ANSYS Company Profile (NASDAQ:ANSS)


ANSYS logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSYS) develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers and students across a range of industries and academia, including aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial equipment, electronics, biomedical, energy, materials and chemical processing, and semiconductors. The Company focuses on the development of open and flexible solutions that enable users to analyze designs directly on the desktop, providing a common platform for product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company distributes its ANSYS suite of simulation technologies through a network of independent resellers and distributors, and direct sales offices in various locations. Its product portfolio consists of Simulation Platform: ANSYS Workbench, Structures, Fluids, Electronics, Semiconductors, Multiphysics, AIM, Embedded Software, Systems, Three Dimensional (3-D) Direct Modeling and Academic.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sub-Industry: Application Software
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:ANSS
  • CUSIP: 03662Q10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $11.1 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 84,760,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $126.27
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $122.43
  • 52 Week Range: $82.28 - $132.74
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 42.08
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 31.78
  • P/E Growth: 3.35
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.03 billion
  • Price / Sales: 10.78
  • Book Value: $25.84 per share
  • Price / Book: 5.07
  • EBITDA: $461.25 million
  • Net Margins: 26.37%
  • Return on Equity: 13.87%
  • Return on Assets: 11.06%
  • Current Ratio: 2.23%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.23%
  • Average Volume: 432,172 shs.
  • Beta: 1.05
  • Short Ratio: 4.08

Frequently Asked Questions for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)

What is ANSYS's stock symbol?

ANSYS trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ANSS."

How were ANSYS's earnings last quarter?

ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $0.99 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.92 by $0.07. The company earned $264.30 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $259.75 million. ANSYS had a net margin of 26.37% and a return on equity of 13.87%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 7.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.93 earnings per share. View ANSYS's Earnings History.

When will ANSYS make its next earnings announcement?

ANSYS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for ANSYS.

What guidance has ANSYS issued on next quarter's earnings?

ANSYS issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.77-3.89 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.79. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.053-1.073 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.05 billion.ANSYS also updated its Q3 guidance to $0.94-0.98 EPS.

Where is ANSYS's stock going? Where will ANSYS's stock price be in 2017?

14 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for ANSYS's stock. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $130.00. On average, they expect ANSYS's stock price to reach $114.65 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for ANSYS.

What are analysts saying about ANSYS stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about ANSYS stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "ANSYS is a dominant player in the high-end design simulation software market. Notably, the stock has outperformed the industry on a year-to-date basis. We believe that robust product portfolio, expanding total addressable market (due to rising complexity in manufacturing IoT related products), improving enterprise penetration, collaborations with leading vendors and strong balance sheet will aid the stock to sustain momentum. Further, the ongoing restructuring and investments on product development along with sales execution are positives, in our view. However, declining perpetual license revenues will hurt top-line growth at least in the near term. Moreover, weakness in Europe and adverse foreign currency exchange rates are other major concerns." (10/4/2017)
  • 2. Wedbush analysts commented, "ANSS's shift to lease licenses creates some degree of opaqueness about its underlying growth rate, but our interpretation of ANSS's numbers leads us to peg its growth trend at mid-single digits. Secular drivers for simulation growth remain intact, and cyclical demand conditions appear to be improving. Longer term, we think ANSS's shift to term licenses can be accretive, but a necessary move to cloud (and consumption-based pricing) could be disruptive to the company's high-margin model. ANSS shares look fairly valued at 22x EV/ FY17E FCF ($4.33/ share); we would be on the sidelines." (2/24/2017)

Who are some of ANSYS's key competitors?

Who are ANSYS's key executives?

ANSYS's management team includes the folowing people:

  • James E. Cashman III, Chairman of the Board
  • Ajei S. Gopal, President, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Director
  • Maria T. Shields, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance and Administration
  • Rick Mahoney, Vice President - Worldwide Sales and Customer Excellence
  • Ronald W. Hovsepian, Lead Independent Director
  • Guy E. Dubois, Independent Director
  • William R. McDermott, Independent Director
  • Bradford C. Morley, Independent Director
  • Barbara Vaughn Scherer, Independent Director

Who owns ANSYS stock?

ANSYS's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include VANGUARD GROUP INC (10.09%), Hermes Investment Management Ltd. (0.24%), Harvey Investment Co. LLC (0.15%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.07%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.07%) and Fisher Asset Management LLC (0.06%). Company insiders that own ANSYS stock include Debra A Burk, James E Cashman III, Maria T Shields, Michael Thurk, Patrick J Zilvitis, Robert Andrew Kocis, Sheila S Dinardo and Walid Abu-Hadba. View Institutional Ownership Trends for ANSYS.

Who sold ANSYS stock? Who is selling ANSYS stock?

ANSYS's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Fisher Asset Management LLC, Hermes Investment Management Ltd., Meeder Asset Management Inc., Harvey Investment Co. LLC and Sit Investment Associates Inc.. Company insiders that have sold ANSYS stock in the last year include Michael Thurk, Patrick J Zilvitis, Robert Andrew Kocis, Sheila S Dinardo and Walid Abu-Hadba. View Insider Buying and Selling for ANSYS.

Who bought ANSYS stock? Who is buying ANSYS stock?

ANSYS's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and Shell Asset Management Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for ANSYS.

How do I buy ANSYS stock?

Shares of ANSYS can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is ANSYS's stock price today?

One share of ANSYS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $130.94.

MarketBeat Community Rating for ANSYS (NASDAQ ANSS)
Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  141 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  286 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  427
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about ANSYS and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 11 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.93)
Consensus Price Target: $114.65 (12.44% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Price Target History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Analysts' Ratings History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/1/2017Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetBuy$130.00LowView Rating Details
9/29/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
9/22/2017Citigroup Inc.Initiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$125.00LowView Rating Details
9/19/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoReiterated RatingSell$98.00LowView Rating Details
9/15/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetUnderweight$115.00 -> $113.00LowView Rating Details
9/15/2017WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$114.00 -> $129.19HighView Rating Details
9/13/2017Evercore ISIReiterated RatingHold$113.00HighView Rating Details
9/11/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$118.00MediumView Rating Details
8/23/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageHold -> Hold$123.00MediumView Rating Details
7/17/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$112.00LowView Rating Details
5/4/2017Mitsubishi UFJ Financial GroupDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$112.00 -> $114.00LowView Rating Details
11/22/2016Needham & Company LLCInitiated CoverageHoldN/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
11/4/2016Benchmark Co.Lower Price TargetHold$90.00 -> $86.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/20/2015 forward)


Earnings History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Earnings by Quarter for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Earnings History by Quarter for ANSYS (NASDAQ ANSS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$0.95N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017$0.92$0.99$259.75 million$264.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017$0.77$0.81$241.52 million$253.41 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/22/2017Q416$0.96$0.98$267.20 million$270.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.92$0.95$249.89 million$245.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.88$0.93$244.84 million$246.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2016Q116$0.76$0.77$228.51 million$225.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.88$0.91$257.71 million$261.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.80$0.83$238.08 million$237.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.82$0.75$234.72 million$235.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.77$0.71$222.19 million$217.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.74$0.86$250.32 million$254.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.77$0.89$236.93 million$234.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.74$0.79$238.72 million$232.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.76$0.76$217.25 million$215.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2014Q413($0.24)$0.96$237.84 million$236.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$0.75$0.77$214.78 million$212.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013Q2 2013$0.71$0.77$208.73 million$216.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2013Q1 2013$0.69$0.71$204.26 million$199.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2013Q4 2012$0.74$0.79$219.31 million$224.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q312$0.69$0.74$201.50 million$196.90 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2012$0.67$0.72ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2012$0.65$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2012$0.70$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2011$0.61$0.66ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2011$0.56$0.96ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$0.55$0.57ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/24/2011$0.59$0.65ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.74$0.76$0.75
Q2 20172$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q3 20172$0.85$0.86$0.86
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.30%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.76%
Insider Trades by Quarter for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/25/2017Michael ThurkDirectorSell4,800$123.95$594,960.00View SEC Filing  
5/23/2017Patrick J. ZilvitisDirectorSell2,000$124.00$248,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2017Walid Abu-HadbaInsiderSell11,276$2.93$33,038.68View SEC Filing  
4/17/2017Sheila S DinardoVPSell4,856$105.17$510,705.52View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017Sheila S. DinardoVPSell3,000$106.36$319,080.00View SEC Filing  
3/9/2017Robert Andrew KocisVPSell1,237$105.99$131,109.63View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Walid Abu-HadbaInsiderSell6,048$105.84$640,120.32View SEC Filing  
1/17/2017Sheila S. DinardoVPSell3,000$93.47$280,410.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2016Maria T. ShieldsCFOSell35,000$88.00$3,080,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2016Debra A. BurkVPSell13,882$86.00$1,193,852.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Robert Andrew KocisVPBuy1,250$83.80$104,750.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2016James E. Cashman IIICEOSell25,000$0.35$8,750.00View SEC Filing  
11/7/2014Joshua FredbergVPSell6,305$78.17$492,861.85View SEC Filing  
11/6/2014Walid Abu-HadbaInsiderBuy1,400$77.96$109,144.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2014Robert Andrew KocisVPBuy1,200$82.61$99,132.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2014Patrick J ZilvitisDirectorSell2,000$78.58$157,160.00View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Andrew T YangVPSell9,260$78.73$729,039.80View SEC Filing  
8/6/2014Patrick J ZilvitisDirectorSell1,000$78.00$78,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014Joshua FredbergVPSell3,500$75.00$262,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2014Joshua FredbergVPSell2,880$73.62$212,025.60View SEC Filing  
5/7/2014Bradford MorleyDirectorSell6,000$75.00$450,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Joseph Fairbanks, Jr.VPSell40,000$75.00$3,000,000.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Shane EmswilerVPSell6,592$83.52$550,563.84View SEC Filing  
12/9/2013Brian Christopher DrewVPSell6,875$85.65$588,843.75View SEC Filing  
9/11/2013Shane EmswilerVPSell2,911$88.25$256,895.75View SEC Filing  
7/24/2013Sheila S DinardoVPSell20,000$80.00$1,600,000.00View SEC Filing  
7/11/2013Sheila S DinardoVPSell20,000$78.00$1,560,000.00View SEC Filing  
6/17/2013Maria T ShieldsCFOSell36,000$75.00$2,700,000.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012James E Cashman IIICEOSell36,014$2.82$101,559.48View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Latest Headlines for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
DateHeadline logoANSYS to Release Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Results After Market Close on November 1, 2017 - October 12 at 7:49 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Ansys Inc. - October 10 at 5:16 PM logoANSYS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ANSS-US : October 9, 2017 - October 9 at 4:56 PM logoANSYS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ANSS-US : October 9, 2017 - October 9 at 4:56 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - October 8 at 7:56 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - October 8 at 11:02 AM logoRobert W. Baird Reiterates Buy Rating for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) - October 1 at 7:56 AM logoANSYS (ANSS) & Its Rivals Critical Analysis - September 30 at 6:14 PM logoKeyCorp Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) - September 29 at 11:44 PM logoFinancial Review: ANSYS (ANSS) vs. Workday (WDAY) - September 26 at 6:18 PM logoCitigroup Inc. Initiates Coverage on ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) - September 22 at 12:40 PM logoETFs with exposure to ANSYS, Inc. : September 20, 2017 - September 20 at 1:57 AM logoJ P Morgan Chase & Co Reaffirms Sell Rating for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) - September 20 at 12:46 AM logoANSYS, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ANSS) : September 19, 2017 - September 19 at 8:57 PM logoIntel Custom Foundry Certifies ANSYS Simulation Tools for New 22 Nanometer ... - September 19 at 3:54 PM logoIntel Custom Foundry Certifies ANSYS Simulation Tools for New 22 Nanometer FinFET Low-power Process Technology - September 19 at 3:54 PM logoANSYS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ANSS-US : September 18, 2017 - September 18 at 4:17 PM logoComparing ANSYS (ANSS) & Its Competitors - September 16 at 12:10 AM logoANSYS and TSMC Bring Automotive Reliability Solution Guide - September 15 at 9:16 PM logoHead to Head Comparison: Check Point Software Technologies (CHKP) vs. ANSYS (ANSS) - September 15 at 8:46 PM logoANSYS's (ANSS) Neutral Rating Reiterated at Wedbush - September 15 at 6:46 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Price Target Lowered to $113.00 at Barclays PLC - September 15 at 3:34 PM logoAnsys slips after analyst day forecast for lower margins - September 15 at 11:38 AM logoTSMC and ANSYS Enable Automotive Reliability Solutions - September 14 at 4:32 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Rating Reiterated by Evercore ISI - September 14 at 2:56 PM logoANSYS at 52-Week High on Growing Portfolio, Collaborations - September 13 at 5:02 PM logoANSYS to Host Investor Day on September 14, 2017 - September 13 at 1:37 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Given Average Recommendation of "Hold" by Analysts - September 13 at 10:36 AM logoAnalyzing ANSYS (ANSS) & Opower (OPWR) - September 13 at 4:48 AM logoBox (BOX) versus ANSYS (ANSS) Critical Analysis - September 12 at 10:40 PM logoReviewing CYREN (CYRN) and ANSYS (ANSS) - September 11 at 2:18 PM logoRoyal Bank Of Canada Reiterates "Hold" Rating for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) - September 11 at 11:22 AM logoAnsys Spreads the Gospel of Simulation to a Broader Audience - September 8 at 4:19 PM logoWhy Is ANSYS (ANSS) Up 4.1% Since the Last Earnings Report? - September 6 at 3:51 PM logoFinancial Analysis: Radware (RDWR) & ANSYS (ANSS) - September 1 at 8:20 PM logoReviewing ANSYS (ANSS) & CyberArk Software (CYBR) - August 30 at 2:14 PM logoANSYS and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Drive Global Research and ... - August 29 at 4:15 PM logoANSYS and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay Drive Global Research and Innovation - August 29 at 2:03 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) PT Set at $130.00 by Robert W. Baird - August 28 at 7:08 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Research Coverage Started at Berenberg Bank - August 23 at 10:56 PM logoCommit To Buy Ansys At $115, Earn 3.6% Annualized Using Options - August 23 at 3:56 PM logoANSYS 18.2 Enhances Simulation Speed and Accuracy - August 22 at 9:41 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Brokerages - August 19 at 11:20 AM logoHead to Head Analysis: ANSYS (ANSS) versus Autodesk (ADSK) - August 18 at 8:12 AM logoETFs with exposure to ANSYS, Inc. : August 17, 2017 - August 17 at 5:20 PM logoANSYS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ANSS-US : August 15, 2017 - August 15 at 4:56 PM logo Analysts Anticipate ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Will Announce Earnings of $0.88 Per Share - August 8 at 7:34 AM logoEdited Transcript of ANSS earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 12:30pm GMT - August 4 at 4:18 PM logoANSYS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ANSS-US : August 4, 2017 - August 4 at 4:18 PM logoANSYS, Inc. :ANSS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 4, 2017 - August 4 at 4:18 PM



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