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Analyzing Autodesk’s Key Markets

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American market growth

Autodesk’s (ADSK) American market, which contributes more than 40% of its overall revenue, has maintained strong revenue growth buoyed by strong demand for visual effects (or VFX) and other 3D software among media and engineering companies.

Media giants such as the Walt Disney Company (DIS) and HBO (TWX) continue to gain from the company’s VFX and other 3D animation technology. This year, the film Blade Runner 2049, which used Autodesk’s VFX technology, won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, and five movies that used the company’s VFX technology were nominated for Oscars.

In the graph above, we can see Autodesk’s revenue trends in different geographies over the last five quarters. The company continues to witness an increasing revenue trend.

In fiscal 4Q18, the revenue from the company’s American region came in at $232 million, a rise of 10% YoY (year-over-year). Over the last five quarters, the region’s revenue has risen at a CAGR (compound annual growth rate) of 2%.

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EMEA and Asia-Pacific markets

Autodesk’s revenue from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) rose 19% YoY to $221 million in fiscal 4Q18. Over the last five quarters, revenue from the market has risen at a CAGR of 4%.

Likewise, in fiscal 4Q18, the company’s revenue from the Asia-Pacific region reported a 22% rise to $100 million YoY. Over the last five quarters, revenue from the market has risen at a CAGR of 5%.

Another of Autodesk’s markets called Emerging Economies witnessed a 21% YoY revenue rise in the same quarter. This market has maintained a 5% CAGR growth rate over the last five quarters.

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