The EDA and MCAD/MCAE Almanac -Nominal Q3 2011

We end our EDA review by looking at the Summary Revenue List of the most-recently-reported quarter; this time it’s the nominal Q3 2011 EDA G5 vendor performances (Table 3) below. Note that SpringSoft has been added to the EDA revenue Table for the third consecutive quarter, together with its revenue history stated in $US; for the third consecutive quarter, Altium has been removed from the G5 list for the time being; and all group totals have long since been updated accordingly.

WHEREAS only two of the G5 EDA vendors ( Cadence and SpringSoft) enjoyed nominal Q2 2011 sequential revenue totals greater than their respective Q1 2011 revenue totals, “all five of the five” sported nominal Q3 2011 revenue that exceeded their respective nominal Q2 2011 revenue number.


Finally, this may be the last time that data on MAGMA appear in either Table 3 or Table 4 as separate entities, unless the acquisition by Synopsys does not get done in the next quarter.

1 Notice that these Table 1 columns above calculate the percentages of one quarter over the other, as labeled, whereas in Table 2 below, the relevant columns provide the numerical dollar differences in earnings between two different quarters as labeled.

Turning to earnings in Table 4, we observe that all five of the currently-chosen EDA vendors were in black ink for nominal Q3 2011, the first instance of that occurring in the last five quarters at least.

Also, Table 4 still contains two specific instances when a vendor’s earnings were distorted by tax credits from another period. Looking closely, one can spot the $126.75 million in Cadence earnings in nominal Q3 2010; also, while less grotesque, one can see the $81.11 million in Synopsys’ nominal Q1 2011 column.

Finally we also observe from Tables 1 and 3 that the G5 EDA vendors’ collective revenue is only 58% of the G5 MCAD/MCAE vendors’ revenue, and further, Tables 2 and 4 reveal that the EDA G5 ROS is an adequate 10.1%, whereas the G5 MCAD/MCAE vendors achieved a very handsome 15.8% ROS in nominal Q3 2011 on a much larger revenue base.

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