Exa (EXA) Rough Patch Temporary - Analyst

December 4, 2012 9:58 AM EST
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Following the company's Q3 earnings report, Needham & Company maintained a Buy on Exa Corporation (NASDAQ: EXA) and trimmed its price target to $13.00 (from $14.00).

Commenting on the results, analyst James Ricchiuti said "EXA's customers became incrementally more cautious going into October, resulting in FQ3 revenues coming in modestly below prior guidance."

Ricchiuti thinks cautiousness is likely to carry through FQ4, but noted that management appears optimistic that license revenue growth will accelerate in the coming year.

"EXA's shares are likely to pull back today on the disappointing results and weaker FQ4 guidance, but assuming customers' investment plans play out as mgmt expects, as budget cycles open up in CY13, we believe investors should look beyond this near-term rough patch and focus on EXA's attractive long-term growth prospects," concluded the analyst.

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Shares of Exa Corporation closed at $11.91 yesterday.

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