ANSYS Announces $25.3 Million in Revenue and $0.43 Adjusted Earnings Per Share for the Fourth Quarter 2002
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ANSYS Announces $25.3 Million in Revenue and $0.43 Adjusted Earnings Per Share for the Fourth Quarter 2002

SOUTHPOINTE, Pa., Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ANSYS, Inc. , a global innovator of simulation software and technologies aimed at optimizing customers' product development processes, today announced fourth quarter 2002 results. ANSYS's fourth quarter results reflect:

  --  Total reported revenue increased 1% to $25.3 million from $25.1
      million in the fourth quarter of 2001;
  --  An overall gross profit margin of 88% and an operating margin,
      excluding total amortization, of 39%;
  --  Fourth quarter adjusted earnings per share, excluding the impact of
      acquisition-related amortization, of $0.43 compared to $0.38 in the
      fourth quarter of 2001; and reported GAAP earnings per share of $0.41
      compared to $0.33 in the fourth quarter of 2001; and
  --  Cash flows from operations of $6.1 million in the fourth quarter of
      2002.

  For the year ended December 31, 2002, ANSYS's financial results reflect:

  --  Total reported revenue increased 7% to $91.0 million from $84.8
      million in 2001;
  --  An overall gross profit margin of 87% and an operating margin,
      excluding total amortization, of 32%;
  --  Adjusted earnings per share, excluding the impact of acquisition-
      related amortization, for the full year of 2002 of $1.29 compared
      with $1.11 in 2001; and reported GAAP earnings per share of $1.22 for
      the full year of 2002 compared with $0.89 for 2001; and
  --  Cash flows from operations of $22.1 million in 2002.

As previously mentioned, ANSYS reported revenue for the three- and twelve- month periods ended December 31, 2002 of $25.3 million and $91.0 million, respectively. In 2001, the Company modified its revenue recognition policy for annual software lease licenses to comply with Technical Practice Aid 5100.53 "Fair Value of PCS in a Short-Term Time-Based License and Software Revenue Recognition," issued by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Had this revenue recognition policy modification been initially made in January 2002, revenue for the three- and twelve-month periods ended December 31, 2002 would have been approximately $25.0 million and $87.2 million, respectively. Beginning in 2003, this modification will no longer impact the comparability of the Company's reported revenue.

In 2002, the Company repurchased 504,900 shares of its common stock; 1.1 million shares remain authorized under ANSYS's buyback program.

Fourth Quarter 2002 and Year Ended December 31, 2002 Reported GAAP Results:

ANSYS reported net income for the quarter ended December 31, 2002 of $6.3 million, or $0.41 diluted earnings per share, based on 15.4 million weighted average common shares outstanding. For the quarter ended December 31, 2001, ANSYS reported net income of $5.1 million, or $0.33 diluted earnings per share, based on 15.7 million weighted average common shares outstanding. For the year ended December 31, 2002, ANSYS reported net income of $19.0 million, or $1.22 diluted earnings per share, based on 15.6 million weighted average common shares outstanding. For the year ended December 31, 2001, ANSYS reported net income of $13.7 million, or $0.89 diluted earnings per share, based on 15.4 million weighted average common shares outstanding.

Jim Cashman, ANSYS President and CEO, stated, "We believe that our solid fourth quarter and fiscal year 2002 results continue to reflect ANSYS's strength in the marketplace, despite the challenges of difficult economic conditions affecting the software industry. Although these economic elements are beyond our control, ANSYS continues to focus on long-term growth combined with disciplined expense control to maintain earnings during times of increased unpredictability in our customers' buying patterns."

Cashman further commented, "Looking into 2003, we see continued opportunity to increase shareholder value through our adherence to our strategic plan. This plan includes investing our resources to extend our core product and service offerings, strengthening and expanding our distribution channels and completing strategic acquisitions when opportunities arise. Our balance sheet strengthened in 2002 to end the year with $61.1 million in cash and short-term investments and no debt. ANSYS remains committed to delivering superior value to our customers which, in turn, we believe will increase shareholder value over the long run."

Recent Highlights

Consistent with the strategic plan, this morning the Company announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the outstanding common shares of the CFX Business (CFX) from AEA Technology plc (LONDON: AAT) for approximately $21 million in cash. CFX is a leading provider of fluid mechanics simulation software that develops, markets and supports computational fluid dynamics software products and services for customers to measure and regulate the flow of fluids during industrial processes. With over 4,000 active users, CFX has sales, support and consulting offices around the world. When completed, the combination of CFX's technology with ANSYS's existing strength in solid mechanics will allow ANSYS to simulate more of its customers' products and the environments surrounding them. Please refer to the ANSYS press release "ANSYS to Acquire CFX, A Leading Provider of Computational Fluid Dynamics Simulation Software and Services."

Additionally, during the fourth quarter ANSYS unveiled FEMXplorer, its first product featuring the implementation of CADOE variational technology acquired in late 2001. Another new product announced in the fourth quarter was AI*NASTRAN, an alternative NASTRAN product developed through a strategic OEM partnership with Schaeffer Automated Simulation.

As previously announced, ANSYS will hold a conference call at 10:30 A.M. Eastern Time on February 4, 2003 to discuss fourth quarter results and the proposed CFX acquisition, as well as to provide guidance regarding 2003 business prospects. The dial in number is 800-857-7001 and the passcode is "ANSYS". A replay will be available until February 6, 2003 by dialing 800-756-9736. The conference call will be webcast live and can be accessed, along with other financial information, on ANSYS' website, located at http://www.ansys.com/.

Some matters discussed in this news release constitute forward-looking statements under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements include statements with respect to our future growth prospects, technology innovation and development of key strategic partnerships, our strength in the marketplace despite difficult economic conditions, our ability to maintain earnings through expense control despite increased unpredictability in our customer's buying patterns, our ability to increase shareholder value through by focusing on extending our core product and service offerings, strengthening and expanding our distribution channels and completing strategic acquisitions.

All forward-looking statements in this press release are subject to risks and uncertainties, such as the risk of a general economic downturn in one or more of ANSYS' primary geographic markets, the risk that ANSYS has overestimated its ability to maintain growth and profitability and control costs in the current economic environment, the risk that ANSYS' sales will be adversely impacted at a later stage in the current economic downturn, 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 in an unstable economy, risks of problems arising from customer contract cancellations, uncertainties regarding customer acceptance of new products, the risk that ongoing pressure on customer spending will not allow investment in sales, technology innovation and development of key strategic partnerships, the risk that the Company will not be able to steer through subdued business conditions caused by persistent global economic sluggishness, the risk that ANSYS' strategic plan will not increase shareholder value over the long run, 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 changes in the price of our common stock or the existence of competing uses for available cash will affect our willingness to continue the stock repurchase program, uncertainties regarding fluctuations in quarterly results, including uncertainties regarding the timing of orders from significant customers and regional economies, 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 2001 Annual Report and Form 10-K and the most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q.

ANSYS, Inc. is committed to providing the most open and flexible analysis solutions to meet customer requirements for engineering software in today's competitive marketplace. ANSYS, Inc. partners with leading design software suppliers to develop state-of-the-art CAD-integrated products. ANSYS and its global network of ANSYS Support Distributors provide sales, support and training for customers. Information about ANSYS, Inc. and its products can be found on the Worldwide Web at http://www.ansys.com/.

Note to editors: ANSYS, ANSYS*EMAX, AI*NASTRAN, ANSYS*Environment, CADOE and DesignSpace are Trademarks or registered Trademarks of subsidiaries of ANSYS, Inc. located in the United States or other countries. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

                         ANSYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                      Consolidated Statements of Income
                    (in thousands, except per share data)
                                 (Unaudited)

                         Three months ended         Twelve months ended
                     December 31, December 31,   December 31,  December 31,
                         2002         2001           2002          2001
  Revenue:
    Software licenses   $14,052      $14,381       $48,177       $45,318
    Maintenance and
     service             11,215       10,692        42,834        39,518
      Total revenue      25,267       25,073        91,011        84,836

  Cost of sales:
    Software licenses     1,041        1,241         3,897         4,726
    Maintenance and
     service              2,038        1,792         7,863         6,627
      Total cost
       of sales           3,079        3,033        11,760        11,353

  Gross profit           22,188       22,040        79,251        73,483

  Operating expenses:
    Selling and
     marketing            4,997        5,310        20,089        19,726
    Research and
     development          4,693        4,322        19,605        16,893
    Amortization            565        1,347         2,289         5,271
    General and
     administrative       2,632        3,399        10,194        13,045
      Total operating
       expenses          12,887       14,378        52,177        54,935

  Operating income        9,301        7,662        27,074        18,548

  Other income (expense)   (215)        (160)          311         1,434

  Income before income
   tax provision          9,086        7,502        27,385        19,982

  Income tax provision    2,817        2,404         8,426         6,290

  Net income             $6,269       $5,098       $18,959      $ 13,692

  Net income per basic
   common share:
    Basic earnings
     per share            $0.43        $0.35         $1.30         $0.94
    Weighted average
     shares - basic      14,557       14,427        14,598        14,554


  Net income per
   diluted common share:
    Diluted earnings per
     share                $0.41        $0.33         $1.22         $0.89
    Weighted average
     shares - diluted    15,374       15,693        15,594        15,438


  Net income before acquisition-
   related amortization: $6,552       $5,972       $20,091       $17,144
    Adjusted diluted
     earnings per share   $0.43        $0.38         $1.29         $1.11



                         ANSYS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                    Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
                                (in thousands)

                                           December 31,    December 31,
                                               2002            2001
                                           (Unaudited)     (Unaudited)
  ASSETS:

  Cash & short-term investments              $61,132         $53,448
  Accounts receivable, net                    15,875          15,352
  Other assets                                49,424          48,962
      Total assets                          $126,431        $117,762


  LIABILITIES & STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:

  Current liabilities                        $35,238         $43,369
  Stockholders' equity                        91,193          74,393
      Total liabilities &
       stockholders' equity                 $126,431        $117,762

CONTACT: Mark A. Dozzo of ANSYS, Inc. - Treasurer, +1-724-514-1782

Web site: http://www.ansys.com/