Autodesk (ADSK) and Its Peers Critical Contrast
Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) is one of 65 publicly-traded companies in the “Application Software” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Autodesk to related companies based on the strength of its institutional ownership, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, valuation, dividends and risk.
This is a summary of recent recommendations for Autodesk and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.com.
|Sell Ratings||Hold Ratings||Buy Ratings||Strong Buy Ratings||Rating Score|
Autodesk currently has a consensus price target of $119.89, indicating a potential upside of 6.80%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential upside of 6.70%. Given Autodesk’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Autodesk is more favorable than its rivals.
Risk and Volatility
Autodesk has a beta of 1.99, indicating that its stock price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autodesk’s rivals have a beta of 1.61, indicating that their average stock price is 61% more volatile than the S&P 500.
Valuation & Earnings
This table compares Autodesk and its rivals top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.
|Gross Revenue||EBITDA||Price/Earnings Ratio|
|Autodesk||$1.96 billion||-$341.70 million||-42.20|
|Autodesk Competitors||$761.43 million||$137.66 million||-11.07|
Autodesk has higher revenue, but lower earnings than its rivals. Autodesk 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.
This table compares Autodesk and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.
|Net Margins||Return on Equity||Return on Assets|
Insider and Institutional Ownership
94.8% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.7% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Autodesk 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 hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.
Autodesk beats its rivals on 9 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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