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Cadence Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results

February 12, 2024 4:02 PM

Fiscal Year 2023 Total Revenue Up 15% Year Over Year

EPS Up Over 20% Year Over Year

Record Backlog of $6.0 Billion and cRPO of $3.2 Billion

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: CDNS) today announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023.

Fourth Quarter 2023 Financial Highlights

Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Highlights

“Cadence delivered exceptional results for 2023, propelled by our innovative solutions and the successful execution of our Intelligent System Design strategy,” said Anirudh Devgan, president and chief executive officer. “I'm thrilled about the opportunities ahead of us, particularly in AI and 3D-IC. And I look forward to continuing to drive our broad-based business momentum through our technology leadership.”

“We had a strong finish to the year, with growth across all our businesses in 2023,” said John Wall, senior vice president and chief financial officer. “I’m pleased with our record year-end backlog of $6.0 billion and cRPO of $3.2 billion, and I look forward to building on that strength in 2024.”

CFO Commentary

Commentary on the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023 financial results by John Wall, senior vice president and chief financial officer, is available at www.cadence.com/cadence/investor_relations.

Business Outlook

For fiscal year 2024, the company expects:

For the first quarter of 2024, the company expects:

The company utilizes a long-term projected non-GAAP tax rate, which reflects currently available information, as well as other factors and assumptions. The non-GAAP tax rate is subject to change for a variety of reasons, including the rapidly evolving global tax environment, significant changes in the company’s geographic earnings mix, or other changes to the company’s strategy or business operations. The company expects to use the current normalized non-GAAP tax rate through fiscal 2025 but will re-evaluate this rate periodically for significant items that may materially affect its projections.

Reconciliations of the financial highlights and business outlook from GAAP operating margin, GAAP net income and GAAP diluted net income per share to non-GAAP operating margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted net income per share, respectively, are included in this press release.

Business Highlights

Audio Webcast Scheduled

Anirudh Devgan, president and chief executive officer, and John Wall, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will host the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2023 financial results audio webcast today, February 12, 2024, 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 12, 2024 at 5 p.m. (Pacific) and ending March 15, 2024 at 5 p.m. (Pacific). Webcast access is available at www.cadence.com/cadence/investor_relations.

About Cadence

Cadence is a pivotal leader in electronic systems design, building upon more than 30 years of computational software expertise. The company applies its underlying Intelligent System Design strategy to deliver software, hardware and IP that turn design concepts into reality. Cadence customers are the world’s most innovative companies, delivering extraordinary products from chips to boards to complete systems for the most dynamic market applications, including hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, mobile, aerospace, consumer, industrial and healthcare. For nine years in a row, Fortune magazine has named Cadence one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For. Learn more at www.cadence.com.

© 2024 Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All rights reserved worldwide. Cadence, the Cadence logo and the other Cadence marks found at www.cadence.com/go/trademarks are trademarks or registered trademarks of Cadence Design Systems, Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including Cadence's outlook on future operating results, strategic objectives, business prospects, technology and product developments, industry trends and other statements using words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “expects,” “intends,” “plans,” “will,” and words of similar import and the negatives thereof. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside Cadence’s control, and which may cause actual results to differ materially from expectations expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, among others: (i) Cadence’s ability to compete successfully in the highly competitive industries in which it operates and realize the benefits of its investments in research and development, including opportunities presented by AI; (ii) the success of Cadence’s efforts to maintain and improve operational efficiency and growth; (iii) the mix of products and services sold, the timing of orders and deliveries and the ability to develop, install or deliver Cadence’s products or services; (iv) change in customer demands or supply constraints that could result in delays in purchases, development, installations or deliveries of Cadence's products or services, including those resulting from consolidation, restructurings and other operational efficiency improvements of Cadence’s customers; (v) economic, geopolitical and industry conditions, including that of the semiconductor and electronics industries, government regulations and trade restrictions, and rising tensions and conflicts around the world such as in the Middle East and with respect to Taiwan; (vi) capital expenditure requirements, legislative or regulatory requirements, changes in tax laws, interest rates, currency exchange rate fluctuations, inflation rates, Cadence's upcoming debt maturities and Cadence’s ability to access capital and debt markets; (vii) the continued acquisition of other companies, businesses or technologies or the failure to successfully integrate and operate them; (viii) potential harm caused by compromises in cybersecurity and cybersecurity attacks; (ix) events that affect cash flow, liquidity, or reserves, or settlement assumptions Cadence may take from time to time with respect to accounts receivable, taxes and tax examinations, litigation, regulatory or other matters; (x) the effects of any litigation, regulatory, tax or other proceedings to which Cadence is or may become a party or to which Cadence or its products, services, technologies or properties are subject; and (xi) Cadence's ability to successfully meet corporate governance, environmental and social targets and strategies. In addition, the timing and amount of Cadence’s repurchases of its common stock are subject to business and market conditions, corporate and regulatory requirements, stock price, acquisition opportunities and other factors.

For a detailed discussion of these and other cautionary statements related to Cadence’s business, please refer to Cadence’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent report on Form 10-K, subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and future filings.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on management's expectations as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, Cadence disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

GAAP to Non-GAAP Reconciliation

Non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as a substitute for or superior to measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Investors are encouraged to review the reconciliation of non-GAAP measures contained within this press release with their most directly comparable GAAP results. Investors are also encouraged to look at the GAAP results as the best measure of financial performance.

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. Non-GAAP net income is calculated by Cadence management by taking GAAP net income and excluding, as applicable, amortization of intangible assets, stock-based compensation expense, acquisition and integration-related costs including retention expenses, investment gains or losses, income or expenses related to Cadence’s non-qualified deferred compensation plan, restructuring and other significant items not directly related to Cadence’s core business operations, and the income tax effect of non-GAAP pre-tax adjustments.

Cadence management uses non-GAAP net income because it excludes items that are generally not directly related to the performance of Cadence’s core business operations and therefore provides supplemental information to Cadence management and investors regarding the performance of the business operations, facilitates comparisons to the historical operating results and allows the review of Cadence's business from the same perspective as Cadence management, including forecasting and budgeting.

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

Operating Margin Reconciliation

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

(unaudited)

GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue

31

%

23

%

Reconciling items to non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue:

Stock-based compensation expense

8

%

8

%

Amortization of acquired intangibles

2

%

2

%

Acquisition and integration-related costs

1

%

2

%

Restructuring

0

%

0

%

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses

1

%

1

%

Non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue

43

%

36

%

Operating Margin Reconciliation

Years Ended

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

(unaudited)

GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue

31

%

30

%

Reconciling items to non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue:

Stock-based compensation expense

8

%

8

%

Amortization of acquired intangibles

2

%

2

%

Acquisition and integration-related costs

1

%

1

%

Restructuring

0

%

0

%

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses (credits)

0

%

(1

)%

Non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue

42

%

40

%

Net Income Reconciliation

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Net income on a GAAP basis

$

323,899

$

240,392

Stock-based compensation expense

86,683

73,249

Amortization of acquired intangibles

16,920

15,369

Acquisition and integration-related costs

12,583

17,510

Restructuring

(569

)

13

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses

6,295

3,233

Other income or expense related to investments and non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets*

(27,966

)

(2,584

)

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(41,638

)

(85,397

)

Net income on a non-GAAP basis

$

376,207

$

261,785

*

Includes, as applicable, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments, gains or losses on investments and gains or losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets recorded in other income or expense.

Net Income Reconciliation

Years Ended

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

(in thousands)

(unaudited)

Net income on a GAAP basis

$

1,041,144

$

848,952

Stock-based compensation expense

325,611

270,439

Amortization of acquired intangibles

61,970

59,818

Acquisition and integration-related costs

56,542

41,103

Restructuring

11,013

55

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses (credits)

10,851

(8,744

)

Other income or expense related to investments and non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets*

(45,502

)

14,171

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(57,139

)

(52,475

)

Net income on a non-GAAP basis

$

1,404,490

$

1,173,319

*

Includes, as applicable, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments, gains or losses on investments and gains or losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets recorded in other income or expense.

Diluted Net Income Per Share Reconciliation

Three Months Ended

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Diluted net income per share on a GAAP basis

$

1.19

$

0.88

Stock-based compensation expense

0.32

0.27

Amortization of acquired intangibles

0.06

0.06

Acquisition and integration-related costs

0.04

0.06

Restructuring

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses

0.02

0.01

Other income or expense related to investments and non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets*

(0.10

)

(0.01

)

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.15

)

(0.31

)

Diluted net income per share on a non-GAAP basis

$

1.38

$

0.96

Shares used in calculation of diluted net income per share

272,419

272,997

*

Includes, as applicable, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments, gains or losses on investments and gains or losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets recorded in other income or expense.

Diluted Net Income Per Share Reconciliation

Years Ended

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

(in thousands, except per share data)

(unaudited)

Diluted net income per share on a GAAP basis

$

3.82

$

3.09

Stock-based compensation expense

1.19

0.98

Amortization of acquired intangibles

0.23

0.22

Acquisition and integration-related costs

0.21

0.15

Restructuring

0.04

Non-qualified deferred compensation expenses (credits)

0.04

(0.03

)

Other income or expense related to investments and non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets*

(0.17

)

0.05

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.21

)

(0.19

)

Diluted net income per share on a non-GAAP basis

$

5.15

$

4.27

Shares used in calculation of diluted net income per share

272,748

275,011

*

Includes, as applicable, equity in losses or income from investments, write-down of investments, gains or losses on investments and gains or losses on non-qualified deferred compensation plan assets recorded in other income or expense.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

December 31, 2023

December 31, 2022

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,008,152

$

882,325

Receivables, net

489,224

486,710

Inventories

181,661

128,005

Prepaid expenses and other

297,180

209,727

Total current assets

1,976,217

1,706,767

Property, plant and equipment, net

403,213

371,451

Goodwill

1,535,845

1,374,268

Acquired intangibles, net

336,843

354,617

Deferred taxes

880,001

853,691

Other assets

537,372

476,277

Total assets

$

5,669,491

$

5,137,071

Current liabilities:
Revolving credit facility

$

-

$

100,000

Current portion of long-term debt

349,285

-

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

576,558

557,158

Current portion of deferred revenue

665,024

690,538

Total current liabilities

1,590,867

1,347,696

Long-term liabilities:
Long-term portion of deferred revenue

98,931

91,524

Long-term debt

299,771

648,078

Other long-term liabilities

275,651

304,660

Total long-term liabilities

674,353

1,044,262

Stockholders' equity

3,404,271

2,745,113

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

5,669,491

$

5,137,071

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Income Statements

For the Three Months and Years Ended December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

Years Ended

December 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

December 31,
2023

December 31,
2022

Revenue:
Product and maintenance

$

981,987

$

845,880

$

3,834,359

$

3,340,197

Services

86,636

53,997

255,627

221,521

Total revenue

1,068,623

899,877

4,089,986

3,561,718

Costs and expenses:
Cost of product and maintenance

71,491

69,702

331,760

273,565

Cost of services

32,639

23,813

103,281

98,058

Marketing and sales

180,368

171,817

690,319

604,224

Research and development

367,443

350,423

1,441,796

1,251,544

General and administrative

75,742

68,065

242,430

242,116

Amortization of acquired intangibles

4,981

4,927

18,162

18,470

Restructuring

(569

)

13

11,013

55

Total costs and expenses

732,095

688,760

2,838,761

2,488,032

Income from operations

336,528

211,117

1,251,225

1,073,686

Interest expense

(8,989

)

(9,082

)

(36,185

)

(22,934

)

Other income (expense), net

34,523

8,490

66,886

(5,389

)

Income before provision (benefit) for income taxes

362,062

210,525

1,281,926

1,045,363

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

38,163

(29,867

)

240,782

196,411

Net income

$

323,899

$

240,392

$

1,041,144

$

848,952

Net income per share - basic

$

1.20

$

0.89

$

3.86

$

3.13

Net income per share - diluted

$

1.19

$

0.88

$

3.82

$

3.09

Weighted average common shares outstanding - basic

269,088

269,709

269,381

271,198

Weighted average common shares outstanding - diluted

272,419

272,997

272,748

275,011

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

For the Years Ended December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022

(In thousands)

(Unaudited)

Years Ended

December 31,

December 31,

2023

2022

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

$

882,325

$

1,088,940

Cash flows from operating activities:
Net income

1,041,144

848,952

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization

145,292

132,088

Amortization of debt discount and fees

1,262

1,134

Stock-based compensation

325,611

270,439

(Gain) loss on investments, net

(34,602

)

5,425

Deferred income taxes

(36,512

)

(107,606

)

Provisions for losses on receivables

3,325

204

ROU asset amortization and change in operating lease liabilities

451

3,342

Other non-cash items

1,983

371

Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of effect of acquired businesses:
Receivables

(11,748

)

(138,471

)

Inventories

(65,895

)

(23,073

)

Prepaid expenses and other

39,015

(38,927

)

Other assets

(45,784

)

(933

)

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

5,415

113,945

Deferred revenue

(21,583

)

131,462

Other long-term liabilities

1,802

43,542

Net cash provided by operating activities

1,349,176

1,241,894

Cash flows from investing activities:
Purchases of investments

(176,170

)

(1,000

)

Proceeds from the sale and maturity of investments

64,775

366

Purchases of property, plant and equipment

(102,337

)

(123,215

)

Purchases of intangible assets

(166

)

(1,000

)

Cash paid in business combinations, net of cash acquired

(198,351

)

(613,785

)

Net cash used for investing activities

(412,249

)

(738,634

)

Cash flows from financing activities:
Proceeds from revolving credit facility

50,000

585,000

Payments on revolving credit facility

(150,000

)

(485,000

)

Proceeds from term loan

-

300,000

Payment of debt issuance costs

-

(425

)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

132,957

105,331

Stock received for payment of employee taxes on vesting of restricted stock

(136,396

)

(111,864

)

Payments for repurchases of common stock

(700,134

)

(1,050,091

)

Net cash used for financing activities

(803,573

)

(657,049

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

(7,527

)

(52,826

)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

125,827

(206,615

)

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

$

1,008,152

$

882,325

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
(Unaudited)
Revenue Mix by Geography (% of Total Revenue)

2022

2023

GEOGRAPHY

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Year

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Year

Americas

47

%

45

%

45

%

46

%

46

%

44

%

41

%

43

%

44

%

43

%

China

16

%

13

%

17

%

13

%

15

%

17

%

18

%

17

%

15

%

17

%

Other Asia

18

%

18

%

17

%

18

%

18

%

18

%

18

%

19

%

19

%

19

%

Europe, Middle East and Africa

14

%

18

%

16

%

17

%

16

%

15

%

17

%

15

%

16

%

16

%

Japan

5

%

6

%

5

%

6

%

5

%

6

%

6

%

6

%

6

%

5

%

Total

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

Revenue Mix by Product Category (% of Total Revenue)

2022

2023

PRODUCT CATEGORY

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Year

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Year

Custom IC Design and Simulation

22

%

23

%

22

%

22

%

22

%

20

%

22

%

22

%

22

%

22

%

Digital IC Design and Signoff

27

%

27

%

29

%

28

%

28

%

25

%

27

%

28

%

29

%

27

%

Functional Verification, including Emulation and Prototyping Hardware

28

%

24

%

25

%

25

%

26

%

32

%

27

%

26

%

24

%

27

%

IP

13

%

14

%

12

%

12

%

12

%

11

%

11

%

11

%

13

%

12

%

System Design and Analysis

10

%

12

%

12

%

13

%

12

%

12

%

13

%

13

%

12

%

12

%

Total

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

100

%

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Impact of Non-GAAP Adjustments on Forward Looking Operating Margin

As of February 12, 2024

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ending

Year Ending

March 31, 2024

December 31, 2024

Forecast

Forecast

GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue

24.5% - 25.5%

32% - 33%

Reconciling items to non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue:
Stock-based compensation expense

9%

8%

Amortization of acquired intangibles

2%

1%

Acquisition and integration-related costs

1%

1%

Non-GAAP operating margin as a percent of total revenue†

36.5% - 37.5%

42% - 43%

†The non-GAAP measures presented in the table above should not be considered a substitute for financial results and measures determined or calculated in accordance with GAAP.
Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
Impact of Non-GAAP Adjustments on Forward Looking Diluted Net Income Per Share
As of February 12, 2024
(Unaudited)

Three Months Ending

Year Ending

March 31, 2024

December 31, 2024

Forecast

Forecast

Diluted net income per share on a GAAP basis

$0.74 to $0.78

$4.08 to $4.18

Stock-based compensation expense

0.32

1.36

Amortization of acquired intangibles

0.06

0.24

Acquisition and integration-related costs

0.04

0.14

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(0.06)

0.05

Diluted net income per share on a non-GAAP basis† $1.10 to $1.14

$5.87 to $5.97

Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

Impact of Non-GAAP Adjustments on Forward Looking Net Income

As of February 12, 2024

(Unaudited)

Three Months Ending

Year Ending

March 31, 2024

December 31, 2024

($ in millions)

Forecast

Forecast

Net income on a GAAP basis

$202 to $213

$1,111 to $1,138

Stock-based compensation expense

88

370

Amortization of acquired intangibles

16

66

Acquisition and integration-related costs

12

39

Income tax effect of non-GAAP adjustments

(16)

13

Net income on a non-GAAP basis†

$302 to $313

$1,599 to $1,626

†The non-GAAP measures presented in the table above should not be considered a substitute for financial results and measures determined or calculated in accordance with GAAP.

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