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: $10.64 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 84,760,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $124.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $114.72
  • 52 Week Range: $82.28 - $131.63
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 40.33
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 30.17
  • P/E Growth: 3.33
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.03 billion
  • Price / Sales: 10.33
  • Book Value: $25.84 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.86
  • EBIDTA: $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: 807,525 shs.
  • Beta: 1.1
  • Short Ratio: 1.15
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?

11 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for ANSYS's stock. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $114.00. On average, they expect ANSYS's stock price to reach $105.75 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 reported better-than-expected second-quarter 2017 results which also marked year-over-year improvement. An upbeat 2017 outlook was also encouraging. ANSYS is a dominant player in the high-end design simulation software market. Notably, ANSYS has outperformed the industry in the last one year. 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." (8/7/2017)
  • 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. (9.98%), BlackRock Inc. (8.26%), FMR LLC (7.85%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (5.01%), State Street Corp (4.14%) and Bamco Inc. NY (3.09%). 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 BlackRock Inc., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Franklin Resources Inc., Principal Financial Group Inc., Nationwide Fund Advisors and Retirement Systems of Alabama. 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 Vanguard Group Inc., Koch Industries Inc., State Street Corp, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. and Commonwealth Bank of Australia. 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 $125.52.

MarketBeat Community Rating for ANSYS (NASDAQ ANSS)
Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 ( )
Outperform Votes:  108 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  253 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  361
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.91)
Consensus Price Target: $105.75 (15.75% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/17/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$112.00LowView Rating Details
6/10/2017Evercore ISISet Price TargetHold$113.00HighView Rating Details
5/15/2017WedbushLower Price TargetNeutral$114.00 -> $101.00N/AView Rating Details
5/15/2017Barclays PLCLower Price TargetUnderweight$115.00 -> $96.00N/AView Rating Details
5/4/2017Mitsubishi UFJ Financial GroupDowngradeOverweight -> Neutral$112.00 -> $114.00LowView Rating Details
5/4/2017Citigroup Inc.DowngradeBuy -> Neutral$112.00 -> $114.00MediumView Rating Details
2/28/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform -> Outperform$110.00N/AView 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
11/3/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeNeutral -> UnderweightN/AView Rating Details
6/4/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
3/15/2016Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHold$94.00N/AView Rating Details
2/8/2016Royal Bank Of CanadaLower Price Target$90.00 -> $81.00N/AView Rating Details
9/8/2015William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 8/17/2015 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: 98.32%
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 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 logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - August 7 at 8:04 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Upgraded by BidaskClub to "Strong-Buy" - August 6 at 1:56 PM 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 logoANSYS Announces Q2 2017 Financial Results: An Excellent Quarter Reflecting Record Q2 Revenue, EPS and Operating Cash Flows - August 3 at 5:19 PM logoAnsys Inc Q2 Profit Rises 4% - August 3 at 5:19 PM logoANSYS (ANSS) Beats on Q2 Earnings & Revenues, Guides '17 Up - August 3 at 5:19 PM logoInvestor Network: ANSYS, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - August 3 at 5:19 PM logoANSYS (ANSS) Beats on Q2 Earnings & Revenues, Guides '17 Up - August 3 at 5:19 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Releases FY17 Earnings Guidance - August 2 at 9:46 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Updates Q3 Earnings Guidance - August 2 at 9:46 PM logoANSYS Announces Q2 2017 Financial Results: An Excellent Quarter Reflecting Record Q2 Revenue, EPS and Operating Cash Flows - August 2 at 9:46 PM logoAnsys beats Street 2Q forecasts - August 2 at 9:46 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results - August 2 at 9:26 PM logoSoftware Stocks Earnings Due on Aug 2: CA, SYMC, CTXS & More - August 1 at 4:51 PM logoANSYS (ANSS) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - August 1 at 2:05 AM logoANSYS (ANSS) to Report Q2 Earnings: What's in the Cards? - July 31 at 3:59 PM logoSymantec Corporation (SYMC) vs. ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) Head-To-Head Comparison - July 30 at 7:45 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - July 26 at 7:08 AM logoANSYS Helps Startup Companies Worldwide Accelerate Product Development - July 25 at 3:47 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Given Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" by Brokerages - July 25 at 11:11 AM logoETFs with exposure to ANSYS, Inc. : July 24, 2017 - July 24 at 6:16 PM logoComparing ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) and Electronic Arts (EA) - July 24 at 9:24 AM logoANSYS, Saudi Aramco and KAUST Shatter Supercomputing Record - July 18 at 5:22 PM logoANSYS to Release Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results After Market Close on August 2, 2017 - July 17 at 4:16 PM logoANSYS to Release Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Results After Market Close on August 2, 2017 - July 17 at 10:09 AM logoETFs with exposure to ANSYS, Inc. : July 14, 2017 - July 14 at 5:43 PM logoANSYS' Buys CEI, Boosts Simulation Data Processing Ability - July 13 at 4:38 PM logoCorporate News Blog - ANSYS Purchases Computational Engineering International - July 13 at 4:38 PM logoANSYS' Buys CEI, Boosts Simulation Data Processing Ability - July 13 at 4:38 PM logoANSYS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : ANSS-US : July 12, 2017 - July 12 at 4:24 PM logoANSYS Acquires Computational Engineering International - July 11 at 5:07 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Downgraded by Zacks Investment Research to Sell - July 4 at 4:04 PM logoANSYS, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:ANSS) : July 3, 2017 - July 3 at 8:48 PM logoANSYS, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : ANSS-US : June 30, 2017 - June 30 at 3:59 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts - June 30 at 12:16 PM logoEmirates Team New Zealand Flies to the Finish Line of America's Cup Using ANSYS Solutions - June 27 at 3:40 PM logo$259.87 Million in Sales Expected for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) This Quarter - June 24 at 8:14 AM logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) to Post $0.84 EPS - June 22 at 8:38 PM logoLee named Ansys general counsel - June 21 at 4:22 PM logoANSYS And Krono-Safe Deliver Integrated Software Platform For Critical Aerospace Applications - June 21 at 4:22 PM logoANSYS Appoints Janet Lee as General Counsel - June 20 at 4:11 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Rating Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub - June 17 at 7:14 PM logoEvercore ISI Analysts Give ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) a $113.00 Price Target - June 11 at 10:16 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Stock Rating Lowered by BidaskClub - June 10 at 9:52 AM logoMicroStrategy (MSTR) & ANSYS (ANSS) Financial Contrast - June 8 at 7:58 AM



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