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Cadence Design Systems Free Cash Flow per Share

: $3.37 (TTM As of Sep. 2021)
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Cadence Design Systems's Free Cash Flow per Share for the three months ended in Sep. 2021 was $1.00. Its Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 was $3.37.

During the past 12 months, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate of Cadence Design Systems was 12.30% per year. During the past 3 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 25.30% per year. During the past 5 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 21.90% per year. During the past 10 years, the average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 14.70% per year. Please click Growth Rate Calculation Example (GuruFocus) to see how GuruFocus calculates Wal-Mart Stores Inc (WMT)'s revenue growth rate. You can apply the same method to get the FCF Growth Rate using Free Cash Flow per Share data.

The historical rank and industry rank for Cadence Design Systems's Free Cash Flow per Share or its related term are showing as below:

NAS:CDNS' s 3-Year FCF Growth Rate Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -39.8   Med: 11.3   Max: 267.2
Current: 25.3

-39.8
267.2

During the past 13 years, Cadence Design Systems's highest 3-Year average Free Cash Flow per Share Growth Rate was 267.20% per year. The lowest was -39.80% per year. And the median was 11.30% per year.

NAS:CDNS's 3-Year FCF Growth Rate is ranked higher than
88% of the 266 Companies
in the Software industry.

( Industry Median: -13.10 vs. NAS:CDNS: 25.30 )

Cadence Design Systems Free Cash Flow per Share Historical Data

The historical data trend for Cadence Design Systems's Free Cash Flow per Share can be seen below:

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.

* Premium members only.

Cadence Design Systems Annual Data
Trend Dec11 Dec12 Dec13 Dec14 Dec15 Dec16 Dec17 Dec18 Dec19 Dec20
Free Cash Flow per Share
Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 1.34 1.47 1.93 2.34 2.90

Cadence Design Systems Quarterly Data
Dec16 Mar17 Jun17 Sep17 Dec17 Mar18 Jun18 Sep18 Dec18 Mar19 Jun19 Sep19 Dec19 Mar20 Jun20 Sep20 Dec20 Mar21 Jun21 Sep21
Free Cash Flow per Share Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only Premium Member Only 0.67 0.37 0.68 1.32 1.00

Cadence Design Systems Free Cash Flow per Share Calculation

Free Cashflow per Share is the amount of Free Cashflow per outstanding share of the company's stock.

Free Cash Flow is considered one of the most important parameters to measure a company's earnings power by value investors because it is not subject to estimates of Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization (DDA). However, when we look at the Free Cash Flow, we should look from a long term perspective, because any year's Free Cash Flow can be drastically affected by the spending on Property, Plant, & Equipment (PPE) of the business in that year. Over the long term, Free Cash Flow should give pretty good picture on the real earnings power of the company.

Note: GuruFocus does not calculate Free Cash Flow Per Share when Capital Expenditure is 0.

Cadence Design Systems's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the fiscal year that ended in Dec. 2020 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(A: Dec. 2020 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(904.922+-94.813)/279.641
=810.109/279.641
=2.90

Cadence Design Systems's Free Cash Flow Per Share for the quarter that ended in Sep. 2021 is calculated as

Free Cash Flow Per Share(Q: Sep. 2021 )
=(Cash Flow from Operations+Capital Expenditure)/Shares Outstanding (Diluted Average)
=(296.283+-18.838)/278.311
=277.445/278.311
=1.00

Free Cash Flow per Share for the trailing twelve months (TTM) ended in Sep. 2021 adds up the quarterly data reported by the company within the most recent 12 months, which was $3.37

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Cadence Design Systems  (NAS:CDNS) Free Cash Flow per Share Explanation

Free Cash Flow is very close to Warren Buffett's definition of Owner's Earnings, except that in Warren Buffett's Owner's Earnings, the spending for Property, Plant, and Equipment is only for maintenance (replacement), while in the Free Cash Flow calculation, the cost of new Property, Plant, and Equipment due to business expansion is also deducted. There, Free Cash Flow is more conservative than Owner's Earnings.

In Don Yacktman's calculation of forward rate of return, he uses Free Cash Flow for the calculation. Yacktman explained the forward rate of return concept in detail in his interview with GuruFocus. Yacktman defines forward rate of return as the normalized free cash flow yield plus real growth plus inflation.

This is what Yacktman said in his March 2012 interview - when the S&P 500 was at 1400:

If the business is stable, this calculation is fairly straightforward. For instance, on the S&P 500 we would normalize earnings. We would then calculate what percentage of those earnings are not reinvested in the underlying businesses and are therefore free. Historically, for the S&P 500, this has been just under 50% of earnings. Currently, we expect the S&P to earn about 70 on a normalized basis, a number which is far below reported earnings due to our adjusting for record high profit margins. $70 X ½ / 1400 gives you a normalized free cash flow yield of approximately 2.5%.

The historical real growth rate of the S&P 500 (companies) is about 1.5%. Assuming an inflation rate of 2.5%, the forward rate of return on an investment in the S&P 500 is about 6.5% today (2.5% free cash flow yield plus 1.5% real growth plus 2.5% inflation).

For the growth part of the Forward Rate of Return calculation, GuruFocus uses the 5-year average growth rate of EBITDA per share as the growth rate, and the growth rate is always capped at 20%. For the Free Cash Flow we use per share data averaged over seven years. The reason we use seven years is because research shows that seven years is the length of the typical business cycle.

Therefore, as of Dec20, Cadence Design Systems's Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % is

Forward Rate of Return (Yacktman) % (Dec20)=Normalized Free Cash Flow/Price+5-Year EBITDA Growth Rate
=2.38914286/151.44+0.2
=21.58 %

* For Operating Data section: All numbers are indicated by the unit behind each term and all currency related amount are in USD.
* For other sections: All numbers are in millions except for per share data, ratio, and percentage. All currency related amount are indicated in the company's associated stock exchange currency.


Be Aware

Free Cash Flow within a report period can be affected by management's decisions of capital spending. Therefore, it is important to look at long term when it comes to Free Cash Flow.


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Cadence Design Systems Business Description

Cadence Design Systems logo
Industry
Technology » Software NAICS : 511210 SIC : 7372
Traded in Other Exchanges
Address
2655 Seely Avenue, Building 5, San Jose, CA, USA, 95134
Cadence Design Systems was founded in 1988 after the merger of ECAD and SDA Systems. Cadence is known as an electronic design automation, or EDA, firm that specializes in developing software, hardware, and intellectual property that automates the design and verification of integrated circuits or larger chip systems. Historically, semiconductor firms have relied on the firm's tools, but there has been a shift toward other nontraditional "systems" users given the development of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and cloud computing. Cadence is headquartered in Silicon Valley, has approximately 8,100 employees worldwide, and was added to the S&P 500 in late 2017.
Executives
Teng Chin-chi officer: Sr. Vice President 2655 SEELY AVENUE SAN JOSE CA 95134
Tan Lip Bu director, officer: CEO ONE CALIFORNIA STREET 28TH FLOOR SAN FRANCISCO CA 94111
Beckley Thomas P officer: Sr. Vice President 2655 SEELY AVENUE SAN JOSE CA 95134
Wall John M officer: Sr. VP & CFO 2655 SEELY AVENUE SAN JOSE CA 95134
Mandava Surendra Babu officer: Sr. Vice President 47211 LAKEVIEW BLVD FREMONT CA 94538
Devgan Anirudh officer: President 2655 SEELY AVENUE SAN JOSE CA 95134
Zaman Aneel officer: Sr. Vice President 2655 SEELY AVENUE SAN JOSE CA 95134
Bostrom Susan L director PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN"> Ownership Information: BOSTROM SUSAN L a.header:link {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:visited {color: #3b4fae; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline;} a.header:hover {color: #191970;}
Flaminia Alinka officer: Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer 3975 FREEDOM CIRCLE SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Siboni Roger S director 1900 SOUTH NORFOLK STREET SAN MATEO CA 94403
Cowie James J officer: Sr. VP, General Counsel 2655 SEELY AVENUE BLDG. 5 SAN JOSE CA 95134
Chew Lewis director DOLBY LABORATORIES, INC. 1275 MARKET STREET SAN FRANCISCO CA 94103
Brennan Ita M director 5453 GREAT AMERICA PARKWAY SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Adams Mark director 834 TERRACE DRIVE LOS ALTOS CA 94024
Wilderotter Mary Agnes director 115 ALPINE TERRACE OAKLAND CA 94618

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