Yodlee (NASDAQ: YDLE) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, risk, valuation, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations and earnings.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.3% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Autodesk shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Yodlee and Autodesk, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Yodlee 0 0 0 0 N/A
Autodesk 0 3 18 0 2.86

Autodesk has a consensus target price of $119.89, indicating a potential upside of 4.76%. Given Autodesk’s higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Autodesk is more favorable than Yodlee.

Profitability

This table compares Yodlee and Autodesk’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Yodlee -11.25% -15.54% -11.53%
Autodesk -30.01% -60.14% -8.55%

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Yodlee and Autodesk’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Yodlee N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Autodesk $1.96 billion 12.82 -$341.70 million ($2.66) -43.02

Yodlee has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Autodesk.

Summary

Autodesk beats Yodlee on 6 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Yodlee

Yodlee, Inc. is a technology and applications platform for digital financial services in the cloud. The Company refers to its platform as the Yodlee Financial Cloud. It provides subscription services on a business-to-business-to-consumer (B2B2C) basis to financial services clients, whereby its customers offer solutions based on the Company’s platform to their end users. On a business-to-business (B2B) basis, the Company delivers an open platform to customers and third-party developers through its application programming interfaces’ (API’s). The Company also provides transaction-level data for data solutions and market research services. It serves two customer groups or channels, financial institutions and Yodlee Interactive customers. The Company provides access to its solutions across multiple channels, including Web, tablet and mobile.

About Autodesk

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.

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