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: $10.93587 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 85,496,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $123.57
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $111.39
  • 52 Week Range: $82.28 - $129.85
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 41.34
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 34.28
  • P/E Growth: 3.33
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.02 billion
  • Price / Sales: 10.72
  • Book Value: $25.88 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.94
  • EBIDTA: $455.21 million
  • Net Margins: 26.82%
  • Return on Equity: 13.81%
  • Return on Assets: 11.09%
  • Current Ratio: 2.24%
  • Quick Ratio: 2.24%
  • Average Volume: 833,260 shs.
  • Beta: 1.09
  • 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 earnings results on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company reported $0.81 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.77 by $0.04. The business earned $253.41 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $241.52 million. ANSYS had a return on equity of 13.81% and a net margin of 26.82%. 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 issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 3rd. The company provided earnings per share 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?

11 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for ANSYS's shares. Their predictions range from $86.00 to $114.00. On average, they expect ANSYS's stock price to reach $105.75 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 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. ANSYS has underperformed the Zacks categorized Computer Software industry on a year-to-date basis." (7/4/2017)
  • 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include KAMES CAPITAL plc (0.77%), Riverbridge Partners LLC (0.68%), Intermede Investment Partners Ltd (0.41%), GW&K Investment Management LLC (0.30%), Handelsbanken Fonder AB (0.26%) and American Capital Management Inc. (0.26%). 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 Greenleaf Trust, Hermes Investment Management Ltd., KAMES CAPITAL plc, Handelsbanken Fonder AB, Gateway Investment Advisers LLC, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, North Point Portfolio Managers Corp OH and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. 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 NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc., BTIM Corp., GW&K Investment Management LLC, Hartford Investment Management Co., Exxonmobil Investment Management Inc. TX, Bank of Montreal Can and Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V.. 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 $127.88.

MarketBeat Community Rating for ANSYS (NASDAQ ANSS)
Community Ranking:  1.4 out of 5 ()
Outperform Votes:  100 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  245 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  345
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, 8 Hold Ratings, 1 Buy Rating
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 1.91)
Consensus Price Target: $105.75 (17.31% 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 7/27/2015 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
8/2/2017$0.92N/AView 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: 98.48%
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, 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 logoQ3 2017 Earnings Estimate for ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Issued By Griffin Securities - June 8 at 7:44 AM logoANSYS Delivers New Solutions For Reliable And Efficient Automotive, Mobile And ... - June 8 at 12:53 AM logoANSYS (ANSS) Up 7% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - June 6 at 10:56 AM logoANSYS Delivers New Solutions For Reliable And Efficient Automotive, Mobile And HPC Electronic Designs - June 6 at 10:56 AM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - June 5 at 9:15 AM logoETFs with exposure to ANSYS, Inc. : June 2, 2017 - June 2 at 4:46 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Expected to Announce Quarterly Sales of $259.87 Million - May 31 at 1:06 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Director Michael Thurk Sells 4,800 Shares - May 30 at 4:48 PM logo Brokerages Expect ANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Will Announce Earnings of $0.84 Per Share - May 29 at 4:18 PM logoANSYS, Inc. (ANSS) Director Patrick J. Zilvitis Sells 2,000 Shares - May 25 at 4:23 PM 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



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