Head to Head Comparison: PTC (PTC) & YuMe (YUME)

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and YuMe (NYSE:YUME) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Volatility and Risk

PTC has a beta of 1.37, indicating that its share price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, YuMe has a beta of 0.55, indicating that its share price is 45% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PTC 0.54% 8.08% 2.98%
YuMe 2.46% 4.36% 2.88%

Analyst Ratings

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

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PTC 0 3 14 0 2.82
YuMe 1 1 0 0 1.50

PTC currently has a consensus price target of $65.94, indicating a potential downside of 0.47%. YuMe has a consensus price target of $3.00, indicating a potential downside of 22.28%. Given PTC’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, research analysts clearly believe PTC is more favorable than YuMe.

Earnings and Valuation

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

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio NetIncome Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PTC $1.16 billion 6.58 $6.23 million $0.05 1,325.27
YuMe $160.41 million 0.83 -$7.72 million $0.10 38.60

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

Institutional and Insider Ownership

97.6% of PTC shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.6% of YuMe shares are held by institutional investors. 1.1% of PTC shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 29.3% of YuMe shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

YuMe pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.1%. PTC does not pay a dividend. YuMe pays out 120.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future.

Summary

PTC beats YuMe on 12 of the 16 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 YuMe

YuMe, Inc. (YuMe) is an independent provider of multi-screen video advertising technology, connecting brand advertisers, digital media property owners and consumers of video content across a range of Internet-connected devices. The Company operating segments include Domestic and International. The Company offers advertising customers end-to-end marketing solutions by combining data-driven technologies with deep insight into audience behavior. The Company also offers demand-side platform (DSP), called YuMe for Advertisers, to find relevant audiences and deliver targeted advertising, and a supply-side platform (SSP), called YuMe for Publishers (YFP 5.0), which helps aggregate audiences, define audience characteristics and offer monetization opportunities for digital media property owners. Its technologies serve the specific needs of brand advertisers and enable them to find and target brand-receptive audiences across a range of Internet connected devices and digital media properties.

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