Ajei Gopal, ANSYS president and CEO, commented, “Q4 was an outstanding quarter capping a stellar 2018. We grew double-digits across all key financial metrics for the quarter and the year. I am confident we are tracking towards our 2020 objective of sustained, double-digit revenue growth at industry leading margins.”
In addition, Gopal stated, “I am looking forward to 2019. Our vision of making simulation pervasive across the product lifecycle is resonating with customers and partners. With a product portfolio that is stronger than ever, I am proud that we can solve many of the challenging problems faced by our customers as they bring next-generation products to market. With our continued focus on transforming our go-to-market, and with new partnerships with leading companies who are licensing ANSYS technology, we are unlocking future opportunities. I am excited about our growth prospects in 2019 and beyond.”
Maria Shields, ANSYS CFO, stated, “Our outstanding financial performance reflects the strength of our core business and our continued dedication and focus on execution, both during the fourth quarter and for the entire year. We set new company records across all key financial metrics including our Q4 and full year 2018 revenue, ACV, earnings and operating cash flows. To achieve both our near-term and longer-term growth objectives, we will move forward with investments in our core products, high-growth adjacent markets and our business infrastructure to continue building the platform to scale our business.”
A complete chart of the financial results is available here.
Conference Call Information
ANSYS will hold a conference call at 8:30AM Eastern Time on February 28, 2019 to discuss fourth quarter and fiscal year 2018 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. The company also posted a complementary investor presentation titled “4Q 2018 Investor Presentation” that can be accessed by clicking News & Events, then Presentations on our website at https://investors.ansys.com.
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 10128385. The archived webcast can be accessed, along with other financial information, on ANSYS’ website at https://investors.ansys.com/news-and-events/events-calendar.
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 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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