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ASPEN TECHNOLOGY, INC. Discuss management and analyze the financial position and results of operations. (form 10-x)

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results of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic (and any COVID-19 variants, the
"COVID-19 pandemic") on our enterprise, working outcomes and monetary situation
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incorrect, precise outcomes might fluctuate materially from these indicated or
anticipated by such forward-looking statements. We may give no assurance that
such plans, estimates or expectations might be achieved and subsequently, precise
outcomes might differ materially from any plans, estimates or expectations in such
forward-looking statements.

Any forward-looking statements converse solely as of the date of this Quarterly
Report. We undertake no obligation to replace any forward-looking statements,
whether or not on account of new info or growth, future occasions or
in any other case, besides as required by regulation. It is best to learn the next dialogue
at the side of our unaudited consolidated and mixed monetary statements
and associated notes thereto contained on this report. You also needs to learn "Merchandise
1A. Danger Components" of Half II for a dialogue of vital elements that might
trigger our precise outcomes to vary materially from our expectations.

Our fiscal yr ends on June 30, and references on this Quarterly Report back to a
particular fiscal yr are the twelve months ended June 30 of such yr with the
exception of fiscal 2022 being the 9 months ended June 30 (for instance,
"fiscal 2023" refers back to the yr ending June 30, 2023).


Enterprise Overview

We're a worldwide chief in asset optimization software program that permits industrial
producers to design, function, and keep their operations for optimum
efficiency. We mix a long time of modeling, simulation, and optimization
capabilities with industrial operations experience and apply superior analytics
to enhance the profitability and sustainability of manufacturing belongings. Our
purpose-built software program is confirmed to drive worth creation levers for our
prospects; enhancing operational effectivity and maximizing productiveness,
lowering unplanned downtime and security dangers, and minimizing vitality consumption
and emissions. Our know-how is on the middle of their sustainability and
decarbonization packages, enabling circularity via improved industrial
applied sciences and extra degradable and recyclable plastics, and supporting the
broader vitality transition with superior options for energy transmission and
distribution, carbon seize, storage and utilization, batteries and vitality
storage. Cybersecurity is foundational within the design of our software program.

On Might 16, 2022, Heritage AspenTech and Emerson Electrical Co. ("Emerson") and
sure of its subsidiaries, entered right into a definitive settlement pursuant to,
amongst different issues Emerson and its subsidiaries contributed to Heritage
AspenTech Shareholders $6,014,000,000 in money and its Open Techniques
Worldwide, Inc. enterprise (the "OSI enterprise" or "OSI Inc.") and Geological
Simulation Software program enterprise, which now we have renamed as Subsurface Science &
Engineering (the "SSE enterprise" or "SSE") in alternate for 55% of our excellent
widespread inventory (on a completely diluted foundation).

By combining the software program capabilities, deep area experience and management of
Heritage AspenTech with the OSI and SSE companies, now we have created an organization
that we consider will ship superior worth to prospects throughout numerous finish
markets together with vitality, chemical substances, energy transmission and distribution,
engineering, procurement, and building, prescribed drugs, and metals and
mining, amongst others.

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For the quarter ended September 30, 2022, the consolidated and mixed
monetary statements comprised the outcomes of OSI Inc., SSE and Heritage
AspenTech, whereas for a similar interval within the prior fiscal yr, these monetary
statements comprised the outcomes of solely OSI Inc. and SSE. Sure monetary
info for the intervals ended September 30, 2021 have been reclassed to
conform to the consolidated and mixed monetary statements for the
three-month interval ended September 30, 2022.

Latest occasions

On July 27, 2022, we introduced that we entered right into a definitive settlement to
purchase Micromine, a worldwide chief in design and operational administration
options for the metals and mining business, from personal fairness agency Potentia
Capital and different sellers for AU $900 million in money (roughly $623
million USD based mostly on overseas foreign money alternate fee on the time of
announcement). We at present intend to finance the transaction via a
mixture of money available and extra debt financing. The acquisition
at present is anticipated to shut within the fiscal second quarter of 2023, topic to
receipt of regulatory approvals. In reference to the settlement to buy
Micromine, we additionally entered into overseas foreign money ahead contracts on August 2,
2022 for a six-month interval ending on February 6, 2023 to mitigate the affect of
overseas foreign money alternate related to the forecasted cost of buy
value.

Key Enterprise Metrics

Background

We use key enterprise metrics to trace and consider our enterprise efficiency. We now have recognized the next set of enterprise metrics which can be acceptable within the context of our evolving enterprise:

•Annual Contract Worth

•Complete Contract Worth

•Bookings

We additionally use the next non-GAAP enterprise metrics along with GAAP metrics to trace our enterprise efficiency:

Free money circulate

• Non-GAAP working revenue

We make these metrics out there to traders and none of those metrics needs to be thought-about an alternative choice to any GAAP measure of monetary efficiency.

Annual contract worth

Annual contract worth (ACV) is an estimate of the annual worth of our portfolio
of time period license and software program upkeep and help (SMS) contracts, the annual
worth of SMS agreements bought with perpetual licenses, and the annual worth
of standalone SMS agreements bought with sure legacy time period license
agreements, which have turn into an immaterial a part of our enterprise.

Evaluating ACV for various dates can present perception into the expansion and
retention charges of our recurring software program enterprise as a result of ACV represents the
estimated annual billings related to our recurring license and upkeep
agreements at any time limit. Administration makes use of the ACV enterprise metric to
consider the expansion and efficiency of our enterprise in addition to for planning and
forecasting functions. We consider that ACV is a helpful enterprise metric to
traders because it supplies perception into the expansion part of our software program
enterprise.

ACV usually will increase on account of new time period license and SMS agreements with
new or current prospects, renewals or modifications of current time period license
agreements that lead to greater license charges resulting from contractually-agreed value
escalation or a rise within the variety of tokens (items of software program utilization) or
merchandise licensed, or a rise within the worth of licenses delivered.

ACV is adversely affected by time period license and SMS agreements which can be renewed at
a decrease entitlement degree or not renewed, a lower within the worth of licenses
delivered, and, to a lesser extent, by buyer agreements that turn into inactive
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throughout the settlement's time period as a result of, in our willpower, quantities due (or which
will turn into due) beneath the settlement aren't collectible. As ACV is an estimate
of annual billings, it's going to usually not embrace contracts with a time period of much less
than one yr. As a result of ACV represents all different energetic time period software program and SMS
agreements, it might embrace quantities beneath agreements with prospects which can be
delinquent in paying invoices, which can be in chapter proceedings, are topic
to termination by the shopper or the place cost is in any other case doubtful.

As of September 30, 2022, buyer agreements representing roughly 84% of
our ACV (by worth) have been denominated in U.S. {dollars}. For agreements denominated
in different currencies, we use a set historic alternate fee to calculate ACV in
{dollars} fairly than utilizing present alternate charges, in order that our calculation of
development in ACV just isn't affected by fluctuations in foreign exchange. We now have not
utilized this technique retroactively for OSI software program quantities delivered prior
to October 2020, however don't consider this to have a fabric affect on our
reported ACV metric because of the excessive USD-denominated focus of the OSI
enterprise. As of September 30, 2022, roughly 94% of OSI ACV was denominated
in USD.

For time period license agreements that comprise skilled companies or different merchandise
and companies, now we have included in ACV the portion of the bill allocable to
the time period license beneath Matter 606 fairly than the portion of the bill
attributed to the license within the settlement. We consider that methodology extra
precisely allocates any reductions or premiums to the totally different components of the
settlement.

We estimate that the professional forma ACV of AspenTech grew by roughly 7.7%, from
$751.9 million as of September 30, 2021 to $809.6 million as of September 30,
2022. This contains roughly $2.7 million from Inmation.

Complete contract worth

Complete Contract Worth ("TCV") is the mixture worth of all funds obtained or
to be obtained beneath all energetic time period license and perpetual SMS agreements,
together with upkeep and escalation. TCV of Heritage AspenTech, the OSI
enterprise and the SSE enterprise was $3.3 billion and $3.1 billion as of September
30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

Reservations

Bookings is the entire worth of buyer time period license and perpetual SMS contracts
signed within the present interval, much less the worth of such contracts signed within the
present interval the place the preliminary licenses and SMS agreements aren't but deemed
delivered, plus time period license contracts and SMS agreements signed in a earlier
interval for which the preliminary licenses are deemed delivered within the present
interval.

The bookings of Heritage AspenTech, the OSI enterprise and the SSE enterprise was
$224.0 million throughout the three months ended September 30, 2022, in comparison with
$156.2 million throughout the three months ended September 30, 2021. The change in
bookings is said to the timing of renewals.
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Non-GAAP-compliant enterprise metrics

The next desk supplies a reconciliation of GAAP internet money offered by (used
in) working actions to free money circulate for the indicated intervals (in
hundreds):

                                                                   Three Months Ended
                                                                     September 30,
                                                                  2022           2021

Internet money offered by (utilized in) working actions (GAAP) $5,077

   $  (9,186)
Buy of property, tools, and leasehold enhancements       (1,321)   

(2,607)

Funds for capitalized pc software program growth prices (99)

          -

Acquisition associated funds                                       7,059             54

Free money circulate                                                 $  10,716      $ (11,739)



The next desk presents our (loss) from operations, as adjusted for
stock-based compensation expense, amortization of intangible belongings, and different
objects, such because the affect of acquisition and integration planning associated charges,
for the indicated intervals:

                                                          Three Months Ended
                                                            September 30,
                                                         2022           2021
GAAP (loss) from operations                           $ (51,182)     $ (13,884)
Plus:
Inventory-based compensation                                 17,736            368
Amortization of intangibles                             121,160         28,809
Acquisition and integration planning associated charges         4,858             

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Non-GAAP revenue from operations                       $  92,572      $  

15347

Important accounting estimates and judgments

Notice 2, "Important Accounting Insurance policies," to the audited consolidated and
mixed monetary statements in our Transition Stories on Type 10-KT for the
fiscal yr ended June 30, 2022 describes the numerous accounting insurance policies
and strategies used within the preparation of the consolidated and mixed monetary
statements showing on this report. The accounting insurance policies that mirror our
crucial estimates, judgments and assumptions within the preparation of our
consolidated and mixed monetary statements are described in "Administration's
Dialogue and Evaluation of Monetary Situation and Outcomes of Operations" in
Merchandise 7 of our Transition Stories on Type 10-KT for the fiscal yr ended June
30, 2022, and embrace the subsection captioned "Income Recognition."

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Outcomes of Operations

Comparability of the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021

The next desk exhibits the outcomes of operations and the share change based mostly on the time interval in among the monetary statements for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021:

                                                Three Months Ended                            Enhance / (Lower)
                                                   September 30,                                     Change
                                            2022                  2021                     $                        %
                                                                       ({Dollars} in 1000's)
Income:
License and options                  $    160,224          $     44,215          $      116,009                     262.4  %
Upkeep                                  78,366                24,535                  53,831                     219.4  %
Providers and different                           12,229                 8,265                   3,964                      48.0  %
Complete income                               250,819                77,015                 173,804                     225.7  %
Price of income:
License and options                        69,513                34,388                  35,125                     102.1  %
Upkeep                                   9,217                 4,234                   4,983                     117.7  %
Providers and different                           12,400                 4,898                   7,502                     153.2  %
Complete price of income                        91,130                43,520                  47,610                     109.4  %
Gross revenue                                159,689                33,495                 126,194                     376.8  %
Working bills:
Promoting and advertising                       118,274                25,000                  93,274                     373.1  %
Analysis and growth                     49,740                15,555                  34,185                     219.8  %
Common and administrative                   42,848                 6,617                  36,231                     547.5  %
Restructuring                                     9                   207                    (198)                    (95.7) %
Complete working bills                    210,871                47,379                 163,492                     345.1  %
(Loss) from Operations                      (51,182)              (13,884)                (37,298)                    268.6  %
Different (expense), internet                        (58,632)               (1,359)                (57,273)                  4,214.3  %

Curiosity revenue (expense), internet                5,023                  (272)                  5,295                  (1,946.7) %
(Loss) earlier than provision for revenue
taxes                                      (104,791)              (15,515)                (89,276)                    575.4  %
(Profit) for revenue taxes                  (93,547)               (4,313)                (89,234)                  2,069.0  %
Internet (loss)                             $    (11,244)         $    (11,202)         $          (42)                      0.4  %




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The next desk units forth the outcomes of operations as a share of
complete income for sure monetary information for the three months ended
September 30, 2022 and 2021:

                                                  Three Months Ended
                                                    September 30,
                                                  2022              2021
                                                    (% of Income)
Income:
License and options                                  63.9  %      57.4  %
Upkeep                                            31.2         31.9
Providers and different                                      4.9         10.7
Complete income                                         100.0        100.0
Price of income:
License and options                                  27.7         44.7
Upkeep                                             3.7          5.5
Providers and different                                      4.9          6.4
Complete price of income                                  36.3         56.5
Gross revenue                                           63.7         43.5
Working bills:
Promoting and advertising                                  47.2         32.5
Analysis and growth                               19.8         20.2
Common and administrative                             17.1          8.6
Restructuring prices                                       -          0.3
Complete working bills                               84.1         61.5
(Loss) from operations                                (20.4)       (18.0)
Different (expense), internet                                  (23.4)        (1.8)
Curiosity revenue (expense), internet                          2.0         (0.4)
(Loss) earlier than provision for revenue taxes              (41.8)       (20.1)
(Profit) for revenue taxes                            (37.3)        (5.6)
Internet (loss)                                             (4.5) %     (14.5) %



Income

Complete income elevated by $173.8 million throughout the three months ended
September 30, 2022 as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal yr. General
income development is primarily resulting from $176.4 million in income from Heritage
AspenTech on account of the Transaction, a rise of $3.9 million in new and
renewal contracts from SSE, offset by a lower in income of $6.5 million from
OSI because of the mixture of open buyer initiatives and the stage of completion
in comparison with the prior interval.

Licensing and options income elevated by $116.0 million In the course of the three months ending September 30, 2022in comparison with the identical interval within the earlier fiscal yr. This enhance was primarily pushed by $116.4 million from Heritage AspenTech on account of the deal.

Upkeep income elevated by $53.8 million throughout the three months ended
September 30, 2022 as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal yr. This
enhance was primarily resulting from $53.0 million from Heritage AspenTech consequently
of the Transaction.

Providers and different income elevated by $4.0 million throughout the three months
ended September 30, 2022, as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal yr
primarily resulting from $7.1 million from Heritage AspenTech on account of the
Transaction, offset by a lower of $3.1 million in companies and different income
from OSI and SSE skilled companies preparations.

income price

Enhance in price of income $47.6 million In the course of the three months ending
September 30, 2022in comparison with the identical interval within the earlier fiscal yr. The rise in price of income is principally resulting from $49.4 million From Heritage AspenTech on account of the transaction, offset by a lower in price of income $1.8 million As a result of timing of renewal of SSE consumer contracts.

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Price of license and options income elevated $35.1 million throughout the three
months ended September 30, 2022, as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal
yr. This enhance was pushed by $35.2 million from Heritage AspenTech as a
results of the Transaction, $32.9 million of which is related to extra
amortization of intangible belongings.

Price of upkeep income elevated by $5.0 million throughout the three months
ended September 30, 2022, as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal yr.
This enhance was primarily resulting from $6.0 million from Heritage AspenTech as a
results of the Transaction.

Price of companies and different income elevated by $7.5 million for the three
months ended September 30, 2022, as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal
yr primarily resulting from $8.2 million from Heritage AspenTech on account of the
Transaction. Gross revenue margin on companies and different income was (1.4)% and
40.7% for the three months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively.

General gross revenue elevated by $126.2 million for the three months ended
September 30, 2022, as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal yr
primarily resulting from $127.0 million from the Transaction. Gross revenue margin
elevated considerably to 63.7% for the three months ended September 30, 2022
from 43.5% for a similar interval in prior fiscal yr. The rise was primarily
pushed by bigger gross revenue on license income from Heritage AspenTech within the
present interval.

Working Bills

Promoting and advertising expense elevated by $93.3 million throughout the three months
ended September 30, 2022, as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal yr
primarily resulting from $100.9 million from Heritage AspenTech on account of the
Transaction, of which $64.2 million was extra amortization of intangible
belongings, offset by a lower of $7.6 million in administration charges, severance and
restructuring.

Analysis and growth expense elevated by $34.2 million throughout the three
months ended September 30, 2022, as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal
yr primarily resulting from $32.8 million from Heritage AspenTech on account of the
Transaction, and $1.5 million from SSE compensation associated prices.

Common and administrative expense elevated by $36.2 million throughout the three
months ended September 30, 2022, as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal
yr primarily resulting from $37.2 million from Heritage AspenTech on account of the
Transaction, and elevated stock-based compensation expense of $2.0 million from
SSE and OSI.

Non-operating revenue (bills)

Curiosity revenue (expense) elevated by $5.3 million for the three months ended
September 30, 2022 as in comparison with the identical interval in prior fiscal yr. The
enhance was largely attributable to the Transaction, which contributed $9.2
million ensuing from curiosity revenue earned on Heritage AspenTech's long-term
income contracts, partially offset by a $3.7 million enhance in curiosity
expense resulting from the next rate of interest on our time period mortgage and amortization of debt
issuance prices related to the Bridge Facility.

Different (expense), internet is comprised primarily of unrealized losses on overseas
foreign money ahead contracts and unrealized and realized overseas foreign money alternate
positive factors and losses generated from the settlement and remeasurement of transactions
denominated in currencies apart from the practical foreign money of our entities.

Different bills elevated by $57.3 million In the course of the three months ending
September 30, 2022in comparison with the identical interval within the earlier fiscal yr resulting from $50.3 million associated to unrealized losses on overseas alternate ahead contracts, whereas the remaining quantity was associated to unrealized and realized overseas alternate positive factors and losses.

Profit for Earnings Taxes

                                 Three Months Ended                 Enhance / (Lower)
                                    September 30,                          Change
                                 2022           2021                  $                    %
                                                    ({Dollars} in 1000's)
(Profit) for revenue taxes   $ (93,547)      $ (4,313)      $            (89,234)      2,069.0  %
Efficient tax fee                89.3  %        27.8  %



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Profit for revenue taxes was $93.5 million and $4.3 million for the three months
ended September 30, 2022 and 2021, respectively, leading to efficient tax
charges of 89.3% and 27.8%, respectively. Earnings tax profit elevated because of the
greater Overseas-Derived Intangible Earnings ("FDII") deduction recorded within the
present interval on account of non-deductible amortization of intangibles,
capitalized R&D prices, and a change within the accounting methodology associated to
historic income recognition for tax functions on multi-year software program license
agreements. The change resulted within the recognition of taxable revenue over a 4
tax yr interval with fiscal yr 2024 because the final yr of the adjustment.

Liquidity and capital assets

assets

As of September 30, 2022 and June 30, 2022, our principal sources of liquidity
consisted of $382.5 million and $449.7 million, respectively, in money and money
equivalents.

We consider our current money available and money flows generated by operations are
adequate for at the very least the following 12 months to satisfy our working necessities,
together with these associated to salaries and wages, working capital, capital
expenditures, and different liquidity necessities related to operations. We
may have to boost extra funds if we resolve to make a number of acquisitions
of companies, applied sciences or merchandise. If extra funding for such functions
is required past current assets and our Amended and Restated Credit score
Settlement described beneath, we might not be capable of impact a receivable, fairness or
debt financing on phrases acceptable to us or in any respect.

bridge attachment

On July 27, 2022, the Firm entered right into a $475.0 million senior unsecured
bridge facility (the "Bridge Facility") with JPMorgan Chase Financial institution, N.A.
("JPMorgan"), as Administrative Agent, to finance the acquisition of all the
fairness pursuits of Mining Software program Holdings Pty Ltd ("Micromine acquisition").
The Bridge Facility was entered into beneath the prevailing Amended and Restated
Credit score Settlement dated as of December 23, 2019, with JPMorgan ("Credit score
Settlement"). The Firm might elect that every incremental borrowing beneath the
Bridge Facility bear curiosity at a fee every year equal to (a) the Alternate
Base Fee ("ABR"), plus the relevant margin or (b) the Adjusted Time period Secured
In a single day Financing Fee ("SOFR"), plus the relevant margin. There aren't any
quantities excellent beneath the Bridge Facility as of September 30, 2022. Future
borrowings beneath the Bridge Facility are payable 364 days after the time limit
of July 27, 2022.

Credit score Settlement

The credit score settlement stipulates a $200.0 million A secured revolving credit score facility $320.0 million Secured time period mortgage facility.

Rate of interest as of September 30, 2022 It was 2.74% in 270.0 million {dollars} In loans based mostly on a time period mortgage facility.

From September 30, 2022The Firm’s present and non-current loans beneath the Time period Mortgage Facility have been $30.0 million And the $240.0 million, Straight. From 30 June 2022The Firm’s present and non-current loans beneath the Time period Mortgage Facility have been $28.0 million And the $245.6 millionStraight.

For a extra detailed description of the Credit score Settlement, see Notice 8, "Credit score
Settlement", to our Unaudited Consolidated and Mixed Monetary Statements in
Half 1, Merchandise 1 of this Type 10-Q.

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