"Our first quarter operating results were broadly consistent with the progression of the same mildly improving application usage trends we reported earlier this year, with our established quarterly seasonalization, and with the outlook we have previously expressed for the unfolding of full-year 2021. On the other hand, the quarter's unprecedented operating margins and operating cash flows benefited from circumstances likely unique to this unusual year. Of note, we are pleased by the indicated market demand for our applications within our newly-targeted ‘SMB' prospects— our Virtuosity subscriptions have attracted over a thousand accounts new to Bentley Systems, since inception less than a year ago," said Greg Bentley, CEO.
"I believe the long-term potential of infrastructure digital twins will be accelerated by the ‘programmatic' acquisitions we announced last month, of INRO to add multi-modal and dynamic simulation capabilities for mobility digital twins, and of sensemetrics and Vista Data Vision to extend our iTwin platform for infrastructure IoT. Anticipating the closing later in this quarter of our largest acquisition to date, Seequent, subject to the completion of regulatory review, when we announce our second quarter operating results we will update our financial outlook for 2021 to reflect acquisition impacts," concluded Mr. Bentley.