Exhibit 99.1

Altair Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

Fourth Quarter Software Product Revenue Increased 11% Year-over-Year

TROY, Mich. – March 21, 2018 – Altair Engineering Inc. (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2017.

“Altair delivered strong fourth quarter and full year results highlighted by revenue that exceeded guidance,” said James Scapa, Founder, Chairman and CEO. “We are also seeing a positive margin impact as a growing portion of revenue comes from higher margin software.”

“We enter 2018 with the strongest product portfolio we’ve ever had, including our recent acquisition of Runtime. With ongoing investments in R&D, we continue to innovate to increase the value our simulation-driven design, high performance computing, IoT and Analytics solutions can deliver to our customers. Our strong billings growth in Q4, and 2017 as a whole, support our optimism for further growth in 2018, which coupled with continued investments, will help further elevate our leadership position in the multi-billion dollar markets we serve”.

Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Highlights

 

    Software product revenue was $67.9 million, an increase of 11% from $61.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

    Total revenue was $89.9 million, an increase of 8% compared to $82.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2016.

 

    Net loss was $(60.3) million, compared to net income of $5.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. The fourth quarter of 2017 included the impact of $8.0 million in non-cash stock-based compensation expenses as well as $56.6 million in tax expenses, substantially due to the recording of a valuation allowance on the U.S. deferred tax assets from the exercise and expected exercise of a significant number of non-qualified stock options, and to a lesser degree as a result of recent tax reform. Diluted net loss per share was $(1.03), based on 58.7 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding, compared to diluted net income per share of $0.10 for the fourth quarter of 2016, based on 58.8 million diluted weighted average common shares outstanding.

 

    Adjusted EBITDA was $8.4 million, compared to $10.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2016. Adjusted EBITDA represents net (loss) income adjusted for income tax expense, interest expense, interest income and other, depreciation and amortization, stock-based compensation expense, restructuring charges, asset impairment charges and other special items as determined by management.

 

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The following information was filed by Altair Engineering Inc. (ALTR) on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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