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ANSYS, Inc.
Type
Public
Traded as
  • NASDAQ: ANSS
  • S&P 500 component
Industry Computer software
Founded Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States (1970)
Headquarters Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
Key people
James E. Cashman III, Chairman
Ajei S. Gopal, CEO
Products ANSYS Multiphysics, CFD, Fluent, Workbench, HFSS, SIWave, SpaceClaim
Revenue IncreaseUS$988 M (FY 2016)
Operating income
IncreaseUS$376M (FY 2016)
Net income
IncreaseUS$265M (FY 2016)
Total assets IncreaseUS$2.80B (FY 2016)
Total equity IncreaseUS$2.22B (FY 2014)
Number of employees
+2,800 (2016)
Website www.ansys.com

ANSYS, Inc. is an American Computer-aided engineering software developer headquartered south of Pittsburgh in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, United States. Ansys publishes engineering analysis software across a range of disciplines including finite element analysis, structural analysis, computational fluid dynamics, explicit and implicit methods, and heat transfer.

The company was founded in 1970 by John A. Swanson as Swanson Analysis Systems, Inc (SASI). Its primary purpose was to develop and market finite element analysis software for structural physics that could simulate static (stationary), dynamic (moving) and thermal (heat transfer) problems. SASI developed its business in parallel with the growth in computer technology and engineering needs. The company grew by 10 percent to 20 percent each year, and in 1994 it was sold to TA Associates. The new owners took SASI's leading software, called ANSYS, as their flagship product and designated ANSYS, Inc. as the new company name.

Ansys was listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange in 1996. In 2011, Investor's Business Daily gave the firm a top score on its SmartSelect composite ratings. The organization claims to reinvest 15 percent of its revenues each year into research to continually refine the software.

Ansys has acquired a number of companies since 2000, including ICEM CFD Engineering, Space-claim, CADOE S.A., of Lyon, France, a company specializing in parametric analysis, and with numerous French clients, including Michelin, Renault, Airbus, Areva and EDF, and CFX (2003); Century Dynamics, Harvard Thermal, and Fluent Inc. (2006); Ansoft Corporation (2008); Apache Design Solutions (2011); Esterel Technologies (2012); EVEN and Reaction Design (2013); Spaceclaim Corporation (2014) and Newmerical Technologies International (2015).

ANSYS Autodyn is computer simulation tool for simulating the response of materials to short duration severe loadings from impact, high pressure or explosions.

ANSYS Mechanical is a finite element analysis tool for structural analysis, including linear, nonlinear and dynamic studies. This computer simulation product provides finite elements to model behavior, and supports material models and equation solvers for a wide range of mechanical design problems. ANSYS Mechanical also includes thermal analysis and coupled-physics capabilities involving acoustics, piezoelectric, thermal–structural and thermo-electric analysis.

ANSYS Fluent, CFD, CFX, FENSAP-ICE and related software are Computational Fluid Dynamics software tools used by engineers for design and analysis. These tools can simulate fluid flows in a virtual environment — for example, the fluid dynamics of ship hulls; gas turbine engines (including the compressors, combustion chamber, turbines and afterburners); aircraft aerodynamics; pumps, fans, HVAC systems, mixing vessels, hydrocyclones, vacuum cleaners, etc.

ANSYS HFSS is a Finite Element Analysis tool for simulating full-wave electromagnetic fields. HFSS incorporates finite element, integral equation, and hybrid methods to solve a wide range of microwave, RF and high-speed digital applications.

ANSYS Maxwell is a Finite Element Analysis tool for electromagnetic field simulation, primarily for engineers tasked with designing and analyzing electromagnetic and electromechanical devices, including motors, actuators, transformers, sensors and coils. ANSYS Maxwell incorporates finite element method solvers to solve static, frequency-domain, and time-varying electromagnetic and electric fields.

ANSYS SIwave is a specialized design platform for power integrity, signal integrity and Electromagnetic interference (EMI) analysis of electronic packages and PCBs.

ANSYS Multiphysics and ANSYS Workbench provide multiple ANSYS tools in a single package.

A free student version is available for download, and supports up to 32,000 nodes/elements.

Q reports

Period Date Adjusted Actuals EPS GAAP EPS
Q4 2020 2021-02-24 Future report Set alerts
Q3 2020 2020-11-04 Future report Set alerts
Q2 2020 2020-08-05 1.55 1.11
Q1 2020 2020-05-06 0.83 0.53
Q4 2019 2020-02-26 2.24 1.91
Q3 2019 2019-11-06 1.42 1.04
Q2 2019 2019-08-05 1.61 1.28
Q1 2019 2019-05-01 1.29 1.01
Q4 2018 2019-02-27 2.13 1.79
Q3 2018 2018-11-07 1.31 1.04

Ratings

2016-06-04 Reiterated Rating KeyBanc Hold
2016-06-04 Reiterated Rating KeyCorp Hold
2016-06-03 Reiterated Rating Wedbush Neutral $86.00
2016-05-26 Initiated Coverage Goldman Sachs Neutral $90.00
2016-05-26 Initiated Coverage Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Neutral $90.00
2016-05-08 Reiterated Rating Robert W. Baird Buy
2016-05-06 Downgrade Wedbush Outperform to Neutral $91.00 to $86.00
2016-03-15 Reiterated Rating Berenberg Bank Hold $94.00
2016-02-26 Reiterated Rating Wedbush Outperform $91.00 to $94.00
2016-02-16 Reiterated Rating Wedbush Outperform $98.00 to $94.00
2016-02-09 Initiated Coverage Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Overweight $98.00
2016-02-08 Lower Price Target RBC Capital $90.00 to $81.00
2016-02-08 Lower Price Target Royal Bank Of Canada $90.00 to $81.00
2015-11-06 Lower Price Target Wedbush Outperform $100.00 to $98.00
2015-10-08 Initiated Coverage KeyBanc Sector Weight
2015-10-08 Initiated Coverage Pacific Crest Equal Weight
2015-09-24 Boost Price Target Berenberg Bank Hold $88.00 to $94.00
2015-09-08 Reiterated Rating William Blair Outperform
2015-08-06 Boost Price Target JPMorgan Chase & Co. Neutral $85.00 to $100.00
2015-08-06 Boost Price Target Barclays Equal Weight $90.00 to $97.00
2015-08-06 Boost Price Target Barclays PLC Equal Weight $90.00 to $97.00
2015-05-23 Reiterated Rating Robert W. Baird Outperform $90.00 to $100.00
2015-04-09 Initiated Coverage Berenberg Bank Hold $88.00
2015-02-27 Downgrade Benchmark Co. Hold $78.00
2014-11-06 Downgrade Benchmark Co. Buy to Hold $95.00 to $78.00
2014-09-15 Initiated Coverage RBC Capital Sector Perform $90.00
2014-09-04 Initiated Coverage Barclays Equal Weight $90.00
2014-05-02 Reiterated Rating JPMorgan Chase & Co. Neutral $82.00
2014-04-23 Initiated Coverage William Blair Outperform
2014-03-27 Upgrade Wedbush Neutral to Outperform $86.00 to $88.00
2014-02-18 Boost Price Target Wedbush $83.00 to $86.00
2013-11-08 Boost Price Target Canaccord Genuity Hold $77.00 to $80.00
2012-02-24 Reiterated The Benchmark Company Buy $66 to $73
2011-02-25 Upgrade Longbow Neutral to Buy $65
2011-02-25 Reiterated The Benchmark Company Buy $55 to $60
2010-10-25 Downgrade Jefferies Buy to Hold $47
2010-01-14 Initiated Longbow Neutral
2009-11-03 Initiated Oppenheimer Outperform $50
2009-10-21 Upgrade Kaufman Bros Hold to Buy $35 to $45
2009-08-07 Reiterated Benchmark Buy $32 to $41
2016-06-04 Reiterated Rating KeyBanc Hold
2016-06-04 Reiterated Rating KeyCorp Hold
2016-06-03 Reiterated Rating Wedbush Neutral $86.00
2016-05-26 Initiated Coverage Goldman Sachs Neutral $90.00
2016-05-26 Initiated Coverage Goldman Sachs Group Inc. Neutral $90.00

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Major Shareholders

Name Relationship Total Shares Holding stocks
CASHMAN JAMES E III President and CEO 0.39%  (360506) ANSS /
SMITH PETER J Chairman 0.17%  (152157) ANSS /
Gopal Ajei 0.16%  (143650) ANSS / CTXS /
MORBY JACQUELINE C 0.11%  (99575) ANSS /
SHIELDS MARIA T CFO & VP Finance and Admin. 0.10%  (93216) ANSS /
McDermott William R 0.05%  (46874) ANSS / SCWX / UA /
SOLECKI JOSEPH S VP and General Manager 0.05%  (44454) ANSS /
HOVSEPIAN RONALD W 0.03%  (28777) ANN / ANSS / IL / SNCR /
Emswiler Shane VP and General Manager 0.03%  (28411) ANSS /
HINDSBO MARK Vice President, Marketing 0.03%  (24891) ANSS /
ZILVITIS PATRICK J 0.03%  (24499) ANSS /
THURK MICHAEL 0.03%  (24054) ANSS /
DREW BRIAN CHRISTOPHER VP & GM, Central Dev. Unit 0.03%  (23175) ANSS /
MAHONEY RICHARD S. VP, WORLDWIDE SALES & SUPPORT 0.02%  (22910) ANSS /
FAIRBANKS JOSEPH C JR VP, Global Sales & Support 0.02%  (22187) ANSS /
DINARDO SHEILA S VP, General Counsel 0.02%  (22091) ANSS /
SCHERER BARBARA VAUGHN 0.02%  (19269) ANSS / NTGR / UCTT /
MORLEY BRADFORD C 0.02%  (15954) ANSS /
ESQUIVEL FERNANDO VP - HUMAN RESOURCES 0.02%  (13916) ANSS /
BURK DEBRA A VP - HUMAN RESOURCES 0.01%  (11770) ANSS /
ABU-HADBA WALID CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER 0.01%  (11751) ANSS /
ZACK MATTHEW C. VP, Marketing & Corp Devel. 0.01%  (11437) ANSS /
Fredberg Joshua VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING 0.01%  (9462) ANSS /
LEE JANET VP, General Counsel 0.01%  (8165) ANSS /
DUBOIS GUY 0.01%  (7671) ANSS / GWRE /

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