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Autodesk Pricing Spineometer: 4 of 5 Vertebrae

By Tim J. Smith, PhD May 24, 2024

Autodesk, a global software firm serving arts, manufacturing, engineering, and many other industries, had a positive FY 2024. Revenue rose 10% to $5.5 billion and earnings before interest and taxes rose 14% to $1.1 billion over the same period last year. A review of Autodesk’s February 29th earnings call and associated financial reports provided insight regarding the importance of pricing on performance. Andrew Anagnost, CEO of Autodesk, shared multiple high-growth opportunities.  AI,…

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Advance Auto Parts Pricing Spineometer: 4 of 5 Vertebrae

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 15, 2024

Advance Auto Parts, an automotive afterparts and accessories supplier, had a challenging FY 2023. Revenue rose 1.4% to $11.2 billion yet earnings…

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Packaging Corporation of America Pricing Spineometer: 2 of 5 Vertebrae

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 15, 2024

Packaging Corporation of America, a containerboard and corrugated packaging company, had a negative FY 2023 following a bumper 2022 yet showed three-year…

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Synopsys Pricing Spineometer: 2 of 5 Vertebrae

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 15, 2024

Synopsys, an electronic design automation (EDA), design intellectual property, and software integrity provider to the semiconductor industry, had a positive Q1 2024.…

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WM Pricing Spineometer: 5 of 5 Vertebrae

By Tim J. Smith, PhD April 15, 2024

WM (nee Waste Management), a waste collection, recycling, and disposal company, had a positive FY 2023. Revenue rose 4% to $20.4 billion…

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