PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare PTC to similar companies based on the strength of its valuation, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, risk, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

97.6% of PTC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of PTC shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 15.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PTC and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue EBITDA Price/Earnings Ratio
PTC $1.15 billion $91.94 million -173.49
PTC Competitors $761.46 million $137.65 million -12.40

PTC has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. PTC is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Profitability

This table compares PTC and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PTC -3.46% 6.69% 2.44%
PTC Competitors -62.48% -91.99% -16.39%

Risk & Volatility

PTC has a beta of 1.36, indicating that its share price is 36% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PTC’s rivals have a beta of 1.61, indicating that their average share price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for PTC and its rivals, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PTC 0 3 14 0 2.82
PTC Competitors 180 1516 2893 96 2.62

PTC currently has a consensus target price of $63.31, indicating a potential upside of 4.27%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 3.89%. Given PTC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PTC is more favorable than its rivals.

Summary

PTC beats its rivals on 9 of the 13 factors compared.

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.

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