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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
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history
Cash to Debt No Debt
AZPN's Cash to Debt is ranked higher than
94% of the 2084 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.03 vs. AZPN: No Debt )
AZPN' s 10-Year Cash to Debt Range
Min: 0.25   Max: No Debt
Current: No Debt

Equity to Asset 0.19
AZPN's Equity to Asset is ranked lower than
57% of the 2011 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 0.60 vs. AZPN: 0.19 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Equity to Asset Range
Min: -0.25   Max: 0.68
Current: 0.19

-0.25
0.68
Interest Coverage 3506.05
AZPN's Interest Coverage is ranked higher than
67% of the 1371 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2350.48 vs. AZPN: 3506.05 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Interest Coverage Range
Min: 0.64   Max: 3506.05
Current: 3506.05

0.64
3506.05
F-Score: 8
Z-Score: 8.24
M-Score: -4.16
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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industry
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history
Operating margin (%) 36.38
AZPN's Operating margin (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.44 vs. AZPN: 36.38 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Operating margin (%) Range
Min: -65.75   Max: 33.14
Current: 36.38

-65.75
33.14
Net-margin (%) 24.27
AZPN's Net-margin (%) is ranked higher than
96% of the 2065 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.78 vs. AZPN: 24.27 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Net-margin (%) Range
Min: -64.59   Max: 21.91
Current: 24.27

-64.59
21.91
ROE (%) 117.45
AZPN's ROE (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2008 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 7.06 vs. AZPN: 117.45 )
AZPN' s 10-Year ROE (%) Range
Min: -94.74   Max: 92.45
Current: 117.45

-94.74
92.45
ROA (%) 26.32
AZPN's ROA (%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 2091 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.76 vs. AZPN: 26.32 )
AZPN' s 10-Year ROA (%) Range
Min: -30.04   Max: 21.7
Current: 26.32

-30.04
21.7
ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) 1899.83
AZPN's ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) is ranked higher than
99% of the 2073 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 29.03 vs. AZPN: 1899.83 )
AZPN' s 10-Year ROC (Joel Greenblatt) (%) Range
Min: -738.16   Max: 1682.87
Current: 1899.83

-738.16
1682.87
Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) 26.40
AZPN's Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
95% of the 1674 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 5.60 vs. AZPN: 26.40 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Revenue Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -23.3   Max: 27.4
Current: 26.4

-23.3
27.4
EPS Growth (3Y)(%) 103.00
AZPN's EPS Growth (3Y)(%) is ranked higher than
98% of the 1281 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.20 vs. AZPN: 103.00 )
AZPN' s 10-Year EPS Growth (3Y)(%) Range
Min: -31.5   Max: 103
Current: 103

-31.5
103
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Guru Trades

Q4 2013

AZPN Guru Trades in Q4 2013

Joel Greenblatt 10,496 sh (+15.24%)
Jim Simons 1,555,334 sh (+14.35%)
RS Investment Management 315,449 sh (+6.73%)
Chuck Royce 42,100 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 31,820 sh (-0.62%)
Pioneer Investments 142,800 sh (-4.4%)
Steven Cohen 31,481 sh (-26.53%)
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Q1 2014

AZPN Guru Trades in Q1 2014

Ken Fisher 218,244 sh (New)
Joel Greenblatt 46,673 sh (+344.67%)
Steven Cohen 61,655 sh (+95.85%)
RS Investment Management 375,449 sh (+19.02%)
Jim Simons 1,765,600 sh (+13.52%)
Chuck Royce 42,100 sh (unchged)
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 31,280 sh (-1.7%)
Pioneer Investments 138,978 sh (-2.68%)
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Q2 2014

AZPN Guru Trades in Q2 2014

Paul Tudor Jones 8,413 sh (New)
Ken Fisher 490,414 sh (+124.71%)
Jim Simons 2,140,900 sh (+21.26%)
Chuck Royce 42,100 sh (unchged)
Pioneer Investments Sold Out
RS Investment Management Sold Out
Manning & Napier Advisors, Inc 28,560 sh (-8.7%)
Joel Greenblatt 28,236 sh (-39.5%)
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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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Insider Trades

Latest Guru Trades with AZPN

(List those with share number changes of more than 20%, or impact to portfolio more than 0.1%)

GuruDate Trades Impact to Portfolio Price Range * (?) Current Price Change from Average Current Shares
Joel Greenblatt 2014-09-30 Add 1877.62%0.2%$36.69 - $47.05 $ 36.99-14%558400
Ken Fisher 2014-06-30 Add 124.71%0.03%$37.6 - $46.2 $ 36.99-14%490414
Joel Greenblatt 2014-06-30 Reduce -39.5%0.01%$37.6 - $46.2 $ 36.99-14%28236
Ken Fisher 2014-03-31 New Buy0.02%$40.43 - $47.84 $ 36.99-16%218244
Joel Greenblatt 2014-03-31 Add 344.67%0.02%$40.43 - $47.84 $ 36.99-17%46673
Joel Greenblatt 2013-09-30 New Buy0.01%$29.29 - $35.27 $ 36.9912%9108
George Soros 2013-03-31 Sold Out 0.39%$27.55 - $32.48 $ 36.9922%0
George Soros 2012-06-30 Add 94.98%0.19%$19.15 - $23.05 $ 36.9975%1169852
George Soros 2012-03-31 Add 100%0.09%$16.41 - $21.61 $ 36.99102%600000
George Soros 2011-09-30 New Buy0.07%$12.75 - $17.78 $ 36.99132%250000
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Ratios

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industry
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history
P/E(ttm) 34.30
AZPN's P/E(ttm) is ranked higher than
76% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 59.10 vs. AZPN: 34.30 )
AZPN' s 10-Year P/E(ttm) Range
Min: 8.78   Max: 1226.77
Current: 34.3

8.78
1226.77
P/B 48.04
AZPN's P/B is ranked lower than
52% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.44 vs. AZPN: 48.04 )
AZPN' s 10-Year P/B Range
Min: 2.47   Max: 54.14
Current: 48.04

2.47
54.14
P/S 8.37
AZPN's P/S is ranked higher than
53% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 2.65 vs. AZPN: 8.37 )
AZPN' s 10-Year P/S Range
Min: 0.65   Max: 12.88
Current: 8.37

0.65
12.88
PFCF 16.66
AZPN's PFCF is ranked higher than
87% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 84.60 vs. AZPN: 16.66 )
AZPN' s 10-Year PFCF Range
Min: 6.79   Max: 109.33
Current: 16.66

6.79
109.33
EV-to-EBIT 20.61
AZPN's EV-to-EBIT is ranked higher than
77% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 33.85 vs. AZPN: 20.61 )
AZPN' s 10-Year EV-to-EBIT Range
Min: -141.7   Max: 1163.5
Current: 20.61

-141.7
1163.5
Shiller P/E 263.30
AZPN's Shiller P/E is ranked higher than
77% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 9999.00 vs. AZPN: 263.30 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Shiller P/E Range
Min: 235.71   Max: 790.6
Current: 263.3

235.71
790.6
Current Ratio 1.27
AZPN's Current Ratio is ranked higher than
53% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.91 vs. AZPN: 1.27 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Current Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 4.04
Current: 1.27

1
4.04
Quick Ratio 1.27
AZPN's Quick Ratio is ranked higher than
57% of the 2048 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.78 vs. AZPN: 1.27 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Quick Ratio Range
Min: 1   Max: 4.04
Current: 1.27

1
4.04

Valuation & Return

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industry
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history
Price/Tangible Book 67.25
AZPN's Price/Tangible Book is ranked higher than
57% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.50 vs. AZPN: 67.25 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Price/Tangible Book Range
Min: 1.25   Max: 69.47
Current: 67.25

1.25
69.47
Price/DCF (Projected) 2.68
AZPN's Price/DCF (Projected) is ranked higher than
79% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 8.51 vs. AZPN: 2.68 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Price/DCF (Projected) Range
Min: 1.32   Max: 188.02
Current: 2.68

1.32
188.02
Price/Median PS Value 2.02
AZPN's Price/Median PS Value is ranked higher than
54% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 1.19 vs. AZPN: 2.02 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Price/Median PS Value Range
Min: 0.07   Max: 2.75
Current: 2.02

0.07
2.75
Price/Graham Number 10.03
AZPN's Price/Graham Number is ranked higher than
71% of the 2274 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 28.44 vs. AZPN: 10.03 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Price/Graham Number Range
Min: 1.17   Max: 35.89
Current: 10.03

1.17
35.89
Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) 4.90
AZPN's Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) is ranked higher than
75% of the 2058 Companies
in the Global Software - Application industry.

( Industry Median: 3.80 vs. AZPN: 4.90 )
AZPN' s 10-Year Earnings Yield (Greenblatt) Range
Min: 0.1   Max: 11.6
Current: 4.9

0.1
11.6

Analyst Estimate

Jun15 Jun16
Revenue(Mil) 439 491
EPS($) 1.24 1.42
EPS without NRI($) 1.24 1.42

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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