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: IT Services & Consulting
  • Sub-Industry: Application Software
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:AZPN
  • CUSIP: 04532710
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.84 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 73,099,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $64.10
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $59.85
  • 52 Week Range: $46.59 - $66.38
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 31.36
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 29.95
  • P/E Growth: 2.54
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $482.94 million
  • Price / Sales: 10.02
  • Book Value: ($3.55) per share
  • Price / Book: -18.64
  • EBITDA: $218.97 million
  • Net Margins: 33.58%
  • Return on Equity: -73.17%
  • Return on Assets: 61.84%
  • Current Ratio: 0.31%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.31%
  • Average Volume: 420,152 shs.
  • Beta: 1.24
  • Short Ratio: 7.81

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 quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August, 10th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.29. The company earned $123.68 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $119.55 million. Aspen Technology had a net margin of 33.58% and a negative return on equity of 73.17%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 8.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.44 earnings per share. View Aspen Technology's Earnings History.

When will Aspen Technology make its next earnings announcement?

Aspen Technology is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October, 26th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Aspen Technology.

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

7 equities research analysts have issued 1-year target prices for Aspen Technology's shares. Their predictions range from $55.00 to $70.00. On average, they anticipate Aspen Technology's share price to reach $60.71 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Aspen Technology.

Who are some of Aspen Technology's key competitors?

Who are Aspen Technology's key executives?

Aspen Technology's management team includes the folowing people:

  • Robert M. Whelan Jr., Independent Chairman of the Board
  • Antonio J. Pietri, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Karl E. Johnsen, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • William T. Griffin, Executive Vice President - Field Operations
  • Frederic G. Hammond, Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Donald P. Casey, Independent Director
  • Gary E. Haroian CPA, Independent Director
  • Joan C. McArdle, Independent Director
  • Simon J. Orebi Gann D.Phil., Independent Director
  • R. Halsey Wise, Independent Director

Who owns Aspen Technology stock?

Aspen Technology's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Fisher Asset Management LLC (2.72%), APG Asset Management N.V. (0.18%), Sit Investment Associates Inc. (0.11%) and Meeder Asset Management Inc. (0.02%). 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, 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 Fisher Asset Management LLC, Sit Investment Associates Inc. and Meeder 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 APG Asset Management N.V.. 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.

What is Aspen Technology's stock price today?

One share of Aspen Technology stock can currently be purchased for approximately $66.18.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ AZPN)
Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  188 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  203 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  391
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Aspen Technology 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 Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 3 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.43)
Consensus Price Target: $60.71 (8.26% downside)
Consensus Price Target History for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Price Target History for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
Analysts' Ratings History for Aspen Technology (NASDAQ:AZPN)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/6/2017Robert W. BairdSet Price TargetHold$63.00N/AView Rating Details
8/23/2017Berenberg BankInitiated CoverageBuy -> Buy$70.00MediumView Rating Details
8/11/2017Canaccord GenuityReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
6/28/2017WedbushReiterated RatingNeutral$59.00MediumView Rating Details
5/3/2017Benchmark Co.Reiterated RatingHold -> Hold$48.00 -> $55.00HighView 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
4/29/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoInitiated CoverageUnderweight$36.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/22/2015 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
10/25/2017$0.48N/AView Earnings Details
8/10/2017Q4 2017$0.44$0.73$119.55 million$123.68 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
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: $1.70
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $1.90
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 20172$0.42$0.44$0.43
Q1 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q2 20181$0.49$0.49$0.49
Q3 20181$0.48$0.48$0.48
Q4 20181$0.45$0.45$0.45
(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
8/23/2017F G HammondVPSell3,388$60.60$205,312.80View SEC Filing  
8/15/2017Karl E JohnsenInsiderSell1,969$59.14$116,446.66View SEC Filing  
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)


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