DS Q2 revenue down 5% but profit down 41%

Dassault Systèmes reported today that Q2 revenue fell 5% from a year ago to 310.9 million euros, the high end of its earlier guidance, while net profit fell 41% to 25.7 million euros from 43.2 million euros. On a sequential basis, however, revenue was flat to up...

PTC Q3 in-line but lowers Q4 outlook

PTC announced last night that Q3 revenue (for the period ended June 30) was $226.2 million, compared to earlier guidance of between $220 million and $230 million, bolstered by a $3 million positive currency trend. The company lowered its revenue guidance for Q4 by...

And the market breathes a sigh of relief …

I’ve been wrong so often on pre-announcements that I waited this time until companies announce their earnings dates: ANSYS and PTC both announced today the dates and times of their June quarter earnings calls, which means that neither is likely to announce results...

AVEVA sees strength in plant, decline in shipbuilding

AVEVA Group provided an update on market conditions from April 1 through June 30 ahead of its shareholder meeting today. The brief note said that the company saw an expected decline in new license sales in the marine sector even though shipyards’ order books for new...

ESI reports currency helped license growth in April quarter

ESI Group reported preliminary results for the quarter ended April 30 that included surprising news: license revenue was up 3% as reported, helped by favorable exchange rates. Update:On a constant currency organic basis, license revenue dropped 6.3% in the period.The...

AVEVA shares surge on profit

AVEVA Group plc on Tuesday reported significantly higher profits for fiscal 2009 (ended March 31) as growth across most regions and product areas helped the company to a 29% increase in revenue over last year. Both revenue and profit were slightly better than...

Autodesk slightly exceeds (depressing) expectations

All day the news dribbled in: Credit Suisse cuts its estimate for Autodesk’s 2010 revenue to$1.684 billion from $1.713 Billion; Bank of America/Merrill Lynch thought that the "focuscould shift from [operating expenditure] cuts to revenue growth" and...

Updated: MSC interim CEO definitely in charge

MSC Software announced this afternoon that its results were within guidance and that it is seeing the same declines in new license revenue shown by other PLM suppliers. MSC reported total revenue for the first quarter to $53.6 million, down 12% from last year, led by...

Trip Report: Arizona in April

– is lovely. Stark brown scrubby hills surrounding the city of Phoenix — which stretches onforever. I will definitely go back to climb some of those hills someday, if I can convincemyself that the scorpions and rattlers are more afraid of me than I of...