAP measure defined below is expected to be in the range of $0.30 to $0.32. 

For 2017, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1.900 billion to $1.950 billion. On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share for 2017 is expected to be in the range of $0.89 to $0.99. Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income per diluted share for 2017 is expected to be in the range of $1.32 to $1.42. 

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.

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 here.

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