ANSYS Q1 was a combo of platforms & headwinds

ANSYS Q1 was a combo of platforms & headwinds

ANSYS just reported financial results for the first quarter of 2016. It wasn’t a bad quarter, overall, but it certainly wasn’t one that beat expectations. Tough comparable, the continued slowdown in the semiconductor industry, new sales heads that are yet...
ANSYS’ Q4 shows it’s not immune from subs’ effects

ANSYS’ Q4 shows it’s not immune from subs’ effects

By now you’ve heard that ANSYS had an OK Q4 but still only reported revenue 2015 that was about on par with revenue in 2014. And the forecast for 2016 is, at best, lukewarm. Why? Yes, some of this is macro-economic and currency-related, but ANSYS is also seeing...
ANSYS Q4 revenue up 4%, at low end of guidance

ANSYS Q4 revenue up 4%, at low end of guidance

ANSYS just reported that Q4 revenue was $252 million, up 4% year/year, for a total of $943 million in 2015, up 8%. CEO Jim Cashman said in prepared remarks that the “fourth quarter presented us with a combination of both challenges and opportunities … Q4...
Q&A Tuesday: Treehouses, WiFi, CAE & PLM – oh my

Q&A Tuesday: Treehouses, WiFi, CAE & PLM – oh my

People find the Schnitger Corp. website in all sorts of ways, looking for a lot of different information. [Did you know we now have over 1,000 blog posts with maybe a million words — yikes.] Here are a couple of search terms that led people to this website and I...
ANSYS Q3 near top of guidance; sees 9% growth in 2016

ANSYS Q3 near top of guidance; sees 9% growth in 2016

ANSYS just announced that GAAP-basis revenue in Q3 was $238 million, up 2% as reported and up 9% in constant currencies — and near the top end of its earlier guidance. Software license revenue was $140 million, flat year/year as reported, while...
Quickie: ANSYS acquires to add to EMAG offering

Quickie: ANSYS acquires to add to EMAG offering

A quick update since I’m still at Accelerate, Autodesk’s PLM360 user event: ANSYS just announced that it has acquired the assets of Delcross Technologies to add to its electromagnetic simulation and radio frequency system analysis offering. Not something I know much...
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...
ANSYS’s Q1 in-line, but at low end

ANSYS’s Q1 in-line, but at low end

ANSYS reported Q1 results today that were in line with expectations, but at the very low end. Total revenue was up 1% as reported and up 8% in constant currencies — again reflecting the tough climate created by shifting exchange rates. I’m off to...