Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS) and Alteryx (NYSE:AYX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Synopsys and Alteryx’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synopsys $2.66 billion 4.68 $534.59 million $2.12 39.08
Alteryx $106.29 million 11.68 -$20.57 million N/A N/A

Synopsys has higher revenue and earnings than Alteryx.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

88.9% of Synopsys shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 16.6% of Alteryx shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.8% of Synopsys shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Synopsys and Alteryx, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synopsys 0 3 6 0 2.67
Alteryx 0 1 7 0 2.88

Synopsys presently has a consensus target price of $83.00, indicating a potential upside of 0.17%. Alteryx has a consensus target price of $20.25, indicating a potential downside of 4.16%. Given Synopsys’ higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Synopsys is more favorable than Alteryx.


This table compares Synopsys and Alteryx’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synopsys 12.37% 11.60% 7.14%
Alteryx N/A N/A N/A


Synopsys beats Alteryx on 8 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. provides software, intellectual property (IP) and services. The Company supplies the electronic design automation (EDA) software that engineers use to design and test integrated circuits, also known as chips. It also offers IP products, which are pre-designed circuits that engineers use as components of larger chip designs rather than designing those circuits themselves. It provides software and hardware used to develop the electronic systems that incorporate chips and the software that runs on them. It provides technical services to support its solutions and help its customers develop chips and electronic systems. It is also a provider of software tools that developers use to develop software code in a range of industries, including electronics, financial services, energy, and industrials. It offers products and services in four categories: core EDA; IP, Systems and Software Integrity; Manufacturing Solutions, and Professional Services and Other.

About Alteryx

Alteryx, Inc. is a United States-based provider of self-service data analytics software. The Company offers various products, such as Alteryx Designer, Alteryx Server and Alteryx Analytics Gallery. Alteryx Designer is a repeatable workflow for self-service data analytics. Alteryx Designer allows data analysts by combining data preparation, data blending, and analytics-predictive, statistical and spatial-using the same user interface. Alteryx Server is a scalable platform to deploy and share analytics. Alteryx Server accelerates time to analytical insight, and allows analysts and business users across organization to make data-driven decisions. Alteryx Analytics Gallery is an analytics cloud platform to recognize that business decision makers expect their business applications to be as engaging as the applications they use at home. Its solutions include analytic, departmental and industry. Its analytic solutions connect business analysts and decision makers to data.

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