PTC (NASDAQ: PMTC) and Great Elm Capital Group (NASDAQ:GEC) are both technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, profitability, analyst recommendations, dividends and risk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PTC and Great Elm Capital Group’s revenue, earnings per share 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
Great Elm Capital Group $2.86 million 30.00 -$6.89 million $3.21 1.15

PTC has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Great Elm Capital Group.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

41.2% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are held by institutional investors. 5.0% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Profitability

This table compares PTC and Great Elm Capital Group’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%
Great Elm Capital Group N/A -28.99% -21.24%

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations and price targets for PTC and Great Elm Capital Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PTC 0 0 1 0 3.00
Great Elm Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

PTC presently has a consensus target price of $64.00, suggesting a potential upside of 96.44%. Given PTC’s higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe PTC is more favorable than Great Elm Capital Group.

About PTC

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.

About Great Elm Capital Group

Great Elm Capital Group, Inc., formerly Unwired Planet, Inc., is a holding company. The Company makes investments in businesses and assets in various industries. The Company’s investment for long-term value creation is in the asset management business. The Company continues to explore other opportunities in the investment management business, including other business development companies (BDCs) that trade at a discount to their net asset value. The Company intends to build a diversified investment company consisting of the following three business lines: investment management, financial products and merchant banking. It is embarking on a program of creating bespoke financial products and creating a pipeline of acquisition opportunities. The Company’s subsidiary is Great Elm Capital Corporation (GECC).

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