ANSYS Company Profile (NASDAQ:ANSS)


ANSYS logoANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers and students across industries and academia, including aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial equipment, electronics, biomedical, energy, materials and chemical processing, and semiconductors. The Company distributes its ANSYS suite of simulation technologies through a network of independent resellers and distributors, channel partners and direct sales offices across the world. The Company's product portfolio consists of ANSYS Workbench, Structures, Fluids, Electronics, Multiphysics, Embedded Software, Systems, 3-D Direct Modeling and Academic. ANSYS Workbench is the framework upon which the Company's suite of engineering simulation technologies is built. Its fluids product suite enables modeling of fluid flow and other related physical phenomena. Its electronics product suite provides field simulation software for designing electronic and electromechanical products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sub-Industry: Application Software
  • Exchange: NASDAQ
  • Symbol: ANSS
  • CUSIP: 03662Q10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $107.25
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $96.40
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $93.92
  • 52-Week Range: $81.41 - $107.64
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 35.72
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 26.29
  • P/E Growth: 3.77
  • Market Cap: $9.20B
  • Outstanding Shares: 86,197,000
  • Beta: 1.01
  • Net Margins: 27.20%
  • Return on Equity: 13.39%
  • Return on Assets: 10.86%
  • Current Ratio: 2.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.42%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.08)
Consensus Price Target: $92.29 (13.95% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
2/28/2017Robert W. BairdInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$110.00View Rating Details
2/23/2017Mitsubishi UFJ Financial GroupReiterated RatingOverweightView Rating Details
2/24/2017WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$101.00 -> $88.00View Rating Details
1/6/2017Barclays PLCDowngradeEqual Weight -> Underweight$88.00View Rating Details
11/22/2016Needham & Company LLCInitiated CoverageHoldView Rating Details
11/4/2016Pacific CrestReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
11/4/2016Benchmark Co.Lower Price TargetHold$90.00 -> $86.00View Rating Details
11/3/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoDowngradeNeutral -> UnderweightView Rating Details
9/16/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
6/4/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
5/26/2016Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral$90.00View Rating Details
3/15/2016Berenberg BankReiterated RatingHold$94.00View Rating Details
2/8/2016Royal Bank of CanadaLower Price Target$90.00 -> $81.00View Rating Details
9/8/2015William BlairReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
(Data available from 2/28/2015 forward)


Earnings History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
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$0.87$0.90$238.08 million$237.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$0.82$0.85$234.72 million$235.50 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$0.77$0.77$222.19 million$217.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2015Q414$0.81$0.92$250.32 million$254.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q314$0.83$0.89$236.93 million$234.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2014Q214$0.80$0.86$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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.74 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.08 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20162$0.70$0.76$0.73
Q2 20161$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q3 20161$0.87$0.87$0.87
Q4 20161$0.93$0.93$0.93
Q1 20171$0.76$0.76$0.76
Q2 20171$0.84$0.84$0.84
Q3 20171$0.86$0.86$0.86
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.72%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 94.87%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
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)


Latest Headlines for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
DateHeadline logoANSYS : Metso Expands on ANSYS Simulation Software to Drive Product Development (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 27 at 3:41 PM logoANSYS, Inc. :ANSS-US: Earnings Analysis: 2016 By the Numbers : February 27, 2017 (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 27 at 3:41 PM
News IconAnsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Swings Higher 4.05% For The Week - Winfield Review (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 27 at 7:44 AM logoMetso Expands on ANSYS Simulation Software to Drive Product Development (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 27 at 7:44 AM
News IconMarket Spotter: Focusing on These Shares Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - Baxter Review (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 24 at 3:46 PM
News IconAre Analysts Optimistic About Where ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) is Heading? - Winfield Review (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 24 at 3:46 PM
News IconThe Technicals For Ansys, Inc. (ANSS), An Important Analysis - NY Stock News (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 24 at 3:46 PM
News IconToday's Brokerage Rating: Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation (IART), Ansys, Inc. (ANSS) - StockNewsJournal (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 24 at 3:46 PM logoANSYS (ANSS) Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 24 at 12:07 PM logoANSYS, Inc. :ANSS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q4, 2016 By the Numbers : February 24, 2017 (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 24 at 12:07 PM logoEdited Transcript of ANSS earnings conference call or presentation 23-Feb-17 1:30pm GMT (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 8:37 PM logoANSYS Replenishes Authorized Share Repurchase Program to Five ... - GlobeNewswire (press release) (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 3:35 PM
News IconTrading Center: Watching Shares of ANSYS Inc (ANSS) - SKV News (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 3:35 PM
News IconStock Update on Shares of Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - SKV News (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 3:35 PM logoQ4 2016 ANSYS Inc Earnings Release - Before Market Open (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 3:35 PM logoAnsys (ANSS) Q4 Earnings & Revenues Beat; Revises View (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 3:35 PM logoANSYS INC Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 3:35 PM logoAnsys Inc Reveals 4% Gain In Q4 Profit (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 1:35 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 1:35 AM logoANSYS (ANSS) Approves 5M Share Buyback Plan (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 1:35 AM logoANSYS Replenishes Authorized Share Repurchase Program to Five Million Shares (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 1:35 AM logoANSYS Reports Record Fourth Quarter And Fiscal Year 2016 Results (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 1:35 AM logoANSYS INC Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhibits (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 1:35 AM logo5:40 pm ANSYS beats by $0.02, beats on revs; guides Q1 EPS in-line, revs in-line; guides FY17 in-line; announces a workplace realignment and co will replenish its share repurchase program (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 23 at 1:35 AM logoANSYS (ANSS) Approves 5M Share Buyback Plan - (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 22 at 8:33 PM logoANSYS, INC. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Files An 8-K Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors ... - Market Exclusive (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 22 at 8:33 PM logoAnsys beats Street 4Q forecasts (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 22 at 8:33 PM
News IconAnsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Reaches Overbought Range – Aiken ... - Aiken Advocate (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 22 at 3:33 PM logoGrundfos Develops Digital Twin Partnership with ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 22 at 11:28 AM
News IconAnalysts Take: ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Projected Earnings & Price Targets - Aiken Advocate (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 20 at 3:29 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) Records An Impact Score Of 72 - Investor Newswire (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 20 at 7:42 AM
News IconInvestor List: Watching Shares of Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - Rives Journal (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 17 at 6:33 PM
News IconAnsys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) In Potential Pullback Zone - Aiken Advocate (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 17 at 6:33 PM
News IconStock Focus: Checking Levels on Ansys Inc. (ANSS) - Providence Standard (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 16 at 3:39 PM
News IconEquity Review: Looking Closer at Shares of Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - Rives Journal (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 14 at 9:12 PM logoANSYS : Presolicitation Notice - ANSYS Fluent and ICEM Software Renewal (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 14 at 4:11 PM
News IconAnalysts Take Aim At This Stock's Earnings Estimates: ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - Aiken Advocate (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 13 at 3:59 PM
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News IconLooking at the Levels for Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - The Standard (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 9 at 3:36 PM
News IconEquity Watch for Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - Rives Journal (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 8 at 8:48 PM
News IconMarket Review: Focusing on Shares of Ansys Inc. (ANSS) - Davidson Register (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 7 at 9:08 PM
News IconAre Analysts Forecasting a Near-Term Upswing For ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS)? - Wall Street Beacon (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 1 at 3:40 PM logoANSYS : Spurs Pervasive Engineering Simulation With Release 18 (NASDAQ:ANSS) - February 1 at 1:46 AM logoANSYS Spurs Pervasive Engineering Simulation With Release 18 (NASDAQ:ANSS) - January 31 at 3:44 PM
News IconAverage True Range Check on Ansys Inc. (ANSS) - Market Point (NASDAQ:ANSS) - January 29 at 3:31 PM
News IconEarnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - Wall Street Beacon (NASDAQ:ANSS) - January 27 at 4:21 PM logoAnalysts Rating Of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) At 2.83 - (NASDAQ:ANSS) - January 27 at 4:21 PM
News IconWith Markets Booming Higher, Is This Stock Fairly Valued: Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - Aiken Advocate (NASDAQ:ANSS) - January 26 at 8:53 PM logoMean Rating Of ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) At $2.83 - (NASDAQ:ANSS) - January 26 at 8:53 PM
News IconStock Watch for Ansys, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) - The Tribune (NASDAQ:ANSS) - January 26 at 3:51 PM


What is ANSYS's stock symbol?

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

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

12 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for ANSYS's shares. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $110.00. On average, they expect ANSYS's stock price to reach $92.29 in the next twelve months.

When will ANSYS announce their earnings?

ANSYS is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, May, 3rd 2017.

What are analysts saying about ANSYS stock?

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

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "ANSYS, Inc., develops and globally markets engineering simulation software and technologies widely used by engineers and designers across a broad spectrum of industries. 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 fast, efficient and cost- conscious product development, from design concept to final-stage testing and validation. The Company and its global network of channel partners provide sales, support and training for customers. " (2/27/2017)

  • 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 owns ANSYS stock?

ANSYS's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (8.05%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (4.94%), Brown Capital Management LLC (3.52%), State Street Corp (3.32%), Brown Advisory Inc. (2.99%) and Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC (1.10%). Company insiders that own ANSYS stock include Debra A Burk, James E Cashman III, Maria T Shields, Robert Andrew Kocis and Sheila S Dinardo.

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 Brown Advisory Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK, Brown Capital Management LLC, Prudential PLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and Employees Retirement System of Texas. Company insiders that have sold ANSYS stock in the last year include Debra A Burk, Maria T Shields and Sheila S Dinardo.

Who bought ANSYS stock? Who is buying ANSYS stock?

ANSYS's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bodenholm Capital AB, AKO Capital LLP, FMR LLC, Credit Agricole S A, Dorsey Asset Management LLC, Asset Management One Co. Ltd., Bessemer Group Inc. and FIL Ltd.

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.

How much does a share of ANSYS stock cost?

One share of ANSYS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $107.25.

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Last Updated on 2/28/2017 by Staff