Hexagon rides diversification wave, Q2 up 5%cc

Hexagon rides diversification wave, Q2 up 5%cc

Hexagon, the parent company of Intergraph, Leica, Vero and other brands you know, reported Q2 revenue of €781 million, up 23% as reported (hold on — the devil is in the details) and a tad ahead of expectations. On an organic, constant currency basis (cc),...
ANSYS’ Q2 shows steady pace

ANSYS’ Q2 shows steady pace

ANSYS today reported Q2 revenue of $235.5 million, smack in the middle of its prior forecast of  $230 million to $238 million and about $1 million ahead of Wall Street consensus. That’s good, and the news sent the share price up about 2%; after the earnings...
Nemetschek’s Q2 up 34%, boosted by Bluebeam

Nemetschek’s Q2 up 34%, boosted by Bluebeam

Earnings season continues to roll, with many IT and industrial companies reporting this week. So far, foreign exchange seems the dominant factor for many: fluctuations can cause companies to miss their targets purely because of the math and it can make goods and...
PTC’s FQ3 a story of big deal misses and IoT growth

PTC’s FQ3 a story of big deal misses and IoT growth

As PTC announced a few weeks ago, fiscal third quarter (FQ3) revenue was $304 million, below the company forecast of $306 million to $311 million. What happened in the quarter to cause revenue to be below expectations? It comes down to two things: PTC’s reliance on...
Quickie: DS blows by Q2 forecast

Quickie: DS blows by Q2 forecast

Dassault Systèmes reported today that Q2 revenue was €716 million, up 29% as reported (and up 16% in constant currency) year/year. The company had forecast non-IFRS total revenue of around €675 million and just reported non-IFRS Q2 revenue of €723 million. Some of...
MuM reports H1 up 15%, VAR up 10% or so ex-fx

MuM reports H1 up 15%, VAR up 10% or so ex-fx

German reseller and software developer Mensch und Maschine (MuM) releases its earnings shortly before other PLM companies and often signals whether the market is doing well — if the company’s Q2 report is anything to go by, it should be a decent earnings...
DEAL! AVEVA+Schneider, sorta

DEAL! AVEVA+Schneider, sorta

While you and I were at the beach or in the mountains, the lads and lasses at AVEVA have been busily negotiating a merger with Schneider Electric, one of the suitors that kept cropping up over the last couple of years. It’s a very complicated deal –and it...
Aconex snaps up Worksite to boost construction efficiency

Aconex snaps up Worksite to boost construction efficiency

I don’t write about the smaller companies in our PLMish universe often enough — yet they create valuable solutions that are used successfully and profitably by customers around the world. One reason they fascinate me: they compete against suppliers who...
AVEVA’s trading update: all going as planned

AVEVA’s trading update: all going as planned

AVEVA issued another one of its periodic trading updates last week: In a very brief statement, AVEVA said that it hasn’t seen any change in the business climate since its May report and that the continued strengthening of the British pound continues to drag down...
PTC starts earnings with a warning, deals slipping

PTC starts earnings with a warning, deals slipping

PTC last week said that its fiscal third quarter (ended June 30) would be a bit light, as it expects to report GAAP revenue of $303 million, short of its own forecasts and analysts consensus of $310 million and down about 10% from a year ago. Not surprising, then,...