Software group Dassault Systemes proposed a 9 percent increase in its annual dividend for 2015 on Thursday and reaffirmed its 2016 financial targets after first quarter revenue came in at the upper end of its guidance.
"We had nice growth in China, very nice growth, double-digit growth," CEO Bernard Charles told CNBC. "So it's a good sign that the digitalization of the industry...is accelerating."
First-quarter revenue came in at 693.5 million euros ($783.5 million). The group had guided for revenue between 685 million and 695 million euros.