The EDA and MCAD/MCAE Almanac -Nominal Q3 2011

Management's Remaining 2011 & Preliminary 2012 Outlook

The Company is providing its 2011 revenue and earnings per share guidance below, as well as its preliminary outlook for 2012. The earnings per share guidance is provided on a GAAP basis.

Fourth Quarter 2011 Guidance

The Company currently expects the following for the quarter ending December 31, 2011:

  • GAAP Revenue in the range of $189.3 - $195.3 million
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $0.50 - $0.53

Fiscal Year 2011 Guidance

The Company currently expects the following for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2011:

  • GAAP Revenue in the range of $814.6 - $836.6 million
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share of $1.91 - $1.95

These statements are forward-looking and actual results may differ materially.

ANSYS is unable to predict the likely duration and severity of the current disruptions in the domestic and global economies. [NOTE: Some aspects of such economic disruptions are reviewed by the EDA and MCAD/MCAE writer both herein and in other EDA WEEKLY publications]. Should these economic conditions continue to deteriorate, it could result in ANSYS not meeting the guidance provided above and ANSYS' operating results and financial performance could be adversely affected.

ANSYS, Inc. self description

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 more than 2,000 professionals, many of them experts in engineering fields such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, electronics, electromagnetics, and design optimization. Headquartered south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., ANSYS has more than 60 strategic sales locations throughout the world with a network of channel partners in 40+ countries. Visit www.ansys.com for more information.

On November 15, 2011 Autodesk, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADSK) reported financial results for the third quarter of its fiscal year 2012, which corresponds to our nominal Q3 2011.

Highlights for nominal Q3 2011

  • Total Worldwide Revenue was $548.6 million, an increase of 15.08% compared to $476.7 million for the nominal third quarter of 2010, and a slight increase of 0.42% for Q3 2011 compared to the just prior nominal Q2 2011 revenue of $546.3 million.
  • Revenue guidance for nominal Q3 2011 provided three months ago was a range of $535 million to $550 million.
  • GAAP operating margin was 16%, compared to 15% in the third quarter of 2010.
  • GAAP net income was $72.8 million, up 35.82% compared to $53.6 million for nominal Q3 2010, and up 2.25% compared to $71.2 million for sequential nominal Q2 2011.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share for nominal Q3 2011 were $0.32, compared to $0.23 in the nominal third quarter of 2010.
  • GAAP diluted earnings per share guidance for nominal Q3 2011 provided three months ago was a range of $0.25 to $0.29.
  • Cash flow from operating activities was $138 million, up 21.05% compared to $114 million in the third quarter of 2010.

“Our business grew 15% in the third quarter as more and more people turned to Autodesk to help solve their most pressing design and engineering challenges,” said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO.

“Our strong revenue gains coupled with continued cost controls resulted in a healthy improvement in profitability and cash flow from operations. We experienced double-digit growth across all geographies, with particular strength in Asia Pacific. All of our businesses performed well, driven by continued adoption of our suites,” Bass concluded.

Autodesk Third Quarter Operational Overview

EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Asia) revenue was $202 million, an increase of 10% compared to the third quarter last year as reported and 8% on a constant currency basis. Revenue in the Americas was $200 million, an increase of 12% compared to the third quarter last year. Revenue in Asia Pacific was $146 million, an increase of 28% compared to the third quarter last year as reported and 19% on a constant currency basis. Revenue from emerging economies was $87 million, an increase of 15% compared to the third quarter last year as reported and 11% on a constant currency basis. Revenue from emerging economies represented 16% of total revenue in the third quarter.

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