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

Profitability

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 -85.83% -20.62% -13.31%
PTC -0.33% -0.45% -0.16%

Institutional & Insider Ownership

75.5% of SeaChange International shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation and Earnings

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SeaChange International $78.89 million 1.15 -$16.29 million ($1.93) -1.33
PTC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

PTC has higher revenue, but lower earnings than SeaChange International.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for SeaChange International and PTC, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
SeaChange International 0 1 1 0 2.50
PTC 0 0 1 0 3.00

SeaChange International presently has a consensus target price of $4.50, indicating a potential upside of 75.10%. PTC has a consensus target price of $64.00, indicating a potential upside of 96.44%. Given PTC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe PTC is more favorable than SeaChange International.

Summary

PTC beats SeaChange International on 5 of the 8 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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