Edaisdead said, "I can tell you many reasons why EDA is not the sector to invest into for a long term"
Why do you bother to post on this board? I assume you were layed off from EDA, or perhaps working for a CDNS competitor. Either way, you don't offer any solutions except, don't buy this stock! Very helpful - thanks.
Have you looked at the SNPS balance sheet? Not too shabby. MENT is doing OK. Magma is cooked. CDNS - we'll have to wait and see, but I agree they could slim down and become quite a profitable company. ANSS - doing very nicely.
Clearly, some opportunity for consolidation which could lead to more pricing power and profitability for the industry.
EDA is not all about complex IC design starts. SNPS is doing very well with IP. MENT does pretty well with chip, fpga, HDL and PCB design. ANSS with analysis.
I have dipped in and out of Cadence, short and long and done pretty well. It's not a stock I would hold for the long term but one that I understand quite well & one I would trade based on my perceived value of it.