Ansys' CEO Discusses Q1 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript

Ansys (ANSS)

Q1 2012 Earnings Call

May 03, 2012 10:30 am ET

Executives

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

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

Analysts

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

Jay Vleeschhouwer - Griffin Securities, Inc., Research Division

Richard H. Davis - Canaccord Genuity, Research Division

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

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

Daniel T. Cummins - ThinkEquity LLC, Research Division

Steven R. Koenig - Longbow Research LLC

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

Perry Huang - Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Research Division

Jason Rogers

Barbara Coffey - Brigantine Advisors

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

Presentation

Operator

Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for standing by, and welcome to ANSYS' First Quarter 2012 Conference Call. With us today are Mr. Jim Cashman, President and Chief Executive Officer; Maria Shields, Chief Financial Officer. For your information, today's conference is being recorded. At this time, I would like to turn the conference call over to Mr. Jim Cashman for some opening remarks.

James E. Cashman

Okay. Good morning, and again, thank you, everyone, for joining us to discuss ANSYS' 2012 first quarter financial results. So consistent with the standard protocol we've been keeping, all of the general information and key topics relative to Q1's business performance and our 2012 outlook are included within this morning's earnings release and in the prepared remarks document that we posted on the homepage of our Investor Relations website this morning.

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