Stock Analysis Report

Executive Summary

ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

Excellent balance sheet with limited growth.

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Share Price & News

How has ANSYS's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ANSS's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




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1 Year Return




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US Market

Return vs Industry: ANSS exceeded the US Software industry which returned 6.9% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ANSS exceeded the US Market which returned -14.9% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day-2.1%-1.0%-2.0%
30 Day-15.9%-15.0%-19.7%
90 Day-15.0%-8.6%-23.2%
1 Year17.5%17.5%7.6%6.5%-13.4%-15.1%
3 Year106.7%106.7%100.0%91.4%10.9%3.7%
5 Year146.5%146.5%162.3%143.8%28.4%14.4%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is ANSYS's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is ANSYS undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ANSS ($218.3) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($201.24)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ANSS is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ANSS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.8x) compared to the Software industry average (39.2x).

PE vs Market: ANSS is poor value based on its PE Ratio (40.8x) compared to the US market (12.5x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ANSS is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (7.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ANSS is overvalued based on its PB Ratio (5.4x) compared to the US Software industry average (4.2x).

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Future Growth

How is ANSYS forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 12 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ANSS's forecast earnings growth (5.7% per year) is above the savings rate (1.7%).

Earnings vs Market: ANSS's earnings (5.7% per year) are forecast to grow slower than the US market (12.2% per year).

High Growth Earnings: ANSS's earnings are forecast to grow, but not significantly.

Revenue vs Market: ANSS's revenue (9% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (7.1% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ANSS's revenue (9% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ANSS's Return on Equity is forecast to be low in 3 years time (14.2%).

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Past Performance

How has ANSYS performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ANSS has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ANSS's current net profit margins (29.8%) are lower than last year (32.4%).

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ANSS's earnings have grown by 13.2% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ANSS's earnings growth over the past year (7.6%) is below its 5-year average (13.2% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ANSS earnings growth over the past year (7.6%) underperformed the Software industry 18.7%.

Return on Equity

High ROE: ANSS's Return on Equity (13.1%) is considered low.

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Financial Health

How is ANSYS's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ANSS's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its short term liabilities ($695.1M).

Long Term Liabilities: ANSS's short term assets ($1.6B) exceed its long term liabilities ($690.4M).

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ANSS's debt to equity ratio (14.4%) is considered satisfactory.

Reducing Debt: Insufficient data to determine if ANSS's debt to equity ratio has reduced over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ANSS's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (100.3%).

Interest Coverage: ANSS earns more interest than it pays, so coverage of interest payments is not a concern.

Balance Sheet

Inventory Level: ANSS has a low level of unsold assets or inventory.

Debt Coverage by Assets: ANSS's debt is covered by short term assets (assets are 3.1x debt).

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

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ANSS's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ANSS's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ANSS's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ANSS's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ANSS's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Ajei Gopal (57yo)





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  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Ajei's total compensation ($USD10.16M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.87M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Ajei's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Ajei Gopal
President3.25yrsUS$10.16m0.077% $14.5m
Maria Shields
CFO and Senior VP of Finance & Administration21.58yrsUS$3.71m0.11% $21.3m
Janet Lee
VP, General Counsel & Secretary2.83yrsUS$1.83m0.0043% $815.8k
Richard Mahoney
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales & Customer Excellence3.33yrsUS$3.89m0.0094% $1.8m
Shane Emswiler
Senior VP & GM of Physics Business Units1.25yrsUS$2.22m0.0068% $1.3m
Prithviraj Banerjee
Chief Technology Officer1.5yrsno data0.0073% $1.4m
Annette Arribas
Global Investor Relations & Insurance Officerno datano datano data
Matthew Zack
Vice President of Corporate Development & Global Partnerships1.25yrsno data0.011% $2.1m
Lynn Ledwith
Vice President of Marketing0.75yrno datano data
Julie Murphy
Vice President of Human Resources0.67yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ANSS's management team is not considered experienced ( 1.5 years average tenure), which suggests a new team.

Board Members

Ajei Gopal
President3.25yrsUS$10.16m0.077% $14.5m
Barbara Scherer
Independent Director7.25yrsUS$359.60k0.00093% $174.4k
Guy Dubois
Independent Director4.58yrsUS$356.51k0.0073% $1.4m
Glenda Dorchak
Independent Director1.75yrsUS$249.25k0.0015% $287.0k
Ronald Hovsepian
Chairman of the Board & Lead Independent Director1yrUS$393.43k0.011% $2.0m
Robert Calderoni
Independent Director0.083yrno datano data
Nicole Anasenes
Independent Director1.75yrsUS$249.25k0.0015% $287.0k
Alec Gallimore
Independent Director2.33yrsUS$350.34k0.0020% $369.5k
Ravi Vijayaraghavan
Independent Director0.083yrno datano data


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ANSS's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 1.8 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

ANSYS, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: ANSYS, Inc.
  • Ticker: ANSS
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1970
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$18.755b
  • Shares outstanding: 85.91m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • ANSYS, Inc.
  • 2600 ANSYS Drive
  • Canonsburg
  • Pennsylvania
  • 15317
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ANSSNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1996
AKXDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1996
0HG3LSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJun 1996
AKXBRSE (Berne Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockCHCHFJun 1996
ANSS *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJun 1996
A1NS34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 COMBRBRLJan 2020


ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services worldwide. The company offers ANSYS Workbench, a framework upon which its engineering simulation technologies are built; multiphysics software to simulate the interactions between structures, heat transfer, fluids, and electronics in a unified engineering simulation environment; high-performance computing product suite, which delivers cross-physics parallel processing capabilities for simulation software; 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 that offers 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; and system simulation capability for the design of automated products. Further, it provides Discovery product family for use in the simulation of product design; Ansys Granta products to give access to material intelligence; and academic product suite with a portfolio of academic products based on associate, research, and teaching. 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. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/04/03 23:31
End of Day Share Price2020/04/03 00:00
Annual Earnings2019/12/31

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