Cadence Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2011 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Feb 01, 2012 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011.

Cadence reported fourth quarter 2011 revenue of $308 million, compared to revenue of $249 million reported for the same period in 2010. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $11 million, or $0.04 per share on a diluted basis in the fourth quarter of 2011, compared to a net loss of $37 million, or $(0.14) per share on a diluted basis in the same period in 2010. Revenue for 2011 totaled $1,150 million, compared to revenue of $936 million for 2010. Net income for 2011 was $72 million, or $0.27 per share on a diluted basis, compared to net income of $127 million or $0.48 per share on a diluted basis for 2010. The GAAP net income for 2010 included a $148 million income tax benefit related to the settlement of an Internal Revenue Service examination of Cadence's federal income tax returns for the tax years 2000 through 2002 and a $67 million acquisition-related income tax benefit.

Using Cadence's non-GAAP measure, net income in the fourth quarter of 2011 was $46 million, or $0.17 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $18 million, or $0.07 per share on a diluted basis in the same period in 2010. For 2011, non-GAAP net income was $138 million, or $0.51 per share on a diluted basis, compared to non-GAAP net income of $53 million or $0.20 per share on a diluted basis in 2010.

"I am very proud of the accomplishments of the Cadence team in 2011," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer. "In addition to outstanding financial results, our accomplishments included introduction of new products for hardware-software co-design, leadership for 20-nanometer and advanced multi-core processor design, and deeper collaboration with industry leaders."

"Strong top-line growth and a continued focus on efficiency led to a significant improvement in operating profitability for 2011," added Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer. "Our financial position also strengthened in 2011 as we were able to add to our cash position even after funding acquisitions, increased investment in R&D, and the retirement of $150 million of convertible notes."

In addition to using GAAP results to evaluate Cadence's business, management believes it is useful to measure results using a non-GAAP measure of net income, which excludes, as applicable, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, integration and acquisition-related costs, including changes in the fair value of contingent consideration related to prior acquisitions, acquisition-related income tax benefits, income tax expense or benefits related to the settlement of IRS examinations, shareholder litigation costs and charges, gains or losses and expenses or credits related to non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets, executive and other employee severance costs, restructuring charges and credits, amortization of discount on convertible notes, losses on extinguishment of debt, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments, and gains or losses on the sale of investments. Non-GAAP net income 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.

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

Business Outlook
For the first quarter of 2012, the company expects total revenue in the range of $305 million to $315 million. First quarter GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.08 to $0.10. Net income per diluted share using the non-GAAP measure defined below is expected to be in the range of $0.14 to $0.16.

For 2012, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1,240 million to $1,280 million. On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share for 2012 is expected to be in the range of $0.39 to $0.49. Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income per diluted share for 2012 is expected to be in the range of $0.60 to $0.70.

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 with this release.

Audio Webcast Scheduled
Lip-Bu Tan, Cadence's president and chief executive officer, and Geoff Ribar, Cadence's senior vice president and chief financial officer, will host a fourth quarter 2011 financial results audio webcast today, February 1, 2012, 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 February 1, 2012 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending February 15, 2012 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 and the Cadence logo are registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

The statements contained above regarding Cadence's fourth quarter and fiscal year 2011 results, as well as the information in the Business Outlook section and the statements by Lip-Bu Tan and Geoff Ribar 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, 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, 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 customer consolidation and the possibility that restructurings 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 restructurings and other efforts to improve operational efficiency on Cadence's business, including its strategic and customer relationships, ability to retain key employees and stock prices; (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. These include Cadence's most recent reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, including Cadence's future filings.

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, 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, integration and acquisition-related costs, including changes in the fair value of contingent consideration related to prior acquisitions, acquisition-related income tax benefits, income tax expense or benefits related to the settlement of IRS examinations, shareholder litigation costs and charges, gains or losses and expenses or credits related to non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets, executive and other employee severance costs, restructuring charges and credits, amortization of discount on convertible notes, losses on extinguishment of debt, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments and gains or losses on the sale of investments. 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 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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