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ANSYS

Nasdaq:ANSS
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Flawless balance sheet with solid track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
ANSS
Nasdaq
$15B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Software
Company description

ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services worldwide. The last earnings update was 22 days ago. More info.


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ANSS Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
-1.8%
NasdaqGS:ANSS
1.4%
US Software
0.4%
US Market
1 Year Returns
12.3%
NasdaqGS:ANSS
26.7%
US Software
3.5%
US Market
ANSS Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
ANSYS (ANSS) -1.8% 1.4% 26.4% 12.3% 103% 132.7%
US Software 1.4% 5.2% 22.7% 26.7% 110.9% 140.1%
US Market 0.4% 1.6% 16.4% 3.5% 39.4% 44%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • ANSS underperformed the Software industry which returned 26.7% over the past year.
  • ANSS outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.5% over the past year.
Price Volatility
ANSS
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market
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ANSS Value

 Is ANSYS undervalued based on future cash flows and its price relative to the stock market?

Value is all about what a company is worth versus what price it is available for. If you went into a grocery store and all the bananas were on sale at half price, they could be considered undervalued.
INTRINSIC VALUE BASED ON FUTURE CASH FLOWS
Here we compare the current share price of ANSYS to its discounted cash flow analysis.value.

The discounted cash flow value is simply looking at what the company is worth today, based on estimates of how much money it is expected to make in the future.
Raw Data

Below are the data sources, inputs and calculation used to determine the intrinsic value for ANSYS.

NasdaqGS:ANSS Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.3%
Perpetual Growth Rate 10-Year US Government Bond Rate 2.7%

An important part of a discounted cash flow is the discount rate, below we explain how it has been calculated.

Calculation of Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity for NasdaqGS:ANSS
Data Point Calculation/ Source Result
Risk-Free Rate 10-Year US Govt Bond Rate 2.7%
Equity Risk Premium S&P Global 6%
Software Unlevered Beta Simply Wall St/ S&P Global 1.14
Re-levered Beta = Unlevered beta (1 + (1- tax rate) (Debt/Equity))
= 1.141 (1 + (1- 21%) (0%))
1.094
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.09
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.094 * 5.96%)
9.25%

Discounted Cash Flow Calculation for NasdaqGS:ANSS using 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity Model

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for ANSYS is arrived at by discounting future cash flows to their present value using the 2 stage method. We try to start with analysts estimates of free cash flow, however if these are not available we use the most recent financial results. In the 1st stage we continue to grow the free cash flow over a 10 year period, with the growth rate trending towards the perpetual growth rate used in the 2nd stage. The 2nd stage assumes the company grows at a stable rate into perpetuity.

NasdaqGS:ANSS DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.25%)
2019 472.21 Analyst x8 432.22
2020 508.94 Analyst x8 426.38
2021 634.03 Analyst x3 486.20
2022 717.50 Analyst x1 503.60
2023 803.20 Analyst x1 516.01
2024 873.19 Est @ 8.71% 513.46
2025 933.61 Est @ 6.92% 502.49
2026 986.47 Est @ 5.66% 485.97
2027 1,033.65 Est @ 4.78% 466.09
2028 1,076.72 Est @ 4.17% 444.39
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $4,776.80
NasdaqGS:ANSS DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $1,076.72 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.25% – 2.73%)
$16,956.83
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $16,956.83 ÷ (1 + 9.25%)10
$6,998.54
NasdaqGS:ANSS Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $4,776.80 + $6,998.54
$11,775.34
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $11,775.34 / 83.77
$140.56
NasdaqGS:ANSS Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $140.56
Current discount Discount to share price of $177.18
= -1 x ($177.18 - $140.56) / $140.56
-26%

Learn more about our DCF calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model .

  • The current share price of ANSYS is above its future cash flow value.
Often investors are willing to pay a premium for a company that has a high dividend or the potential for future growth.
PRICE RELATIVE TO MARKET
We can also value a company based on what the stock market is willing to pay for it. This is similar to the price of fruit (e.g. Mangoes or Avocados) increasing when they are out of season, or how much your home is worth.

The amount the stock market is willing to pay for ANSYS's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are ANSYS's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ANSS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $4.99
NasdaqGS:ANSS Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-03-22) in USD $177.18
United States of America Software Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 84 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 52.88x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,058 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.52x

* Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual GAAP earnings per share excluding extraordinary items.

** Primary Listing of ANSYS.

NasdaqGS:ANSS PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PE Ratio

= NasdaqGS:ANSS Share Price ÷ EPS (both in USD)

= 177.18 ÷ 4.99

35.48x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • ANSYS is good value based on earnings compared to the US Software industry average.
  • ANSYS is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does ANSYS's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ANSS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 35.48x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 15 Analysts
5.8%per year
United States of America Software Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 66 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 3.6x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,103 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.48x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

NasdaqGS:ANSS PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PEG Ratio

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 35.48x ÷ 5.8%

6.12x

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • ANSYS is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on ANSYS's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ANSS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $31.68
NasdaqGS:ANSS Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-03-22) in USD $177.18
United States of America Software Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 220 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 5.79x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,157 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.88x
NasdaqGS:ANSS PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

= NasdaqGS:ANSS Share Price ÷ Book Value per Share (both in USD)

= 177.18 ÷ 31.68

5.59x

* Primary Listing of ANSYS.

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • ANSYS is good value based on assets compared to the US Software industry average.
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Value checks
We assess ANSYS's value by looking at:
  1. Is the discounted cash flow value less than 20%, or 40% of the share price? (2 checks) ( Click here or on bar chart for details of DCF calculation. )
  2. Is the PE ratio less than the market average, and/ or less than the Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (2 checks)
  3. Is the PEG ratio within a reasonable range (0 to 1)? (1 check)
  4. Is the PB ratio less than the Software industry average (and greater than 0)? (1 check)
  5. ANSYS has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

    Note: We use GAAP Earnings per Share in all our calculations including PE and PEG Ratio.

    Full details on the Value part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ANSS Future Performance

 How is ANSYS expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 15 analysts?

The future performance of a company is measured in the same way as past performance, by looking at estimated growth and how much profit it is expected to make.

Future estimates come from professional analysts. Just like forecasting the weather, they don’t always get it right!
Annual Growth Rate
5.8%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is ANSYS expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • ANSYS's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • ANSYS's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • ANSYS's revenue growth is expected to exceed the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ANSS Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:ANSS Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 15 Analysts 5.8%
NasdaqGS:ANSS Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 15 Analysts 9.2%
United States of America Software Industry Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 16.1%
United States of America Software Industry Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 10.9%
United States of America Market Earnings Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 14.3%
United States of America Market Revenue Growth Rate Market Cap Weighted Average 7.2%

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Learn more about our growth rate calculations in Simply Wall St’s analysis model.

Analysts growth expectations
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ANSS Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:ANSS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31 2,114 1
2022-12-31 1,939 1
2021-12-31 1,742 660 502 6
2020-12-31 1,593 574 452 15
2019-12-31 1,444 506 397 15
NasdaqGS:ANSS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 1,294 486 419
2018-09-30 1,181 457 319
2018-06-30 1,167 436 303
2018-03-31 1,125 437 280
2017-12-31 1,095 430 259
2017-09-30 1,064 426 277
2017-06-30 1,034 422 273
2017-03-31 1,016 381 272
2016-12-31 988 366 266
2016-09-30 969 376 264
2016-06-30 961 369 260
2016-03-31 951 364 253

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • ANSYS's earnings are expected to grow by 5.8% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • ANSYS's revenue is expected to grow by 9.2% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
Past and Future Earnings per Share
The accuracy of the analysts who estimate the future performance data can be gauged below. We look back 3 years and see if they were any good at predicting what actually occurred. We also show the highest and lowest estimates looking forward to see if there is a wide range.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ANSS Past and Future Earnings per Share
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

All data from ANSYS Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:ANSS Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 5.89 6.34 5.65 3.00
2020-12-31 5.29 5.95 4.98 11.00
2019-12-31 4.63 4.96 4.46 11.00
NasdaqGS:ANSS Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 4.99
2018-09-30 3.79
2018-06-30 3.59
2018-03-31 3.31
2017-12-31 3.05
2017-09-30 3.24
2017-06-30 3.17
2017-03-31 3.15
2016-12-31 3.05
2016-09-30 3.00
2016-06-30 2.94
2016-03-31 2.84

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance in 3 years
In the same way as past performance we look at the future estimated return (profit) compared to the available funds. We do this looking forward 3 years.
  • ANSYS is not expected to efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future (Return on Equity less than 20%).
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Future performance checks
We assess ANSYS's future performance by looking at:
  1. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the low risk savings rate, plus a premium to keep pace with inflation?
  2. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in earnings of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  3. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to beat the average growth rate in revenue of the United States of America market? (1 check)
  4. Is the annual earnings growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the annual revenue growth rate expected to be above 20%? (1 check)
  6. Is the Return on Equity in 3 years expected to be over 20%? (1 check)
Some of the above checks will fail if the company is expected to be loss making in the relevant year.
ANSYS has a total score of 2/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note 1: We use GAAP Net Income Excluding Exceptional Items for our Earnings in all our calculations.

Full details on the Future part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ANSS Past Performance

  How has ANSYS performed over the past 5 years?

The past performance of a company can be measured by how much growth it has experienced and how much profit it makes relative to the funds and assets it has available.
Past earnings growth
Below we compare ANSYS's growth in the last year to its industry (Software).
Past Earnings growth analysis
We also check if the company has grown in the past 5 years, and whether it has maintained that growth in the year.
  • ANSYS's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years.
  • ANSYS's 1-year earnings growth exceeds its 5-year average (61.8% vs 6%)
  • ANSYS's earnings growth has exceeded the US Software industry average in the past year (61.8% vs 26.2%).
Earnings and Revenue History
ANSYS's revenue and profit over the past 5 years is shown below, any years where they have experienced a loss will show up in red.
Raw Data

All data from ANSYS Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:ANSS Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 1,293.64 419.38 410.08 233.80
2018-09-30 1,180.54 318.80 389.70 230.93
2018-06-30 1,166.71 303.09 372.04 221.95
2018-03-31 1,124.72 280.23 354.93 212.10
2017-12-31 1,095.25 259.25 337.54 195.95
2017-09-30 1,063.54 276.65 313.13 192.28
2017-06-30 1,033.82 272.58 294.66 187.66
2017-03-31 1,015.96 272.47 283.26 186.60
2016-12-31 988.47 265.64 269.12 183.09
2016-09-30 969.48 263.67 255.33 178.93
2016-06-30 961.46 260.15 255.16 178.29
2016-03-31 950.88 252.86 254.12 173.49
2015-12-31 942.75 252.52 253.60 168.83
2015-09-30 945.48 254.13 253.11 169.61
2015-06-30 941.64 253.58 250.02 165.86
2015-03-31 938.53 254.28 248.48 165.31
2014-12-31 936.02 254.69 245.28 165.42
2014-09-30 917.67 260.99 234.99 161.13
2014-06-30 896.32 257.94 228.26 158.98
2014-03-31 878.80 250.85 221.74 155.55
2013-12-31 861.26 245.33 218.31 151.44
2013-09-30 845.99 225.46 218.07 147.77
2013-06-30 830.24 214.65 215.72 142.39
2013-03-31 810.41 208.97 208.84 137.13
2012-12-31 798.02 203.48 204.28 132.63
2012-09-30 775.48 194.88 199.00 128.17
2012-06-30 751.51 188.80 193.08 123.57
2012-03-31 718.75 183.97 183.03 115.33

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Performance last year
We want to ensure a company is making the most of what it has available. This is done by comparing the return (profit) to a company's available funds, assets and capital.
  • ANSYS has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • ANSYS used its assets more efficiently than the US Software industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • ANSYS has improved its use of capital last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess ANSYS's performance over the past 5 years by checking for:
  1. Has earnings increased in past 5 years? (1 check)
  2. Has the earnings growth in the last year exceeded that of the Software industry? (1 check)
  3. Is the recent earnings growth over the last year higher than the average annual growth over the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the Return on Equity (ROE) higher than 20%? (1 check)
  5. Is the Return on Assets (ROA) above industry average? (1 check)
  6. Has the Return on Capital Employed (ROCE) increased from 3 years ago? (1 check)
The above checks will fail if the company has reported a loss in the most recent earnings report. Some checks require at least 3 or 5 years worth of data.
ANSYS has a total score of 5/6, see the detailed checks below.

Note: We use GAAP Net Income excluding extraordinary items in all our calculations.

Full details on the Past part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ANSS Health

 How is ANSYS's financial health and their level of debt?

A company's financial position is much like your own financial position, it includes everything you own (assets) and owe (liabilities).

The boxes below represent the relative size of what makes up ANSYS's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • ANSYS is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • ANSYS's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of ANSYS's finances. If any of them are yellow this indicates they may be out of proportion and red means they relate to one of the checks below.
Assets
Liabilities and shares
The 'shares' portion represents any funds contributed by the owners (shareholders) and any profits.
  • Low level of unsold assets.
  • ANSYS has no debt, it does not need to be covered by short term assets.
Historical Debt
Nearly all companies have debt. Debt in itself isn’t bad, however if the debt is too high, or the company can’t afford to pay the interest on its debts this may have impacts in the future.

The graphic below shows equity (available funds) and debt, we ideally want to see the red area (debt) decreasing.

If there is any debt we look at the companies capability to repay it, and whether the level has increased over the past 5 years.
Raw Data

All data from ANSYS Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGS:ANSS Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 2,649.55 0.00 777.36
2018-09-30 2,548.55 0.00 729.39
2018-06-30 2,507.48 0.00 696.16
2018-03-31 2,407.36 0.00 889.77
2017-12-31 2,245.83 0.00 881.79
2017-09-30 2,287.25 0.00 926.64
2017-06-30 2,189.42 0.00 863.48
2017-03-31 2,211.45 0.00 866.56
2016-12-31 2,208.41 0.00 822.86
2016-09-30 2,229.77 0.00 838.27
2016-06-30 2,235.86 0.00 843.77
2016-03-31 2,233.90 0.00 863.88
2015-12-31 2,194.43 0.00 784.61
2015-09-30 2,211.60 0.00 776.92
2015-06-30 2,241.31 0.00 841.17
2015-03-31 2,151.27 0.00 761.18
2014-12-31 2,217.50 0.00 788.78
2014-09-30 2,255.72 0.00 817.47
2014-06-30 2,219.77 0.03 783.56
2014-03-31 2,208.71 0.10 858.24
2013-12-31 2,136.25 0.00 742.99
2013-09-30 2,088.30 0.00 707.77
2013-06-30 1,997.84 26.57 659.86
2013-03-31 2,005.89 26.57 651.48
2012-12-31 1,940.29 53.15 577.16
2012-09-30 1,896.49 79.72 555.34
2012-06-30 1,820.85 106.30 551.95
2012-03-31 1,820.89 116.93 558.45
  • ANSYS has no debt.
  • ANSYS had no debt 5 years ago.
  • ANSYS has no debt, it does not need to be covered by operating cash flow.
  • ANSYS has no debt, therefore coverage of interest payments is not a concern.
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Financial health checks
We assess ANSYS's financial health by checking for:
  1. Are short term assets greater than short term liabilities? (1 check)
  2. Are short term assets greater than long term liabilities? (1 check)
  3. Has the debt to equity ratio increased in the past 5 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the debt to equity ratio over 40%? (1 check)
  5. Is the debt covered by operating cash flow? (1 check)
  6. Are earnings greater than 5x the interest on debt (if company pays interest at all)? (1 check)
  7. ANSYS has a total score of 6/6, see the detailed checks below.
For companies that are loss making and have been so on average in the past we replace the last 2 checks with:
  1. Does cash and short term investments cover stable operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)
  2. Does cash and short term investments cover growing operating expenses (recurring G&A and R&D) for more than 3 years? (1 check)


Full details on the Health part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ANSS Dividends

 What is ANSYS's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividends are regular cash payments to you from the company, similar to a bank paying you interest on a savings account.
Annual Dividend Income
Dividend payments
0%
Current annual income from ANSYS dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of ANSYS shares you are expected to receive $0 in your first year as a dividend.
Dividend Amount
Here we look how much dividend is being paid, if any. Is it above what you can get in a savings account? It is up there with the best dividend paying companies?
  • Unable to evaluate ANSYS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate ANSYS's dividend against the top 25% market benchmark as the company has not reported any payouts.
Annualized Historical and Future Dividends
It is important to see if the dividend for a company is stable, and not wildly increasing/decreasing each year. This graph shows you the historical rate to count toward your assessment of the stock.

We also check to see if the dividend has increased in the past 10 years.
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:ANSS Annualized Past and Future Dividends
Data Point Source Value
Past Annualized Dividend Yield S&P Global Market Data See Below
Past Dividends per Share Company Filings/ Annualized Dividend Payments See Below
Future Dividends per Share Estimates Average of up to 15 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Software Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 24 Stocks 1.6%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2006 Stocks 2.5%
United States of America Minimum Threshold Dividend Yield 10th Percentile 0.8%
United States of America Bottom 25% Dividend Yield 25th Percentile 1.5%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.7%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

Note all dividend per share amounts are annualized and not quarterly or other period.

NasdaqGS:ANSS Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2023-12-31
2022-12-31
2021-12-31 0.00 2.00
2020-12-31 0.00 2.00
2019-12-31 0.00 2.00

Learn more about our ratios and growth rates in Simply Wall St’s analysis model >

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as ANSYS has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if ANSYS's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of ANSYS's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as ANSYS has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of ANSYS's dividends in 3 years as they are not expected to pay a notable one for United States of America.
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Income/ dividend checks
We assess ANSYS's dividend by checking for:
  1. Firstly is the company paying a notable dividend (greater than 0.8%) - if not then the rest of the checks are ignored.
  2. Is current dividend yield above the bottom 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  3. Is current dividend yield above the top 25% of dividend payers? (1 check)
  4. Have they paid a dividend for 10 years, and during this period has the dividend been volatile (drop of more than 25%)? (1 check)
  5. If they have paid a dividend for 10 years has it increased in this time? (1 check)
  6. How sustainable is the dividend, can ANSYS afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. ANSYS has a total score of 0/6, see the detailed checks below.


Full details on the Dividends part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ANSS Management

 What is the CEO of ANSYS's salary, the management and board of directors tenure and is there insider trading?

Management is one of the most important areas of a company. We look at unreasonable CEO compensation, how long the team and board of directors have been around for and insider trading.
CEO
Ajei Gopal
COMPENSATION $10,299,060
AGE 56
TENURE AS CEO 2.2 years
CEO Bio

Dr. Ajei S. Gopal, Ph.D., has been the Chief Executive Officer of Ansys, Inc. since January 1, 2017. Dr. Gopal has been the President of ANSYS, Inc. since August 29, 2016. He served in leadership roles at Symantec, Hewlett-Packard, CA Technologies, IBM and ANSYS. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Ansys, Inc. since August 29, 2016 until December 2016. He served as an Interim President and Chief Operating Officer of Symantec Corporation since April 2016 until August 1, 2016. Dr. Gopal founded a startup in the early 2000s and served as an Operating Partner, Value Creation at Silver Lake Partners. He rejoined Silver Lake in 2016 as an Operating Partner. Prior to this, he served as an Operating Executive, Value Creation at Silver Lake. He works broadly across the firm's portfolio companies to drive operational improvements. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager in the IT Management Business Unit of HP Software, responsible for the product and technology portfolio as well as the overall success of the business. He joined HP software in 2011. Dr. Gopal served as a Member of Business Strategy and Development Focus Team of Veracode, Inc. since April 2007. Dr. Gopal served as an Executive Vice President of Products & Technology Group at CA, Inc. (formerly, CA Technologies, Inc.) since February 2009. He served as an Executive Vice President of Technology & Development at CA, Inc. until May 20, 2011. Dr. Gopal served as Executive Vice President for Enterprise IT Management (EITM) Group of CA, Inc. since January 2008. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Symantec Corporation. Dr. Gopal served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Enterprise Systems Management (ESM) business unit of CA from August 1, 2006 to May 2007. Dr. Gopal joined CA in 2006 from Symantec Corp. He served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Hewlett-Packard. He served as Senior Vice President of Technology & Corporate Development of Symantec Corp. since August 30, 2004. Dr. Gopal joined Symantec in 2004 as Senior Vice President of Global Technology & Corporate Development. He served as Senior Vice President of Solutions, Alliances & Operations of Symantec Corp., and was responsible for Symantec's technical and product operations in India, China and Japan. In 2000, Dr. Gopal co-founded ReefEdge Networks LLC in 2000 and served as its President and Chief Operating Officer since March 2004. He served as Chief Technology Officer for Pervasive Computing Division at IBM, where his responsibilities included product and technology strategy; product architecture and development; and technology partnerships. He spent 9 years at IBM. While at IBM, he also held a variety of positions in the Research Division from 1991 to 1997 where he conducted and managed research in the areas of systems management, distributed and clustered systems and operating systems. He served as Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Veritas Software Corp. From 1984 to 1987, Dr. Gopal served as a Member of the technical staff in the Applied Research Division at Bell Communications Research (now Telcordia), where he conducted research in architectures to support multimedia telephony application. Dr. Gopal is a 30 plus year software and technology industry veteran. He has been an Independent Director of Citrix Systems, Inc. since September 20, 2017. He has been a Director of Ansys, Inc. since February 2011. He serves as a Director of CA, Inc. He served as a Director of ReefEdge Networks LLC since 2000. He served as a Member of Advisory Board of Veracode, Inc. Dr. Gopal has nearly twenty years of industry experience. He is the author of 23 issued U.S. patents and numerous publications. Dr. Gopal holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Cornell University. He holds a Master of Science degree from Cornell and a Master of Science degree from the University of Arizona and holds B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.

CEO Compensation
  • Ajei's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.
  • Ajei's remuneration is about average for companies of similar size in United States of America.
Management Team Tenure

Average tenure and age of the ANSYS management team in years:

1.9
Average Tenure
53
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the ANSYS management team is less than 2 years, this suggests a new team.
Management Team

Ajei Gopal

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$10M
AGE
56
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Maria Shields

TITLE
CFO, Senior VP of Finance and Administration & Principal Accounting Officer
COMPENSATION
$4M
AGE
53
TENURE
20.5 yrs

Rick Mahoney

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Customer Excellence
COMPENSATION
$3M
AGE
55
TENURE
2.3 yrs

Shane Emswiler

TITLE
VP and GM of Mechanical
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
42
TENURE
1.9 yrs

Mark Hindsbo

TITLE
VP - Design & Platform Business Unit and GM - Design & Platform Business Unit
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
46
TENURE
1.9 yrs

Fernando Esquivel

TITLE
Executive Officer
COMPENSATION
$2M
TENURE
0.3 yrs

Prith Banerjee

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
AGE
58
TENURE
0.4 yrs

Annette Arribas

TITLE
Global Investor Relations & Insurance Officer
AGE
53

Janet Lee

TITLE
VP, General Counsel & Secretary
AGE
54
TENURE
1.8 yrs

Matt Zack

TITLE
Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Marketing
AGE
48
TENURE
1.9 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the ANSYS board of directors in years:

3.7
Average Tenure
59.5
Average Age
  • The tenure for the ANSYS board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Jim Cashman

TITLE
Non-Executive Chairman
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
64
TENURE
2.2 yrs

Ajei Gopal

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$10M
AGE
56
TENURE
8.1 yrs

Bill McDermott

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$365K
AGE
56
TENURE
11.7 yrs

Barbara Scherer

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$350K
AGE
62
TENURE
3.8 yrs

Guy Dubois

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$350K
AGE
63
TENURE
3.5 yrs

Ron Hovsepian

TITLE
Lead Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$390K
AGE
57
TENURE
4.4 yrs

Mike Thurk

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$350K
AGE
65
TENURE
11.8 yrs

Alec Gallimore

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$126K
AGE
54
TENURE
1.3 yrs

Nicole Anasenes

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
45
TENURE
0.7 yrs

Glenda Dorchak

TITLE
Independent Director
AGE
64
TENURE
0.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • ANSYS insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
15. Mar 19 Sell Ajei Gopal Individual 13. Mar 19 13. Mar 19 -17,255 $182.26 $-3,132,770
06. Sep 18 Sell Shane Emswiler Individual 04. Sep 18 04. Sep 18 -3,511 $187.19 $-657,224
24. Aug 18 Sell Alec Gallimore Individual 22. Aug 18 22. Aug 18 -276 $173.76 $-47,958
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Management checks
We assess ANSYS's management by checking for:
  1. Is the CEO's compensation unreasonable compared to market cap? (1 check)
  2. Has the CEO's compensation increased more than 20% whilst the EPS is down more then 20%? (1 check)
  3. Is the average tenure of the management team less than 2 years? (1 check)
  4. Is the average tenure of the board of directors team less than 3 years? (1 check)
  5. ANSYS has a total score of 0/6, this is not included on the snowflake, see the detailed checks below.


Note: We use the top 6 management executives and board members in our calculations.

Note 2: Insider trading include any internal stakeholders and these transactions .

Full details on the Management part of the Simply Wall St company analysis model.

ANSS News

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ANSS Company Info

Description

ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services worldwide. The company offers ANSYS Workbench, a framework upon which the company’s engineering simulation technologies are built; ANSYS multiphysics software to simulate the interactions between structures, heat transfer, fluids, and electronics in a unified engineering simulation environment; and structural analysis product suite that provides simulation tools for product design and optimization. It also provides fluids product suite that enables modeling of fluid flow and other related physical phenomena; and electromagnetics product suite, which provides field simulation software for designing electronic. In addition, the company offers power analysis and optimization software suite that manages the power budget, power delivery integrity, and power-induced noise in an electronic design; SCADE product suite, a solution for embedded software simulation, code production, and automated certification; system simulation capability for the design of automated products; and high-performance computing product suite, which delivers cross-physics parallel processing capabilities for simulation software. Further, it provides Discovery product family for use in the simulation of product design; academic product suite with a portfolio of academic products based on associate, research, and teaching; ANSYS Fluent that enhance workflow process; and ANSYS medini analyze, a suite for functional safety analysis. The company serves engineers, designers, researchers, and students in the aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics, semiconductors, energy, materials and chemical processing, turbomachinery, consumer products, healthcare, and sports industries and academia. ANSYS, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

Details
Name: ANSYS, Inc.
ANSS
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1970
$14,842,692,485
83,771,828
Website: http://www.ansys.com
Address: ANSYS, Inc.
2600 ANSYS Drive,
Canonsburg,
Pennsylvania, 15317,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS ANSS Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 20. Jun 1996
DB AKX Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 20. Jun 1996
LSE 0HG3 Common Stock London Stock Exchange GB USD 20. Jun 1996
BMV ANSS * Common Stock Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 20. Jun 1996
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
3,400
ANSYS employees.
Industry
Application Software
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/22 23:32
End of day share price update: 2019/03/22 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/08
Last earnings filing: 2019/02/28
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/12/31


All dates and times in UTC. All financial data provided by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ.

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.