Nemetschek groups its dozen brands into four categories. You’re probably most familiar with Allplan, Graphisoft and Vectorworks — those are mostly in the Design segment, which makes up over 80% of the company’s revenue. For 2013, revenue from this segment was up 6% to €150 million. Growth was driven by sales of Vectorworks and Graphisoft, and slowed somewhat by shifts in the Allplan management team.
Revenue from the Build segment was up 7% to €15 million. Facilities management continues to be an area of focus for Nemetschek. Revenue from the Manage segment was up 20% to €5 million. Finally, revenue from the Multimedia segment was up 8% to €16 million.
By revenue type, growth came from software maintenance, which was up 11% to €89 million; license revenue was up 1.5% to €87 million.
By geo, revenue from Germany and Europe continued to dominate. Revenue from Germany was €76 million, up 8%. Revenue from the rest of Europe was €73 million and the company (like many in our space) said that “southern European markets suffered under the weak economy and some were unable to achieve growth”. Revenue from the Americas €20 million, and from Asia, €17 million; both were characterized as growing “faster than average”. The company says its market position strengthened outside Europe. [Nemetschek gave 2013 data as percentages of the total, so exact comparisons are difficult to make. — Ed.]
Nemetschek is bullish on 2014, citing increased governmental pushes for BIM-based projects in the public sector and a stable construction market as reasons for optimism. Nemetschek Group expects revenue for 2014 to be up 11% to 14%, to around €210 million.
Finally, Nemetschek had been searching for a new chief financial and operating officer and announced that Patrik Heider joined the company on March 1.