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DS’ Q2 ahead on some metrics, not on others

Dassault Systèmes’ earnings announcements keep getting more complex, mixing lots of different revenue metrics, acquisitions, currency and abstruse international accounting. FQ2 2013 was no exception. Let’s see what we can figure out. The most obvious point from the earnings release … Continue reading


Couldn’t get to Vienna? Recap of SIMULIA conference

Picture this: we’re in an ancient city of castles, cathedrals and really good cake, meeting to talk about advancements in  cutting-edge technology: simulation. It’s a little like the picture to the right, of St. Stephen’s cathedral reflected in a modern … Continue reading


SIMULIA shines the spotlight on topology optimization

Dassault Systèmes recently announced the acquisition of FE-DESIGN Group, makers of TOSCA for topology optimization. DS’ SIMULIA brand had already released a TOSCA-based Abaqus product, Abaqus ATOM, and the relationship between SIMULIA and FE-DESIGN was good, so why the acquisition? Why … Continue reading


UPDATE: DS ends strong, cautious about 2012

Dassault Systèmes (DS) reported really good results for its fourth quarter and for fiscal 2011 yet the share price fell, as investors expected a more positive outlook. But let’s close 2011 first, shall we? For Q4: • Total revenue was … Continue reading


DS ends strong, cautious about 2012

Dassault Systèmes (DS) reported really good results for its fourth quarter and for fiscal 2011 yet the share price fell, as investors expected a more positive outlook. But let’s close 2011 first, shall we? For Q4: • Total revenue was … Continue reading


A peek at the new DS North America Campus

Yesterday was the formal unveiling of the new Dassault Systèmes campus in Waltham MA, about 30 minutes from my office. Waltham lies on what used to be known as “America’s Technology Highway” (Route 128) in the 1980s, a ring road … Continue reading


DS strengthens composites sim

Dassault Systèmes today announced that is has acquired Simulayt Limited, a provider of composites and advanced draping simulation technology. We all know composites are where it’s at in terms of reducing weight while meeting performance requirements, so this acquisition makes … Continue reading


DS: balanced growth in Q2

The first thing to note about Dassault Systèmes’ earnings release is that it is a complicated, day-long affair that involves face-to-face meetings with analysts in Paris, interviews with Bloomberg news and other outlets and an analyst earnings telephone call — … Continue reading


DS Q1 first view: SMB growth, acquisitions

Dassault Systèmes today reported results for the first quarter that show that the momentum established towards in 2010 continued into 2011. Total revenue in Q1 was €410 million, up 31% as reported and up 29% excluding currency. New license revenue was up 30%, recurring … Continue reading


DS update: offerings for a growing market

Dassault Systèmes’ Al Bunshaft, Managing Director of DS America, today held the first of a series of update calls for industry analysts. The call reiterated DS’ focus on growing its brands and tweaking its sales channels to reach an ever-greater … Continue reading