Exa ends year on weak note, looks to growth in F2014

Exa ends year on weak note, looks to growth in F2014

Exa Corporation reported lackluster results for the quarter that ended January 31, 2013, but says that business has already picked up, leading to optimism for fiscal 2014. CEO Steve Remondi told investors that the budget delays seen in FQ4 are largely behind them and...
Bentley ‘hits stride’ and $550m in revenue

Bentley ‘hits stride’ and $550m in revenue

Bentley Systems today gave a glimpse into how the company fared in 2012 and what it thinks 2013 will hold. Bentley is privately held so this disclosure is unusual but, as CEO Greg Bentley told us, his customers prefer a company without drama. It would appear that they...
Rounding out earnings: Delcam and MuM set records

Rounding out earnings: Delcam and MuM set records

We’re just about done with companies reporting earnings for the year ended December 31, 2012, and it was, by all appearances, a solid year. Lots of uncertainty about what lies ahead but, in general, most companies saw an increase in the numbers and types of...
ESI’s FY13 revenue up 16%, minor contribution from OpenCFD

ESI’s FY13 revenue up 16%, minor contribution from OpenCFD

ESI Group reported yesterday that revenue for the 2013 fiscal year (ended January 31) was €109 million, up 16% from last year. This includes a contribution of €343,000 from OpenCFD, acquired in September. Excluding acquisitions, organic revenue growth for the year was...
Additive manufacturing roars into 2013

Additive manufacturing roars into 2013

Additive manufacturing (aka 3D printing) is hot right now, making appearances in the US President’s State of the Union speech, popular crime-fighting TV shows and all over social media. But is it just hype over something about-to-happen, or are companies...
ANSYS revenue up 11% in Q4, looks at 10%-13% in 2013

ANSYS revenue up 11% in Q4, looks at 10%-13% in 2013

ANSYS today reported results for Q4 and full-year 2012 that, while good, highlight the slow growth in Q4 of the company’s non-Apache products. Since ANSYS has been such an aggressive aggregator of simulation technologies, it wouldn’t surprise me to see...
DDD Q4 revenue up 45% on printer demand

DDD Q4 revenue up 45% on printer demand

3D Systems (DDD) today reported record revenue for both Q4 and fiscal 2012, as the hype around rapid prototyping continued to drive demand for its 3D printers and supplies. Q4 revenue was up 45% to $102 million; organic revenue was up 19%. For the year, revenue grew...
Many signals positive as HEXA, NEMT and TRMB report

Many signals positive as HEXA, NEMT and TRMB report

We’ve recently heard from three of the main publicly traded players in infrastructure software and this week we start hearing from some of their main customers. It seems, therefore, like a good time to review what’s being said about the climate for...
Cimatron shares tumble after earnings release

Cimatron shares tumble after earnings release

Cimatron is a funny little company whose shares are traded on both the NASDAQ in the US and the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange in Israel. Even so, not one investor asked a question during the earnings call, which meant it was over in minutes — but also means that we...