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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for SeaChange International and PTC, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SeaChange International 0 0 0 0 N/A
PTC 1 3 14 0 2.72

PTC has a consensus target price of $65.88, suggesting a potential upside of 0.17%. Given PTC’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe PTC is more favorable than SeaChange International.

Risk and Volatility

SeaChange International has a beta of 0.85, suggesting that its share price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PTC has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
SeaChange International -54.54% -15.80% -9.85%
PTC 0.54% 8.08% 2.98%

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares SeaChange International and PTC’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SeaChange International $83.79 million 1.13 -$71.24 million ($1.21) -2.22
PTC $1.16 billion 6.53 $6.23 million $0.05 1,315.66

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.9% of SeaChange International shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 98.0% of PTC shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.1% of PTC shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


PTC beats SeaChange International on 11 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

SeaChange International Company Profile

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.

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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