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How to buy ANSYS stock
Learn how to easily invest in ANSYS stock.
ANSYS Inc is a software-application business based in the US. ANSYS shares (ANSS) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. ANSYS employs 5,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- ANSS shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is ANSS stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is ANSS suitable for ethical investing?
- Are ANSS shares over-valued?
- ANSYS's financials
- How volatile are ANSS shares?
- Does ANSYS pay a dividend?
- Have ANSS shares ever split?
- Other common questions
ANSYS stock price (NASDAQ: ANSS)Use our graph to track the performance of ANSS stocks over time.
ANSYS shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$221.70|
|52-week range||$221.44 - $413.89|
|50-day moving average||$258.57|
|200-day moving average||$289.18|
|Wall St. target price||$311.94|
|Dividend yield||$0 (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.08|
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ANSYS price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-27)||-2.58%|
|1 month (2022-09-02)||-9.37%|
|3 months (2022-07-01)||-7.70%|
|6 months (2022-04-04)||-31.41%|
|1 year (2021-10-04)||-33.82%|
|2 years (2020-10-02)||-31.06%|
|3 years (2019-10-04)||224.63|
|5 years (2017-10-03)||77.86%|
Is ANSYS stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing ANSYS stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of ANSYS's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
ANSYS's P/E ratio
ANSYS's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 44x. In other words, ANSYS shares trade at around 44x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
ANSYS's PEG ratio
ANSYS's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.1477. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into ANSYS's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
ANSYS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $672.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a ANSYS's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||28.14%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.7 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||5.85%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.53%|
|Market capitalisation||$19.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
ANSYS's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like ANSYS.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
ANSYS's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 19.94
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ANSYS's overall score of 19.94 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 12nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like ANSYS is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
ANSYS's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.63/100
ANSYS's environmental score of 6.63 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ANSYS is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
ANSYS's social score
Social score: 12.96/100
ANSYS's social score of 12.96 puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that ANSYS is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
ANSYS's governance score
Governance score: 9.84/100
ANSYS's governance score puts it squarely in the 7th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that ANSYS is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||19.94|
|Total ESG percentile||12.18|
|Environmental score percentile||7|
|Social score percentile||7|
|Governance score percentile||7|
ANSYS share dividends
We're not expecting ANSYS to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have ANSYS's shares ever split?
ANSYS's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 5 June 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your ANSYS shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for ANSYS shares which in turn could have impacted ANSYS's share price.
ANSYS share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, ANSYS's shares have ranged in value from as little as $221.44 up to $413.89. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while ANSYS's is 1.3084. This would suggest that ANSYS's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services worldwide. It offers ANSYS Workbench, a framework upon which its multiphysics engineering simulation technologies are built and enables engineers to simulate the interactions between structures, heat transfer, fluids, electronics, and optical elements in a unified engineering simulation environment; high-performance computing product suite; power analysis and optimization software suite that manages the power budget, power delivery integrity, and power-induced noise in an electronic design; and structural analysis product suite that provides simulation tools for product design and optimization. The company also provides electronics product suite that offers field simulation software for designing electronic and electromechanical products; SCADE product suite, a solution for embedded software simulation, code production, and automated certification; fluids product suite that enables modeling of fluid flow and other related physical phenomena; Ansys Granta products to give access to material intelligence; photonic design and simulation tools; and optical sensor and closed-loop, and real-time simulation, as well as safety-certified embedded software solutions. In addition, the company provides Discovery product family for use in the simulation of product design; and academic product suite used in research and teaching settings, which allows students to become familiar with its simulation software. It serves engineers, designers, researchers, and students in the aerospace and defense, automotive transportation and mobility, construction, consumer products, energy, healthcare, high-tech, industrial equipment, materials and chemical processing, and sports industries. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of ANSYS is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.396% of ANSYS shares are held by insiders and 95.971% by institutions. How many people work for ANSYS?
Latest data suggests 5,300 work at ANSYS. When does the fiscal year end for ANSYS?
ANSYS's fiscal year ends in December. Where is ANSYS based?
ANSYS's address is: 2600 ANSYS Drive, Canonsburg, PA, United States, 15317 What is ANSYS's ISIN number?
ANSYS's international securities identification number is: US03662Q1058 What is ANSYS's CUSIP number?
ANSYS's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 03662Q105
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