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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 3.74
EXA's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
57% of the 1806 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.17 vs. EXA: 3.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
EXA' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.87  Med: 5.62 Max: N/A
Current: 3.74
Equity to Asset 0.35
EXA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
82% of the 1719 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. EXA: 0.35 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
EXA' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.46  Med: 0.36 Max: 0.59
Current: 0.35
-2.46
0.59
F-Score: 5
Z-Score: 2.09
M-Score: -2.66
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 5/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -4.59
EXA's Operating margin (%) is ranked lower than
73% of the 1762 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.75 vs. EXA: -4.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
EXA' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -3.98  Med: 4.59 Max: 10.96
Current: -4.59
-3.98
10.96
Net-margin (%) -7.28
EXA's Net-margin (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1763 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.38 vs. EXA: -7.28 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
EXA' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -31.18  Med: 0.65 Max: 30.78
Current: -7.28
-31.18
30.78
ROE (%) -25.05
EXA's ROE (%) is ranked lower than
81% of the 1707 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.90 vs. EXA: -25.05 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
EXA' s ROE (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -70.4  Med: -36.21 Max: -2.02
Current: -25.05
-70.4
-2.02
ROA (%) -8.64
EXA's ROA (%) is ranked lower than
75% of the 1810 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.01 vs. EXA: -8.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
EXA' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -25.9  Med: 1.10 Max: 33.54
Current: -8.64
-25.9
33.54
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -40.01
EXA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
74% of the 1778 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.73 vs. EXA: -40.01 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
EXA' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -29.11  Med: 52.62 Max: 292.91
Current: -40.01
-29.11
292.91
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 0.10
EXA's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
65% of the 1367 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.90 vs. EXA: 0.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXA' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: 0.10 Max: 3.1
Current: 0.1
0
3.1
EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) -53.60
EXA's EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked lower than
95% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.90 vs. EXA: -53.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) only.
EXA' s EBITDA Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0  Med: -53.60 Max: -40.2
Current: -53.6
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q1 2015

EXA Guru Trades in Q1 2015

George Soros 1,266,666 sh (New)
Jim Simons 76,490 sh (+126.97%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Columbia Wanger Sold Out
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Q2 2015

EXA Guru Trades in Q2 2015

George Soros 1,366,666 sh (+7.89%)
Jim Simons 72,800 sh (-4.82%)
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Q3 2015

EXA Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Jim Simons 111,200 sh (+52.75%)
George Soros 1,257,067 sh (-8.02%)
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Q4 2015

EXA Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Jim Simons 143,500 sh (+29.05%)
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Guru Investment Theses on Exa Corp

Meridian Funds Comments on Exa Corp - Jun 20, 2014

Exa Corp. (EXA) provides software for simulation driven product design. The stock experienced erosion in its price during the period, which made it the second largest detractor to performance. We view the company as being an open-ended growth opportunity as software based simulation benefits from prototyping in transportation markets. Simulation reduces the need for expensive prototypes, increases automation, and allows for faster turnaround times, which ultimately result in customer savings. Exa signs annual consumption-based licenses with customers, which we believe create predictable revenue streams with low volatility.



From Meridian Funds's semi-annual report ended December 31, 2013.



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Ratios

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P/B 8.31
EXA's P/B is ranked lower than
93% of the 2331 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.27 vs. EXA: 8.31 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/B only.
EXA' s P/B Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.86  Med: 6.54 Max: 9.4
Current: 8.31
2.86
9.4
P/S 2.33
EXA's P/S is ranked lower than
62% of the 2330 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.63 vs. EXA: 2.33 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
EXA' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.01  Med: 2.55 Max: 4.26
Current: 2.33
2.01
4.26
PFCF 104.00
EXA's PFCF is ranked lower than
93% of the 1277 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.65 vs. EXA: 104.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
EXA' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.84  Med: 86.14 Max: 1030
Current: 104
14.84
1030
POCF 47.29
EXA's POCF is ranked lower than
89% of the 1571 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 15.65 vs. EXA: 47.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
EXA' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 14.04  Med: 59.47 Max: 774
Current: 47.29
14.04
774
EV-to-EBITDA 768.09
EXA's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
99% of the 1929 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 12.08 vs. EXA: 768.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
EXA' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 12.4  Med: 156.95 Max: 870.1
Current: 768.09
12.4
870.1
Current Ratio 1.34
EXA's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
72% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. EXA: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
EXA' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.34
0.5
2.35
Quick Ratio 1.34
EXA's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
67% of the 1733 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.88 vs. EXA: 1.34 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
EXA' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.5  Med: 1.34 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.34
0.5
2.35
Days Sales Outstanding 66.12
EXA's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
54% of the 1430 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 70.48 vs. EXA: 66.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
EXA' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 152.62  Med: 183.97 Max: 225.58
Current: 66.12
152.62
225.58
Days Payable 42.89
EXA's Days Payable is ranked lower than
51% of the 1290 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 44.10 vs. EXA: 42.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
EXA' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 21.39  Med: 37.18 Max: 75.78
Current: 42.89
21.39
75.78

Valuation & Return

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history
Price/Net Current Asset Value 41.60
EXA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked lower than
92% of the 1517 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EXA: 41.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Net Current Asset Value only.
EXA' s Price/Net Current Asset Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.29  Med: 17.14 Max: 38.44
Current: 41.6
8.29
38.44
Price/Tangible Book 9.37
EXA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked lower than
76% of the 1823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EXA: 9.37 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Tangible Book only.
EXA' s Price/Tangible Book Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 3.15  Med: 7.17 Max: 10.31
Current: 9.37
3.15
10.31
Price/Median PS Value 0.91
EXA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
59% of the 2112 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.03 vs. EXA: 0.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
EXA' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.79  Med: 1.01 Max: 1.61
Current: 0.91
0.79
1.61
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) -2.29
EXA's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked lower than
72% of the 1745 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.60 vs. EXA: -2.29 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
EXA' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -2.31  Med: 2.40 Max: 6
Current: -2.29
-2.31
6

More Statistics

Revenue(Mil) $64
EPS $ -0.32
Beta0.06
Short Percentage of Float0.23%
52-Week Range $9.02 - 12.34
Shares Outstanding(Mil)14.63

Analyst Estimate

Jan16 Jan17 Jan18
Revenue(Mil) 65 74 82
EPS($) -0.27 -0.11 0.03
EPS without NRI($) -0.27 -0.11 0.03

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Exa Corp was incorporated in the state of Delaware on November 21, 1991. The Company completed its initial public offering on July 3, 2012. It develops, sells and supports simulation software and services that vehicle manufacturers use to enhance the performance of their products, reduce product development costs and improve the efficiency of their design and engineering processes. Its solution enables its customers to augment or replace conventional methods of evaluating design alternatives that are expensive and inefficient physical prototypes and test facilities, such as wind tunnels, with accurate digital simulations that are more useful and timely. Its solutions facilitate its clients to gain insights about design performance early in the design cycle that reduce the likelihood of expensive redesigns and late-stage engineering changes. Its product, PowerFLOW, is a software solution for simulating complex fluid flow problems, including aerodynamics, thermal management, and aeroacoustics, or wind noise. PowerFLOW relies upon technology that enables it to predict complex fluid flows with a level of reliability than physical testing. Currently the Company is engaged on the ground transportation market, including manufacturers in the passenger vehicle, highway truck, off-highway vehicle and train markets, as well as their suppliers. Its products and solutions are used over 125 manufacturers including BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen; truck and off-highway vehicle manufacturers such as Hyundai, Kenworth, Kobelco, MAN, Peterbilt, Scania and Volvo Truck; and suppliers to these manufacturers, such as Cummins, Denso and Magna Steyr. The Company offers its PowerFLOW product as a software-only to be run on the customer's own computer hardware, or provided in the form of software-as-a-service via its hosted PowerFLOW OnDemand offering. The Company sells its products and services through direct sales force, including sales executives and applications engineering teams deployed near its customers in the United States, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan Korea and China. It also conducts business in Sweden, India, Brazil, Russia, Canada, Finland, Spain and Australia. Apart from PowerFLOW, the Company's product portfolios include PowerDELTA with PowerCLAY, PowerCASE, PowerTHERM, PowerCOOL, PowerINSIGHT, PowerVIZ, and PowerACOUSTICS. The Company owns 11 patents issued in the United States.
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