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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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industry
vs
history
Cash to Debt 0.76
AZPN's Cash to Debt is ranked lower than
78% of the 1848 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 22.21 vs. AZPN: 0.76 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Cash to Debt only.
AZPN' s Cash to Debt Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.41  Med: 1.68 Max: No Debt
Current: 0.76
Equity to Asset -0.08
AZPN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
96% of the 1756 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.62 vs. AZPN: -0.08 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Equity to Asset only.
AZPN' s Equity to Asset Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -0.25  Med: 0.33 Max: 0.68
Current: -0.08
-0.25
0.68
Interest Coverage 571.90
AZPN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
69% of the 1205 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 56.54 vs. AZPN: 571.90 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Interest Coverage only.
AZPN' s Interest Coverage Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.05  Med: 22.26 Max: 5993.07
Current: 571.9
1.05
5993.07
F-Score: 9
Z-Score: 6.38
M-Score: -3.13
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 : 9/10

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industry
vs
history
Operating margin (%) 44.27
AZPN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1799 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 4.71 vs. AZPN: 44.27 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Operating margin (%) only.
AZPN' s Operating margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -65.75  Med: 10.79 Max: 40.82
Current: 44.27
-65.75
40.82
Net-margin (%) 29.06
AZPN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1798 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.25 vs. AZPN: 29.06 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Net-margin (%) only.
AZPN' s Net-margin (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -64.59  Med: 10.68 Max: 26.89
Current: 29.06
-64.59
26.89
ROA (%) 42.55
AZPN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1843 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.85 vs. AZPN: 42.55 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROA (%) only.
AZPN' s ROA (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -23.6  Med: 8.50 Max: 32.74
Current: 42.55
-23.6
32.74
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1037.12
AZPN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1816 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.47 vs. AZPN: 1037.12 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZPN' s ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -521.84  Med: 198.45 Max: 1667.9
Current: 1037.12
-521.84
1667.9
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 24.00
AZPN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
87% of the 1437 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.10 vs. AZPN: 24.00 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) only.
AZPN' s Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -22.7  Med: -8.20 Max: 26.4
Current: 24
-22.7
26.4
» AZPN's 10-Y Financials

Financials (Next Earnings Date: Est. 2016-08-13)


Revenue & Net Income
Cash & Debt
Oprt. Cash Flow & Free Cash Flow
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Guru Trades

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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Q3 2015

AZPN Guru Trades in Q3 2015

Ron Baron 133,138 sh (New)
Paul Tudor Jones 8,600 sh (New)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,350,331 sh (+68.84%)
Jim Simons 2,193,709 sh (+22.60%)
Joel Greenblatt 810,372 sh (-0.20%)
Ken Fisher 2,303,625 sh (-1.58%)
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Q4 2015

AZPN Guru Trades in Q4 2015

Ron Baron 890,576 sh (+568.91%)
Paul Tudor Jones 17,909 sh (+108.24%)
Joel Greenblatt 858,273 sh (+5.91%)
Jim Simons 2,189,700 sh (-0.18%)
Ken Fisher 2,297,681 sh (-0.26%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,203,311 sh (-10.89%)
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Q1 2016

AZPN Guru Trades in Q1 2016

Joel Greenblatt 970,734 sh (+13.10%)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 1,286,281 sh (+6.90%)
Ron Baron 898,400 sh (+0.88%)
Ken Fisher 2,290,258 sh (-0.32%)
Paul Tudor Jones 16,446 sh (-8.17%)
Jim Simons 1,826,500 sh (-16.59%)
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Business Description

Industry: Application Software » Software - Application
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Traded in other countries:AST.Germany,
Aspen Technology Inc together with its subsidiaries is engaged in providing process optimization software solutions designed to manage and optimize plant and process design, operational performance, and supply chain planning.

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 aspenONE software and related services have been developed specifically for companies in the process industries, including the energy, chemicals, and engineering and construction industries. 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. It competes with principal product areas: engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain management.

Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 23.21
AZPN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
53% of the 1266 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 24.35 vs. AZPN: 23.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/E(ttm) only.
AZPN' s P/E(ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.78  Med: 47.78 Max: 1226.82
Current: 23.21
8.78
1226.82
Forward P/E 2.11
AZPN's Forward P/E is ranked higher than
99% of the 364 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 20.66 vs. AZPN: 2.11 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Forward P/E only.
N/A
PE(NRI) 23.21
AZPN's PE(NRI) is ranked higher than
52% of the 1223 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.72 vs. AZPN: 23.21 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PE(NRI) only.
AZPN' s PE(NRI) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.75  Med: 48.01 Max: 1349.5
Current: 23.21
8.75
1349.5
Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) 20.62
AZPN's Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) is ranked higher than
54% of the 732 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 21.82 vs. AZPN: 20.62 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) only.
AZPN' s Price/Owner Earnings (ttm) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.85  Med: 22.53 Max: 168.29
Current: 20.62
9.85
168.29
P/S 6.79
AZPN's P/S is ranked lower than
80% of the 1924 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.17 vs. AZPN: 6.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful P/S only.
AZPN' s P/S Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.78  Med: 6.26 Max: 12.87
Current: 6.79
0.78
12.87
PFCF 20.51
AZPN's PFCF is ranked higher than
58% of the 720 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 23.07 vs. AZPN: 20.51 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful PFCF only.
AZPN' s PFCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 9.74  Med: 22.13 Max: 158.07
Current: 20.51
9.74
158.07
POCF 19.95
AZPN's POCF is ranked lower than
58% of the 932 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.74 vs. AZPN: 19.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful POCF only.
AZPN' s POCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 8.2  Med: 20.72 Max: 56.63
Current: 19.95
8.2
56.63
EV-to-EBIT 15.18
AZPN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
55% of the 1246 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 16.34 vs. AZPN: 15.18 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBIT only.
AZPN' s EV-to-EBIT Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -225.8  Med: 16.30 Max: 170.1
Current: 15.18
-225.8
170.1
EV-to-EBITDA 14.74
AZPN's EV-to-EBITDA is ranked lower than
54% of the 1352 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 13.11 vs. AZPN: 14.74 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful EV-to-EBITDA only.
AZPN' s EV-to-EBITDA Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: -376  Med: 14.40 Max: 324.4
Current: 14.74
-376
324.4
Shiller P/E 90.42
AZPN's Shiller P/E is ranked lower than
85% of the 284 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 34.21 vs. AZPN: 90.42 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Shiller P/E only.
AZPN' s Shiller P/E Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 81.08  Med: 159.22 Max: 1389.67
Current: 90.42
81.08
1389.67
Current Ratio 0.95
AZPN's Current Ratio is ranked lower than
85% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.97 vs. AZPN: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Current Ratio only.
AZPN' s Current Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.44 Max: 4.04
Current: 0.95
0.83
4.04
Quick Ratio 0.95
AZPN's Quick Ratio is ranked lower than
82% of the 1667 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.86 vs. AZPN: 0.95 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Quick Ratio only.
AZPN' s Quick Ratio Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.83  Med: 1.44 Max: 4.04
Current: 0.95
0.83
4.04
Days Sales Outstanding 16.79
AZPN's Days Sales Outstanding is ranked higher than
93% of the 1474 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 68.92 vs. AZPN: 16.79 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Sales Outstanding only.
AZPN' s Days Sales Outstanding Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 25.46  Med: 50.93 Max: 183.15
Current: 16.79
25.46
183.15
Days Payable 28.59
AZPN's Days Payable is ranked lower than
66% of the 1334 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 43.86 vs. AZPN: 28.59 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Days Payable only.
AZPN' s Days Payable Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 2.85  Med: 20.34 Max: 38.58
Current: 28.59
2.85
38.58

Valuation & Return

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Price/Projected FCF 1.64
AZPN's Price/Projected FCF is ranked higher than
53% of the 819 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.70 vs. AZPN: 1.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Projected FCF only.
AZPN' s Price/Projected FCF Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 1.32  Med: 3.28 Max: 188.04
Current: 1.64
1.32
188.04
Price/Median PS Value 1.09
AZPN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
52% of the 1710 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.08 vs. AZPN: 1.09 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Price/Median PS Value only.
AZPN' s Price/Median PS Value Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.04  Med: 0.57 Max: 1.81
Current: 1.09
0.04
1.81
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) 6.64
AZPN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
72% of the 1968 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.20 vs. AZPN: 6.64 )
Ranked among companies with meaningful Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) only.
AZPN' s Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) (%) Range Over the Past 10 Years
Min: 0.6  Med: 4.90 Max: 14.8
Current: 6.64
0.6
14.8

More Statistics

Revenue (TTM) (Mil) $472.9
EPS (TTM) $ 1.64
Beta1.26
Short Percentage of Float10.15%
52-Week Range $29.25 - 46.76
Shares Outstanding (Mil)81.87

Analyst Estimate

Jun16 Jun17 Jun18
Revenue (Mil $) 473 494 524
EPS ($) 1.66 18.03 1.97
EPS without NRI ($) 1.66 18.03 1.97
EPS Growth Rate
(3Y to 5Y Estimate)
N/A
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