ANSYS Q4 Revenue Up 70% to $624M with $216M Profit

PITTSBURGH, PA, Feb 26, 2021 – ANSYS announced financial results for the fourth quarter of 2020. Revenue for the fourth quarter of 2020 was $623.7M, compared to $366.9M for the third quarter of 2020. GAAP net income was $215.6M.

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)

“Q4 was an outstanding quarter, concluding an excellent finish to fiscal year 2020. We delivered double-digit revenue growth, while maintaining industry-leading margins, despite the global disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Ajei Gopal, Ansys president and CEO. “I am proud of our many accomplishments in 2020, in particular, maintaining our focus on customer success. That focus throughout the year resulted in our closing of the three largest license deals in our company history. We added to our market-leading portfolio with the acquisitions of two industry pioneers, Lumerical Inc. and Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI). And we recently released the latest version of our product portfolio, Ansys 2021 R1, making it faster and easier than ever for our customers to innovate.”

Gopal further stated, “The pandemic has reinforced Ansys’ core value proposition of cost savings and improved time to market. It has fast-tracked product roadmaps requiring more simulation, and it has accelerated corporate digital transformations as more engineers work from home for the long term. As we look ahead, these represent tailwinds to our total addressable market. I remain confident in our ability to drive strong and profitable growth.”

Maria Shields, Ansys CFO, stated, “We closed out 2020 with the strongest quarterly and annual financial results in the Company’s history, with our fourth quarter results exceeding the high end of guidance across all key metrics. Highlights include record quarterly and annual revenue, with the operating leverage of our business model driving strong margins and earnings. ACV, which grew 20% and 9% in constant currency for the quarter and the year, reached record levels of recurring sources at 83% for the quarter and 82% for the year. Additional notable highlights include both record operating cash flow of $547 million and deferred revenue and backlog of $967 million. These results reflect the resiliency of our business model and the incredible efforts and dedication of the Ansys employees during unprecedented times. Given the prolonged state of the global pandemic, while we remain cautiously optimistic as we look into the first half of 2021, we remain confident in our ability to continue to execute on our strategy and continue to create long-term value for all of our key stakeholders.”

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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