ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI’s first half shows progress ESI Group, the French CAE company, last week reported results for the quarter and half-year ended 31 July. For the half, revenue was up 3% as reported and up 0.4% in constant currencies (cc) to €55 million; for the quarter, total...
ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI: SaaS before that was even a thing

ESI just announced results for the first three months of its 2019 financial year and they were, aside from Services, pretty good. Remember that Q1 is usually ESI’s weakest quarter, it’s hard to grow a subscription business, and that the company is...
ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI’s 2019 is focused on amplifying what works

You might remember that ESI has a new CEO, Cristel de Rouvray. Since February, Ms. de Rouvray and CFO Olfa Zorgati have been on a listening tour, talking to investors, customers and employees to learn what they think will help drive ESI to new levels of revenue,...
ESI’s first half shows progress

Quickie: ESI’s revenue up 3% in fiscal 2019

ESI just reported revenue for the quarter and year ended 31 January — and the news is good: Total revenue for the year was €139 million, up 3% as reported (up 4% in constant currencies, cc) For the year, license revenue was €110 million, up 4% as reported and...
ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI’s Q3 license revenue up 16% on a large early renewal

ESI Group just reported results for its fiscal third quarter that could signal a return to growth after a lackluster first six months of the year. The details: Total revenue was €28 million, up 12% as reported and up 12% in constant currencies (cc) License revenue...
ESI’s first half shows progress

Big changes afoot at ESI, even as H1 was so-so

ESI recently released half-year results in an announcement that was packed with big news. The biggest: ESI co-founder and CEO Alain de Rouvray will step aside in the new year, as ESI’s board has appointed his daughter Cristel de Rouvray as CEO, effective...
ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI’s FQ1 hints at upward momentum for H2

ESI reported results back at the end of May –travel and US holidays sometimes get in the way of timely blogging– and they were, at best, mediocre as reported. Currency movements, customers opting for subscriptions and not perpetual licenses, and changes in...
ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI’s Q4 returns to license growth

You have spoken: you’re not fans of long blog posts that summarize a clump of earnings all at once, nor do you want to wait until the last of a bunch of companies publishes results to read the post. So we’re back to the old scheme, one company at a time....
ESI’s first half shows progress

ESI’s Q3 disappoints, but Q4 should be OK

ESI reported third quarter results last week that were, at best, so-so, as revenue declined 7% as reported (2% in constant currency, cc) to €25 million. ESI management says Q3 results “[do] not realistically reflect the considerable transformative added value...
ESI’s first half shows progress

Quickie: ESI reports slump in H1, boosts R&D investment

ESI Group today released results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018 (ending January 31, 2018, but which the company sometimes refers to as fiscal 2017). Overall, the results aren’t awful — the company suffered from both a touch comparable over a year...