The Head to Head Analysis: PTC (PTC) & Its Peers

The Head to Head Analysis: PTC (PTC) & Its Peers

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

Profitability

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

Insider and Institutional Ownership

97.5% of PTC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of shares of all “Application Software” companies are held by institutional investors. 1.0% 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 company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

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

Analyst Ratings

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

PTC presently has a consensus price target of $63.31, indicating a potential upside of 5.36%. As a group, “Application Software” companies have a potential downside of 2.27%. Given PTC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe PTC is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares PTC and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

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.

Summary

PTC beats its rivals on 8 of the 12 factors compared.

About PTC

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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