Autodesk (ADSK) vs. Its Rivals Head-To-Head Comparison
Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) is one of 63 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its competitors? We will compare Autodesk to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.
This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Autodesk and its competitors, as reported by MarketBeat.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Autodesk presently has a consensus price target of $119.89, suggesting a potential upside of 7.25%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 10.52%. Given Autodesk’s competitors higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Autodesk has less favorable growth aspects than its competitors.
Earnings & Valuation
This table compares Autodesk and its competitors gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Autodesk||$1.96 billion||-$341.70 million||-42.02|
|Autodesk Competitors||$769.36 million||$137.09 million||-10.55|
Autodesk has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its competitors. Autodesk is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its competitors, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.
This table compares Autodesk and its competitors’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Volatility & Risk
Autodesk has a beta of 1.99, meaning that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autodesk’s competitors have a beta of 1.68, meaning that their average share price is 68% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Institutional and Insider Ownership
94.8% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 70.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Autodesk shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 16.0% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.
Autodesk beats its competitors on 8 of the 12 factors compared.
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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