Reviewing Autodesk (ADSK) & SeaChange International (SEAC)

SeaChange International (NASDAQ: SEAC) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and institutional ownership.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent recommendations for SeaChange International and Autodesk, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SeaChange International 0 0 2 0 3.00
Autodesk 0 2 19 0 2.90

SeaChange International currently has a consensus price target of $4.25, suggesting a potential upside of 13.94%. Autodesk has a consensus price target of $132.16, suggesting a potential upside of 24.38%. Given Autodesk’s higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Autodesk is more favorable than SeaChange International.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares SeaChange International and Autodesk’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SeaChange International $83.79 million 1.58 -$71.24 million ($0.98) -3.81
Autodesk $2.03 billion 11.52 -$582.10 million ($2.57) -41.34

SeaChange International has higher earnings, but lower revenue than Autodesk. Autodesk is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than SeaChange International, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

73.5% of SeaChange International shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 95.5% of Autodesk shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 6.1% of Autodesk shares are owned 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.

Volatility and Risk

SeaChange International has a beta of 0.86, indicating that its share price is 14% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autodesk has a beta of 1.91, indicating that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SeaChange International -42.52% -5.91% -3.55%
Autodesk -28.46% -93.60% -8.78%

Summary

Autodesk beats SeaChange International on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About SeaChange International

SeaChange International, Inc. (SeaChange) is engaged in the delivery of multiscreen video. The Company’s products and services facilitate the aggregation, licensing, management and distribution of video and advertising content for cable television system operators, telecommunications companies, satellite operators and media companies. SeaChange sells its software products and services across the world, to television service providers, including cable television system operators, telecommunications companies, satellite operators and media companies. Its systems enable service providers to offer other interactive television services that allow subscribers to receive personalized services and interact with their video devices. Its business consists of three product areas: multiscreen video backoffice, advertising and video gateway software solutions. It also offers SeaChange Infusion Advanced Advertising Platform, Adrenalin, SeaChange Infusion Advanced Advertising Platform and Nucleus.

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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