Financial Review: PTC (PMTC) & SeaChange International (SEAC)

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

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PTC and SeaChange International’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
SeaChange International $78.89 million 1.18 -$16.29 million ($1.93) -1.36

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


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PTC -0.33% -0.45% -0.16%
SeaChange International -85.83% -20.62% -13.31%

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings for PTC and SeaChange International, as reported by

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

PTC presently has a consensus target price of $64.00, suggesting a potential upside of 96.44%. SeaChange International has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential upside of 71.10%. Given PTC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PTC is more favorable than SeaChange International.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

75.5% of SeaChange International shares are held by institutional investors. 2.9% of SeaChange International shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.


PTC beats SeaChange International on 5 of the 8 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

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.

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