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ANSYS is cornering the market for Engineering Software

ANSYS is cornering the market for Engineering Software

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Poppy previously recommended ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS). I had never heard of it and had no idea what they do, but most stock quote pages have a little blurb about the company. Here are the first few lines:

ANSYS, Inc. engages in the development and marketing of engineering simulation software and services. It operates through the following geographical segments: United States; Japan; Germany; South Korea; France; China; Other EMEA; and Other International. The firm's solutions include automotive; aerospace and defense; construction; energy; materials and chemical processing; autonomous engineering; and electrification. The company was founded by John A. Swanson in 1970 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, PA.
Quick takes:
  • The company makes engineering software and services, which can be very specialized and expensive. That's good. Sales dollars and earnings are major drivers of stock prices.
  • The company doesn't pay dividends (see the N/A below), which means investors are looking for stock price appreciation to make money on an investment.
  • EPS (earnings per share) are positive, which means the company is profitable.
  • According to Poppy, the company may take a while to build momentum, so if you buy it, you may expect the stock price to stay a little flat for some time.
  • Other things to analyze could be the company's leadership, quarterly earnings trends, and expectations around its new products.
  • Oh, and the ANSS stock chart looks fantastic. This is the ideal shape you want:
ANSYS 5-year stock chart, showing price appreciation
ANSYS 5-year stock chart

Since we're getting into analysis a bit more, I'd love to introduce my favorite tool for stock analysis - Wallmine.com. The screenshots from wallmine below for Ansys might make wallmine look a little overwhelming, but it's actually very approachable. If you hover over any of those terms with your mouse, a definition will appear to explain what it is. It's super great for beginners or even experts who need a reminder.

Link to Ansys on Wallmine

ANSYS quote page from wallmine.com, showing stock fundamentals
ANSYS quote page from wallmine.com


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Current snapshot of Pasta Dollar / Poppy Seeds portfolio google sheets tracking spreadsheet.
Current snapshot of Pasta Dollar / Poppy Seeds portfolio google sheets tracking spreadsheet.
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