ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

ANSYS struggled in Q1 and, apparently, at the start of Q2 but seems to have ended the quarter with a bang. CEO Jim Cashman told investors that Q2 saw strong contributions from all parts of the business, across all product areas and from software license, maintenance...
SIMULIA shines the spotlight on topology optimization

SIMULIA shines the spotlight on topology optimization

Dassault Systèmes recently announced the acquisition of FE-DESIGN Group, makers of TOSCA for topology optimization. DS’ SIMULIA brand had already released a TOSCA-based Abaqus product, Abaqus ATOM, and the relationship between SIMULIA and FE-DESIGN was good, so...
ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

ANSYS beats some expectations, lowers others

ANSYS is in a no-win situation: reporting the best first-quarter revenue in its history, within its guidance for the first quarter but lower than some financial analysts had expected. Too, like many other tech companies, ANSYS lowered its revenue forecast for the rest...
ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

Quickies: Uncertain economy drags down March quarter

It’s a busy week for earnings reports from engineering software companies. While I work on longer-form reports, here are a few quotes from my notes. Note that these are not 100% representative of the company’s March quarter reports — in other words,...
Quickies: SolidWorks talks kernels, ANSYS acquires

Quickies: SolidWorks talks kernels, ANSYS acquires

There’s never a dull moment, is there? Kernels and marketing 101 Earlier this week SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot took to the company blog to talk about the future of the core SolidWorks product, add-on offerings and which kernel will be used where. You may...
ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

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...
ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

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...
ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

Quickie: ANSYS reports, too

I knew I had missed one — ANSYS reported, too. Their GAAP revenue of $197 million and non-GAAP revenue of $199.8 million were in the midrange of guidance. Non-GAAP is up 16%, (up 12% excluding currency). In constant currency, the lease business was up 21% to $71...
ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

ANSYS customers “receptive to LT vision”, boost Q2

ANSYS reported results today that were at worst in line with and often ahead of expectations, causing shareholders to drive the stock price up 12% in early trading. CEO Jim Cashman summed it up this way: “All key metrics of our business were strong, including...
ANSYS Q2 revenue up 10%, sees some volatility

Q1 recap/Q2 preview: What we’ll be looking for

As we prepare ourselves for the onslaught of Q2 earnings reports, it’s helpful to look back at Q1 to see patterns that (perhaps) foreshadow future results and identify areas that were causes for concern last quarter. To help with this analysis, we’ve...