Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) and SeaChange International (NASDAQ:SEAC) are both technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, institutional ownership, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations and dividends.
This table compares Autodesk and SeaChange International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Institutional & Insider Ownership
95.5% of Autodesk shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 73.5% of SeaChange International shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Autodesk shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Autodesk and SeaChange International’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||Price/Sales Ratio||Net Income||Earnings Per Share||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Autodesk||$2.03 billion||11.76||-$582.10 million||($2.57)||-42.18|
|SeaChange International||$83.79 million||1.63||-$71.24 million||($0.98)||-3.93|
SeaChange International has lower revenue, but higher earnings than Autodesk. Autodesk is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SeaChange International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.
Risk and Volatility
Autodesk has a beta of 1.91, suggesting that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SeaChange International has a beta of 0.86, suggesting that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500.
This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Autodesk and SeaChange International, as provided by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Autodesk presently has a consensus price target of $132.16, indicating a potential upside of 21.92%. SeaChange International has a consensus price target of $4.25, indicating a potential upside of 10.39%. Given Autodesk’s higher possible upside, research analysts clearly believe Autodesk is more favorable than SeaChange International.
Autodesk beats SeaChange International on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.
Autodesk Company Profile
Autodesk, Inc. is a design software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through technology products and services. The Company’s segments include Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Manufacturing (MFG), and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The Company serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. The Company’s product development and manufacturing software provides manufacturers in automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products and building products with digital engineering solutions. The Company’s product offerings include, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Industry Collections, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Inventor, AutoCAD Civil three dimensional (3D), CAM Solutions, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and Shotgun.
SeaChange International Company Profile
SeaChange International, Inc. (SeaChange) is engaged in the delivery of multiscreen video. The Company’s products and services facilitate the aggregation, licensing, management and distribution of video and advertising content for cable television system operators, telecommunications companies, satellite operators and media companies. SeaChange sells its software products and services across the world, to television service providers, including cable television system operators, telecommunications companies, satellite operators and media companies. Its systems enable service providers to offer other interactive television services that allow subscribers to receive personalized services and interact with their video devices. Its business consists of three product areas: multiscreen video backoffice, advertising and video gateway software solutions. It also offers SeaChange Infusion Advanced Advertising Platform, Adrenalin, SeaChange Infusion Advanced Advertising Platform and Nucleus.
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