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PTC Q3 results in a word: Ouch!

PTC Q3 results in a word: Ouch!

Monstrous gains for Internet of Things doesn’t compensate for lackluster quarter in core businesses.   By Randall S. Newton PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) delivered news they would rather have swept under the rug with their third quarter 2015 financial report. It was a down quarter for total revenue, net income, software revenue, earnings per share, and […]

Dassault Systèmes net profit up 50% in second quarter

Dassault Systèmes net profit up 50% in second quarter

All divisions and regions reported growth despite continued currency fluctuations. Despite continuing fluctuations in currency values across the globe, Dassault Systèmes (Euronext Paris: DSY.PA) reported a solid second quarter. Measured in constant currencies, total revenue for the quarter ending June 30, 2015 was €715.7 million, up 16% from the second quarter one year ago. Software […]

Autodesk posts solid Q1 despite strong US Dollar

Autodesk posts solid Q1 despite strong US Dollar

Cash flow and net profit were down; AEC remains strong. By Randall S. Newton Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) reported a solid first quarter for fiscal 2016, despite lowered sales due to the strong US Dollar and the continued transition from perpetual licenses to subscriptions. Revenue was $647 million, up 9% compared to 1Q15, and 13% on […]

Bentley reports $625 million revenue for 2014

Bentley reports $625 million revenue for 2014

The privately held AEC software firm offers annual insight into operations. Compared to 2013 Bentley has lost ground to Autodesk. Bentley Systems today reported selected information from its 2014 revenue and operations results. Total 2014 revenue of $625 million is up 7% from 2013 revenues. Net income was not disclosed. As a private company, Bentley […]

GPU shipments down in first quarter

GPU shipments down in first quarter

All three major vendors of graphics processors saw declining sales except in their notebook models. Shipments of graphics processors (GPUs) followed the general PC market during the first quarter of 2015, with lower sales. But GPUs for notebooks bucked the trend, says Jon Peddie Research (JPR) in its GPU market update for the first quarter […]

Global currency issues limit Ansys to 1% growth in first quarter

Global currency issues limit Ansys to 1% growth in first quarter

North America was up, Europe and Japan down. Next quarter could be just as lean. By Randall S. Newton Ansys (Nasdaq: ANSS) has reported first quarter 2015 results that, by its standards, seem unusually timid. Revenue was $217 million, up only 1% year-over-year. Ansys was hit as hard as any vendor we cover by foreign […]

Lower services revenue, currency issues lead PTC to lower second quarter

Lower services revenue, currency issues lead PTC to lower second quarter

Strong SolidWorks sales boost Dassault Systèmes in first quarter

Strong SolidWorks sales boost Dassault Systèmes in first quarter

Total revenue is up 17%, net income up 30% from a year ago. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes today reported a strong first quarter, buoyed by strong sales of SolidWorks and other primary engineering products, and by the changing landscape in world currencies. Total revenue in 1Q15 (ended March 31, 2015) was €651.5 million […]

Workstation market chugs along in 4Q14

Workstation market chugs along in 4Q14

Latest JPR market update shows Lenovo continuing to gain market share. The descriptor of “steady” may not excite, but given the volatility in the workstation market over the last seven years, steady ain’t too bad. For those looking to forget the nasty economy of the late 00’s, and whose nerves were frayed by the up-and-down […]

Ansys closes 2014 with record quarter

Ansys closes 2014 with record quarter

Ansys has one of the largest ratios of net income to revenue in the engineering software industry. Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) ended 2014 by setting another record for both fourth quarter and full year revenue.  Revenue in the fourth quarter (ending December 31, 2014) was $254.4 million, up 12% from a year ago. Full year revenue […]