AEC earnings recap: CQ1 was middling to strong

AEC earnings recap: CQ1 was middling to strong

I’ve been writing about a lot of the PLMish companies that focus on the automotive, aerospace and other discreet manufacturing industries and not devoting enough “ink” to AECish vendors — many of whom are doing incredibly cool things. So...
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...
PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

It’s tough to be PTC right now. Most indicators are going in the right direction: subscriptions are ahead of expectations (though that means perpetual license revenue is below plan), IoT-related sales are growing as PTC sells both standalone IoT solutions and...
MuM had “best Q1 in company’s history”

MuM had “best Q1 in company’s history”

Now, that’s a headline. We’re all worrying about how the switch to subscriptions across the software universe affects the software creators and their reseller partners, and how many will be unable to manage the cash flow implications of the change —...
PTC surprised by subs, DS continues to roll

PTC surprised by subs, DS continues to roll

It’s a big day in PLMish earnings, as PTC reported last night and Dassault Systèmes this morning. We’ll get to details in other posts but here are the highlights: PTC continues to struggle with the mix of traditional and subscription licensing, causing...
Exa’s Q4 beats, highlights cloud success

Exa’s Q4 beats, highlights cloud success

Exa Corp. last night announced results that definitely bucked the trend — recall that ANSYS and DS both reported simulation results that were good but not expectation-beating. Exa’s Q4 revenue was $18.3 million, up 8% year/year as reported and up 13% in...
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...