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How to buy ANSYS stock

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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 4,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.5 billion.

How to buy shares in ANSYS

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for ANSYS Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: ANSS. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until ANSYS reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of ANSYS, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of ANSYS. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

ANSYS share price

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ANSYS shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-09-25.
52-week rangeUSD$200.07 - USD$354.87
50-day moving average USD$319.9251
200-day moving average USD$280.7834
Wall St. target priceUSD$317.8
PE ratio 65.7717
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.591

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Is it a good time to buy ANSYS stock?

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ANSYS price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $N/A

1 week (2020-09-17) -100.00%
1 month (2020-08-27) -100.00%
3 months (2020-06-26) -100.00%
6 months (2020-03-27) -100.00%
1 year (2019-09-27) -100.00%
2 years (2018-09-27) -100.00%
3 years (2017-09-27) -100.00%
5 years (2015-09-25) -100.00%

Is ANSYS under- or over-valued?

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 66x. In other words, ANSYS shares trade at around 66x 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 3.9335. 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

ANSYS's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$516.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a ANSYS's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

ANSYS financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.5 billion
Operating margin TTM 29.09%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 6.76%
Return on equity TTM 12.72%
Profit margin 26.17%
Book value $40.1
Market capitalisation USD$26.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting ANSYS shares

There are currently 2.0 million ANSYS shares held short by investors – that's known as ANSYS's "short interest". This figure is 4.1% down from 2.1 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting ANSYS shares can be evaluated.

ANSYS's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

ANSYS's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of ANSYS shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of ANSYS shares traded daily (recently around 356253.65853659). ANSYS's SIR currently stands at 5.74. In other words for every 100,000 ANSYS shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5740 shares are currently held short.

However ANSYS's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of ANSYS shares, or, against the total number of tradable ANSYS shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case ANSYS's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 ANSYS shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0268% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable ANSYS shares, roughly 27 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against ANSYS.

Find out more about how you can short ANSYS stock.

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: 21.41

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and ANSYS's overall score of 21.41 (as at 08/01/2020) 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: 10.82/100

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

ANSYS, Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2020-08-01.

Total ESG score 21.41
Total ESG percentile 12.22
Environmental score 6.63
Environmental score percentile 7
Social score 12.96
Social score percentile 7
Governance score 10.82
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 $200.07 up to $354.87. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

ANSS.US volatility(beta: 1.21)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.2129. This would suggest that ANSYS's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

ANSYS overview

ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services worldwide. The company offers ANSYS Workbench, a framework upon which its engineering simulation technologies are built; multiphysics software to simulate the interactions between structures, heat transfer, fluids, and electronics in a unified engineering simulation environment; high-performance computing product suite, which delivers cross-physics parallel processing capabilities for simulation software; and structural analysis product suite that provides simulation tools for product design and optimization. It also provides fluids product suite that enables modeling of fluid flow and other related physical phenomena; and electromagnetics product suite that offers field simulation software for designing electronic and electromechanical products. In addition, the company offers power analysis and optimization software suite that manages the power budget, power delivery integrity, and power-induced noise in an electronic design; SCADE product suite, a solution for embedded software simulation, code production, and automated certification; system simulation capability for the design of automated products; and optical sensor and closed-loop, and real-time simulation, as well as safety-certified embedded software solutions. Further, it provides Discovery product family for use in the simulation of product design; Ansys Granta products to give access to material intelligence; and academic product suite with a portfolio of academic products based on associate, research, and teaching. The company serves engineers, designers, researchers, and students in the aerospace and defense, automotive, electronics, semiconductors, energy, materials and chemical processing, turbomachinery, consumer products, healthcare, and sports industries. ANSYS, Inc. was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

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