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GuruFocus Financial Strength Rank measures how strong a company’s financial situation is. It is based on these factors

1. The debt burden that the company has as measured by its Interest coverage (current year).
2. Debt to revenue ratio. The lower, the better
3. Altman Z-score.

A company ranks high with financial strength is likely to withstand any business slowdowns and recessions.

Financial Strength : 7/10

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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AZPN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
98% of the 1781 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.60 vs. AZPN: No Debt )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.47  Med: 1.71 Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt
Equity to Asset -0.15
AZPN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
97% of the 1579 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.61 vs. AZPN: -0.15 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.21  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.68
Current: -0.15
-0.21
0.68
Interest Coverage 5993.07
AZPN's Interest Coverage is ranked lower than
52% of the 1164 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 10000.00 vs. AZPN: 5993.07 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.64  Med: 22.26 Max: 5993.07
Current: 5993.07
0.64
5993.07
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 7.75
M-Score: -3.94
GuruFocus Profitability Rank ranks how profitable a company is and how likely the company’s business will stay that way. It is based on these factors:

1. Operating Margin
2. Trend of the Operating Margin (5-year average). The company with an uptrend profit margin has a higher rank.
••3. Consistency of the profitability
4. Piotroski F-Score
5. Predictability Rank•

The maximum rank is 10. A rank of 7 or higher means a higher profitability and may stay that way. A rank of 3 or lower indicates that the company has had trouble to make a profit.

Profitability Rank is not directly related to the Financial Strength Rank. But if a company is consistently profitable, its financial strength will be stronger.

Profitability & Growth : 7/10

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Operating margin (%) 40.82
AZPN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.11 vs. AZPN: 40.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -65.75  Med: 3.66 Max: 40.82
Current: 40.82
-65.75
40.82
Net-margin (%) 26.89
AZPN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1748 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.20 vs. AZPN: 26.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.59  Med: 3.60 Max: 26.89
Current: 26.89
-64.59
26.89
ROE (%) 510.18
AZPN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
100% of the 1703 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 6.27 vs. AZPN: 510.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROE (%) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -100.99  Med: 6.87 Max: 674.11
Current: 510.18
-100.99
674.11
ROA (%) 33.60
AZPN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 1788 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.29 vs. AZPN: 33.60 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -30.04  Med: 2.54 Max: 32.74
Current: 33.6
-30.04
32.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1247.82
AZPN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
97% of the 1761 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.35 vs. AZPN: 1247.82 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -521.84  Med: 14.16 Max: 1667.9
Current: 1247.82
-521.84
1667.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 24.10
AZPN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
88% of the 1315 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.30 vs. AZPN: 24.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.3  Med: -7.50 Max: 26.4
Current: 24.1
-23.3
26.4
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Financials


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Cash & Debt
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Guru Trades

Q3 2014

AZPN Guru Trades in Q3 2014

Joel Greenblatt 558,400 sh (+1877.62%)
Paul Tudor Jones 45,695 sh (+443.15%)
Jim Simons 2,460,600 sh (+14.93%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 32,030 sh (+12.15%)
Ken Fisher 544,074 sh (+10.94%)
Chuck Royce 42,100 sh (unchged)
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Q4 2014

AZPN Guru Trades in Q4 2014

Ken Fisher 2,412,215 sh (+343.36%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,144,357 sh (+104.93%)
Chuck Royce 42,100 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 31,580 sh (-1.40%)
Paul Tudor Jones 35,502 sh (-22.31%)
Jim Simons 1,890,800 sh (-23.16%)
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Q1 2015

AZPN Guru Trades in Q1 2015

Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 985,350 sh (+3020.17%)
Joel Greenblatt 1,231,005 sh (+7.57%)
Chuck Royce Sold Out
Jim Simons 1,872,600 sh (-0.96%)
Ken Fisher 2,353,475 sh (-2.44%)
Paul Tudor Jones 15,369 sh (-56.71%)
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Q2 2015

AZPN Guru Trades in Q2 2015

Paul Tudor Jones Sold Out
Ken Fisher 2,340,690 sh (-0.54%)
Jim Simons 1,789,300 sh (-4.45%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 799,751 sh (-18.84%)
Joel Greenblatt 812,015 sh (-34.04%)
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Ratios

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P/E(ttm) 28.30
AZPN's P/E(ttm) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1109 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.00 vs. AZPN: 28.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.78  Med: 52.33 Max: 1226.77
Current: 28.3
8.78
1226.77
Forward P/E 23.53
AZPN's Forward P/E is ranked lower than
62% of the 528 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 19.16 vs. AZPN: 23.53 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 28.30
AZPN's PE(NRI) is ranked lower than
57% of the 1101 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.80 vs. AZPN: 28.30 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year PE(NRI) Range
Min: 8.75  Med: 52.63 Max: 1349.45
Current: 28.3
8.75
1349.45
P/S 7.64
AZPN's P/S is ranked lower than
84% of the 1715 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.00 vs. AZPN: 7.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AZPN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.65  Med: 4.73 Max: 12.88
Current: 7.64
0.65
12.88
PFCF 18.22
AZPN's PFCF is ranked higher than
65% of the 815 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.41 vs. AZPN: 18.22 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AZPN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 9.84  Med: 22.44 Max: 109.33
Current: 18.22
9.84
109.33
POCF 17.47
AZPN's POCF is ranked higher than
51% of the 1017 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 17.74 vs. AZPN: 17.47 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AZPN' s 10-Year POCF Range
Min: 8.33  Med: 20.96 Max: 58.83
Current: 17.47
8.33
58.83
EV-to-EBIT 16.52
AZPN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
50% of the 1149 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.13 vs. AZPN: 16.52 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AZPN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -141.7  Med: 18.90 Max: 1163.5
Current: 16.52
-141.7
1163.5
Shiller P/E 166.09
AZPN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
95% of the 699 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.94 vs. AZPN: 166.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 164.17  Med: 408.82 Max: 790.6
Current: 166.09
164.17
790.6
Current Ratio 0.89
AZPN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
88% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.07 vs. AZPN: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.65
Current: 0.89
0.89
3.65
Quick Ratio 0.89
AZPN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
86% of the 1625 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.92 vs. AZPN: 0.89 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 0.89  Med: 1.43 Max: 3.65
Current: 0.89
0.89
3.65
Days Sales Outstanding 25.46
AZPN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
90% of the 1511 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 69.32 vs. AZPN: 25.46 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Days Sales Outstanding Range
Min: 25.46  Med: 92.74 Max: 186.93
Current: 25.46
25.46
186.93

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.91
AZPN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked lower than
56% of the 823 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.66 vs. AZPN: 1.91 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Price/Projected FCF Range
Min: 1.59  Med: 3.58 Max: 36.44
Current: 1.91
1.59
36.44
Price/Median PS Value 1.62
AZPN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked lower than
74% of the 1520 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.11 vs. AZPN: 1.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.11  Med: 0.89 Max: 2.35
Current: 1.62
0.11
2.35
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.10
AZPN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
66% of the 1711 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.80 vs. AZPN: 6.10 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZPN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: 0.1  Med: 3.60 Max: 11.6
Current: 6.1
0.1
11.6

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17
Revenue(Mil) 472 507
EPS($) 1.61 1.75
EPS without NRI($) 1.61 1.75

Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Aspen Technology Inc was formed in Massachusetts in 1981 and reincorporated in Delaware in 1998. The Company is a provider of mission-critical process optimization software solutions, which are designed to manage and optimize plant and process design, operational performance, and supply chain planning. The Company has developed its applications to design and optimize processes across three principal business areas: engineering, manufacturing and supply chain. Its engineering software applications are used during both the design and the ongoing operation of plant facilities to model and improve the way engineers develop and deploy manufacturing assets. Its manufacturing software products which are optimizing day-to-day processing activities, enabling customers to make faster decisions that improves plant performance and operating results. These solutions include desktop and server applications that help customers make real-time decisions, which can reduce fixed and variable costs and improve product yields. Its supply chain management solutions include desktop and server applications that help customers optimize critical supply chain decisions in order to reduce inventory, increase asset efficiency, and respond more quickly to changing market conditions. Its software applications are organized into two suites: aspenONE Engineering and aspenONE Manufacturing and Supply Chain. These suites are integrated applications that allow end users to utilize common data models to design process manufacturing environments, forecast and simulate potential actions, monitor operational performance, and manage planning and scheduling activities. It has three operating segments: license; SMS, training, and other; and professional services. It offers a variety of training solutions from standardized training, which can be delivered in a public forum, on-site at a customer's location or over the Internet, to customized training sessions, which can be tailored to fit customer needs. It offers professional services focused on implementation of its solution. Its engineering software competes with products of businesses such as ABB Ltd., Honeywell International, Inc., Invensys plc and KBC Advanced Technologies plc. Its manufacturing software competes with products of companies such as ABB Ltd., Honeywell International, Inc., Invensys plc, OSIsoft, Inc., Rockwell Automation, Inc., Siemens AG and Yokogawa Electric Corporation. Its supply chain management software competes with products of companies such as JDA Software Group, Inc., Oracle Corporation and SAP AG.
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