New licenses lift Cimatron’s Q2

Cimatron, the Israeli and American CAD/CAM supplier, reported today that total revenue in Q2 was up 19% to $10 million on strong sales of new licenses in all territories and product lines. The company reports that new license sales were up 41% in constant currency....

Nemetschek: Web, international key to growth

Not to be left out of the good news bubble in the engineering software world, Nemetschek today reports that revenue grew 11% in the first half of 2011, to €79 million on double-digit increases in license and maintenance revenues. Based on this performance, the company...

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 —...

PTC Q2 beats – and it’s not due to MKS

Parametric Technology Corp. (PTC) reported fiscal third quarter revenue of $292 million, nicely ahead of earlier guidance of revenue between $275 million and $285 million and up 20% from a year ago. Some of the upside came from MKS, which contributed $6 million in the...

AVEVA making steady progress

AVEVA released an interim statement today, in which it briefly goes over business trends seen in the June quarter (AVEVA reports in more detail twice a year). The statement used words such as “further growth”, “strengthening” and “steady progress” — so while no...

ESI revenue up 9% in Q1

ESI Group yesterday reported results for the quarter ended April 30, 2011. Total revenue for the quarter was €17.3 million, up 9% as reported and up 8% in constant currencies. The company said performance was strongest in Europe and the Americas, with a year/year...

PP&M: Solving Complex Problems

My head is spinning after 2+ days at Hexagon’s first user conference since the close of the Intergraph acquisition. This is one complicated company!  First, a couple of general impressions, then some detail from the PP&M keynotes. I attended Monday’s investor...

AVEVA has a banner F2011

AVEVA today announced that revenue for the year ended March 31, 2011 grew 17% to a record £174 million, with strong performance in the oil and gas vertical and in Asia. Three percent of growth came from acquisitions (ADB and Logimatic’s MARS business last June), which...

Autodesk revenue up 11% in Q1

Autodesk reported on Thursday that revenue grew 11% in its fiscal first quarter, led by a 14% increase in sales from the Manufacturing business and by strong sales of its new Autodesk Design Suites, which contributed to 35% growth in Platform suites revenue. On a geo...

Hexagon says 2011 off to good start

Hexagon AB today reported an 18% increase in organic revenue but a 77% increase when including last year’s Intergraph acquisition — which led to a near-doubling of reported earnings before taxes. Hexagon is a complicated business that, in the last year alone,...