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ANSYS Delivers Record Revenue and Earnings for the First Quarter 2014

May 1, 2014

Announces Acquisition of SpaceClaim Corporation and Updates FY 2014 Guidance

Highlights:

GAAP revenue of $215.3 million and non-GAAP revenue of $216.5 millionGAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.60 and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.76Operating cash flows of $131.6 million, a 38% increase over Q1 2013GAAP operating profit margin of 36.7% and non-GAAP operating profit margin of 47.2%

PITTSBURGH, May 1, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ANSYS, Inc. (Nasdaq:ANSS), today announced growth in both revenue and diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2014. Total GAAP and non-GAAP revenue each increased 9% over the first quarter of 2013. GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share each increased 11% over the first quarter of 2013, while non-GAAP net income and diluted earnings per share increased by 6% and 7%, respectively.

"There are two major themes to the start of our fiscal year. First and foremost, the solid performance of our organic business, and the second being another milestone in our long history of adding strategic acquisitions. The major business metrics for the quarter finished in the upper half of our outlook, highlighted by continued strong margins and earnings, a deferred revenue and backlog balance of $437 million, and record cash flows from operations of $132 million," commented Jim Cashman, ANSYS President and Chief Executive Officer. "During the quarter, we continued to make important progress on both the sales hiring and product fronts. These remain key areas of focus as we continue to drive our long-term growth opportunity with on-going investments in customer engagement and research and development initiatives."

Cashman further stated, "Today also marks yet another milestone in achieving our vision of Simulation Driven Product Development™ as we completed the acquisition of SpaceClaim. The addition of SpaceClaim accelerates our collaboration and ease-of-use initiatives by several years, helping ANSYS deliver simulation tools to any engineer in any industry – at the earliest stages of the design cycle – expanding ANSYS' user base from analysts and expert users to include five million design and other non-traditional users. It also launches us into a new paradigm for innovation, creating an entrÉe for us into unconventional markets. We welcome SpaceClaim's comprehensive team of talented people to the ANSYS family."

ANSYS' first quarter financial results are presented below. The 2014 and 2013 non-GAAP results exclude the income statement effects of acquisition adjustments to deferred revenue, the impact of stock-based compensation and acquisition-related amortization of intangible assets, as well as acquisition-related transaction costs.

GAAP and non-GAAP results reflect:

• GAAP revenue of $215.3 million in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to $197.7 million in the first quarter of 2013; non-GAAP revenue of $216.5 million in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to $199.5 million in the first quarter of 2013;• A GAAP operating profit margin of 36.7% in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to 35.2% in the first quarter of 2013; a non-GAAP operating profit margin of 47.2% in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to 48.2% in the first quarter of 2013;• GAAP net income of $56.5 million in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to $51.0 million in the first quarter of 2013; non-GAAP net income of $71.9 million in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to $67.8 million in the first quarter of 2013; and• GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.60 in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to $0.54 in the first quarter of 2013; non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.76 in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to $0.71 in the first quarter of 2013.

The Company's GAAP results reflect stock-based compensation charges of approximately $7.5 million ($5.4 million after tax) or $0.06 diluted earnings per share for the first quarter of 2014.

The non-GAAP financial results highlighted above, and the non-GAAP financial outlook for 2014 discussed below, represent non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of these measures to the appropriate GAAP measures for the three months ended March 31, 2014 and 2013, and for the 2014 financial outlook, are included in the condensed financial information included in this release.

Management's Remaining 2014 Financial Outlook

The Company has provided its second quarter and fiscal year 2014 revenue and earnings per share guidance below. The earnings per share guidance is provided on both a GAAP and a non-GAAP basis. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share excludes charges for stock-based compensation, the income statement effects of acquisition accounting for deferred revenue, acquisition-related amortization of intangible assets and acquisition-related transaction costs.

Second Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Guidance

The Company currently expects the following for the quarter ending June 30, 2014:

• GAAP revenue in the range of $224.0 - $232.5 million• Non-GAAP revenue in the range of $226.0 - $234.0 million• GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.57 - $0.62• Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.77 - $0.81

The Company currently expects the following for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2014:

• GAAP revenue in the range of $932.5 - $958.5 million• Non-GAAP revenue in the range of $939.0 - $964.0 million• GAAP diluted earnings per share of $2.44 - $2.62• Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share of $3.23 - $3.33

These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially. Non-GAAP diluted earnings per share is a supplemental financial measure and should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, diluted earnings per share determined in accordance with GAAP.

Conference Call Information

ANSYS will hold a conference call at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time on May 1, 2014 to discuss first quarter results. The Company will provide its prepared remarks on the Company's investor relations homepage and as an exhibit in its Form 8-K in advance of the call to provide shareholders and analysts with additional time and detail for analyzing its results in preparation for the conference call. The prepared remarks will not be read on the call – only brief remarks will be made prior to the Q&A session.

To participate in the live conference call, dial 866-652-5200 (US) or 412-317-6060 (Canada & Int'l). The call will be recorded and a replay will be available approximately one hour after the call ends. The replay will be available for ten days by dialing 877-344-7529 (US) or 412-317-0088 (Canada and Int'l) and entering the passcode 10044371. The archived webcast can be accessed, along with other financial information, on ANSYS' web site at:

http://investors.ansys.com/events-and-presentations/events.aspx

     
ANSYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands)
(Unaudited)
     
 March 31,December 31,
 20142013
     
ASSETS:    
     
Cash & short-term investments$ 858,243$ 742,986
Accounts receivable, net 83,418 97,845
Goodwill 1,262,965 1,255,704
Other intangibles, net 286,803 291,390
Other assets 301,800 334,457
     
Total assets$ 2,793,229$ 2,722,382
     
LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:    
     
Deferred revenue$ 332,143$ 309,775
Other liabilities 252,373 276,361
Stockholders' equity 2,208,713 2,136,246
     
Total liabilities & stockholders' equity$ 2,793,229$ 2,722,382
     
     
ANSYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Income
(in thousands, except per share data)
(Unaudited)
     
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2014March 31, 2013
     
Revenue:    
Software licenses$ 126,429$ 118,875
Maintenance and service 88,842 78,857
     
Total revenue 215,271 197,732
     
Cost of sales:    
Software licenses 7,144 6,965
Amortization 9,315 9,874
Maintenance and service 21,286 19,395
Total cost of sales 37,745 36,234
     
Gross profit 177,526 161,498
     
     
Operating expenses:    
Selling, general and administrative 53,550 50,013
Research and development 40,120 36,007
Amortization 4,794 5,929
Total operating expenses 98,464 91,949
     
Operating income 79,062 69,549
     
Interest expense (248) (371)
Interest income 841 732
Other expense, net (198) (321)
     
Income before income tax provision 79,457 69,589
     
Income tax provision 22,915 18,566
     
Net income$ 56,542$ 51,023
     
Earnings per share – basic:    
Basic earnings per share$ 0.61$ 0.55
Weighted average shares - basic 92,483 92,908
     
Earnings per share – diluted:    
Diluted earnings per share$ 0.60$ 0.54
Weighted average shares - diluted 94,949 95,166
     
   
             
ANSYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures
(Unaudited)
(in thousands, except percentages and per share data)
             
 Three Months Ended
 March 31, 2014March 31, 2013
             
 As  Non-GAAPAs  Non-GAAP
    ReportedAdjustmentsResultsReportedAdjustmentsResults
Total revenue$215,271 $ 1,224(1)$216,495$197,732 $ 1,788(4)$199,520
             
Operating income 79,062 23,101(2) 102,163 69,549 26,556(5) 96,105
             
Operating profit margin 36.7%   47.2% 35.2%   48.2%
             
Net income$56,542$15,378(3)$71,920$51,023$16,729(6)$67,752
             
Earnings per share - diluted:            
Diluted earnings per share$0.60  $0.76$0.54  $0.71
Weighted average shares - diluted 94,949   94,949 95,166   95,166
             
(1) Amount represents the revenue not reported during the period as a result of the acquisition accounting adjustment associated with accounting for deferred revenue in business combinations.
             
(2) Amount represents $14.1 million of amortization expense associated with intangible assets acquired in business combinations, $7.5 million of stock-based compensation expense, the $1.2 million adjustment to revenue as reflected in (1) above and $0.3 million of acquisition-related transaction expenses.
             
(3) Amount represents the impact of the adjustments to operating income referred to in (2) above, adjusted for the related income tax impact of $7.7 million.
             
(4) Amount represents the revenue not reported during the period as a result of the acquisition accounting adjustment associated with accounting for deferred revenue in business combinations.
             
(5) Amount represents $15.8 million of amortization expense associated with intangible assets acquired in business combinations, $8.8 million of stock-based compensation expense, the $1.8 million adjustment to revenue as reflected in (4) above and $0.2 million of acquisition-related transaction expenses.
             
(6) Amount represents the impact of the adjustments to operating income referred to in (5) above, adjusted for the related income tax impact of $9.8 million.
             
   
ANSYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES  
Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Guidance  
Quarter Ending June 30, 2014  
   
 Diluted Earnings Per Share

Range
U.S. GAAP guidance$0.57 -- $0.62
Adjustment to exclude acquisition accounting adjustment to deferred revenue$0.01
Adjustment to exclude acquisition–related amortization$0.10 -- $0.11
Adjustment to exclude stock–based compensation$0.08
Non-GAAP guidance$0.77 -- $0.81
   
ANSYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
Reconciliation of Forward-Looking Guidance
Year Ending December 31, 2014
   
 Diluted Earnings Per Share

Range
U.S. GAAP guidance$2.44 -- $2.62
Adjustment to exclude acquisition accounting adjustment to deferred revenue$0.03 -- $0.05
Adjustment to exclude acquisition–related amortization$0.39 -- $0.43
Adjustment to exclude stock–based compensation$0.28 -- $0.30
Adjustment to exclude transaction expenses$0.01
Non-GAAP guidance$3.23 -- $3.33
   


Use of Non-GAAP Measures

The Company provides non-GAAP revenue, non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating profit margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share as supplemental measures to GAAP regarding the Company's operational performance. These financial measures exclude the impact of certain items and, therefore, have not been calculated in accordance with GAAP. A detailed explanation of each of the adjustments to such financial measures is described below. This press release also contains a reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP financial measures to its most comparable GAAP financial measure.

Management uses non-GAAP financial measures (a) to evaluate the Company's historical and prospective financial performance as well as its performance relative to its competitors, (b) to set internal sales targets and spending budgets, (c) to allocate resources, (d) to measure operational profitability and the accuracy of forecasting, (e) to assess financial discipline over operational expenditures and (f) as an important factor in determining variable compensation for management and its employees. In addition, many financial analysts that follow our Company focus on and publish both historical results and future projections based on non-GAAP financial measures. We believe that it is in the best interest of our investors to provide this information to analysts so that they accurately report the non-GAAP financial information. Moreover, investors have historically requested, and the Company has historically reported, these non-GAAP financial measures as a means of providing consistent and comparable information with past reports of financial results.

While management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful supplemental information to investors, there are limitations associated with the use of these non-GAAP financial measures. These non-GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, are not reported by all of the Company's competitors and may not be directly comparable to similarly titled measures of the Company's competitors due to potential differences in the exact method of calculation. The Company compensates for these limitations by using these non-GAAP financial measures as supplements to GAAP financial measures and by reviewing the reconciliations of the non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP financial measures.

The adjustments to these non-GAAP financial measures, and the basis for such adjustments, are outlined below:

Acquisition accounting for deferred revenue and its related tax impact. Historically, the Company has consummated acquisitions in order to support the Company's strategic and other business objectives. In accordance with the fair value provisions applicable to the accounting for business combinations, acquired deferred revenue is often recorded on the opening balance sheet at an amount that is lower than the historical carrying value. Although this acquisition accounting requirement has no impact on the Company's business or cash flow, it adversely impacts the Company's reported GAAP revenue in the reporting periods following an acquisition. In order to provide investors with financial information that facilitates comparison of both historical and future results, the Company provides non-GAAP financial measures which exclude the impact of the acquisition accounting adjustment. The Company believes that this non-GAAP financial adjustment is useful to investors because it allows investors to (a) evaluate the effectiveness of the methodology and information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and (b) compare past and future reports of financial results of the Company as the revenue reduction related to acquired deferred revenue will not recur when related annual lease licenses and software maintenance contracts are renewed in future periods. 

Amortization of intangibles from acquisitions and its related tax impact. The Company incurs amortization of intangibles, included in its GAAP presentation of amortization expense, related to various acquisitions it has made in recent years. Management excludes these expenses and their related tax impact for the purpose of calculating non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating profit margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company because these costs are fixed at the time of an acquisition, are then amortized over a period of several years after the acquisition and generally cannot be changed or influenced by management after the acquisition. Accordingly, management does not consider these expenses for purposes of evaluating the performance of the Company during the applicable time period after the acquisition, and it excludes such expenses when making decisions to allocate resources. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow investors to (a) evaluate the effectiveness of the methodology and information used by management in its financial and operational decision-making and (b) compare past reports of financial results of the Company as the Company has historically reported these non-GAAP financial measures.

Stock-based compensation expense and its related tax impact. The Company incurs expense related to stock-based compensation included in its GAAP presentation of cost of software licenses, cost of maintenance and service, research and development expense and selling, general and administrative expense. Although stock-based compensation is an expense of the Company and viewed as a form of compensation, management excludes these expenses for the purpose of calculating non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating profit margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company. Specifically, the Company excludes stock-based compensation during its annual budgeting process and its quarterly and annual assessments of the Company's and management's performance. The annual budgeting process is the primary mechanism whereby the Company allocates resources to various initiatives and operational requirements. Additionally, the annual review by the board of directors during which it compares the Company's historical business model and profitability to the planned business model and profitability for the forthcoming year excludes the impact of stock-based compensation. In evaluating the performance of senior management and department managers, charges related to stock-based compensation are excluded from expenditure and profitability results. In fact, the Company records stock-based compensation expense into a stand-alone cost center for which no single operational manager is responsible or accountable. In this way, management is able to review, on a period-to-period basis, each manager's performance and assess financial discipline over operational expenditures without the effect of stock-based compensation. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow investors to (a) evaluate the Company's operating results and the effectiveness of the methodology used by management to review the Company's operating results, and (b) review historical comparability in its financial reporting, as well as comparability with competitors' operating results.

Transaction costs related to business combinations. The Company incurs expenses for professional services rendered in connection with business combinations, which are included in its GAAP presentation of selling, general and administrative expense. These expenses are generally not tax-deductible. Management excludes these acquisition-related transaction costs for the purpose of calculating non-GAAP operating income, non-GAAP operating profit margin, non-GAAP net income and non-GAAP diluted earnings per share when it evaluates the continuing operational performance of the Company, as it generally would not have otherwise incurred these expenses in the periods presented as a part of its continuing operations. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they allow investors to (a) evaluate the Company's operating results and the effectiveness of the methodology used by management to review the Company's operating results, and (b) review historical comparability in its financial reporting, as well as comparability with competitors' operating results.

Non-GAAP financial measures are not in accordance with, or an alternative for, generally accepted accounting principles in the United States. The Company's non-GAAP financial measures are not meant to be considered in isolation or as a substitute for comparable GAAP financial measures, and should be read only in conjunction with the Company's consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP.

Pursuant to the requirements of Regulation G, the Company has provided a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures as listed below:

GAAP Reporting MeasureNon-GAAP Reporting Measure
   
Revenue Non-GAAP Revenue
Operating Income Non-GAAP Operating Income
Operating Profit Margin Non-GAAP Operating Profit Margin
Net Income Non-GAAP Net Income
Diluted Earnings Per Share Non-GAAP Diluted Earnings Per Share


About ANSYS, Inc.

ANSYS brings clarity and insight to customers' most complex design challenges through fast, accurate and reliable engineering simulation. Our technology enables organizations ? no matter their industry ? to predict with confidence that their products will thrive in the real world. Customers trust our software to help ensure product integrity and drive business success through innovation. Founded in 1970, ANSYS employs over 2,600 professionals, many of them experts in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics and electromagnetics, and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 75 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit www.ansys.com for more information. ANSYS also has a strong presence on the major social channels. To join the simulation conversation, please visit: www.ansys.com/Social@ANSYS

Forward Looking Information

Certain statements contained in this press release regarding matters that are not historical facts, including, but not limited to, statements regarding our projections for revenue and earnings per share for the second quarter of 2014 and fiscal year 2014 (both GAAP and non-GAAP to exclude acquisition accounting adjustments to deferred revenue, acquisition-related amortization and stock-based compensation expense and acquisition-related transaction costs); statements about management's views concerning the Company's prospects and outlook for 2014, including statements and projections relating to the impact of stock-based compensation, statements regarding management's use of non-GAAP financial measures, statements regarding our long-term growth opportunity, statements regarding important progress on the sales hiring and product fronts as key areas of focus, statements regarding on-going investments in customer engagement and research and development initiatives, statements regarding achieving our vision of Simulation Driven Product Development and the democratization of simulation, statements regarding our belief that the SpaceClaim acquisition accelerates our collaboration and ease-of-use initiatives by several years, statements regarding the benefits associated with the SpaceClaim acquisition, including expanding ANSYS' user base from analysts and expert users to include five million design and other non-traditional users, launching us into a new paradigm for innovation, and creating an entrÉe for us into unconventional markets are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. All forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, the risk that adverse conditions in the global and domestic markets will significantly affect ANSYS' customers' ability to purchase products from the Company at the same level as prior periods or to pay for the Company's products and services, the risk that declines in the ANSYS' customers' business may lengthen customer sales cycles, the risk of declines in the economy of one or more of ANSYS' primary geographic regions, the risk that ANSYS' revenues and operating results will be adversely affected by changes in currency exchange rates or economic declines in any of the countries in which ANSYS conducts transactions, the risk that the assumptions underlying ANSYS' anticipated revenues and expenditures will change or prove inaccurate, the risk that ANSYS has overestimated its ability to maintain growth and profitability and control costs, uncertainties regarding the demand for ANSYS' products and services in future periods, the risk that ANSYS has overestimated the strength of the demand among its customers for its products, uncertainties regarding customer acceptance of new products, the risk that ANSYS' operating results will be adversely affected by possible delays in developing, completing or shipping new or enhanced products, the risk that enhancements to the Company's products or products acquired in acquisitions may not produce anticipated sales, the risk that the Company may not be able to recruit and retain key executives and technical personnel, the risk that third parties may misappropriate the Company's proprietary technology or develop similar technology independently, the risk of unauthorized access to and distribution of the Company's source code, the risk of difficulties in the relationship with ANSYS' independent regional channel partners, the risk that ANSYS may not achieve the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions or that the integration of the acquired technologies or products with the Company's existing product lines may not be successful, and other factors that are detailed from time to time in reports filed by ANSYS, Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including ANSYS, Inc.'s 2013 Annual Report and Form 10-K. We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether changes occur as a result of new information or future events, after the date they were made.

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