Contrasting PTC (PMTC) & Radware (RDWR)

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

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PTC and Radware’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PTC N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Radware $198.44 million 3.80 -$1.17 million ($0.29) -59.34

PTC has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Radware.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations for PTC and Radware, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PTC 0 0 1 0 3.00
Radware 0 1 5 0 2.83

PTC currently has a consensus price target of $64.00, indicating a potential upside of 96.44%. Radware has a consensus price target of $18.75, indicating a potential upside of 8.95%. Given PTC’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe PTC is more favorable than Radware.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

60.1% of Radware shares are owned by institutional investors. 21.6% of Radware shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares PTC and Radware’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%
Radware -6.41% -2.14% -1.49%

Summary

PTC beats Radware on 5 of the 9 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 Radware

Radware Ltd. is a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions. The Company’s solutions incorporate Distributed Denial of Service protection, Web application firewall (WAF) and Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) technologies to enable its customers to provide cyber-attack mitigation solutions for a range of applications. The Company’s products and activities are focused on protecting against cyber-attacks and ensuring optimal application service level for enterprises’ and carriers’ data centers. Its solutions include application and network security, and application delivery. Its application and network Security products include DefensePro Attack Mitigation Device, AppWall Web Application Firewall, DefenseFlow Cyber Command and Control application, and DefensePipe Cloud Scrubbing Service. Its application delivery products include Alteon NG, LinkProof NG and FastView. Its management solutions include APSolute Vision, application performance monitoring and vDirect.

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