IFRS and non-IFRS total revenue was lower by approximately 2% as reported and 9% in constant currencies. Revenue growth rates on a reported basis benefited from the strengthening of both the US dollar and the Japanese yen during the first half of 2009 compared to the 2008 First Half which helped mitigate the impact of lower activity.
Revenue distribution by geographic region in the 2009 First Half remained similar to that of the same period in 2008. As a percentage of total revenue, Europe represented 46% (47% in 2008 First Half), the Americas accounted for 31% (30% in 2008 First Half) and Asia represented 23% (23% in 2008 First Half).
For the 2009 First Half, IFRS and non-IFRS software revenue was lower by approximately 1% as reported and 7% in constant currencies, reflecting periodic licenses, maintenance, and product development revenue growth of 11% which was largely offset by a decrease in new licenses revenue of 38% (all figures in constant currencies except as noted).
Non-IFRS recurring software revenue, comprised of periodic licenses and maintenance revenue, increased 10% in constant currencies and totaled €407.8 million for the 2009 First Half, compared to €345.6 million in the 2008 First Half. Recurring software revenue represented 75% of total software revenue in the 2009 First Half and 63% in the 2008 First Half.
Software revenue growth trends were similarly impacted in both the PLM and Mainstream segments of the Company’s business with a significant decrease in new license revenue activity offset in part by growth in periodic licenses and maintenance revenue.
IFRS net income per diluted share decreased 45.2% principally reflecting the year-over-year decrease in revenue as well as the year-ago benefit from the gain on sale of part of the Company’s prior corporate headquarters facility. Non-IFRS net income per diluted share decreased 14.9%, principally reflecting lower revenue activity.
Cash Flow and Other Financial Highlights
IFRS net operating cash flow was €81.0 million and €177.3 million for the second quarter and first half ended June 30, 2009, respectively.
Cash and short-term investments totaled €932.8 million at June 30, 2009, compared to €840.4 million at December 31, 2008. The Company’s net financial position amounted to €732.6 million at June 30, 2009, net of outstanding debt consisting of €200.2 million of financial long-term debt. During the second quarter 2009, the Company paid cash dividends totaling €54.8 million.
Annual Shareholders’ Meeting Approved Cash Dividend Payment
The Annual Shareholders’ Meeting was held on June 9, 2009. At the meeting shareholders approved for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008 the payment of an annual cash dividend equivalent to €0.46 per share, equal to the prior year. The Company has consistently paid annual cash dividends since its initial public offering in 1996. The cash dividend was paid on June 25, 2009.
Key Business and Corporate Highlights
Renault Chooses DS Full V6 PLM to Improve the Company’s Productivity and Product Quality. Renault has selected Dassault Systèmes’ V6 PLM as its new global product development solution, in order to improve productivity, and product quality. Renault has already started to implement the ENOVIA V6 based collaborative platform and CATIA V6, and will rapidly move to the full DS V6 portfolio to enable the company and its suppliers to collaborate on the creation of new product designs in real time.
Piaggio Aero Selects DS V6 for Global Product Development. Piaggio Aero Industries, one of the world’s most prestigious aircraft manufacturers, has selected DS V6 as its global product development platform including all required applications to support the company’s business needs and industry leadership strategy. Piaggio Aero Industries is implementing the ENOVIA V6 platform and DS PLM applications including ENOVIA and CATIA to enable the company and its core risk-sharing partners to collaborate on the creation of new product designs in real time.
ELDO Selects DS PLM Solutions for its Italian Fashion Label, FREESOUL. Eldo S.r.l, a Florence, Italy-based holding company, has selected Dassault Systèmes’ ENOVIA Apparel Accelerator for Design and Development to rapidly bring new clothing lines for its FREESOUL brand of denim products to the market. Launched in 1994, FREESOUL is one of Europe’s top denim fashion brands.
Wittur Group Standardizes on SolidWorks Enterprise PDM to Create Global Collaboration Network of Designers. The Wittur Group has selected SolidWorks Enterprise PDM for document and workflow management to unify and organize its global offices more transparently. Its goals are improved teamwork between designers, optimized development processes, and more secure and efficient data management through a consolidated database.
Sanjel Corp. Slashes Development Time with SolidWorks 3D CAD and Simulation Software. In developing the custom cementing unit, Sanjel is using SolidWorks’ simulation software to ensure it is rugged enough to withstand being loaded up onto the back of a winch truck, being lifted onto a cargo ship by crane, sustaining impacts from vehicles and machinery, and enduring conditions commonly encountered in the oilfield.
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