Dassault Systèmes Reports Excellent Second Quarter With Revenue, Operating Margin and EPS Above Targets

Second Quarter Highlights

  • GAAP total revenue up 29% to €280.0 million; GAAP software revenue up 32% to €238.0 million; GAAP EPS of €0.25
  • Non-GAAP total revenue up 32% to €286.0 million (up 33% in constant currencies);
  • Non-GAAP software revenue up 35% to €244.0 million, (up 36% in constant currencies); excluding ABAQUS and MatrixOne, Non-GAAP software revenue up 16% (17% in constant currencies)
  • Non-GAAP EPS up 12% to €0.37 on operating margin of 24.5%
  • MatrixOne achieves break-even in first period following acquisition
  • Non-GAAP PLM revenue up 35% (36% in constant currencies)
  • DS raises 2006 EPS and constant currency revenue growth objectives; reconfirms 2006 operating margin objective

Paris, France, July 27, 2006 ─ Dassault Systèmes (DS) (Nasdaq: DASTY; Euronext Paris: #13065, DSY.PA), a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006.


Bernard Charlès, Dassault Systèmes President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “DS had a great second quarter, with revenue, earnings and operating margin coming in above our objectives. Software revenue increased 36% in constant currencies on broad-based strength, with CATIA results providing a solid foundation. The strong performance of our sales organization and partners, including IBM, business partners and the SolidWorks channel, contributed to this excellent quarter.

“We continue to see good dynamics for our business in Asia, where revenues increased 49% in constant currencies for the second quarter. In particular, the level of interest in PLM remains high in Asia and we see this continuing as evidenced by record attendance at our major user conferences in Japan and China in July.

“In summary, DS is very well positioned for growth in 2006 and the coming years as the leading provider in PLM, which is mission critical for product development performance and innovation.  We have continued to gain market share in the first half of 2006 and with our recent acquisitions of both ABAQUS and MatrixOne we are further expanding our addressable market.  Working together with our customers and partners, we expect to continue to extend the value PLM brings to multiple industries.”

Thibault de Tersant, Executive Vice President and CFO of Dassault Systèmes, commented, “MatrixOne is delivering on all of our acquisition objectives. MatrixOne’s performance exceeded our targets and it is already at break-even in its first period of operation as a part of Dassault Systèmes. And our plans to achieve cost savings are solidly on track.” 


Second Quarter Financial Results

Dassault Systèmes completed the acquisition of ABAQUS, Inc. in October, 2005 and MatrixOne Inc. in May, 2006 and has accounted for these acquisitions pursuant to U.S. GAAP (hereinafter GAAP) purchase accounting rules. Certain supplementary information is provided in this press release which is not in conformity with GAAP. See tables for a reconciliation of 2006 and 2005 second quarter and six month GAAP and Non-GAAP financial data.


GAAP Revenue Discussion

Revenue growth reflected broad-based strength across DS software applications. GAAP total revenue increased 29% to €280.0 million for the 2006 second quarter, compared to €217.3 million in the year-ago quarter.  GAAP software revenue increased 32% to €238.0 million in the recently completed quarter.

Service and other revenue increased 15% to €42.0 million in the 2006 second quarter, compared to €36.4 million in the 2005 second quarter.

Non-GAAP Revenue Discussion

In the 2006 second quarter, total revenue increased 32% to €286.0 million and increased 33% in constant currencies compared to the year-ago period on strong growth in software revenue.   Software revenue in the 2006 second quarter increased 35% to €244.0 million and increased 36% in constant currencies. Excluding ABAQUS and MatrixOne, software revenue increased 17% in constant currencies on broad strength. In the 2005 second quarter, software revenue was €180.9 million. Software and service revenue represented 85% and 15% respectively of Non-GAAP total revenue in the 2006 second quarter. New CATIA and SolidWorks seats licensed increased 15% to 20,485 seats in the 2006 second quarter, compared to 17,755 in the year-ago period. 

For the 2006 second quarter, PLM revenue increased 35% to €229.9 million, and increased 36% in constant currencies, up from €170.7 million in the year-ago quarter. ENOVIA revenue increased 88% and 90% in constant currencies, and excluding MatrixOne, ENOVIA revenue grew 19% in constant currencies.  Underlying the strong growth of PLM was CATIA, with a good level of activity.  In particular, CATIA seats licensed increased 12% to 9,100 in the 2006 second quarter. 

ABAQUS had a solid quarter with revenue of €23.2 million and MatrixOne’s revenue totaled   €17.8 million, both before the impact of the deferred revenue write-downs required under GAAP purchase accounting treatment.  ABAQUS and MatrixOne software applications are included in PLM results.

SolidWorks revenue increased 20% to €56.1 million and increased 22% in constant currencies in the recently completed quarter, compared to €46.6 million in the 2005 second quarter.  SolidWorks seats licensed increased 19% to 11,385 licenses for the second quarter. 

From a regional perspective, 2006 second quarter revenue in Europe increased 35%, in the Americas it increased 20% (19% in constant currencies) and in Asia, revenue increased 42% (49% in constant currencies).

Operating Income and Margin and EPS
GAAP earnings per diluted share decreased 22% to €0.25 in the 2006 second quarter, compared to €0.32 in the year-ago period. GAAP operating income decreased 9% to €49.7 million (17.8% operating margin) in the 2006 second quarter, compared to €54.7 million in the 2005 second quarter (25.2% operating margin).  

Non-GAAP earnings per diluted share increased 12% to €0.37 in the 2006 second quarter, up from €0.33 in the 2005 second quarter. Non-GAAP operating income increased 27% to €70.2 million in the 2006 second quarter, compared to €55.2 million in the year-ago quarter. The Non-GAAP operating margin was 24.5% in the 2006 second quarter, ahead of the Company’s stated objective.  This was a solid performance compared to the Non-GAAP operating margin of 25.4% in the year-ago quarter, given the dilution from recent acquisitions.

Other financial highlights
Net operating cash flow was €63.7 million and €164.9 million for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2006, respectively. At June 30, 2006, cash and short-term investments totaled €473.5 million and long-term debt was €202.9 million. In May 2006, DS finalized the acquisition of MatrixOne Inc. for an all cash purchase price of $410 million in aggregate, before reflecting a cash balance of US$93 million and estimated tax benefits. 

Second quarter customer highlights included, among others:

  • In a separate press release today, DS is announcing that Airbus is standardizing product development processes on CATIA and ENOVIA VPLM for all new programs. 
  • In a separate press release today, DS is announcing that Ford Motor Company has extended its multi-year contract, which designates CATIA V5 as the global design and engineering standard for all new vehicle and powertrain systems development.
  • New PLM wins and reorders included Legrand in E&E (electrical and electronics), Viking in Consumer goods, Mecasonic and Tokyu Car in F&A, the Quai Branly Museum, Keylex in Automotive and Kaji Metal in Aerospace.
  • ENOVIA MatrixOne closed 18 transactions in the Semiconductor sector, including significant orders from Qualcomm and Agere, and expanded its presence in the apparel sector with Luxottica and Quiksilver.
  • SolidWorks wins included Fuji Xerox Co. in E&E in Japan, and in F&A, Comact Equipment in Canada, Hoffman Enclosures in the United States, Knipex in Germany and Metal Saur in Brazil.

DS completed the acquisition of MatrixOne ahead of schedule and introduced its PLM Collaborative Environment Portfolio
On May 11, 2006, DS announced the completion of the acquisition of MatrixOne Inc. and the introduction of its new PLM Collaborative Environment portfolio under the ENOVIA brand name.

  • ENOVIA VPLM – 3D Collaborative Virtual Product Lifecycle Management of highly complex product, resource and manufacturing processes in medium and large extended enterprises.
  • ENOVIA MatrixOne – Collaborative Product Development business processes for enterprises across a wide range of industries, and including Synchronicity for semiconductor design data management.
  • ENOVIA SmarTeam – Collaborative Product Data Management for small and mid-sized enterprises, engineering departments of larger organizations, and across supply chains.

Cash dividend approved by shareholders at Annual Shareholders’ Meeting

At the Annual Shareholders’ Meeting held on June 14, 2006, DS’ shareholders approved the payment of an annual cash dividend equivalent to €0.42 per share, representing €48 million in the aggregate, for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. 

Strategy, Technology, Customers and Partnerships

In June, DS unveiled its V5 SOA strategy, demonstrating the Company’s commitment to extend the benefits of PLM solutions to new markets as well as new types of users and communities.  V5 SOA is the cornerstone for DS and its partners to deliver fully collaborative PLM services on demand.  V5 SOA is the technical foundation for DS’ PLM brands and partners’ solutions moving forward, designed to bridge the gap between PLM solutions and existing enterprise middleware.

DS introduced ENOVIA 3D Live beta version, the first 3D Collaborative Intelligence solution, exploiting DS V5 SOA architecture for online applications.   Via an intuitive interface, ENOVIA 3D Live enables any individual to instantly search and navigate any PLM information, regardless of location, source or format.

SolidWorks unveiled SolidWorks 2007, powered by revolutionary “SWIFT™” technology.   In addition to more than 200 new features, this latest version of the leading 3D CAD software introduces SolidWorks Intelligent Feature Technology (“SWIFT™”), which for the first time puts expert-level techniques for 3D CAD's most challenging design operations in the hands of every user.

ENOVIA MatrixOne announced the latest updates to the MatrixOne Medical Device Accelerator.  The MatrixOne MDA manages Quality System Regulation/ISO-regulated design processes, projects, documents and data, and is the only medical device-tailored solution built on an enterprise-class PLM platform that has been proven effective at the industry’s top three device manufacturers. 

First Half 2006 Financial Summary

  • GAAP total revenue of €532.1 million, up 28% as reported for first half
  • Non-GAAP total revenue of €542.0 million, up 30% and 29% in constant currencies
  • Non-GAAP revenue excluding ABAQUS and MatrixOne up 14% in constant currencies
  • GAAP software revenue of €451.1 million, up 30%
  • Non-GAAP software revenue of €461.0 million, up 32% and 31% in constant currencies
  • Non-GAAP software revenue excluding ABAQUS and MatrixOne up 17% and up 16%  in constant currencies
  • GAAP EPS of €0.51; Non-GAAP EPS up 20% to €0.71 with operating margin of 24.1%


Business Outlook

Thibault de Tersant, Executive Vice President and CFO, stated, “Business activity was strong in the second quarter and we continue to see stronger activity for the second half despite some potential signs of softening of the economic environment globally. Therefore, on a constant currency basis, we are raising our 2006 revenue growth objective to about 27-28%, compared to our previous assumption of 25-26%, reflecting higher expected activity of about €15 million for the full year, including the second quarter overachievement.  At the same time, we are reconfirming our operating margin objective and increasing our EPS objective slightly.

“Due to the volatile currency environment, we believe it is prudent to update our exchange rate assumptions for the US dollar and Japanese yen. The higher activity level expected for the full year and more conservative currency assumptions largely offset each other on a    reported revenue basis.”  

  • Third quarter Non-GAAP total revenue of about €280-285 million, Non-GAAP EPS of about €0.33-0.34 and  Non-GAAP operating margin of about 22.0%;
  • 2006 Non-GAAP total revenue objective of about €1.175-1.185 billion, representing 27-28% growth in constant currencies ;
  • 2006 Non-GAAP operating margin of about 27.0%;
  • 2006 Non-GAAP EPS of about €1.77-1.79; +11-13% growth;
  • Objectives based upon US$1.30 (previously US$1.25) per €1.00 and JPY 145 (previously JPY 140) per €1.00 exchange rate assumptions for the third and fourth quarters of 2006.


1. All comparative figures are given on a year-over-year basis unless specified otherwise.  All EPS figures refer to fully diluted earnings per share, unless otherwise noted.
2. All financial information is unaudited and reported in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (U.S. GAAP). Additional financial information is also presented that is not in conformity with U.S. GAAP, in particular the presentation of revenue before deferred revenue write-downs, and operating income, operating margin and earnings per share before deferred revenue write-downs and excluding acquisition costs (acquisition costs are primarily comprised of technology and other acquired intangible assets amortization in addition to other acquisition-related costs) and share-based compensation expenses. The Company believes this information, which is not in conformity with U.S. GAAP, is helpful supplemental information in order to better understand its past and future performance.  In addition, the Company’s management uses this information in its planning.  This information provided by the Company may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies. The Company has provided in the tables to this press release and on its website
www.3ds.com/corporate/investors/ reconciliations between U.S. GAAP and Non-GAAP figures.
3. The Company uses constant currency revenue growth to evaluate its financial performance in comparison to prior periods and as a measure of expected growth in planning and setting objectives for future periods.  The Company believes this measure is an important indicator of the Company’s progress and outlook because it provides a better gauge of the level of change in the business activity as it eliminates any changes arising from currency fluctuations.  The Company believes the presentation of this measure is relevant and useful for investors because it allows investors to view revenue growth in a manner similar to the method used by the Company’s management, helps improve investors’ ability to understand the Company’s revenue growth, and makes it easier to compare the Company’s results with other companies, including competitors, whose reporting currency may be different from Dassault Systèmes. Constant currency revenue growth, as calculated by the Company, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.


Conference call information 
Dassault Systèmes will host a teleconference call today, Thursday, July 27, 2006 at 3:00 PM CET/2:00 PM London/9:00 AM New York.  The conference call will be available via the Internet by accessing www.3ds.com/corporate/investors/. Please go to the website at least fifteen minutes prior to the call to register, download and install any necessary audio software.  The webcast teleconference will be archived for 30 days.  Financial information to be discussed in the call will be available on the Company’s website prior to commencement of the teleconference at www.3ds.com/corporate/investors/. Additional investor information can be accessed at www.3ds.com/corporate/investors/ or by calling Dassault Systèmes’ Investor Relations at


Statements above that are not historical facts but express expectations or objectives for the future, including but not limited to statements regarding our: a) 2006 revenue growth objective in constant currencies, calculation of a 2006 revenue range, 2006 operating margin outlook and 2006 EPS growth objective, all such figures before deferred revenue write-downs and excluding acquisition costs and share-based payments as applicable; and b) third quarter 2006 revenue objective range, EPS objective and operating margin outlook, all three figures before deferred revenue write-downs and excluding acquisition costs and share-based payments, as applicable are forward-looking statements (within the meaning of Section 21E of the 1934 Securities Exchange Act, as amended).  Such forward-looking statements are based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties.  Actual results or performances may differ materially from those in such statements due to, among other factors: (i) currency fluctuations, particularly the value of the U.S. dollar or Japanese yen with respect to the euro; (ii) reduced corporate spending on information technology as a result of changing economic or business conditions that could negatively affect market demand for our products and services; (iii) difficulties or adverse changes affecting our partners or our relationships with our partners, including our longstanding, strategic partner, IBM; (iv) new product developments and technological changes; (v) errors or defects in our products;  (vi) growth in market share by our competitors; and (vii) the realization of any risks related to the integrations of ABAQUS and MatrixOne or any other newly acquired company and internal reorganizations.  Unfavorable changes in any of the above or other factors described in the Company’s SEC reports, including the Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2005, which was filed with the SEC on June 30, 2006, could materially affect the Company's financial position or results of operations. 



About Dassault Systèmes

Dassault Systèmes, the 3DEXPERIENCE® Company, is a catalyst for human progress. We provide business and people with collaborative virtual environments to imagine sustainable innovations. By creating virtual twin experiences of the real world with our 3DEXPERIENCE platform and applications, our customers can redefine the creation, production and life-cycle-management processes of their offer and thus have a meaningful impact to make the world more sustainable. The beauty of the Experience Economy is that it is a human-centered economy for the benefit of all – consumers, patients and citizens. Dassault Systèmes brings value to more than 300,000 customers of all sizes, in all industries, in more than 150 countries. For more information, visit https://www.3ds.com