Good news from AVEVA

AVEVA Group today gave preliminary information on its results for the six months ended September 30 — and it’s surprisingly good. In a press release, AVEVA says that large new capital projects are hard to come by, but that customers’ existing projects and...

AVEVA weighing acquisitions and cashback

We’ve been watching AVEVA’s share price climb on the London Stock Exchange and wondered why. The company hasn’t reported financials, no massive new wins have been announced, economic news is looking up but isn’t great… But now we have a clue: According to...

Update: Avatech sees signs of recovery after dismal FY09

Avatech reported results for the year ended June 30 that highlight the fragility of the VAR channel. For the fiscal year revenue declined 29% to $35.4 million, leading to a net loss of $313,000, or $(0.05) per fully diluted share for the prior year. For the fourth...

ESI reports Q2 flat with last year

ESI Group yesterday reported preliminary results for the quarter ended July 31 that echoed the business conditions seen by others in the PLM universe: companies need the innovation solutions PLM supplies, but are having a hard time signing up right now. Repeatable...

Carl Bass on R&D

One of the most interesting aspects of the Autodesk Q2 earnings call was a short discussion on R&D expenditures. Autodesk was making the case that it was poised to withstand the economic downturn, however long it may last, because it has been managing budgets to...

Autodesk’s ‘triple whammy’ in Q2

[In colloquial English, a “double whammy” is when something causes two problems at once.]The media (and investment analysts) have focused on the positive news to come out of Autodesk’s Q2 earnings release, all showing a sequential improvement: • Manufacturing division...

Some aspects of Autodesk’s business show improvement in Q2

Autodesk today announced results for its July quarter that were in-line expectations but still depressing. Total revenue for the quarter was $415 million, down 3% sequentially and down 33% from the second quarter of fiscal 2009.CEO Carl Bass said that these results...

More on ANSYS and MSC Q2 — are we at the bottom of the U? W?

MSC Software and ANSYS filed quarterly reports with the SEC on Friday, so we now have more information about each company’s Q2. Recall that MSC didn’t hold a conference call for analysts because of the pending acquisition by Symphony Technology Group; ANSYS did hold a...

ANSYS reports mixed Q2 and lower 2009 forecast

ANSYS reported second quarter results today that highlight the difficulties certain parts of the global economy continue to face. For Q2, ANSYS reported total GAAP revenue of $122.0 million, up 10% from $111.2 million in the second quarter of 2008 and up 5%...

MSC revenue down 19%, reports net loss

MSC Software reported results tonight and has announced that it will not hold the earnings call previously scheduled for tomorrow afternoon because of its expected acquisition by Symphony Technology Group.For the second quarter, total revenue was $51.7 million, down...