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SDRC Reports First $100 Million Quarter; Revenues Up 17%.

CINCINNATI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 19, 1998--SDRC (Nasdaq:SDRC (company) SDRC - The company behind VGX.
), a leading global provider of product development solutions and developer of I-DEAS Overview
I-DEAS (Integrated Design and Engineering Analysis Software), a Computer-aided design software package originally produced by Structural Dynamics Research Corporation, is currently owned by Siemens UGS PLM Software, (see History below) producers of the high-end
(TM) and Metaphase metaphase /meta·phase/ (met´ah-faz) the second stage of cell division (mitosis or meiosis), in which the chromosomes, each consisting of two chromatids, are arranged in the equatorial plane of the spindle prior to separation. (R) Enterprise(TM) software, today reported revenues totaling $101.8 million for the quarter ended September September: see month.  30, 1998, a 17% increase over the same quarter last year. SDRC's best revenue quarter ever was driven by a 35% increase in Asia, where SDRC's relationships with major corporations such as Nissan, Mazda, Toshiba, Hitachi, Mitsubishi, and Matsushita have made SDRC the design automation market leader in Japan. Total global license revenues were up 9% compared to the same quarter last year. Net income was $10.3 million, or 28 cents per average share outstanding, compared to $12.4 million or 33 cents per average share for the same period last year. Other income for the 1998 September quarter included a non-recurring gain on the sale of assets of about $2.7 million.

For the nine months ended September 30, 1998, SDRC's revenue was $288.1 million, up 12% compared to the first nine months of 1997. Net income was $25.8 million, or 67 cents per average share outstanding, compared to net income (after acquisition related costs of $20.9 million incurred in the first quarter of 1997) of $11.9 million, or 33 cents per average share outstanding for the same period last year.

"While overall demand for new software licenses In computing, software that is copyrighted and licensed under a software license is done under a variety of licensing schemes. For end-users there are proprietary licenses and there are free software licenses, and there are proprietary Within these schemes are further classifications.  has been impacted by global economic uncertainty and strong competition in our industry, SDRC's revenues continue to grow on the strength of our industry-leading professional consulting and services organization," said Bill Weyand, SDRC's Chairman, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  and President. "Consulting services' revenues are up nearly 25% compared to both last year's third quarter and the last year-to-date Year-to-date (YTD)

The period beginning at the start of the calendar year up to the current date.
. SDRC's vision is to become the leader in providing product development solutions, and our engineering consulting services Noun 1. consulting service - service provided by a professional advisor (e.g., a lawyer or doctor or CPA etc.)
service - work done by one person or group that benefits another; "budget separately for goods and services"
 are the driver for us being selected as the partner of choice by industry leaders focused on improving innovation and time-to-market," stated Mr. Weyand.

"Revenues from both Metaphase operations and new Metaphase licenses were at historic highs. We received significant Metaphase license orders in the quarter from Visteon, Samsung, Michelin and Seagate Technology (company) Seagate Technology - A major manufacturer of hard disk drives, founded in 1979 as "Shugart Technology" by Alan F. Shugart and Finis Conner. That name is on the original patents for the 5.25" hard disk drive. , while major shipments of our I-DEAS design software went to Nissan, Mazda and Renault."

"We were active on the merger and acquisition front this quarter as we continue to structure SDRC for future growth," added Mr. Weyand. Last week, SDRC announced an agreement to acquire Imageware Corporation of Ann Arbor, Michigan

“Ann Arbor” redirects here. For other uses, see Ann Arbor (disambiguation).
Ann Arbor is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan and the county seat of Washtenaw County.
 for approximately $31 million in cash. Imageware provides technical surfacing applications including high-quality free-form surfacing, reverse engineering, point-cloud data processing data processing or information processing, operations (e.g., handling, merging, sorting, and computing) performed upon data in accordance with strictly defined procedures, such as recording and summarizing the financial transactions of a  and inspection. "Their emerging position in the automotive, aerospace and consumer products industries should clearly elevate el·e·vate  
tr.v. ele·vat·ed, ele·vat·ing, ele·vates
1. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.

2. To increase the amplitude, intensity, or volume of.

 SDRC's overall market share," stated Mr. Weyand.

Earlier in the quarter, SDRC announced the purchase of the Rapid Information Presentation Services (RIPS RIPS Runway Incursion Prevention System (airport safety system developed by NASA)
RIPS Regional Institute for Population Studies (University of Ghana)
RIPS Raster Image Processing Systems Corporation
) software product from Altris Software, Inc. (OTC OTC

See: Over-the-counter.


See over-the-counter market (OTC).
 BB:ALTS ALTS Association for Local Telecommunications Services
ALTS Aarhus Lawn Tennis Selskab (Denmark)
ALTS Annotated Labeled Transition System
ALTS Analogue Line Terminating Subsystem
ALTS Automatic Laser Tracking System
) for $3 million, and closed on the transfer of SDRC's Core Test software products to MTS Systems Corporation MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC) is a testing and sensing solutions company located in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, a southwest suburb of Minneapolis. Notable Projects
  • First of its kind tuned mass damper for Citigroup Center[1]
 (Nasdaq:MTSC MTSC Maintenance Technical Support Center (US Postal Service, Norman, OK)
MTSC Michigan Truck Safety Commission
MTSC Memory Time Switch CMOS
). "Together, these actions demonstrate our objectives to structure SDRC for new growth markets and raise shareholder value," commented Mr. Weyand.

In yet another example of our objective to improve shareholder value, SDRC's Board of Directors announced, on September 17, 1998, its approval for the Company to repurchase re·pur·chase  
tr.v. re·pur·chased, re·pur·chas·ing, re·pur·chas·es
To buy (something) again.

The act of buying something that one previously sold or owned.

Noun 1.
 up to 3,000,000 shares of SDRC common stock on the open market.

On the product front, SDRC will announce tomorrow the availability of our new out-of-the-box application for Metaphase Enterprise Document Management solutions. This product was created with the assistance of ABB n. 1. Among weavers, yarn for the warp. Hence, abb wool is wool for the abb s>.

Noun 1. ABB - an urban hit squad and guerrilla group of the Communist Party in the Philippines; formed in the 1980s
 and Visteon, two of our largest Metaphase customers, and it is already installed and in operation. Mr. Weyand went on to say, "This new application solution demonstrates the importance of our customer partnership strategy and presents another growth opportunity for us. As the market leader for Enterprise Product Data Management solutions, SDRC is continually con·tin·u·al  
1. Recurring regularly or frequently: the continual need to pay the mortgage.

 introducing new web-centric, Java-interfaced tools to help our customers improve their time-to-market. Metaphase Document Management is the first of many new tool applications we plan to announce over the next several quarters."

SDRC (Structural Dynamics Structural dynamics is a subset of structural analysis which covers the behaviour of structures subjected to dynamic loading. Dynamic loads include people, wind, waves, traffic, earthquakes, and blasts. Any structure can be subject to dynamic loading.  Research Corporation) is a leading provider of Enterprise Product Development Solutions through its suite of Mechanical Design Automation software, Product Data Management software, and related consulting services. The Company's products and consulting services help manufacturers optimize optimize - optimisation  product development early in the design process, enabling them to reduce product cost and cycle time while significantly improving quality and time to market. SDRC employs more than 2,200 people and has offices in 16 countries throughout North America North America, third largest continent (1990 est. pop. 365,000,000), c.9,400,000 sq mi (24,346,000 sq km), the northern of the two continents of the Western Hemisphere. , Europe, and Asia/Pacific.

Except for historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release may include forward-looking statements forward-looking statement

A projected financial statement based on management expectations. A forward-looking statement involves risks with regard to the accuracy of assumptions underlying the projections.
 that involve risks and uncertainties. SDRC cautions that the actual results could differ materially from these statements depending upon a number of important factors described at length in our publicly-filed documents with the SEC, including the 10-K and 10-Q.

Note to Editors: SDRC is a registered trademark and I-DEAS and Metaphase Enterprise are trademarks of Structural Dynamics Research Corporation. All other trademarks or registered trademarks belong to their respective holders. -0-
                     (000, except per share data)

                               Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
                                  September 30,      September 30,
                               __________________  _________________
                                 1998     1997       1998     1997
                                 ____     ____       ____     ____
 Licenses                      $ 43,886 $ 40,429  $123,315 $123,824
 Maintenance and services        57,933   46,309   164,758  132,456
                               ________ ________  ________ ________
   Total revenue                101,819   86,738   288,073  256,280

Cost of revenue                 40,613    31,009   114,043   89,140
                               ________ ________  ________ ________

Gross profit                     61,206   55,729   174,030  167,140

Operating expenses:
 Selling and marketing           29,146   25,355    84,649   75,066
 Research and development        16,164   11,586    49,381   38,612
 General and administrative       4,503    3,835    13,186   12,899
 Purchased in-process
  research and development           --      --         --   20,850
                               ________ ________  ________ ________
   Total operating expenses      49,813    40,776  147,216  147,427
                               ________ ________  ________ ________
Operating income                 11,393   14,953    26,814   19,713

Other income                      4,144    1,211  10,830      2,871
                               ________ ________  ________ ________
Income before income taxes       15,537   16,164   37,644    22,584
Income tax expense                5,199    3,412   11,865     9,366
                               ________ ________  ________ ________
   Net income                  $ 10,338   12,752  $ 25,779   13,218
                               ________           ________
                               ________           ________
 Income tax expense                        3,759             10,729
                                        ________           ________

 Net income                              $12,405           $ 11,855
                                        ________           ________
                                        ________           ________

Net income per share           $    .28 $    .33  $    .67 $    .33(b)

Common and common equivalent
 shares                          37,226   37,185    38,404   36,411

(a) Reflects the tax expense that would have been reported if CASE (an
S corporation for income tax reporting purposes) had been a C
corporation. CASE was acquired in 1997 in a transaction accounted for
as a pooling of interests.

(b) $.90 excluding purchased in-process R&D.


                             (000 omitted)

                                            September 30, December 31,
                                                1998         1997
                                            _____________ ____________

 Cash and cash equivalents                    $132,625     $ 81,056
 Marketable securities                          13,362       13,030
 Trade accounts receivable                      83,748       88,954
 Other accounts receivable                       8,129       17,815
 Prepaid expenses                               10,951        9,082
                                              ________     ________

     Total current assets                      248,815      209,937

 Marketable securities                          13,046       14,925
 Property and equipment, net                    25,039       24,627
 Computer software construction costs, net      32,118       31,610
 Other assets                                   16,986       12,097
                                              ________     ________

     Total assets                             $336,004     $293,196
                                              ________     ________
                                              ________     ________

Liabilities and shareholders' equity:

 Current liabilities                          $108,399     $107,608
 Other long-term liabilities                     7,482        7,751
 Shareholders' equity                          220,123      177,837
                                              ________     ________

     Total liabilities and shareholders'
      equity                                  $336,004     $293,196
                                              ________     ________
                                              ________     ________
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