ANSYS Reports Strong Revenue and Earnings Growth in Q2 2018


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ANSYS, Inc. reported second quarter 2018 GAAP and non-GAAP revenue growth of 11% and 13%, respectively, or 9% and 10%, respectively, in constant currency. Recurring revenue, which comprises lease license and annual maintenance revenue, totaled 76% of revenue for the second quarter on both a GAAP and non-GAAP basis. For the second quarter, the Company reported growth in diluted earnings per share of 20% and 25% on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively.

Ajei Gopal, ANSYS President and CEO, commented, “We delivered another strong quarter with double-digit revenue growth. The momentum in our business clearly continued into Q2 and we are excited about the results we are yielding from our focused execution. We are making progress in extending our reach and broadening our footprint throughout the entire product lifecycle."

Gopal further stated, "During Q2, we announced the release of ANSYS® 19.1, which builds upon our industry-leading product portfolio, helping customers accelerate innovation and design products more efficiently. We are also very excited about our innovative, new partnerships with global leaders SAP and PTC. SAP is embedding our digital twin technology into their new product, SAP Predictive Engineering Insights enabled by ANSYS. PTC is integrating ANSYS Discovery LiveTM within their Creo 3D CAD software, bringing real-time simulation into the modeling environment for designers."

Maria Shields, ANSYS CFO, stated, “The Q2 and first half 2018 results are validation that the investments we are making, combined with our operational focus, are paying off. Our earnings reached record levels and exceeded the high end of our guidance for the second quarter, and our deferred revenue and backlog increased 24% over Q2 2017. Our recent acquisition of OPTIS contributed $6.6 million to non-GAAP revenue during the two months since the closing of the acquisition and we are pleased with the early progress we've made in integrating the OPTIS employees and operations into our business. We will continue to strategically invest in our business as we progress toward our stated goals.”

Financial Results

ANSYS' second quarter and year-to-date 2018 and 2017 financial results are presented below. The 2018 and 2017 non-GAAP results exclude the income statement effects of acquisition adjustments to deferred revenue, stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related transaction costs, restructuring charges and measurement-period adjustments related to the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Management's 2018 Financial Outlook

The Company's third quarter and fiscal year 2018 revenue and earnings per share guidance is provided below. The revenue and earnings per share guidance is provided on both a GAAP and a non-GAAP basis, and in accordance with both ASC 606 and ASC 605. Non-GAAP financial measures exclude the income statement effects of acquisition adjustments to deferred revenue, stock-based compensation, amortization of acquired intangible assets, acquisition-related transaction costs and measurement-period adjustments related to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

The financial guidance below includes the impact of the Company's acquisition of OPTIS, which closed in May 2018. Refer to the Prepared Remarks document for additional details related to the impact of the OPTIS acquisition on the Company's financial guidance.

Commentary on Fiscal Year 2018 Revenue Guidance

The Company's FY 2018 revenue guidance presented below reflects an adverse currency impact of approximately $15 million as compared to the exchange rates provided with the Company's guidance in May 2018. Accordingly, the constant currency growth rates implied in the revenue guidance below are higher than those provided in the May 2018 guidance.

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 our strategy of 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 is headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. For more information, click here.

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