ANSYS Q3 Revenue Down 5% to $367M with $76M Profit

PITTSBURGH, PA, Nov 5, 2020 – ANSYS announced financial results for the third quarter of 2020. Revenue for the third quarter of 2020 was $366.9M, compared to $385.7M for the second quarter of 2020. GAAP net income was $75.6M.

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)

“Ansys delivered a strong third quarter in which we overachieved on both earnings and operating margin. While all of our major geographies showed growth, Asia-Pacific was particularly strong, with Japan and South Korea growing by double digits. We also saw double-digit growth in revenue coming from our indirect channel. With corporate initiatives around eco-friendly aircraft engines, Space 2.0 and national defense, we saw robust spending in the aerospace and defense sector during the quarter. We also recently signed a definitive agreement to acquire Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI), a leader in mission simulation and analysis, which will strengthen our simulation leadership within the key aerospace and defense sector. Finally, during Q3, our ESG initiatives focused on environmental sustainability, including our own carbon footprint as well as the efficiencies that our solutions are enabling for our customers,” said Ajei Gopal, Ansys president and CEO.

Maria Shields, Ansys CFO, stated, “Our solid Q3 financial performance reflects the strength of our core business and the continued dedication and focused execution of the Ansys employees and our partner ecosystem. Despite the challenging circumstances created by the prolonged pandemic, we delivered strong revenue performance, which drove earnings and operating margins. We reported a record third quarter balance of deferred revenue and backlog of $880 million, an increase of 35% over the third quarter of 2019. Additional financial highlights reflecting the resiliency of our business model included ACV growth, which continues to be comprised of a high level of recurring sources at 78% for the quarter and 81% for the first nine months of the year. The combination of our high level of recurring revenue sources, strong financial position and operating discipline positions us well to continue to prudently invest in the business for the long-term. This includes the pending acquisition of AGI, which demonstrates the continued execution of our growth strategy.”

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About Ansys

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 engineering simulation. Through their strategy of Pervasive Engineering Simulation, they 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, they help them solve the most complex design challenges and create products limited only by imagination. Founded in 1970, Ansys is headquartered south of Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

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