CDNS Cadence Design Systems

Cadence Design Systems, Inc., headquartered in San Jose, California, is an American multinational computational software company, founded in 1988 by the merger of SDA Systems and ECAD, Inc. The company produces software, hardware and silicon structures for designing integrated circuits, systems on chips and printed circuit boards. Cadence Design Systems began as an electronic design automation company, formed by the 1988 merger of Solomon Design Automation , co-founded in 1983 by Richard Newton, Alberto Sangiovanni-Vincentelli and James Solomon, and ECAD, a public company co-founded by Glen Antle and Paul Huang in 1982. SDA's CEO Joseph Costello was appointed as CEO of the newly combined company.

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Cash burn rate (estimated) Burn method: Change in cash Burn method: Operating income/loss Burn method: FCF (opex + capex)
Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q Last Q Avg 4Q
Cash on hand (at last report) 928.43M 928.43M 928.43M 928.43M 928.43M 928.43M
Cash burn (monthly) 126.04M (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn) (positive/no burn)
Cash used (since last report) 274.78M n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cash remaining 653.65M n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Runway (months of cash) 5.2 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

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Date Owner Security Transaction Code Indirect 10b5-1 $Price #Shares $Value #Remaining
4 Mar 21 Chin-chi Teng Common Stock Payment of exercise Dispose F No No 128.81 1,151 148.26K 178,051
2 Mar 21 Mandava Surendra Babu Common Stock Sell Dispose S No No 142.88 60,000 8.57M 242,334
2 Mar 21 Mandava Surendra Babu Common Stock Option exercise Aquire M No No 30.1 60,000 1.81M 302,334
2 Mar 21 Mandava Surendra Babu Non- Qualified Stock Option Common Stock Option exercise Dispose M No No 30.1 60,000 1.81M 25,000
26 Feb 21 Chin-chi Teng Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 142.34 50 7.12K 179,202
26 Feb 21 Chin-chi Teng Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 141.68 1,065 150.89K 179,252
26 Feb 21 Chin-chi Teng Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 140.72 900 126.65K 180,317
26 Feb 21 Chin-chi Teng Common Stock Sell Dispose S No Yes 139.49 2,985 416.38K 181,217
25 Feb 21 Zaman Aneel Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 3,108 0 180,331
25 Feb 21 Zaman Aneel Common Stock Grant Aquire A No No 0 11,238 0 177,223
85.9% owned by funds/institutions
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Current Prev Q Change
Total holders 665 627 +6.1%
Opened positions 110 100 +10.0%
Closed positions 72 54 +33.3%
Increased positions 251 242 +3.7%
Reduced positions 231 211 +9.5%
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Current Prev Q Change
Total value 32.7B 25.43B +28.6%
Total shares 239.71M 236.47M +1.4%
Total puts 736.5K 441.62K +66.8%
Total calls 741.3K 475.72K +55.8%
Total put/call ratio 1.0 0.9 +7.0%
Largest owners
Shares Value Change
BLK Blackrock 32.27M $4.4B +3.1%
Vanguard 31.83M $4.34B -1.5%
Massachusetts Financial Services 24.66M $3.36B -8.3%
STT State Street 11.89M $1.62B -3.7%
Parnassus Investments 6.98M $952.07M +2.2%
FMR 6.2M $845.8M +36.1%
Alkeon Capital Management 5.62M $766.2M +1.1%
Geode Capital Management 4.99M $679.71M +1.2%
Pictet Asset Management 4.84M $660.19M +14.8%
NTRS Northern Trust 3.22M $439.04M -2.1%
Largest transactions
Shares Bought/sold Change
Norges Bank 2.74M +2.74M NEW
Voya Investment Management 1.7M -2.39M -58.5%
Massachusetts Financial Services 24.66M -2.22M -8.3%
Brown Advisory 2.02M +2.02M NEW
FMR 6.2M +1.64M +36.1%
Ubs Global Asset Management Americas 3.1M +1.3M +72.7%
Liontrust Investment Partners 1.14M +1.14M NEW
BLK Blackrock 32.27M +980.28K +3.1%
POLR Polar Capital 0 -789.31K EXIT
Pictet Asset Management 4.84M +625.08K +14.8%

Financial report summary

  • The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic could continue to adversely affect our business, results of operations and financial condition.
  • We have experienced varied operating results, and our operating results for any particular fiscal period are affected by the timing of revenue recognition, particularly for our emulation and prototyping hardware and IP products.
  • We have acquired and expect to acquire other companies and businesses and may not realize the expected benefits of these acquisitions.
  • We make and expect to make strategic investments and may not realize the expected benefits of these investments.
  • Failure to obtain export licenses or restrictions on trade imposed by the United States or other countries could harm our business by rendering us unable to sell or ship products and transfer our technology outside of the United States.
  • The effect of foreign exchange rate fluctuations may adversely impact our revenue, expenses, cash flows and financial condition.
  • We could suffer serious harm to our business because of the infringement of our intellectual property rights by third parties or because of our infringement of the intellectual property rights of third parties, as well as any associated efforts to enforce such rights, including through intellectual property litigation.
  • If our security measures are breached or vulnerabilities are discovered in our products and services, and an unauthorized party obtains access to customer data, financial data or assets or our proprietary business information, our information systems and products and services may be perceived as being unsecure, we could experience business or financial harm, and our business and reputation could be harmed.
  • Risks associated with our international operations could adversely impact our financial condition.
  • We depend upon our management team and key employees, and our failure to attract, train, motivate and retain management and key employees may make us less competitive and therefore harm our results of operations.
  • We rely on our proprietary technology, as well as software and other intellectual property rights licensed to us by third parties, and we cannot assure that the precautions taken to protect our rights will be adequate or that we will continue to be able to adequately secure such intellectual property rights from third parties.
  • We have substantial cash requirements in the United States, but a significant portion of our cash is held and generated outside of the United States, and if our cash available in the United States is insufficient to meet our operating expenses and debt repayment obligations in the United States, then we may be required to raise cash in ways that could negatively affect our financial condition, results of operations and the market price of our common stock.
  • The long sales cycle of our products and services may cause our operating results to fluctuate unexpectedly.
  • Our restructuring plans incur substantial costs and may not result in the benefits we have anticipated, possibly having a negative effect on our future operating results.
  • The investment of our cash is subject to risks that may cause losses and affect the liquidity of these investments.
  • Our business is subject to the risk of earthquakes and other catastrophic events.
  • Customer consolidation could affect our operating results.
  • Our failure to respond quickly to technological developments or customers’ increasing technological requirements and to continue to develop or acquire technological capabilities could make our products uncompetitive and obsolete and impede our ability to address the requirements in technology segments that are expected to contribute to our growth.
  • Our operating results and revenue could be adversely affected by customer payment delays, customer bankruptcies and defaults or modifications of licenses.
  • Competitive pressures may require us to reduce our pricing, which could have an adverse effect on our results of operations.
  • The competition in our industries is substantial, and we may not be able to continue to compete successfully in our industries.
  • Our future revenue is dependent in part upon our installed customer base continuing to license or buy products and purchase services.
  • We depend on a single supplier or a limited number of suppliers for certain hardware components and contract manufacturers for production of our emulation and prototyping hardware products, making us vulnerable to supply disruption and price fluctuation.
  • Our results could be adversely affected by an increase in our effective tax rate as a result of U.S. and foreign tax law changes, outcomes of current or future tax examinations, or by material differences between our forecasted and actual effective tax rates.
  • Litigation could adversely affect our financial condition or operations.
  • Errors or defects in our products and services could expose us to liability and harm our business.
  • If we become subject to unfair hiring claims, we could be prevented from hiring needed employees, incur liability for damages and incur substantial costs in defending ourselves.
  • We are subject to evolving corporate governance and public disclosure expectations and regulations that impact compliance costs and risks of noncompliance.
  • Our stock price has been subject to fluctuations and may continue to be subject to fluctuations.
  • Our debt obligations expose us to risks that could adversely affect our business, operating results or financial condition, and could prevent us from fulfilling our obligations under such indebtedness.
  • At the option of the holders of our outstanding notes, we may, under certain circumstances, be required to repurchase such notes.
  • The terms of the agreement governing our revolving credit facility and the indenture governing our 2024 Notes restrict our current and future operations, particularly our ability to respond to changes or to take certain actions.
  • Despite our current level of indebtedness, we and our subsidiaries may incur substantially more debt. This could further exacerbate the risks to our financial condition described above.
  • Our variable rate indebtedness subjects us to interest rate risk, which could cause our debt service obligations to increase significantly.
  • Various factors could increase our future borrowing costs or reduce our access to capital, including a lowering or withdrawal of the ratings assigned to our 2024 Notes by credit rating agencies.
Management Discussion
  • Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
  • We enable our customers to develop electronic products. Our products and services are designed to give our customers a competitive edge in their development of ICs, SoCs, and increasingly sophisticated electronic devices and systems. Our products and services do this by optimizing performance, minimizing power consumption, shortening the time to bring our customers’ products to market, improving engineering productivity and reducing their design, development and manufacturing costs. We offer software, hardware, services and reusable IC design blocks, which are commonly referred to as IP.
  • Our strategy, which we call Intelligent System Design™, is to provide the technology necessary for our customers to develop electronic products across a variety of vertical markets including consumer, hyperscale computing, 5G communications, automotive, aerospace and defense, industrial and healthcare. Our products and services enable our customers to develop complex and innovative electronic products, so demand for our technology is driven by our customers’ investment in new designs and products. Historically, the industry that provided the tools used by IC engineers was referred to as EDA. Today, our offerings include and extend beyond EDA.
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