Aspen Technology Company Profile (NASDAQ:AZPN)

About Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)

Aspen Technology logoAspen Technology, Inc. is a global provider of process optimization software solutions designed to manage and optimize plant and process design, operational performance, and supply chain planning. The Company's aspenONE software and related services have been developed specifically for companies in the process industries, including the energy, chemicals, and engineering and construction industries. It operates through two segments, including subscription and software, which provides licensing of process optimization software solutions and associated support services, and services, which includes professional services and training. It has developed applications to design and optimize processes across the business areas, including engineering, manufacturing and supply chain. Its products include Aspen HYSYS, Aspen Economic Evaluation, Aspen Info Plus.21, Aspen PIMS Advanced Optimization, Aspen Collaborative Demand Manager and Aspen Supply Planner.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Business Software & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Application Software
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:AZPN
  • CUSIP: 04532710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.46 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 74,495,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $59.31
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $56.30
  • 52 Week Range: $37.39 - $64.34
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 33.29
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 28.92
  • P/E Growth: 2.28
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $472.94 million
  • Price / Sales: 9.43
  • Book Value: ($3.34) per share
  • Price / Book: -17.92
  • EBIDTA: $218.37 million
  • Net Margins: 29.29%
  • Return on Equity: -117.73%
  • Return on Assets: 40.47%
  • Current Ratio: 0.43%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.43%
  • Average Volume: 502,889 shs.
  • Beta: 1.02
  • Short Ratio: 6.88

Frequently Asked Questions for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)

What is Aspen Technology's stock symbol?

Aspen Technology trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "AZPN."

How were Aspen Technology's earnings last quarter?

Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN) released its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 2nd. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.09. The company had revenue of $119.28 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $117.64 million. Aspen Technology had a negative return on equity of 117.73% and a net margin of 29.29%. View Aspen Technology's Earnings History.

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

6 analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Aspen Technology's shares. Their predictions range from $45.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect Aspen Technology's share price to reach $56.33 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Aspen Technology.

Are investors shorting Aspen Technology?

Aspen Technology saw a decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 13th, there was short interest totalling 3,036,691 shares, a decline of 3.7% from the March 31st total of 3,152,104 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 360,108 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.4 days.

Who are some of Aspen Technology's key competitors?

Who owns Aspen Technology stock?

Aspen Technology's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. (6.72%), FMR LLC (0.00%), Neuberger Berman Group LLC (0.00%) and Kayne Anderson Rudnick Investment Management LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own Aspen Technology stock include Antonio J Pietri, Donald P Casey, F G Hammond, Joan C Mcardle, Jr Robert M Whelan, Karl E Johnsen, Manolis E Kotzabasakis, Mark P Sullivan, R Halsey Wise and William Griffin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Aspen Technology.

Who sold Aspen Technology stock? Who is selling Aspen Technology stock?

Aspen Technology's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Wellington Management Group LLP, Alliancebernstein L.P., Janus Capital Management LLC, Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., State of Wisconsin Investment Board, Morgan Stanley, Principal Financial Group Inc. and Eagle Asset Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Aspen Technology stock in the last year include Antonio J Pietri, Donald P Casey, F G Hammond, Joan C Mcardle, Jr Robert M Whelan, Karl E Johnsen, R Halsey Wise and William Griffin. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aspen Technology.

Who bought Aspen Technology stock? Who is buying Aspen Technology stock?

Aspen Technology's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., FMR LLC, Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Prudential Financial Inc. and Vanguard Group Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Aspen Technology.

How do I buy Aspen Technology stock?

Shares of Aspen Technology 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 Aspen Technology stock cost?

One share of Aspen Technology stock can currently be purchased for approximately $59.86.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Hold Ratings, 4 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $56.33 (5.89% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/11/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingOutperform$65.00LowView Rating Details
5/3/2017Benchmark Co.Reiterated RatingHold -> Hold$48.00 -> $55.00HighView Rating Details
2/24/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHold$55.00N/AView Rating Details
1/27/2017Avondale PartnersUpgradeUnderperform -> Outperform$60.00N/AView Rating Details
11/22/2016Pacific CrestBoost Price TargetOverweight$55.00 -> $58.00N/AView Rating Details
6/5/2016KeyCorpReiterated RatingBuy$45.00N/AView Rating Details
4/29/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Initiated CoverageUnderweight$36.00N/AView Rating Details
9/10/2015William BlairReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Earnings by Quarter for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Earnings History by Quarter for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/2/2017Q3 2017$0.38$0.47$117.64 million$119.28 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/26/2017Q217$0.46$0.52$118.33 million$119.90 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/27/2016Q117$0.39$0.49$116.48 million$120.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/11/2016Q416$0.39$0.44$112.88 million$113.70 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q316$0.41$0.49$116.78 million$119.21 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q216$0.39$0.47$112.28 million$119.15 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q116$0.42$0.47$118.84 million$120.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2015Q415$0.34$0.36$112.46 million$114.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2015Q315$0.31$0.37$108.47 million$111.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2015Q215$0.30$0.36$105.62 million$107.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/28/2014Q115$0.27$0.35$103.10 million$107.10 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/13/2014Q414$0.18$0.28$96.61 million$101.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/29/2014Q314$0.19$0.28$92.82 million$103.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/30/2014Q214$0.17$0.25$88.53 million$98.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2013Q114$0.15$0.19$85.01 million$87.57 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/15/2013Q4 2013$0.08$0.24$78.79 million$83.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2013Q3 2013$0.05$0.14$72.86 million$79.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/29/2013Q2 2013$0.05$0.13$67.97 million$77.30 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/1/2012Q113$0.02$0.05$64.99 million$715.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/21/2012($0.04)($0.04)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2012($0.04)$0.01ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/31/2012($0.05)$0.06ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/1/2011($0.08)($0.09)ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.71
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20171$0.43$0.43$0.43
Q2 20171$0.41$0.41$0.41
Q3 20171$0.43$0.43$0.43
Q4 20171$0.44$0.44$0.44
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Dividend History for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
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Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.60%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
4/4/2017William GriffinEVPSell2,427$58.55$142,100.85View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Antonio J PietriCEOSell100$56.83$5,683.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017Antonio J PietriCEOSell4,400$56.42$248,248.00View SEC Filing  
2/10/2017Donald P CaseyDirectorSell800$55.81$44,648.00View SEC Filing  
2/8/2017Jr. Robert M WhelanDirectorSell700$54.21$37,947.00View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017F G HammondVPSell1,808$54.67$98,843.36View SEC Filing  
2/6/2017Joan C McardleDirectorSell3,300$54.74$180,642.00View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017F G HammondVPSell6,912$53.00$366,336.00View SEC Filing  
1/31/2017Karl E JohnsenInsiderSell3,774$53.00$200,022.00View SEC Filing  
1/4/2017William GriffinEVPSell791$55.29$43,734.39View SEC Filing  
1/3/2017William GriffinEVPSell3,369$54.89$184,924.41View SEC Filing  
12/20/2016William GriffinEVPSell6,772$55.00$372,460.00View SEC Filing  
12/2/2016R Halsey WiseDirectorSell32$52.12$1,667.84View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Antonio J PietriCEOSell100$52.13$5,213.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Antonio J PietriCEOSell4,400$51.47$226,468.00View SEC Filing  
11/4/2016Jr. Robert M WhelanDirectorSell2,000$48.34$96,680.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2016F G HammondVPSell2,254$48.05$108,304.70View SEC Filing  
10/6/2016William GriffinEVPSell1,902$47.09$89,565.18View SEC Filing  
9/7/2016F G HammondVPSell18,542$45.91$851,263.22View SEC Filing  
8/26/2016Antonio J PietriCEOSell4,500$45.03$202,635.00View SEC Filing  
6/7/2016Antonio J PietriCEOSell4,500$39.00$175,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/5/2016Jr. Robert M WhelanDirectorSell4,041$37.63$152,062.83View SEC Filing  
8/25/2015Mark P SullivanCFOSell7,812$36.89$288,184.68View SEC Filing  
6/3/2015Antonio J PietriCEOSell1,068$43.25$46,191.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Manolis E KotzabasakisVPSell24,878$43.21$1,074,978.38View SEC Filing  
5/22/2015Donald P CaseyDirectorSell3,300$43.90$144,870.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2015Manolis E KotzabasakisVPSell12,722$44.30$563,584.60View SEC Filing  
5/19/2015Joan C McardleDirectorSell3,000$44.13$132,390.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2015Antonio J PietriCEOSell19,600$40.02$784,392.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2015Donald P CaseyDirectorSell3,027$37.45$113,361.15View SEC Filing  
2/3/2015Joan C McardleDirectorSell30,000$36.83$1,104,900.00View SEC Filing  
11/11/2014Mark P SullivanCFOSell9,850$38.07$374,989.50View SEC Filing  
9/5/2014Manolis E KotzabasakisVPSell4,000$41.72$166,880.00View SEC Filing  
9/3/2014Manolis E KotzabasakisVPSell6,000$41.74$250,440.00View SEC Filing  
9/2/2014Mark P SullivanCFOSell7,938$41.68$330,855.84View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014Antonio J PietriCEOSell10,000$42.84$428,400.00View SEC Filing  
8/26/2014Joan C McardleDirectorSell3,000$42.54$127,620.00View SEC Filing  
8/25/2014Antonio J PietriCEOSell9,900$42.84$424,116.00View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Manolis E KotzabasakisEVPSell13,438$44.25$594,631.50View SEC Filing  
5/28/2014F G HammondSVPSell5,792$44.00$254,848.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2014Mark P SullivanCFOSell12,546$44.31$555,913.26View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Antonio J PietriCEOSell17,041$43.95$748,951.95View SEC Filing  
5/23/2014Joan C McardleDirectorSell3,000$44.00$132,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/20/2014Gary HaroianDirectorSell9,000$43.65$392,850.00View SEC Filing  
2/25/2014Joan McardleDirectorSell30,000$46.99$1,409,700.00View SEC Filing  
2/19/2014Manolis KotzabasakisEVPSell13,999$46.02$644,233.98View SEC Filing  
11/7/2013F HammondSVPSell2,617$38.37$100,414.29View SEC Filing  
9/13/2013Mark SullivanCFOSell12,645$34.75$439,413.75View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Manolis E KotzabasakisEVPSell9,100$35.05$318,955.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Mark FuscoCEOSell65,091$34.46$2,243,035.86View SEC Filing  
9/6/2013Mark FuscoCEOSell46,949$34.30$1,610,350.70View SEC Filing  
8/26/2013Mark FuscoCEOSell65,157$34.51$2,248,568.07View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Joan McardleDirectorSell6,000$34.35$206,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/21/2013F HammondSVPSell16,832$34.41$579,189.12View SEC Filing  
8/20/2013Mark SullivanCFOSell12,288$34.50$423,936.00View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Mark FuscoCEOSell153,801$30.39$4,674,012.39View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013Mark FuscoCEOSell105,497$30.48$3,215,548.56View SEC Filing  
5/22/2013Mark FuscoCEOSell25,542$30.78$786,182.76View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Mark FuscoCEOSell141,844$30.86$4,377,305.84View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Mark P SullivanCFOSell5,438$30.91$168,088.58View SEC Filing  
2/4/2013Mark FuscoCEOSell187,566$30.35$5,692,628.10View SEC Filing  
2/1/2013F G HammondSVPSell15,581$30.34$472,727.54View SEC Filing  
12/12/2012Manolis E KotzabasakisEVPSell1,000$26.80$26,800.00View SEC Filing  
12/4/2012Manolis E KotzabasakisEVPSell8,000$26.23$209,840.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2012Stephen M JenningsDirectorSell43,358$26.05$1,129,475.90View SEC Filing  
11/13/2012Mark FuscoCEOSell224,919$26.01$5,850,143.19View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012Mark FuscoCEOSell125,000$24.39$3,048,750.00View SEC Filing  
8/22/2012F G HammondSVPSell18,998$24.10$457,851.80View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Latest Headlines for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
DateHeadline logoAspen Technology to Present at the J.P. Morgan Technology, Media and Telecom Conference - May 19 at 9:20 AM logoAspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Rating Reiterated by Robert W. Baird - May 11 at 11:28 PM logo Analysts Anticipate Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Will Post Quarterly Sales of $118.8 Million - May 11 at 9:56 AM logoAspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Now Covered by Analysts at Robert W. Baird - May 10 at 5:20 PM logo$0.39 EPS Expected for Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) This Quarter - May 9 at 10:20 PM logoETFs with exposure to Aspen Technology, Inc. : May 9, 2017 - May 9 at 8:50 PM logoAspen Technology, Inc. :AZPN-US: Earnings Analysis: Q3, 2017 By the Numbers : May 8, 2017 - May 8 at 3:42 PM logoAspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Sees Significant Decrease in Short Interest - May 6 at 8:32 PM logoAspen Technology, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:AZPN) : May 5, 2017 - May 5 at 8:48 PM logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) to Buy - May 5 at 8:20 PM logoAspen Technology, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : AZPN-US : May 4, 2017 - May 4 at 3:54 PM logoEdited Transcript of AZPN earnings conference call or presentation 2-May-17 8:30pm GMT - May 4 at 3:54 PM logoAspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Releases Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.09 EPS - May 3 at 2:30 PM logoSomewhat Positive News Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Aspen Technology (AZPN) Stock Price - May 3 at 1:21 PM logoAspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Receives Average Recommendation of "Buy" from Brokerages - May 3 at 12:16 PM logoAspen Technology (AZPN) Q3 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript - May 3 at 12:02 PM logoAspen Technology posts 3Q profit - May 2 at 4:45 PM logoInvestor Network: Aspen Technology, Inc. to Host Earnings Call - May 2 at 10:06 AM logoAspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Scheduled to Post Earnings on Tuesday - April 30 at 7:12 AM logoAspen Technology (AZPN) Earning Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports - April 29 at 2:27 PM logoAspen Technology (AZPN) Given Media Impact Rating of 0.22 - April 26 at 7:12 PM logoAspen Technology (AZPN) Secures Rights to Operator Training Simulator (OTS) Framework Software - April 25 at 3:43 PM logoAspenTech Executes on Asset Optimization Strategy at OPTIMIZE™ 2017 Conference - April 25 at 12:42 PM logoAspenTech Acquires Rights to Operator Training Simulator (OTS) Framework Software from Inprocess Technology and Consulting Group - April 24 at 10:20 AM logoSomewhat Negative Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact Aspen Technology (AZPN) Share Price - April 23 at 10:19 AM logo$117.64 Million in Sales Expected for Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) This Quarter - April 21 at 5:19 PM logoAspen Technology (AZPN) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Score of -0.07 - April 20 at 3:30 PM logo$0.38 Earnings Per Share Expected for Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) This Quarter - April 19 at 9:02 AM logoAspen Technology (AZPN) Receiving Favorable Press Coverage, Report Shows - April 14 at 2:30 PM logoAspen Technology Announces Date of Third-Quarter Fiscal 2017 Financial Results Release, Conference Call and Webcast - April 13 at 9:00 PM logoPost Earnings Coverage as Verint Quarterly Revenue Increased 5% - April 10 at 10:24 AM logoInsider Selling: Aspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) EVP Sells 2,427 Shares of Stock - April 5 at 8:52 PM logoAspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Receives Average Rating of "Hold" from Analysts - April 5 at 12:24 AM logoAspen Technology, Inc. (AZPN) Lowered to Hold at Zacks Investment Research - March 29 at 10:55 PM logoAutodesk Could Benefit Big from a Border-Adjusted Tax, Says Pac Crest - March 13 at 9:54 AM logoFrancisco Partners to Buy Stake in Ericsson's iconectiv - March 8 at 4:28 PM logoVipshop (VIPS) Enters into a Term Loan Facility Agreement - March 8 at 4:28 PM logoAspen Technology to Present at the Pacific Crest Emerging Technology Summit - February 22 at 11:53 AM logoETFs with exposure to Aspen Technology, Inc. : February 2, 2017 - February 2 at 3:50 PM logoASPEN TECHNOLOGY INC /DE/ Financials - February 1 at 3:56 PM logoAspen Tech upgraded by Avondale - January 27 at 4:57 PM logo4:11 pm Aspen Tech beats by $0.06, beats on revs - January 27 at 2:18 AM logoASPEN TECHNOLOGY INC /DE/ Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and - January 27 at 2:18 AM logoEarnings Reaction History: Aspen Technology Inc., 50.0% Follow-Through Indicator, 6.5% Sensitive - Nasdaq - January 26 at 4:14 PM logoQ2 2017 Aspen Technology Inc Earnings Release - After Market Close - January 26 at 4:14 PM logoAspen Technology Inc Earnings Call scheduled for 4:30 pm ET today - January 26 at 4:14 PM logoAspen Technology Announces Financial Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2017 - January 26 at 4:14 PM logoASPEN TECHNOLOGY INC /DE/ Files SEC form 10-Q, Quarterly Report - January 26 at 4:14 PM logoCSX Supplier Innovation Award Recognizes AspenTech’s Mtell for Prescriptive Maintenance Solutions - January 24 at 4:18 PM



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