Ansys (ANSS)

Q3 2011 Earnings Call

November 03, 2011 10:30 am ET

Executives

Maria T. Shields - Chief Financial Officer, Principal Accounting Officer and Vice President of Finance & Administration

James E. Cashman - Chief Executive Officer, President and Director

Analysts

Jason Rogers - Great Lakes Review

Daniel T. Cummins - ThinkEquity LLC, Research Division

Blair Abernethy - Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc., Research Division

Steven M. Ashley - Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated, Research Division

Mark W. Schappel - The Benchmark Company, LLC, Research Division

Barbara Coffey - Brigantine Advisors LLC

Steven R. Koenig - Longbow Research LLC

Sterling P. Auty - JP Morgan Chase & Co, Research Division

Richard H. Davis - Canaccord Genuity, Research Division

Ross MacMillan - Jefferies & Company, Inc., Research Division

Jay Vleeschhouwer - Griffin Securities, Inc., Research Division

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to ANSYS Third Quarter 2011 Conference Call. With us today are Mr. Jim Cashman, President and Chief Executive Officer; and Maria Shields, Chief Financial Officer. At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Mr. Jim Cashman.

James E. Cashman

Okay. Good morning, everybody. And again, thank you for joining us to discuss ANSYS' third quarter 2011 financial results. Okay. So consistent with our 2011 protocol, all of the general information and key topics relative to the third quarter and the year-to-date business results, as well as our future outlook are included in the earnings release and in the prepared remarks that we posted on the homepage of our Investor Relations website this morning. But before we get started I will introduce Maria Shields, our CFO, and I'll ask her to go through our typical Safe Harbor Statement. So Maria?

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