ANSYS Q4 Revenue Up 10% to $302M with $53M Profit

PITTSBURGH, PA, Feb 22, 2018 – ANSYS, Inc. announced its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2017. The company reported revenue of $302.3M compared to $275.6M in the second quarter of 2017 with $52.6M net income.

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, “Our performance in 2017 significantly exceeded my expectations coming into the year. We broke through the $1 billion revenue barrier, we grew our annual revenue by double-digits for the first time in five years, and we were added to the S&P 500 Index. We have made continued progress with our go-to-market initiatives, as illustrated by the 21% annual growth in our deferred revenue and backlog, ending the year at a record $770 million. We did all of this while maintaining industry-leading margins, delivering higher-than-expected EPS and extending our technology lead against the competition.”

In addition, Gopal stated, “In January 2018, we released ANSYS 19, the most feature-rich release in our nearly 50-year history of innovation. We are excited about the pipeline of opportunities that lie ahead for 2018 and beyond. Customer feedback has been outstanding, and product downloads have been strong. Our flagship products are the heart of our success, and we’ll continue to support the core use cases for these solutions and expand them to support emerging customer initiatives like autonomous vehicles and smart connected products. We are also reaching new audiences with solutions like Discovery Live, which is available for trial and sale through a new e-commerce portal that premiered this month.”

Maria Shields, ANSYS CFO, stated, “The strength of our core business and our dedication to execution is reflected in our strong financial performance for both the quarter and the year. Our Q4 and fiscal year 2017 revenues and earnings represented new company records. We also ended the year with record operating cash flows and deferred revenue and backlog, demonstrating progress toward our stated long-term goal of sustained, double-digit revenue growth. To achieve our growth objectives, we will continue to move forward with investments in our core products, high-growth adjacent markets and our business infrastructure.”

Conference Call Information

ANSYS will hold a conference call at 8:30AM Eastern Time on February 22, 2018 to discuss fourth 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 and 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 within two hours after the call. The replay will be available by dialing (877) 344-7529 (US), (855) 669-9658 (Canada) or (412) 317-0088 (Int’l) and entering the passcode 10116584. 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, PA, 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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