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Cadence Design Systems NasdaqGS:CDNS Stock Report

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18 Aug, 2022


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CDNS fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Future Growth3/6
Past Performance4/6
Financial Health6/6

CDNS Stock Overview

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. provides software, hardware, services, and reusable integrated circuit (IC) design blocks worldwide.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Competitors

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Cadence Design Systems
Historical stock prices
Current Share PriceUS$190.73
52 Week HighUS$194.97
52 Week LowUS$132.32
1 Month Change18.04%
3 Month Change30.10%
1 Year Change24.44%
3 Year Change173.21%
5 Year Change412.99%
Change since IPO4,191.43%

Recent News & Updates

Aug 02

Cadence Design Systems: Bullish On The Chip Design Industry; Buy Now

We have a buy rating on CDNS based on our belief that demand for chip design will drive CDNS' growth. We believe CDNS stands to benefit from new chip designs and believe its Electronic Design Automation (EDA) business could potentially offset semiconductor slowdowns. CDNS provides a wide range of services for chip design in data science, machine learning, computing, automobile, 5G communication, and IoT markets and has a favorable risk-reward profile. EDA is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 9.6% from 2020 to 2027, and we believe CDNS is well-positioned within the market to ride the wave up. While CDNS is not cheap, the company’s business is remarkably resilient and is expected to maintain its revenue and earnings in uncertain market conditions. We are bullish on Cadence Design Systems (CDNS), Inc. Our buy thesis is based on our belief that CDNS plays a fundamental role in Electronic Design Automation ((EDA)). CDNS provides tools to help customers design electronic products such as chips and other devices. CDNS’ business is fueled by the demand for new products and better designs for existing ones. The company provides a wide range of services for data science, machine learning, computing, automobile, 5G communication, and IoT markets. We believe CDNS stands to benefit from the microchip industry’s demand for new chip designs and believe its EDA business could potentially offset semiconductor slowdowns. Chip demand fluctuates, but demand for new chip designs is constantly growing. Companies are always looking for newer technology and optimized designs. CDNS enables its customers to design new products, thus providing a technological edge over the competition. We like CDNS because it provides the chip design services necessary for technological advancements. With increased global digitalization, we expect demand for CDNS chip design services to increase and recommend buying the stock. Demand for EDA business is constant and increasing We believe the EDA business is remarkably stable in all kinds of markets. We recommend investors buy CDNS shares because the company is well positioned within the EDA industry and its peer group. The services and products CDNS provides pivotal to chip design. CDNS provides services that enable the billions of transistors within chips to work flawlessly to make devices such as our phones, computers, and other electronic devices work. CDNS products help customers design more complex and faster chips to beat the competition. According to Allied Market Research, the EDA market size was $11.5B in 2020 and is projected to reach $20.89B by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 9.6%. The EDA market is dominated by CDNS and its main competitor, Synopsys Inc (SNPS). We believe investing in CDNS is equivalent to investing in the EDA industry because when the industry grows, so will CDNS’ business. The following image outlines the global EDA market forecasts. Allied Market Research CDNS is at the center of the microchip industry shift The company is at the center of a microchip industry shift to smaller chips and proprietary designs. Many software and other companies that once bought their chips from third parties are now designing their chips in-house. Apple (AAPL), Tesla (TSLA), Amazon (AMZN), and other tech giants are increasingly looking to design their purpose-built chips. As more companies venture into chip design, CDNS’ client base will likely expand. CDNS services are a vital step in the chip design process that cannot be skipped. The company provides its customers with software, hardware services, and reusable IC designs. These services help customers understand how to make better chips quickly. In previous decades, CDNS’ customer base was limited to traditional semiconductor manufacturers; now, its customer base is expanding to other chip-design newcomers such as Meta (META), Google (GOOGL) (GOOG), and Amazon. We believe CDNS will grow with the increasing and reliable demand for new chip designs. We also believe demand for CDNS products correlates with the increased demand for semiconductor devices. According to IDC, the semiconductor industry is forecasted to grow at a CAGR of 13.7%. Increased demand for new designs and redesigns of existing products drives the growth of semiconductors. We believe the company’s chip design prowess could potentially ease the semiconductor slowdown by spurring demand for newer, more efficient chips. We believe the company provides an attractive risk-reward and recommend investors buy the stock at current prices. Stock performance CDNS had an impressive run over the past five years. During this period, the stock appreciated 401%. Despite the downward draft within the semiconductor industry, CDNS has been up 25% over the past year. YTD, the stock is down around 1%. CDNS has still beaten semiconductor indices over the past year. We recommend investors buy into the chip design giant. The following graphs indicate CDNS stock performance over the past five years. Ycharts Ycharts CDNS data by YCharts Valuation CDNS is trading at around $185 and is cheap relative to its peer group on a P/E basis. On the P/E basis, CDNS is trading at roughly 40x C2023 EPS $4.59 compared to the group average of about 209x. The stock is trading at about 13x EV/2023 sales versus the peer group average of around 6x. On a growth-adjusted basis, the company is trading at 1.5x C2023 compared to the average of 0.5x. We believe investors are willing to pay a higher multiple on stocks such as CDNS that have stable earnings and captive markets. The following chart illustrates the semiconductor peer group valuation. Refinitiv Word on Wall Street The market is buy-rated on CDNS. Of the 13 analysts, nine are buy-rated, and four are hold-rated. CDNS is trading at $185. The median price target is $194, and the mean price target is a bit higher at $196, for a potential upside of 5-6%. We expect the price targets to be raised as the company continues to beat and raise estimates. The following chart indicates CDNS’ sell-side ratings and price targets: Refinitiv Risks to our buy rating CDNS is not risk-free. CDNS operates in a highly competitive industry characterized by rapid and constant technological change. CDNS’ growth depends on its ability to deliver the best and most optimized chip designs. Synopsys Inc is CDNS’ most significant competitor in the field. On the YTD metric, SNPS grew around 3% outperforming CDNS which grew less than 1% during the same period. We are not too worried about CDNS’ competition because both companies more or less dominate the chip design industry.

Aug 01
Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) Ticks All The Boxes When It Comes To Earnings Growth

Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ:CDNS) Ticks All The Boxes When It Comes To Earnings Growth

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Shareholder Returns

CDNSUS SoftwareUS Market

Return vs Industry: CDNS exceeded the US Software industry which returned -15.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: CDNS exceeded the US Market which returned -9% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is CDNS's price volatile compared to industry and market?
CDNS volatility
CDNS Average Weekly Movement5.1%
Software Industry Average Movement10.1%
Market Average Movement7.6%
10% most volatile stocks in US Market17.1%
10% least volatile stocks in US Market3.1%

Stable Share Price: CDNS is not significantly more volatile than the rest of US stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: CDNS's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

19879,300Anirudh Devgan

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. provides software, hardware, services, and reusable integrated circuit (IC) design blocks worldwide. The company offers functional verification services, including emulation and prototyping hardware. Its functional verification offering consists of JasperGold, a formal verification platform; Xcelium, a parallel logic simulation platform; Palladium, an enterprise emulation platform; and Protium, a prototyping platform for chip verification.

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Fundamentals Summary

How do Cadence Design Systems's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
CDNS fundamental statistics
Market CapUS$52.24b
Earnings (TTM)US$775.14m
Revenue (TTM)US$3.28b


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Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
CDNS income statement (TTM)
Cost of RevenueUS$336.79m
Gross ProfitUS$2.95b
Other ExpensesUS$2.17b

Last Reported Earnings

Jul 02, 2022

Next Earnings Date


Earnings per share (EPS)2.83
Gross Margin89.74%
Net Profit Margin23.61%
Debt/Equity Ratio13.3%

How did CDNS perform over the long term?

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