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ANSYS, Inc. has reported fourth quarter 2018 GAAP and non-GAAP revenue growth of 11% and 12%, respectively, or 13% and 14%, respectively, in constant currency. For FY 2018, GAAP and non-GAAP revenue growth was 11% and 12%, respectively, or 10% and 11% in constant currency. For the fourth quarter, the Company reported growth in diluted earnings per share of 70% and 30% on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively. For FY 2018, the Company reported growth in diluted earnings per share of 39% and 32% on a GAAP and non-GAAP basis, respectively.
“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,” said Ajei Gopal, ANSYS president and CEO.
“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,” added Gopal.
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.”
ANSYS' fourth quarter and fiscal year 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.
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.