Ansys Announces Financial Results With Record Q3 Revenue and ACV

Details related to our financial guidance, including assumptions and economic impacts of COVID-19, are detailed in our prepared remarks document.

Key Highlights - Q3 2020

  • GAAP revenue of $367.0 million and non-GAAP revenue of $369.1 million
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.87 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.36
  • GAAP operating profit margin of 24.5% and non-GAAP operating profit margin of 39.8%
  • Operating cash flows of $94.5 million
  • Deferred revenue and backlog of $879.9 million at September 30, 2020

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 04, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANSYS, Inc. (NASDAQ: ANSS), today reported third quarter 2020 GAAP and non-GAAP revenue growth of 7% in reported currency, or 5% in constant currency, when compared to the third quarter of 2019. For the third quarter of 2020, the Company reported earnings per share of $0.87 and $1.36 on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively, compared to $1.04 and $1.42 on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively, for the third quarter of 2019.

“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.”

On October 23, 2020, the Company entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of AGI, a premier provider of mission-simulation, modeling, testing and analysis software for aerospace, defense and intelligence applications. Once closed, the acquisition will expand the scope of the Company's offerings, empowering users to solve challenges by simulating from the chip level all the way to a customer's entire mission. The transaction is expected to close with a purchase price of $700.0 million, of which the AGI shareholders will receive 67% in cash and 33% in Ansys common stock. The Company anticipates obtaining new debt financing to fund a significant portion of the cash component of the purchase price.

Financial Results

Ansys' third quarter and year-to-date (YTD) 2020 and 2019 financial results are presented below. The 2020 and 2019 non-GAAP results exclude the income statement effects of the acquisition accounting adjustments to deferred revenue, stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, transaction expenses related to business combinations, and adjustments related to the transition tax associated with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

GAAP and non-GAAP results are as follows:

(in millions, except percentages and per share data) Q3 QTD 2020  Q3 QTD 2019  % Change  Q3 QTD 2020  Q3 QTD 2019  % Change
Revenue $ 367.0  $343.9  7%  $ 369.1  $345.5  7%
Net income $ 75.6  $89.5  (15)%  $ 118.3     $ 121.7     (3)%
Diluted earnings per share $ 0.87     $ 1.04     (16)%   $ 1.36     $ 1.42     (4)%
Operating profit margin 24.5 %   30.5 %       39.8 %   43.3 %    

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