Cadence Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Financial Results

SAN JOSE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- Jan 30, 2013 -- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2012.

Cadence reported fourth quarter 2012 revenue of $346 million, compared to revenue of $308 million reported for the same period in 2011. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized net income of $314 million, or $1.10 per share on a diluted basis, in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to net income of $11 million, or $0.04 per share on a diluted basis, in the same period in 2011. Revenue for 2012 totaled $1.326 billion, compared to revenue of $1.150 billion for 2011. Net income for 2012 was $440 million, or $1.57 per share on a diluted basis, compared to net income of $72 million, or $0.27 per share on a diluted basis, for 2011. GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 included a $220 million income tax benefit from releasing a valuation allowance against Cadence's deferred tax assets and a $37 million income tax benefit related to the settlement of a State of California examination of Cadence's state income tax returns for the tax years 2001 through 2003.

Using Cadence's non-GAAP measure, net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $58 million, or $0.20 per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $46 million, or $0.17 per share on a diluted basis, in the same period in 2011. For 2012, non-GAAP net income was $217 million, or $0.77 per share on a diluted basis, compared to non-GAAP net income of $138 million or $0.51 per share on a diluted basis, in 2011.

"In 2012, we executed on multiple aspects of our strategy," said Lip-Bu Tan, president and chief executive officer. "In Silicon Realization, we demonstrated market leading technology for the newest process nodes, multi-core based design, 3DIC, low-power and mixed-signal as well as advanced verification. In SoC Realization, we significantly expanded our IP and VIP portfolios and revenue grew over 30 percent. In System Realization, Palladium XP had record revenue and we strengthened our printed circuit board platform with the acquisition of Sigrity."

"Cadence also produced strong financial results in 2012," added Geoff Ribar, senior vice president and chief financial officer. "Revenue grew 15 percent, operating profitability improved approximately five percentage points, and operating cash flow increased 31 percent. With $827 million of cash and short term investments at year end, our balance sheet is well positioned to support our strategy and meet our debt obligations."

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 2013, the company expects total revenue in the range of $342 million to $352 million. First quarter GAAP net income per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $0.23 to $0.24. Net income per diluted share using the non-GAAP measure defined below is expected to be in the range of $0.19 to $0.20.

For 2013, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1.405 billion to $1.445 billion. On a GAAP basis, net income per diluted share for 2013 is expected to be in the range of $0.58 to $0.68. Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net income per diluted share for 2013 is expected to be in the range of $0.82 to $0.92.

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 2012 financial results audio webcast today, January 30, 2013, 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 January 30, 2013 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending February 13, 2013 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 Palladium 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 2012 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 and 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 those resulting from consolidation among Cadence's customers and the possibility that Cadence's customers' restructurings and other efforts to improve operational efficiency could result in delays in their 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; (ix) the effects of Cadence's efforts to improve operational efficiency on its business, including its 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 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

To supplement Cadence's financial results presented on a GAAP basis, Cadence management uses non-GAAP measures that it believes are helpful in understanding Cadence's performance. One such measure is non-GAAP net income, which is a financial measure not calculated under GAAP, and is calculated by taking GAAP net income and excluding, as applicable, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, integration and acquisition-related costs, including changes in contingent consideration related to prior acquisitions and asset purchases, acquisition-related income tax benefits, shareholder litigation costs, 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, 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 Cadence would accrue if it used non-GAAP results instead of GAAP results to calculate the company's tax liability.

Cadence's management believes it is useful in measuring Cadence's operations to exclude amortization of intangible assets and integration and acquisition-related costs, including changes in contingent consideration related to prior acquisitions and asset purchases, because these costs are inconsistent in size, are significantly impacted by the timing and valuation of those acquisitions and generally cannot be changed by Cadence's management in the short term. In addition, Cadence's management believes it is useful to exclude stock-based compensation expense because it is based on many subjective inputs at a point in time and many of these inputs are not necessarily directly attributable to the underlying performance of Cadence's business operations, and such exclusion enhances investors' ability to review Cadence's business from the same perspective as Cadence's management. Cadence's management also believes it is useful to exclude costs related to shareholder litigation because these costs are not related to Cadence's core business operations. Cadence's management also believes that it is useful to exclude restructuring charges and credits. Cadence's management believes that in measuring the company's operations, it is useful to exclude any such restructuring charges and credits because exclusion of such charges and credits permits consistent evaluations of Cadence's performance before and after such actions are taken. Cadence's management also believes it is useful to exclude gains or losses and expenses or credits related to the non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets because these gains or losses and expenses or credits are not part of Cadence's direct costs of operations, but reflect changes in the value of assets held in the non-qualified deferred compensation plan. Cadence's management also believes it is useful to exclude executive and other employee severance costs because exclusion of such costs permits consistent evaluations of Cadence's performance. Cadence's management also believes it is useful to exclude the amortization of the discount on convertible notes because this incremental cost recorded as interest expense does not represent a cash obligation of the company and is not part of Cadence's direct cost of operations. Finally, Cadence's management believes it is useful to exclude the equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments and gains or losses on the sale of investments because these items are not part of Cadence's direct cost of operations. Rather, these are non-operating items that are included in other income or expense and are part of the company's investment activities.

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