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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 : 5/10

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industry
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history
Cash to Debt 7.64
EXA's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
61% of the 1684 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.11 vs. EXA: 7.64 )
EXA' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.87   Max: No Debt
Current: 7.64

Equity to Asset 0.32
EXA's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 1630 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. EXA: 0.32 )
EXA' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -2.46   Max: 0.59
Current: 0.32

-2.46
0.59
F-Score: 2
Z-Score: 1.35
M-Score: -1.87
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 : 4/10

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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) -0.22
EXA's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1596 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.62 vs. EXA: -0.22 )
EXA' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -0.22   Max: 10.96
Current: -0.22

-0.22
10.96
Net-margin (%) -1.30
EXA's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1595 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. EXA: -1.30 )
EXA' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -1.3   Max: 30.78
Current: -1.3

-1.3
30.78
ROE (%) -2.00
EXA's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1559 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.80 vs. EXA: -2.00 )
EXA' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -2   Max: 2.19
Current: -2

-2
2.19
ROA (%) -0.84
EXA's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
55% of the 1614 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.56 vs. EXA: -0.84 )
EXA' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -0.84   Max: 25.91
Current: -0.84

-0.84
25.91
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) -1.66
EXA's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
54% of the 1594 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.51 vs. EXA: -1.66 )
EXA' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -1.66   Max: 155.64
Current: -1.66

-1.66
155.64
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Guru Trades

Q2 2013

EXA Guru Trades in Q2 2013

Chuck Royce 16,300 sh (New)
Columbia Wanger 1,778,500 sh (unchged)
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Q3 2013

EXA Guru Trades in Q3 2013

Columbia Wanger 1,778,500 sh (unchged)
Chuck Royce 10,300 sh (-36.81%)
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Q4 2013

EXA Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Jim Simons 15,500 sh (New)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Columbia Wanger 1,624,552 sh (-8.66%)
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Q1 2014

EXA Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Jim Simons 16,000 sh (+3.23%)
Columbia Wanger 1,622,332 sh (-0.14%)
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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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Meridian Funds Comments on Exa Corp
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. Read more...

Ratios

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P/B 6.90
EXA's P/B is ranked higher than
50% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.99 vs. EXA: 6.90 )
EXA' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.86   Max: 9.22
Current: 6.9

2.86
9.22
P/S 2.30
EXA's P/S is ranked higher than
66% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.41 vs. EXA: 2.30 )
EXA' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 2.01   Max: 4.26
Current: 2.3

2.01
4.26
EV-to-EBIT -78.31
EXA's EV-to-EBIT is ranked lower than
65% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 35.24 vs. EXA: -78.31 )
EXA' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: 21.7   Max: 2977.2
Current: -78.31

21.7
2977.2
Current Ratio 1.31
EXA's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
51% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. EXA: 1.31 )
EXA' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.31

0.5
2.35
Quick Ratio 1.31
EXA's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
54% of the 1659 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.80 vs. EXA: 1.31 )
EXA' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.5   Max: 2.35
Current: 1.31

0.5
2.35

Valuation & Return

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Price/Net Current Asset Value 67.90
EXA's Price/Net Current Asset Value is ranked higher than
74% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. EXA: 67.90 )
EXA' s 10-Year Price/Net Current Asset Value Range
Min: 10.9   Max: 77.07
Current: 67.9

10.9
77.07
Price/Tangible Book 8.00
EXA's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
61% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.54 vs. EXA: 8.00 )
EXA' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 3.15   Max: 9.07
Current: 8

3.15
9.07
Price/Median PS Value 0.90
EXA's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
83% of the 1826 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.20 vs. EXA: 0.90 )
EXA' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.75   Max: 1.52
Current: 0.9

0.75
1.52

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Exa Corp is incorporated in the state of Delaware. The company was founded in 1991 and began its operations in 1992. The company develops, sell and support 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 solutions enable its customers to augment or replace inefficient and expensive methods of evaluating alternative designs, such as wind tunnel testing using physical prototypes, with accurate digital simulations that are more useful and timely. Its core product, PowerFLOW, is an innovative software solution for simulating complex fluid flow problems, including aerodynamics, thermal management, and aeroacoustics, or wind noise. PowerFLOW relies upon proprietary technology that it refers to as Digital Physics, which is based on algorithms known as the lattice Boltzmann method. Its proprietary technology enables PowerFLOW to predict complex fluid flows with a level of reliability comparable to or better than physical testing, with results that are more accurate and useful than those of alternative computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, methods. The company is currently focusing mainly on the ground transportation market, including manufacturers in the passenger vehicle, highway truck, off-highway vehicle and train markets, as well as their suppliers. Over 80 manufacturers currently utilizing its products and services, including 13 of the global top 15 passenger vehicle manufacturer groups such as BMW, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan, Porsche, Renault, Toyota and Volkswagen/Porsche; truck and off-highway vehicle manufacturers such as AGCO, Hyundai, Kenworth, Kobelco, MAN, Peterbilt, Scania and Volvo; and suppliers to these manufacturers, such as Cummins, Denso and Magna Steyr. The company is also beginning to explore other markets in which it believes the capabilities of PowerFLOW have broad application, such as the aerospace, oil and gas production, chemical processing, architecture, engineering and construction, power generation, biomedical and electronics industries. The company sells its products and services primarily through direct sales force, including sales executives and applications engineering teams deployed near its customers in the United States, Europe, Japan and Korea, through distributors in China and India and through a sales agent in Brazil. The company's sources of revenue come from License revenue as well as from project revenue. Its revenues mainly consist of subscription fees for access to simulation solutions under annual, usage-based licenses. The primary driver of its license revenue is its core product, PowerFLOW, which is an innovative software solution for simulating complex fluid flow problems, including aerodynamics, thermal management, and aeroacoustics. It also derives revenue from fees for project-based services, which it perfo
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