PTC (NASDAQ: PMTC) and SeaChange International (NASDAQ:SEAC) are both technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, valuation, profitability, dividends, institutional ownership and earnings.

Profitability

This table compares PTC and SeaChange International’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PTC -0.33% -0.45% -0.16%
SeaChange International -85.83% -20.62% -13.31%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PTC and SeaChange International’s gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PTC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
SeaChange International $78.89 million 1.19 -$16.29 million ($1.93) -1.37

PTC has higher revenue, but lower earnings than SeaChange International.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

76.6% of SeaChange International shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for PTC and SeaChange International, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PTC 0 0 1 0 3.00
SeaChange International 0 1 1 0 2.50

PTC currently has a consensus price target of $64.00, indicating a potential upside of 96.44%. SeaChange International has a consensus price target of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 69.81%. Given PTC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe PTC is more favorable than SeaChange International.

Summary

PTC beats SeaChange International on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

PTC Company Profile

PTC Inc. is a global computer software and services company. The Company offers a portfolio of computer-aided design (CAD) modeling, product lifecycle management (PLM) and service lifecycle management (SLM) solutions for manufacturers to create, operate, and service products. It offers a suite of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that enables its customers to connect, manage and analyze data, and create applications. Its segments include the Solutions Group, the IoT Group and Professional Services. The Solutions Group segment includes its CAD, PLM and SLM products. The IoT Group segment includes its IoT, analytics and augmented reality (AR) solutions. The Professional Services segment includes consulting, implementation and training business. Its IoT products include ThingWorx, KEPServerEX, Vuforia Studio and Vuforia. Its CAD products include Creo and Mathcad. Its PLM products include Windchill, Integrity, Navigate and Creo View. Its SLM products include Servigistics and Arbortext.

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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