Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS) 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 risk, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, profitability, dividends and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Materialise NV and Avid Technology, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Materialise NV 0 0 4 0 3.00
Avid Technology 0 1 0 0 2.00

Materialise NV currently has a consensus target price of $13.13, indicating a potential upside of 2.06%. Avid Technology has a consensus target price of $5.00, indicating a potential upside of 15.21%. Given Avid Technology’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Avid Technology is more favorable than Materialise NV.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Materialise NV -0.99% -1.59% -0.76%
Avid Technology -1.84% N/A -3.07%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Materialise NV and Avid Technology’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Materialise NV $141.41 million 4.30 $10.13 million ($0.03) -428.67
Avid Technology $440.79 million 0.40 $46.85 million N/A N/A

Avid Technology has higher revenue and earnings than Materialise NV.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

8.1% of Materialise NV shares are held by institutional investors. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Materialise NV beats Avid Technology on 6 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Materialise NV

Materialise NV is a Belgium-based company engaged in the software industry. The Company is a provider of additive manufacturing software and of three dimensional (3D) printing services. Materialise NV incorporates of 3D printing experience into a range of software solution and 3D printing services, through which the Company seeks to form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Its solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build 3D printing applications. The Company operates in the domestic market and worldwide, including Colombia, Brazil, Australia, Malaysia, China, Japan, Austria, Poland, Germany and France, among others.

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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