SOUTHPOINTE, PA-Ansys Inc., maker of simulation software and technologies designed to optimize product development processes, has been included on theForbes200 Best Small Companies in America list, ranking 85th. This is the seventh time that Ansys has made the list during the past nine years.

The list comprises financially solid small-cap businesses that have annual revenues between $5 million and $750 million, have traded publicly for at least a year and are priced over five dollars. Rankings are based on earnings and sales growth, along with return on equity in the past 12 months and over five years. Stock performance of each company was compared with that of its peers.

“It is an honor to once again be named to theForbeslist, a ranking that reflects our company’s achievement of consistent growth. It also reinforces that our simulation driven product development vision and strategy are on the right track,” says Jim Cashman, president and chief executive officer at Ansys Inc. “In particular, our success over the past year demonstrates that, even in hard times, customers understand the value that Ansys brings in pushing the boundaries of product innovation.”

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