ANSYS Q2 Revenue Up 4% to $264M with $70M Profit

PITTSBURGH, PA, Aug 3, 2017 – ANSYS, Inc., has announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2017. Revenue increased to $263.9 million, an increase of 4.1%, for the second quarter of 2017 from $253.4 million for the first quarter of 2017.

Net profit for second quarter 2017 was $69.7 million.

Comparative analysis based on ANSYS’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source ANSYS website)

Comparative analysis based on ANSYS’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source ANSYS website)

Ajei Gopal, ANSYS president and CEO, commented, “I am delighted to see our focus on sales execution has resulted in another quarter of excellent financial performance that surpassed the high end of our expectations for both revenue and earnings. Our second quarter success was led by 13% revenue growth in our business in North America and 7% growth in Asia, and is a testament to the strength of our product portfolio and our strong customer relationships. Europe continues to lag, but we are making good progress in addressing the organizational and go-to-market issues that will be key to future performance.”

Gopal further stated, “With the acquisition of Computational Engineering International, we have added industry-leading visualization and post-processing capabilities to our broad portfolio. Our expanded capabilities will enable our customers to gain new insight as they increasingly rely on our simulation capabilities to drive innovation and develop the products of tomorrow.”

Maria Shields, ANSYS CFO, stated, “We posted another quarter of strong operating results as evidenced by record second quarter revenue, deferred revenue and backlog, and operating cash flows.  Our operating margin and earnings performance were both above the high end of our guidance, driven by the over-performance in revenues and a slower pace of hiring than planned. We also continued to return capital to our stockholders through the repurchase of an incremental one million shares. In addition, during the quarter, we achieved another important milestone in our history as a public company by joining the ranks of America’s leading companies in the S&P 500.”

Conference Call Information

ANSYS will hold a conference call at 8:30AM Eastern Time on August 3, 2017 to discuss second quarter results. The Company will provide its prepared remarks on the Company’s investor relations homepage and as an exhibit in its Form 8-K in advance of the call to provide shareholders and analysts with additional time and detail for analyzing its results in preparation for the conference call. The prepared remarks will not be read on the call – only brief remarks will be made prior to the Q&A session.

To participate in the live conference call, dial 855-239-2942 (US) or 412-542-4124 (Canada & Int’l). The call will be recorded and a replay will be available approximately one hour after the call ends. The replay will be available for 10 days by dialing (877) 344-7529 (US), (855) 669-9658 (Canada) or (412) 317-0088 (Int’l) and entering the passcode 10109928. The archived webcast can be accessed, along with other financial information, on ANSYS’ website at

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About ANSYS, Inc.

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in Pervasive Engineering Simulation. We help the world’s most innovative companies deliver radically better products to their customers. By offering the best and broadest portfolio of engineering simulation software, we help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs thousands of professionals, many of whom are expert M.S. and Ph.D.-level engineers in finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, semiconductors, embedded software and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries.

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