Tag Archives: Earnings

Oh dear. FARO preannounces Q1

Despite all of the (deserved, accurate) hoopla about reality computing, FARO, one of the leading capture vendors, today announced preliminary results for Q1. Is it a harbinger of things to come or an isolated case? Probably more the former, as currency, … Continue reading


PTC sort of preannounces FQ2, workforce realignment

PTC just announced that revenue for the quarter ended April 4 will be slightly above the midpoint of prior guidance of $305 million to $320 million, with license and subscription revenue slightly below the mid-point of the $80 million to … Continue reading


Exa’s Q4 revenue up 11%, won’t quiet activist shareholders

Exa, the Burlington MA-based CFD supplier, recently reported Q4 results (ended January 31) that saw revenue rise 18% year/year (y/y) in constant currencies (cc) to $16.9 million. The details: Total revenue in Q4 was $17 million, up 11% y/y as reported and up 18% … Continue reading


ANSYS Q4 2014: SpaceClaim isn’t cute or little, but isn’t material either

Ansys reported record sales for the fourth quarter and full fiscal 2014 last week. Total revenue for Q4 was $254 million, up 8% year/year (y/y) as reported and up 12% in constant currencies (cc), ahead of both the company’s forecast … Continue reading


Autodesk’s FQ4 caps off a great year

Last night, Autodesk reported results for fiscal Q4 and fiscal 2015 (ended January 31) that, well, beat just about all expectations. I need to study the details but: Total revenue was up 13% percent to $665 million in FQ4, versus an analyst … Continue reading


A quick preview on a busy earnings day: ANSYS, 3D Systems, FARO

I’m at REAL 2015, the reality capture/compute/create event hosted by Autodesk in San Francisco. It’s been stunning so far to hear from artists, museum curators, city planners, architects, builders and others how they view today’s emerging technologies — and the benefits … Continue reading


Rand’s CQ4 suffers from a tough comparable in 2013

Rand Worldwide’s fiscal Q2, ending on December 31, 2014 revenue was down as reported year/year (y/y) to $22.4 million — but, excluding one really big sale a year ago, total revenue was up nearly 8%. You may remember that Rand has … Continue reading


DS’s Q4 results show that diversification works — no surprise!

Dassault Systèmes recently announced results for its fourth quarter and full-year 2014 (summarized here) that show how well the company’s diversification strategy is working. Start with a growing cushion of repeatable revenue from core products and industries, add acquisitions that branch … Continue reading


MuM’s Q4 revenue up 15%

Yesterday’s gloomy Trimble news wasn’t the start of a trend, it would appear. Today,  Mensch und Maschine, the Autodesk VAR and developer of software under the OPEN MIND and other brands, reported that Q4 revenue was up 15% to €37 … Continue reading


Trimble had a tough Q4, revenue down 6% y/y

Well, this is a bit of a shock after the mostly upbeat results we’ve been getting from engineering software companies: Trimble’s Q4 revenue was $564 million, down 6% and at the low end of the company’s guidance. Wall Street consensus … Continue reading