Morning coffee: recalls and virtual reality

Morning coffee: recalls and virtual reality

Good morning! Hope you had an awesome weekend. Let’s get this week off to a good start by recapping what happened last week. It’s the Economy … Economic news continues to be mixed. Depending on where you are in the world, it’s looking up or slowing down;...
Exa: strong end to FY14; optimistic for FY15

Exa: strong end to FY14; optimistic for FY15

Exa Corporation, maker of PowerFlow and related CFD applications, reported results last night that delighted investors enough to boost the share up 11% at the open and up 4% as things calm down a bit in mid-day trading. One investor wrote that the combination of two...
Quickies: CAE earnings show fx, momentum effects

Quickies: CAE earnings show fx, momentum effects

It’s been a busy Fall — and Winter is creeping up fast while there are still Q3 earnings to write about. Crazy, right?! We’re tackling them one PLM-subgroup at a time. Last up, AEC; this time, CAE. ESI reported yesterday that Q3 (which for them ended...
Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

Quickies: DS, 3D Systems, Hexagon buy; Exa reports

While I’m at AU with 10,000 of my dearest friends, the PLMish world keeps rolling with acquisitions and earnings. Early this morning, Dassault Systèmes announced that it has acquired an 84% controlling interest in Realtime Technology AG (RTT), a provider of what...
Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

Quickie: Exa’s Q2 revenue up 7% but cautious

Exa Corp. today reported fiscal Q2 revenue of $12.7 million, up 7% as reported and up 10% in constant currencies. CEO Steve Remondi said in the press release that “the return to customer spending that we started to see at the beginning of the year continued in...
Exa’s Q1 is back on track

Exa’s Q1 is back on track

Exa Corporation just announced results for its first quarter of fiscal 2014, which ended April 30, 2013. CEO Steve Remondi said that “revenue for the quarter was at the high end of our guidance, increasing 11%, or 14% on a constant currency basis, from a year...
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...
Exa & ESI: Positive signs in CAE

Exa & ESI: Positive signs in CAE

CFD has been hopping lately, with Exa announcing results from its first quarter as a public company, while ESI acquired OpenCFD from SGI and announced its own results for the most recent quarter. Here’s a quick overview of the recent activity: Exa‘s July...
Exa’s IPO muddies the waters in engineering software

Exa’s IPO muddies the waters in engineering software

A quick Monday morning check on the stock markets for those of you following Exa’s IPO: Exa’s market makers originally priced the share at between $11 and $13 but ultimately settled at $10 for the public debut on June 28th. That day, over 2 million shares...

Update: Exa IPO a done deal

Earlier this week, I blogged about the imminent initial public offering of Exa shares on the NASDAQ. Well, the IPO happened, but probably not the way the company expected. Initial filings showed that Exa was looking for $11 to $13 per share, but the prospectus file...