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Aspen Technology

Nasdaq:AZPN
Snowflake Description

Adequate balance sheet with questionable track record.

The Snowflake is generated from 30 checks in 5 different areas, read more below.
AZPN
Nasdaq
$7B
Market Cap
  1. Home
  2. US
  3. Software
Company description

Aspen Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an asset optimization software company in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The last earnings update was 55 days ago. More info.


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  • Aspen Technology has significant price volatility in the past 3 months.
AZPN Share Price and Events
7 Day Returns
2.1%
NasdaqGS:AZPN
2.5%
US Software
1.6%
US Market
1 Year Returns
26.8%
NasdaqGS:AZPN
24.3%
US Software
3.2%
US Market
AZPN Shareholder Return
  7 Day 30 Day 90 Day 1 Year 3 Year 5 Year
Aspen Technology (AZPN) 2.1% 2.6% 26.8% 26.8% 189.9% 134%
US Software 2.5% 5.1% 18.3% 24.3% 108.3% 136.1%
US Market 1.6% 2.1% 12.8% 3.2% 38.6% 43.6%
1 Year Return vs Industry and Market
  • AZPN outperformed the Software industry which returned 24.3% over the past year.
  • AZPN outperformed the Market in United States of America which returned 3.2% over the past year.
Price Volatility
AZPN
Industry
5yr Volatility vs Market

Value

 Is Aspen Technology 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 Aspen Technology 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    Our intrinsic value calculation method has changed recently, learn more here.

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

NasdaqGS:AZPN Discounted Cash Flow Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Valuation Model 2 Stage Free Cash Flow to Equity
Levered Free Cash Flow Average of 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See below
Discount Rate (Cost of Equity) See below 9.4%
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:AZPN
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))
= 1.139 (1 + (1- 21%) (3.08%))
1.112
Levered Beta Levered Beta limited to 0.8 to 2.0
(practical range for a stable firm)
1.11
Discount Rate/ Cost of Equity = Cost of Equity = Risk Free Rate + (Levered Beta * Equity Risk Premium)
= 2.73% + (1.112 * 5.96%)
9.36%

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

The calculations below outline how an intrinsic value for Aspen Technology 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:AZPN DCF 1st Stage: Next 10 year cash flow forecast
Levered FCF (USD, Millions) Source Present Value
Discounted (@ 9.36%)
2019 224.09 Analyst x6 204.92
2020 245.60 Analyst x6 205.37
2021 268.15 Analyst x2 205.04
2022 286.84 Est @ 6.97% 200.56
2023 303.18 Est @ 5.7% 193.85
2024 317.75 Est @ 4.81% 185.79
2025 331.05 Est @ 4.18% 177.00
2026 343.45 Est @ 3.75% 167.92
2027 355.28 Est @ 3.44% 158.84
2028 366.75 Est @ 3.23% 149.94
Present value of next 10 years cash flows $1,849.23
NasdaqGS:AZPN DCF 2nd Stage: Terminal Value
Calculation Result
Terminal Value = FCF2028 × (1 + g) ÷ (Discount Rate – g)
= $366.75 × (1 + 2.73%) ÷ (9.36% – 2.73%)
$5,685.52
Present Value of Terminal Value = Terminal Value ÷ (1 + r)10
= $5,685.52 ÷ (1 + 9.36%)10
$2,324.43
NasdaqGS:AZPN Total Equity Value
Calculation Result
Total Equity Value = Present value of next 10 years cash flows + Terminal Value
= $1,849.23 + $2,324.43
$4,173.67
Equity Value per Share
(USD)
= Total value / Shares Outstanding
= $4,173.67 / 69.65
$59.93
NasdaqGS:AZPN Discount to Share Price
Calculation Result
Value per share (USD) From above. $59.93
Current discount Discount to share price of $102.61
= -1 x ($102.61 - $59.93) / $59.93
-71.2%

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

  • The current share price of Aspen Technology 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 Aspen Technology's earnings, growth and assets is considered below, and whether this is a fair price.
Price based on past earnings
Are Aspen Technology's earnings available for a low price, and how does this compare to other companies in the same industry?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AZPN PE (Price to Earnings) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Earnings Per Share * Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $1.03
NasdaqGS:AZPN Share Price ** NasdaqGS (2019-03-19) in USD $102.61
United States of America Software Industry PE Ratio Median Figure of 84 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 52.56x
United States of America Market PE Ratio Median Figure of 3,056 Publicly-Listed Companies 17.77x

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

** Primary Listing of Aspen Technology.

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

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

= 102.61 ÷ 1.03

99.44x

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

  • Aspen Technology is overvalued based on earnings compared to the US Software industry average.
  • Aspen Technology is overvalued based on earnings compared to the United States of America market.
Price based on expected Growth
Does Aspen Technology's expected growth come at a high price?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AZPN PEG (Price to Earnings to Growth) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
PE Ratio See PE Ratio Section 99.44x
Net Income Annual Growth Rate See Future Growth Section.
Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts
13.7%per year
United States of America Software Industry PEG Ratio Median Figure of 66 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 3.58x
United States of America Market PEG Ratio Median Figure of 2,107 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.49x

*Line of best fit is calculated by linear regression .

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

= PE Ratio ÷ Net Income Annual Growth Rate

= 99.44x ÷ 13.7%

7.27x

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

  • Aspen Technology is poor value based on expected growth next year.
Price based on value of assets
What value do investors place on Aspen Technology's assets?
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AZPN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Book Value per Share Company Filings (2018-12-31) in USD $6.19
NasdaqGS:AZPN Share Price * NasdaqGS (2019-03-19) in USD $102.61
United States of America Software Industry PB Ratio Median Figure of 220 Publicly-Listed Software Companies 5.72x
United States of America Market PB Ratio Median Figure of 5,154 Publicly-Listed Companies 1.89x
NasdaqGS:AZPN PB (Price to Book) Ratio Calculation
Calculation Outcome
PB Ratio

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

= 102.61 ÷ 6.19

16.57x

* Primary Listing of Aspen Technology.

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

  • Aspen Technology is overvalued based on assets compared to the US Software industry average.
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Value checks
We assess Aspen Technology'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. Aspen Technology has a total score of 0/6, 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.

Future Performance

 How is Aspen Technology expected to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 8 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
13.7%
Expected annual growth in earnings.
Earnings growth vs Low Risk Savings
Is Aspen Technology expected to grow at an attractive rate?
  • Aspen Technology's earnings growth is expected to exceed the low risk savings rate of 2.7%.
Growth vs Market Checks
  • Aspen Technology's earnings growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
  • Aspen Technology's revenue growth is positive but not above the United States of America market average.
Annual Growth Rates Comparison
Raw Data
NasdaqGS:AZPN Future Growth Rates Data Sources
Data Point Source Value (per year)
NasdaqGS:AZPN Future Earnings Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Earnings of 8 Analysts 13.7%
NasdaqGS:AZPN Future Revenue Growth Rate Line of Best Fit* through Consensus Estimate Revenue of 8 Analysts 5.8%
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 10.8%
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 7.1%

*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:AZPN Analysts Growth Expectations Data Sources
Data Point Source Value
Past Financials Company Filings (2 months ago) See Below
Future Estimates Average of up to 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
All numbers in USD Millions and using Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.
NasdaqGS:AZPN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income * Avg. No. Analysts
2021-06-30 634 272 255 4
2020-06-30 563 252 213 8
2019-06-30 560 229 224 8
NasdaqGS:AZPN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Cash Flow Net Income *
2018-12-31 522 215 73
2018-09-30 487 200 146
2018-06-30 500 207 149
2018-03-31 482 201 265
2017-12-31 475 184 263
2017-09-30 489 168 168
2017-06-30 483 182 162
2017-03-31 473 154 141
2016-12-31 473 168 139
2016-09-30 472 162 138
2016-06-30 472 154 140
2016-03-31 473 162 137

*GAAP earnings excluding extraordinary items.

Super high growth metrics
High Growth Checks
  • Aspen Technology's earnings are expected to grow by 13.7% yearly, however this is not considered high growth (20% yearly).
  • Aspen Technology's revenue is expected to grow by 5.8% 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:AZPN 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 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below

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

NasdaqGS:AZPN Future Estimates Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS * EPS High Estimate EPS Low Estimate Avg. No. Analysts
2021-06-30 3.66 3.89 3.51 3.00
2020-06-30 3.00 3.29 2.81 6.00
2019-06-30 3.14 3.28 2.99 6.00
NasdaqGS:AZPN Past Financials Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) EPS *
2018-12-31 1.03
2018-09-30 2.04
2018-06-30 2.06
2018-03-31 3.63
2017-12-31 3.56
2017-09-30 2.24
2017-06-30 2.12
2017-03-31 1.80
2016-12-31 1.73
2016-09-30 1.69
2016-06-30 1.69
2016-03-31 1.64

*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.
  • Unable to establish if Aspen Technology will efficiently use shareholders’ funds in the future without estimates of Return on Equity.
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Future performance checks
We assess Aspen Technology'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.
Aspen Technology has a total score of 1/6, 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.

Past Performance

  How has Aspen Technology 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 Aspen Technology'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.
  • Aspen Technology's year on year earnings growth rate has been positive over the past 5 years, however the most recent earnings are below average.
  • Aspen Technology's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the 5-year average.
  • Aspen Technology's 1-year earnings growth is negative, it can't be compared to the US Software industry average.
Earnings and Revenue History
Aspen Technology'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 Aspen Technology Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago, and in Trailing twelve months (TTM) annual period rather than quarterly.

NasdaqGS:AZPN Past Revenue, Cash Flow and Net Income Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Revenue Net Income * G+A Expenses R&D Expenses
2018-12-31 522.09 73.42 159.42 84.17
2018-09-30 487.20 146.23 159.81 83.64
2018-06-30 499.51 148.69 155.46 82.08
2018-03-31 481.57 264.74 159.82 82.82
2017-12-31 474.98 262.74 153.85 81.58
2017-09-30 489.38 167.72 145.55 80.39
2017-06-30 482.94 162.20 142.18 79.53
2017-03-31 472.94 141.17 139.49 74.33
2016-12-31 472.88 138.51 139.61 71.80
2016-09-30 472.10 138.18 139.87 69.19
2016-06-30 472.34 139.95 139.99 67.15
2016-03-31 472.85 137.43 141.39 67.43
2015-12-31 464.93 132.43 143.81 69.94
2015-09-30 453.57 126.21 143.80 69.91
2015-06-30 440.40 118.41 142.35 69.58
2015-03-31 427.75 114.28 140.28 68.32
2014-12-31 420.04 106.95 138.44 69.79
2014-09-30 411.01 99.75 139.68 68.84
2014-06-30 391.45 85.78 140.63 68.41
2014-03-31 373.19 79.50 144.05 68.58
2013-12-31 348.96 69.17 143.59 62.56
2013-09-30 327.50 55.85 143.38 62.58
2013-06-30 311.39 45.26 142.93 62.52
2013-03-31 292.14 19.48 145.10 61.84
2012-12-31 274.12 8.44 147.84 60.49
2012-09-30 263.37 2.34 146.67 58.22
2012-06-30 243.13 -13.81 151.65 56.22
2012-03-31 231.76 33.26 152.61 54.78

*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.
  • Aspen Technology has not efficiently used shareholders’ funds last year (Return on Equity less than 20%).
  • Aspen Technology used its assets more efficiently than the US Software industry average last year based on Return on Assets.
  • Aspen Technology's use of capital deteriorated last year versus 3 years ago (Return on Capital Employed).
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Past performance checks
We assess Aspen Technology'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.
Aspen Technology has a total score of 2/6, 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.

Health

 How is Aspen Technology'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 Aspen Technology's finances.

The net worth of a company is the difference between its assets and liabilities.
Net Worth
  • Aspen Technology is able to meet its short term (1 year) commitments with its holdings of cash and other short term assets.
  • Aspen Technology's cash and other short term assets cover its long term commitments.
Balance sheet
This treemap shows a more detailed breakdown of Aspen Technology'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.
  • Debt is covered by short term assets, assets are 2.1x debt.
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 Aspen Technology Company Filings, last reported 2 months ago.

NasdaqGS:AZPN Past Debt and Equity Data
Date (Data in USD Millions) Total Equity Total Debt Cash & Short Term Investments
2018-12-31 432.19 220.00 54.43
2018-09-30 473.12 170.00 52.05
2018-06-30 -284.12 170.00 96.17
2018-03-31 -278.61 170.00 71.08
2017-12-31 -274.51 151.00 48.70
2017-09-30 -267.46 140.00 58.98
2017-06-30 -260.78 140.00 101.95
2017-03-31 -249.50 140.00 101.69
2016-12-31 -192.88 140.00 139.97
2016-09-30 -183.59 140.00 191.55
2016-06-30 -75.03 140.00 321.34
2016-03-31 -35.46 140.00 105.94
2015-12-31 -22.20 0.00 200.57
2015-09-30 -63.02 0.00 181.50
2015-06-30 -48.55 0.00 215.45
2015-03-31 -26.79 0.00 215.81
2014-12-31 37.72 0.00 231.12
2014-09-30 69.99 0.00 265.49
2014-06-30 83.68 0.00 267.15
2014-03-31 86.20 0.00 256.84
2013-12-31 90.48 0.00 218.65
2013-09-30 94.30 0.00 195.40
2013-06-30 101.90 0.00 189.45
2013-03-31 99.83 0.00 169.58
2012-12-31 104.30 0.00 175.22
2012-09-30 108.20 5.62 163.36
2012-06-30 113.59 10.76 165.24
2012-03-31 129.89 33.63 182.56
  • Aspen Technology's level of debt (50.9%) compared to net worth is high (greater than 40%).
  • The level of debt compared to net worth has increased over the past 5 years (0% vs 50.9% today).
  • Debt is well covered by operating cash flow (97.9%, greater than 20% of total debt).
  • Interest payments on debt are well covered by earnings (EBIT is 45.3x coverage).
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Financial health checks
We assess Aspen Technology'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. Aspen Technology has a total score of 4/6, 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.

Dividends

 What is Aspen Technology'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 Aspen Technology dividends. Estimated to be 0% next year.
If you bought $2,000 of Aspen Technology 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 Aspen Technology's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers as the company has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to evaluate Aspen Technology'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:AZPN 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 8 Analyst Estimates (S&P Global) See Below
United States of America Software Industry Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 24 Stocks 1.5%
United States of America Market Average Dividend Yield Market Cap Weighted Average of 2004 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 1.4%
United States of America Top 25% Dividend Yield 75th Percentile 3.6%

Industry and Market average data is calculated daily.

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

NasdaqGS:AZPN Future Dividends Estimate Data
Date (Data in $) Dividend per Share (annual) Avg. No. Analysts
2021-06-30
2020-06-30 0.00 1.00
2019-06-30 0.00 1.00

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

  • Unable to perform a dividend volatility check as Aspen Technology has not reported any payouts.
  • Unable to verify if Aspen Technology's dividend has been increasing as the company has not reported any payouts.
Current Payout to shareholders
What portion of Aspen Technology's earnings are paid to the shareholders as a dividend.
  • Unable to calculate sustainability of dividends as Aspen Technology has not reported any payouts.
Future Payout to shareholders
  • No need to calculate the sustainability of Aspen Technology'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 Aspen Technology'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 Aspen Technology afford to pay it from its earnings today and in 3 years (Payout ratio less than 90%)? (2 checks)
  7. Aspen Technology 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.

Management

 What is the CEO of Aspen Technology'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
Antonio Pietri
COMPENSATION $6,325,453
AGE 52
TENURE AS CEO 5.4 years
CEO Bio

Mr. Antonio J. Pietri has been the Chief Executive Officer and President at Aspen Technology, Inc. since October 1, 2013. Mr. Pietri served as Executive Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations of Aspen Technology, Inc., since July 2007 until October 2013. He served as Senior Vice President and Managing Director for the APAC Region of Aspen Technology Inc. from 2002 to June 2007. From 1996 to 2002, he held various positions in Aspen. From 1992 to 1996, he worked at Setpoint Systems,Inc., which it acquired and before that he worked at ABB Simcon and AECTRA Refining and Marketing, Inc. He has been a Director of Aspen Technology, Inc. since July 1, 2013. He holds an M.B.A. from the University of Houston and a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tulsa.

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

Average tenure and age of the Aspen Technology management team in years:

5.4
Average Tenure
51
Average Age
  • The average tenure for the Aspen Technology management team is over 5 years, this suggests they are a seasoned and experienced team.
Management Team

Antonio Pietri

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$6M
AGE
52
TENURE
5.4 yrs

Karl Johnsen

TITLE
Senior VP & CFO
COMPENSATION
$2M
AGE
50
TENURE
3.4 yrs

Fritz Hammond

TITLE
Senior VP
COMPENSATION
$1M
AGE
58
TENURE
13.7 yrs

Gary Weiss

TITLE
Chief Operating Officer
AGE
51
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Willie Chan

TITLE
Chief Technology Officer
TENURE
3.6 yrs

Bill Scudder

TITLE
Senior VP & Chief Information Officer
TENURE
0.6 yrs

Glover Lawrence

TITLE
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development
AGE
50

Michele Triponey

TITLE
Executive VP of Field Operations & Chief Customer Success Officer
TENURE
13.4 yrs

John Hague

TITLE
Senior VP & GM of APM Business Unit
TENURE
8.3 yrs

Henry Lau

TITLE
MD of Regional Sales & Services - APAC & Senior VP
TENURE
11.9 yrs
Board of Directors Tenure

Average tenure and age of the Aspen Technology board of directors in years:

8.1
Average Tenure
66
Average Age
  • The tenure for the Aspen Technology board of directors is about average.
Board of Directors

Bob Whelan

TITLE
Chairman
COMPENSATION
$371K
AGE
66
TENURE
6.2 yrs

Antonio Pietri

TITLE
President
COMPENSATION
$6M
AGE
52
TENURE
5.7 yrs

Gary Haroian

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$309K
AGE
66
TENURE
15.3 yrs

Don Casey

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$324K
AGE
71
TENURE
14.9 yrs

Joan McArdle

TITLE
Independent Director
COMPENSATION
$294K
AGE
67
TENURE
25.2 yrs

Simon J. Gann

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$289K
AGE
67
TENURE
8.1 yrs

R. Wise

TITLE
Director
COMPENSATION
$294K
AGE
53
TENURE
2.7 yrs
Who owns this company?
Recent Insider Trading
  • Aspen Technology insiders have only sold shares in the past 3 months.
Recent Insider Transactions
Announced Type Name Entity Role Start End Shares Max Price ($) Value ($)
05. Feb 19 Sell Robert Whelan Individual 01. Feb 19 01. Feb 19 -1,250 $96.86 $-121,075
04. Feb 19 Sell Karl Johnsen Individual 31. Jan 19 31. Jan 19 -2,388 $96.50 $-230,430
01. Nov 18 Sell Karl Johnsen Individual 30. Oct 18 30. Oct 18 -2,387 $80.69 $-192,595
22. Aug 18 Sell Robert Whelan Individual 20. Aug 18 20. Aug 18 -1,250 $107.76 $-134,705
15. Aug 18 Sell Karl Johnsen Individual 13. Aug 18 13. Aug 18 -2,132 $108.07 $-230,405
15. Aug 18 Sell Frederic Hammond Individual 13. Aug 18 13. Aug 18 -1,578 $107.51 $-169,651
04. May 18 Sell Frederic Hammond Individual 02. May 18 02. May 18 -1,585 $88.00 $-139,480
02. May 18 Sell Karl Johnsen Individual 30. Apr 18 30. Apr 18 -2,659 $89.17 $-237,103
02. May 18 Sell Robert Whelan Individual 30. Apr 18 30. Apr 18 -1,500 $88.03 $-132,045
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Management checks
We assess Aspen Technology'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. Aspen Technology 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.

News

Simply Wall St News

Is Aspen Technology's Share Price Gain Of 193% Well Earned?

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Does Aspen Technology, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AZPN) CEO Pay Compare Well With Peers?

In 2013 Antonio Pietri was appointed CEO of Aspen Technology, Inc. … First, this article will compare CEO compensation with compensation at similar sized companies. … How Does Antonio Pietri's Compensation Compare With Similar Sized Companies?

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I’ve analysed below, the health and outlook of Aspen Technology’s cash flow, which will help you understand the stock from a cash standpoint. … Aspen Technology generates cash through its day-to-day business, which needs to be reinvested into the company in order for it to continue operating. … I will be analysing Aspen Technology’s FCF by looking at its FCF yield and its operating cash flow growth.

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Is Aspen Technology, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:AZPN) Liquidity Good Enough?

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Should You Be Impressed By Aspen Technology Inc's (NASDAQ:AZPN) ROE?

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High quality stocks such as Aspen Technology Inc has fared well over time in a fickle stock market, which is why I want to bring it into light amongst all the chaos. … Below I take a look at three key features of what makes a robust defensive stock investment: its size, financial health and track record. … Check out our latest analysis for Aspen Technology.

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Is Aspen Technology Inc's (NASDAQ:AZPN) Future Growth Already Accounted For In Today's Price?

Looking at Aspen Technology Inc’s (NASDAQ:AZPN) fundamentals some investors are wondering if its last closing price of $86.33 represents a good value for money for this high growth stock. … See our latest analysis for Aspen Technology? … Analysts are predicting good growth prospects for Aspen Technology over the next couple of years

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What Does Aspen Technology Inc's (NASDAQ:AZPN) PE Ratio Tell You?

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How Much Did Aspen Technology Inc's (NASDAQ:AZPN) CEO Pocket Last Year?

Understanding how CEOs are incentivised to run and grow their company is an important aspect of investing in a stock. … Incentives can be in the form of compensation, which should always be structured in a way that promotes value-creation to shareholders. … CEOs leading companies of similar size and profitability

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Does Aspen Technology Inc's (NASDAQ:AZPN) PE Ratio Warrant A Sell?

and want to begin learning the link between Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN)’s fundamentals and stock market performance. … Aspen Technology Inc (NASDAQ:AZPN) is currently trading at a trailing P/E of 40.7x, which is higher than the industry average of 38x. … Although some investors may jump to the conclusion that you should avoid the stock or sell if you own it, understanding the assumptions behind the P/E ratio might change your mind

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Company Info

Description

Aspen Technology, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an asset optimization software company in the United States, Europe, and internationally. The company operates through two segments, Subscription and Software, and Services. It supplies asset optimization solutions that optimize asset design, operations, and maintenance lifecycle in various industrial environments. The company’s software suites include aspenONE Engineering, aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain, and aspenONE Asset Performance that are integrated applications, which allow end users to design process manufacturing environments, monitor operational performances, respond and adapt to operational changes, predict asset reliability and equipment failure, and manage planning and scheduling activities, as well as collaborate across these functions and activities. It also provides software maintenance and support, professional, and training services. The company’s customers comprise companies that are engaged in the process and other capital-intensive industries, such as energy, chemicals, engineering, and construction, as well as pharmaceuticals, transportation, power, metals and mining, pulp and paper, and consumer packaged goods. Aspen Technology, Inc. was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts.

Details
Name: Aspen Technology, Inc.
AZPN
Exchange: NasdaqGS
Founded: 1981
$7,146,359,745
69,645,841
Website: http://www.aspentech.com
Address: Aspen Technology, Inc.
20 Crosby Drive,
Bedford,
Massachusetts, 01730,
United States
Listings
Exchange Symbol Ticker Symbol Security Exchange Country Currency Listed on
NasdaqGS AZPN Common Stock Nasdaq Global Select US USD 26. Oct 1994
DB AST Common Stock Deutsche Boerse AG DE EUR 26. Oct 1994
BMV AZPN * Common Stock Bolsa Mexicana de Valores MX MXN 26. Oct 1994
Number of employees
Current staff
Staff numbers
1,466
Aspen Technology employees.
Industry
Application Software
Software
Company Analysis and Financial Data Status
Area Date (UTC time)
Company Analysis updated: 2019/03/19 23:33
End of day share price update: 2019/03/19 00:00
Last estimates confirmation: 2019/03/18
Last earnings filing: 2019/01/23
Last earnings reported: 2018/12/31
Last annual earnings reported: 2018/06/30


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

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