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: $10.6 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 85,496,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $113.71
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $101.73
  • 52 Week Range: $82.28 - $125.66
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 40.09
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 29.95
  • P/E Growth: 3.17
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.02 billion
  • Price / Sales: 10.39
  • Book Value: $25.88 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.79
  • EBIDTA: $455.21 million
  • Net Margins: 27.20%
  • Return on Equity: 13.39%
  • Return on Assets: 10.86%
  • Current Ratio: 2.42%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.42%
  • Average Volume: 439,002 shs.
  • Beta: 1.01
  • Short Ratio: 4.65

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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $253.41 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $241.52 million. ANSYS had a net margin of 27.20% and a return on equity of 13.39%. 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, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for ANSYS.

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

ANSYS updated its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.88-0.93 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $0.92. The company issued revenue guidance of $253.6-263 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $256.11 million.

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

12 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for ANSYS's stock. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $114.00. On average, they anticipate ANSYS's share price to reach $100.13 in the next twelve months. 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 impressive first-quarter 2017 results beating the Zacks Consensus Estimates on both lines. The company also raised its guidance. Notably, the stock has outperformed the Zacks categorized Computer Software industry on a year-to-date basis. The company is a dominant player in the high-end design simulation software market. 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." (5/8/2017)
  • 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)

Are investors shorting ANSYS?

ANSYS saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 2,433,023 shares, an increase of 1.5% from the March 31st total of 2,396,349 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 330,482 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 7.4 days.

Who are some of ANSYS's key competitors?

Who owns ANSYS stock?

ANSYS's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), FMR LLC (0.00%), Brown Capital Management LLC (0.00%), State Street Corp (3.40%) and Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (0.00%). Company insiders that own ANSYS stock include Debra A Burk, James E Cashman III, Maria T Shields, 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 Alliancebernstein L.P., FMR LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Mackenzie Financial Corp, FIL Ltd, Columbia Wanger Asset Management LLC, Trust Department MB Financial Bank N A and Teacher Retirement System of Texas. Company insiders that have sold ANSYS stock in the last year include Maria T Shields, 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 BlackRock Inc., Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Aristotle Capital Management LLC, KAMES CAPITAL plc, Vanguard Group Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Quantitative Investment Management LLC and Swiss National Bank. 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.

How much does a share of ANSYS stock cost?

One share of ANSYS stock can currently be purchased for approximately $124.01.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 8 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.00)
Consensus Price Target: $100.13 (19.26% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
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 IncDowngradeBuy -> 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
11/3/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.DowngradeNeutral -> UnderweightN/AView Rating Details
9/16/2016Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
6/4/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldN/AView Rating Details
5/26/2016Goldman Sachs Group IncInitiated CoverageNeutral$90.00N/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 5/25/2015 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
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$0.86$0.86$0.86
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for ANSYS (NASDAQ:ANSS)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 1.72%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 94.87%
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
5/5/2017Walid 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 Self-Heat, Power Integrity And Electromigration Solutions Enabled On Samsung's Latest FinFET Technology - May 24 at 8:33 PM logoETFs with exposure to ANSYS, Inc. : May 22, 2017 - May 22 at 3:34 PM logoANSYS, Inc. :ANSS-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 19, 2017 - May 19 at 3:32 PM logoAristotle Capital Management, LLC Buys Acadia Healthcare Co Inc, Ansys Inc, Apple Inc, Sells ... - May 18 at 3:33 PM logoPTC and ANSYS to Develop Platform Solution Enabling Digital Simulation for the Industrial Internet of Things - May 17 at 3:34 PM logoANSYS 18.1 Expands Pervasive Engineering Simulation - May 16 at 7:56 AM logoInsider Selling: ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Insider Sells 11,276 Shares of Stock - May 9 at 4:48 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Given Average Rating of "Hold" by Analysts - May 9 at 9:24 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.84 Per Share - May 8 at 11:53 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research - May 8 at 4:46 PM logoANSYS (ANSS) Beats on Q1 Earnings & Revenues, Shares Surge - May 8 at 11:00 AM logoEdited Transcript of ANSS earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 12:30pm GMT - May 8 at 11:00 AM logoANSYS' (ANSS) CEO Ajei Gopal on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 6 at 4:00 PM logoMitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Lowers ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) to Neutral - May 6 at 8:02 AM logoAnsys Inc. (ANSS) Surged To A New High After Q1 Profit Surpassed Expectations - May 6 at 1:38 AM logoAnsys Inc. (ANSS) Has Broken Out To A New High On Strong Q1 Earnings - May 6 at 1:38 AM logoBarclays PLC Reaffirms "Underweight" Rating for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) - May 5 at 10:10 PM logoAnsys (ANSS) Shows Strength: Stock Moves Up 8% in Session - May 5 at 3:33 PM logoHighly Rated Software Stock Engineers New Breakout - May 5 at 3:33 PM logoWedbush Reaffirms "Neutral" Rating for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) - May 5 at 9:22 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Sees Large Increase in Short Interest - May 4 at 11:20 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Posts Earnings Results, Beats Expectations By $0.04 EPS - May 4 at 6:32 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Downgraded to "Neutral" at Citigroup Inc - May 4 at 6:18 PM logoANSYS Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: A Record First Quarter Reflecting Double-Digit Growth in Bookings, Revenue, EPS and Operating Cash Flow - May 4 at 1:37 AM logo$0.77 EPS Expected for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) This Quarter - May 4 at 1:37 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Issues Q2 Earnings Guidance - May 4 at 12:18 AM logoAnsys Inc Reveals 12% Gain In Q1 Bottom Line - May 3 at 8:37 PM logoAnsys tops Street 1Q forecasts - May 3 at 5:45 PM logoTechnology Stocks' Earnings on May 3: SQ, FB, ANSS and More - May 3 at 9:20 AM logoANSYS (ANSS) Earning Favorable Media Coverage, Report Finds - May 2 at 7:26 PM logoTechnology Stocks' Earnings on May 3: SQ, FB, ANSS and More - May 2 at 3:37 PM logoPratt & Whitney Standardizes on ANSYS Engineering Simulation - May 2 at 8:22 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday - May 1 at 9:18 AM logoSomewhat Favorable News Coverage Likely to Affect ANSYS (ANSS) Stock Price - April 28 at 11:04 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research - April 26 at 11:14 PM logoSomewhat Critical Press Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact ANSYS (ANSS) Stock Price - April 25 at 2:50 PM logoANSYS (ANSS) Earns News Impact Rating of -0.12 - April 21 at 10:17 AM logoSheila S. Dinardo Sells 4,856 Shares of ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Stock - April 19 at 4:53 PM logoANSYS (ANSS) Receiving Positive Press Coverage, Study Finds - April 18 at 11:09 AM logoANSYS to Release First Quarter 2017 Earnings Results After Market Close on May 3, 2017 - April 17 at 8:18 AM logo Analysts Expect ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $241.52 Million - April 14 at 12:40 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - April 14 at 10:40 AM logoANSYS (ANSS) Getting Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Report Finds - April 13 at 1:36 PM logoFlying High With ANSYS: ANSYS Achieves Aerospace Milestone - April 11 at 8:06 AM logoETFs with exposure to ANSYS, Inc. : April 5, 2017 - April 7 at 6:16 AM logoANSYS Taps Matthew Zack to Lead Corporate Business Development - April 3 at 3:51 PM logoResearch Analysts Issue Forecasts for ANSYS, Inc.'s Q1 2017 Earnings (ANSS) - March 31 at 12:05 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - March 20 at 1:22 PM logoWalid Abu-Hadba Sells 6,048 Shares of ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Stock - March 9 at 6:30 PM logoANSYS INC Financials - February 28 at 3:37 PM



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