Avid Technology (AVID) versus Its Competitors Head to Head Survey

Avid Technology (NASDAQ: AVID) is one of 20 publicly-traded companies in the “Computer Peripherals” industry, but how does it contrast to its peers? We will compare Avid Technology to related businesses based on the strength of its dividends, risk, profitability, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership and valuation.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Avid Technology and its peers, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avid Technology 1 1 0 0 1.50
Avid Technology Competitors 51 252 413 14 2.53

Avid Technology currently has a consensus target price of $4.50, indicating a potential downside of 24.37%. As a group, “Computer Peripherals” companies have a potential upside of 17.17%. Given Avid Technology’s peers stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Avid Technology has less favorable growth aspects than its peers.

Profitability

This table compares Avid Technology and its peers’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Avid Technology -1.75% -5.36% 6.12%
Avid Technology Competitors -258.66% -18.05% -8.83%

Institutional and Insider Ownership

71.8% of Avid Technology shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 39.1% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by institutional investors. 7.5% of Avid Technology shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.3% of shares of all “Computer Peripherals” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Avid Technology and its peers revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
Avid Technology $511.93 million $48.21 million -33.05
Avid Technology Competitors $1.12 billion $5.60 million -115.57

Avid Technology’s peers have higher revenue, but lower earnings than Avid Technology. Avid Technology is trading at a higher price-to-earnings ratio than its peers, indicating that it is currently more expensive than other companies in its industry.

Risk & Volatility

Avid Technology has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Avid Technology’s peers have a beta of 0.85, suggesting that their average stock price is 15% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Avid Technology beats its peers on 7 of the 13 factors compared.

Avid Technology Company Profile

Avid Technology, Inc. is a provider of an open and integrated technology platform, along with applications and services that enable the creation, distribution and monetization of audio and video content. The Company develops, markets, sells and supports software and hardware for digital media content production, management, secured content storage and distribution. The Company’s products are used in production and post-production facilities; film studios; network, affiliate, independent and cable television stations; recording studios; live-sound performance venues; advertising agencies; government and educational institutions; corporate communication departments, and by independent video and audio creative professionals, as well as aspiring professionals and enthusiasts. Projects produced using its products include feature films, television programs, live events, news broadcasts, commercials, music, video and other digital media content.

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