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Cadence Reports Q3 2008 Revenue of $232 Million and Completion of Accounting Investigation
SAN JOSE, Calif. , 10 Dec 2008

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDNS) today announced results for the third quarter of 2008. The Company also announced today that the Audit Committee of its Board of Directors, in conjunction with special counsel, has completed its previously announced investigation of the recognition of revenue related to customer contracts, the results of which are set forth below.

Third Quarter 2008 Results

Cadence reported third quarter 2008 revenue of $232 million, compared to revenue of $401 million reported for the same period in 2007. On a GAAP basis, Cadence recognized a net loss of $169 million, or $(0.67) per share on a diluted basis, in the third quarter of 2008, compared to net income of $73 million, or $0.24 per share on a diluted basis in the same period in 2007.

In addition to using GAAP results in evaluating Cadence's business, management believes it is useful to measure results using a non-GAAP measure of net income or net loss, which excludes, as applicable, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, in-process research and development charges, certain termination and legal costs, costs related to Cadence’s withdrawn proposal to acquire Mentor Graphics Corporation and losses on the sale of Mentor Graphics Corporation shares, integration and acquisition-related costs, gains or losses and expenses or credits related to non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets, executive severance payments, restructuring charges and credits, losses on extinguishment of debt, equity in losses (income) from investments and write-down of investments. Non-GAAP net income or net loss 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.

Using this non-GAAP measure, net loss in the third quarter of 2008 was $23 million, or $(0.09) per share on a diluted basis, as compared to net income of $97 million, or $0.33 per share on a diluted basis, in the same period in 2007.

"Over the past two months, the Interim Office of the Chief Executive has been working closely with the management team, and taking aggressive steps to better position the company today and in the future. We remain focused on leveraging the company's many strengths, including our market leadership position, our innovative, cutting-edge technology and our long-standing customer relationships. We believe strongly that Cadence’s highly ratable business model and improved cost structure form a solid foundation for enhanced operating and financial performance and long-term growth," said Lip-Bu Tan, Interim Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and member of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive.

"We are focused on delivering compelling and innovative technology to our customers. As part of this, in November, we restructured our R&D organization into two teams, each led by an experienced industry veteran and supported by some of the best and brightest minds in our field. We expect the new R&D team structure will deliver greater product synergy and tighter integration as we leverage our leadership positions to grow our business. We are also pleased with the quality and breadth of our technology portfolio, which provides our customers with an attractive consolidation option as they seek to optimize their own productivity and efficiency," said Charlie Huang, Senior Vice President and member and chief of staff of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive.

"As we continue to manage through the global economic downturn, we are pleased that our transition to the new ratable mix is on track. During the quarter, we implemented a significant cost reduction program to refocus the company, improve our operational execution and financial performance and bring our expense base and operating structure in-line with our outlook,” added Kevin S. Palatnik, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and member of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive. “We remain focused on improving efficiency and productivity, while continuing to invest in areas that enhance our competitive position and growth."

Results of Accounting Investigation

As announced on October 22, 2008, Cadence will be restating its quarterly financial statements for the periods ending March 29, 2008 and June 28, 2008. Cadence will adjust $24.8 million of product revenue recognized in the first quarter of 2008 and $12.0 million of product revenue recognized in the second quarter of 2008. This revenue will be instead realized over the term of the relevant arrangement. The results of the Audit Committee’s investigation into the restatement issues are summarized below.

During the first quarter of 2008, Cadence executed a term license arrangement with a customer and, during the third quarter of 2008, Cadence executed a subscription license arrangement with the same customer. As part of its regular quarterly review process for the third quarter, Cadence identified certain factors that, when evaluated together, indicated that the software arrangements executed with this customer both in the first quarter and in the third quarter were negotiated in contemplation of one another. Accordingly, Cadence determined that the term license arrangement executed during the first quarter and the subscription license arrangement executed during the third quarter collectively represented a multiple element arrangement. Because the subscription arrangement provides the customer with the right to use unspecified additional software products that become commercially available during the term of the arrangement, Cadence determined that the revenue relating to this multiple element arrangement should be recognized during the term of the arrangement, beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008.

Consistent with good corporate governance practices, the Audit Committee of Cadence’s Board of Directors, with the assistance of special counsel and other advisors, conducted an investigation of the events that led to the restatement of the Company’s financial results. Upon completion of the investigation, the Audit Committee concluded that the circumstances that led to the restatement were not the result of illegal conduct on the part of any of Cadence’s directors, officers, or other employees. However, as a result of the investigation, the Company has identified a material weakness relating to the insufficient design and ineffective operation of certain internal controls over the recognition of revenue from term license agreements. The Company has taken and will continue to take actions to remediate the deficiencies identified as promptly as practicable.

As part of the remediation efforts that Cadence has begun implementing in response to the identified material weakness, Cadence reexamined a transaction that occurred during the second quarter of 2008 in which it concurrently cancelled a subscription arrangement and executed both a term license arrangement and hardware arrangement with a customer. Specifically, Cadence determined that, despite the cancellation of the subscription arrangement, the customer did not intend to substantively cancel its right to access future new technology because at the time the subscription license was cancelled the customer intended to re-establish its right to access future new technology at a later time. Accordingly, Cadence has determined that $12.0 million of revenue originally recognized in the second quarter of 2008 relating to the term license and hardware arrangement should be recognized ratably over the term of the arrangement, consistent with the way in which revenue was recognized on the cancelled subscription arrangement.

Lip-Bu Tan, Interim Vice Chairman and member of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive, said, “Cadence is committed to accurate and transparent financial reporting. The Audit Committee of our Board of Directors conducted a thorough investigation and we are pleased to put this matter behind us and focus our efforts on executing our business strategy.”

The effect of the restatement on certain line items in Cadence’s financial statements for the quarter ended March 29, 2008, the quarter ended June 28, 2008 and the six months ended June 28, 2008 is as set forth in the chart below. The effects set forth below take into account the $24.8 million and $12.0 million of revenue respectively discussed above, product revenue of $8.4 million recognized in the second quarter of 2008 that should have been recognized in the first quarter of 2008, as previously disclosed in Cadence’s Form 10-Q for the period ended June 28, 2008, other immaterial adjustments to costs and expenses and the tax effect of the restatement adjustments.

  Quarter Ended
March 29, 2008
Quarter Ended
June 28, 2008
Six Months Ended
June 28, 2008
As Previously Reported As Restated As Previously Reported As Restated As Previously Reported As Restated
(in thousands, except per share data)
Total revenue $ 287,189 $ 270,750 $ 329,478 $ 308,041 $ 616,667 $ 578,791
Total costs and expenses $ 314,192 $ 314,192 $ 310,092 $ 307,485 $ 624,284 $ 621,677
Income (loss) from operations $ (27,003) $ (43,442) $ 19,386 $ 556 $ (7,617) $ (42,886)
Provision (benefit) for income taxes $ (5,488) $ (11,451) $ 9,760 $ 12,720 $ 4,272 $ 1,269
Net income (loss) $ (18,747) $ (29,223) $ 4,996 $ (16,794) $ (13,751) $ (46,017)
Diluted net income (loss) per share $ (0.07) $ (0.11) $ 0.02 $ (0.07) $ (0.05) $ (0.18)

A reconciliation of Cadence’s previously reported and restated Statements of Operations for the quarter ended March 29, 2008, the quarter ended June 28, 2008 and the six months ended June 28, 2008 is included with this release.

Cadence is preparing its third quarter Form 10-Q, together with amended Form 10-Qs for the first and second quarter of 2008, and expects to file all three reports no later than December 12, 2008.

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

Business Outlook

For the fourth quarter of 2008, the company expects total revenue in the range of $215 million to $225 million. Fourth quarter GAAP net loss per diluted share is expected to be in the range of $(0.29) to $(0.27). Net loss per diluted share using the non-GAAP measure defined below is expected to be in the range of $(0.06) to $(0.04).

For the full year 2008, the company expects total revenue in the range of $1.025 billion to $1.035 billion. On a GAAP basis, net loss per diluted share for fiscal 2008 is expected to be in the range of $(1.13) to $(1.11). Using the non-GAAP measure defined below, net loss per diluted share for fiscal 2008 is expected to be in the range of $(0.06) to $(0.04).

A schedule showing a reconciliation of the business outlook from GAAP net loss and diluted net loss per share to the non-GAAP net loss and diluted net loss per share is included with this release.

Audio Webcast Scheduled
Lip-Bu Tan, Cadence’s Interim Vice Chairman and member of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive, Charlie Huang, Cadence’s Senior Vice President and member and chief of staff of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive, and Kevin S. Palatnik, Cadence’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and member of the Interim Office of the Chief Executive, will host a third quarter 2008 financial results audio webcast today, December 10, 2008, at 2 p.m. (Pacific) / 5 p.m. (Eastern). Attendees are asked to register at the Web site at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled webcast. An archive of the webcast will be available starting December 10, 2008 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending December 17, 2008 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 and hardware, methodologies, and services to design and verify advanced semiconductors, consumer electronics, networking and telecommunications equipment, and computer systems. The company is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., with sales offices, design centers, and research facilities around the world to serve the global electronics industry. More information about Cadence and its products and services is available at www.cadence.com.

The statements contained above regarding the company's third quarter 2008 results, and the results of the accounting investigation, as well as the comments in the Business Outlook section and the statements by Lip-Bu Tan, Charlie Huang and Kevin Palatnik 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 but not limited to: (i) Cadence's ability to compete successfully in the electronic design automation product and the commercial electronic design and methodology services industries; (ii) Cadence’s ability to successfully complete and realize the expected benefits of the previously announced restructuring without significant unexpected costs or delays; (iii) the mix of products and services sold and the timing of significant orders for its 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 the possibility that Cadence’s previously announced restructuring and management changes 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 the previously announced restructuring and management changes on Cadence’s business, including its strategic and customer relationships, ability to retain key employees and stock prices; (x) the outcome of the previously announced accounting investigation conducted by the Audit Committee and Cadence’s ability to timely remediate the material weakness; (xi) the effects of any litigation or other proceedings to which Cadence is or may become a party; and (xii) the effect of any goodwill impairment analyses Cadence may perform in the future.

For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements, please refer to the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These include the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 29, 2007 and the company’s future filings.

Click here for the Q3 2008 Financial Schedules

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 or net loss, 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, in-process research and development charges, certain termination and legal costs, costs related to Cadence’s withdrawn proposal to acquire Mentor Graphics Corporation and losses on the sale of Mentor Graphics Corporation shares, integration and acquisition-related costs, gains or losses and expenses or credits related to non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets, executive severance payments, restructuring charges and credits, losses on extinguishment of debt, equity in losses (income) from investments and write-down 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 or net loss 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.

Cadence’s management believes it is useful in measuring Cadence's operations to exclude amortization of intangible assets, in-process research and development charges and integration and acquisition-related costs because these costs are primarily fixed at the time of an acquisition 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 enhances investors’ ability to review Cadence’s business from the same perspective as Cadence’s management, which believes that stock-based compensation expense is not directly attributable to the underlying performance of the company’s business operations. Cadence’s management also believes that it is useful to exclude restructuring charges and credits. During the fourth quarter of 2008, Cadence commenced a restructuring program that it expects to complete in the second half of fiscal 2009. Cadence’s management believes that in measuring the company's operations, it is useful to exclude any such restructuring charges and credits because Cadence does not undertake significant restructuring on a regular basis, and exclusion of such charges permits consistent evaluations of Cadence’s performance before and after such actions are taken. Cadence’s management also believes it is useful to exclude executive severance costs and certain termination and legal costs as these costs do not occur frequently. Cadence’s management believes it is useful to exclude gains or losses and expenses or credits related to the non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets as these gains and expenses 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. Finally, Cadence’s management believes it is useful to exclude the equity in losses (income) from investments and write-down of investments, as these items are not part of Cadence’s direct cost of operations. Rather, these are non-operating items that are included in other income (expense) and are part of the company's investment activities.

In the third quarter of 2008, Cadence’s non-GAAP net loss also excludes the impact of tax expense associated with Cadence’s repatriation of foreign earnings. Cadence’s management believes it is useful to exclude the tax expense associated with the repatriation of foreign earnings as it resulted from an event which is not expected to occur frequently.

In the third quarter of 2008, Cadence’s non-GAAP net loss also excludes costs related to Cadence’s withdrawn proposal to acquire Mentor Graphics Corporation and losses on the sale of Mentor Graphics Corporation shares Cadence acquired as part of the proposed acquisition. Cadence’s management believes that in measuring Cadence’s operations it is useful to exclude the costs and the losses associated with this proposed acquisition as these items are not directly related to Cadence’s operating performance and resulted from events which are not expected to occur frequently.

Cadence’s management believes that non-GAAP net income or net loss provides useful supplemental information to Cadence’s management and investors regarding the performance of the company's business operations and facilitates comparisons to the company’s historical operating results. Cadence’s management also uses this information internally for forecasting and budgeting. Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. Investors and potential investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures contained within this press release with their most directly comparable GAAP financial results.

The following tables reconcile the specific items excluded from GAAP net income or net loss and GAAP net income or net loss per diluted share in the calculation of non-GAAP net income or net loss and Non-GAAP net income or net loss per diluted share for the periods shown below:

Net Income (Loss) Reconciliation Quarters Ended
  September 27, 2008 September 29, 2007
(in thousands) (unaudited)
Net income (loss) on a GAAP basis $ (169,066) $ 72,732
Amortization of acquired intangibles
10,754 12,003
Stock-based compensation expense
14,634 24,119
Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses
188 2,876
Costs related to Cadence’s withdrawn proposal to acquire Mentor Graphics Corporation
3,153 -
Restructuring and other charges (credits)
48,120 (7,066)
Write-off of acquired in-process technology
- 2,678
Integration and acquisition-related costs
234 301
Equity in losses from investments, gains and losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets – recorded in Other income (expense), net
2,798 444
Loss on sale of Mentor Graphics Corporation shares
9,379 -
Income tax related to repatriation of foreign earnings
71,047 -
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments
(14,037) (10,722)
Net income (loss) on a non-GAAP basis $ (22,796) $ 97,365


Diluted Net Income (loss) per Share Reconciliation Quarters Ended
  September 27, 2008 September 29, 2007
(in thousands, except per share data) (unaudited)
Diluted net income (loss) per share on a GAAP basis $ (0.67) $ 0.24
Amortization of acquired intangibles
0.04 0.04
Stock-based compensation expense
0.06 0.08
Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses
- 0.01
Costs related to Cadence’s withdrawn proposal to acquire Mentor Graphics Corporation
0.01 -
Restructuring and other charges (credits)
0.19 (0.02)
Write-off of acquired in-process technology
- 0.01
Integration and acquisition-related costs
- -
Equity in losses from investments, gains and losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets – recorded in Other income (expense), net
0.01 -
Loss on sale of Mentor Graphics Corporation shares
0.04 -
Income tax related to repatriation of foreign earnings
0.28 -
Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments
(0.05) (0.03)
Diluted net income (loss) per share on a non-GAAP basis $ (0.09) $ 0.33
Shares used in calculation of diluted net income (loss) per share —GAAP (A) 252,915 299,506
Shares used in calculation of diluted net income per share —non-GAAP (A) 252,915 299,506
(A) Shares used in the calculation of GAAP net income (loss) per share are expected to be the same as shares used in the calculation of non-GAAP net income (loss) per share, except when the company reports a GAAP net loss and non-GAAP net income, or GAAP net income and a non-GAAP net loss.


Investors are encouraged to look at the GAAP results as the best measure of financial performance. For example, amortization of intangibles or in-process technology are important to consider because they may represent initial expenditures that under GAAP are reported across future fiscal periods. Likewise, stock-based compensation expense is an obligation of the company that should be considered. Restructuring charges can be triggered by acquisitions or product adjustments, as well as overall company performance within a given business environment. Losses on extinguishment of debt can be incurred on remaining convertible notes. All of these metrics are important to financial performance generally.

Although Cadence’s management finds the non-GAAP measure useful in evaluating the performance of Cadence's business, reliance on this measure is limited because items excluded from such measures often have a material effect on Cadence's earnings and earnings per share calculated in accordance with GAAP. Therefore, Cadence’s management typically uses the non-GAAP earnings and earnings per share measures, in conjunction with the GAAP earnings and earnings per share measures, to address these limitations.

Cadence’s management believes that presenting the non-GAAP measure of earnings and earnings per share provides investors with an additional tool for evaluating the performance of the company's business, which Cadence’s management uses in its own evaluation of performance, and an additional baseline for assessing the future earnings potential of the company. While the GAAP results are more complete, Cadence’s management prefers to allow investors to have this supplemental measure since it may provide additional insights into the company’s financial results.

Cadence expects that its corporate representatives will meet privately during the quarter with investors, the media, investment analysts and others. At these meetings, Cadence may reiterate the business outlook published in this press release. At the same time, Cadence will keep this press release, including the business outlook, publicly available on its Web site.

Prior to the start of the Quiet Period (described below), the public may continue to rely on the business outlook contained herein as still being Cadence's current expectations on matters covered unless Cadence publishes a notice stating otherwise.

Beginning December 19, 2008, Cadence will observe a Quiet Period during which the business outlook as provided in this press release and the company's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q no longer constitute the company's current expectations. During the Quiet Period, the business outlook in these documents should be considered to be historical, speaking as of prior to the Quiet Period only and not subject to any update by the company. During the Quiet Period, Cadence’s representatives will not comment on Cadence's business outlook, financial results or expectations. The Quiet Period will extend until the day when Cadence's Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2008 Earnings Release is published, which is currently scheduled for February 4, 2009.


For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Jordan
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investor_relations@cadence.com
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Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Adolph Hunter
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publicrelations@cadence.com
Media and Industry Analysts
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.


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