Diebold, (NYSE: DBD) and Avid Technology (OTCMKTS:AVID) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitabiliy, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Profitability

This table compares Diebold, and Avid Technology’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Diebold, -6.65% 9.88% 1.62%
Avid Technology -1.84% N/A -3.07%

Dividends

Diebold, pays an annual dividend of $0.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.9%. Avid Technology does not pay a dividend. Diebold, pays out -11.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Diebold, and Avid Technology’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Diebold, $3.91 billion 0.41 $245.60 million ($3.58) -5.94
Avid Technology $472.49 million 0.46 $66.79 million N/A N/A

Diebold, has higher revenue and earnings than Avid Technology.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and price targets for Diebold, and Avid Technology, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Diebold, 0 2 6 0 2.75
Avid Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00

Diebold, presently has a consensus price target of $33.80, indicating a potential upside of 59.06%. Avid Technology has a consensus price target of $5.00, indicating a potential downside of 6.54%. Given Diebold,’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Diebold, is more favorable than Avid Technology.

Summary

Diebold, beats Avid Technology on 9 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Diebold,

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorporated provides connected commerce services, software and technology. The Company’s geographic segments include North America (NA), Asia Pacific (AP), Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), and Latin America (LA). These segments sell and service financial self-service (FSS), retail solutions and security systems. The Company is engaged in providing connected commerce solutions to financial institutions. These solutions are supported by a field service organization. The Company provides security solutions, which combine a services portfolio and products to help address its customers’ needs. The Company provides services for a portfolio of physical security offerings, in addition to serving as a national locksmith. The Company provides voting machines for official elections and the terminals for the governmental lottery and correspondent bank.

About Avid Technology

Avid Technology, Inc. is a provider of an open and integrated technology platform, along with applications and services that enable the creation, distribution and monetization of audio and video content. The Company develops, markets, sells and supports software and hardware for digital media content production, management, secured content storage and distribution. The Company’s products are used in production and post-production facilities; film studios; network, affiliate, independent and cable television stations; recording studios; live-sound performance venues; advertising agencies; government and educational institutions; corporate communication departments, and by independent video and audio creative professionals, as well as aspiring professionals and enthusiasts. Projects produced using its products include feature films, television programs, live events, news broadcasts, commercials, music, video and other digital media content.

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