Mobileye N.V. (MBLY) vs. Autodesk (ADSK) Financial Contrast

Mobileye N.V. (NYSE: MBLY) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) are both large-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

61.0% of Mobileye N.V. shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 94.8% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. 6.1% of Autodesk shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Mobileye N.V. and Autodesk’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Mobileye N.V. $407.63 million 34.12 $138.64 million $0.50 125.34
Autodesk $1.96 billion 12.76 -$341.70 million ($2.66) -42.91

Mobileye N.V. has higher revenue, but lower earnings than Autodesk. Autodesk is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Mobileye N.V., indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Profitability

This table compares Mobileye N.V. and Autodesk’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Mobileye N.V. 29.43% 17.78% 15.85%
Autodesk -30.01% -60.14% -8.55%

Volatility & Risk

Mobileye N.V. has a beta of 0.9, suggesting that its share price is 10% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autodesk has a beta of 1.99, suggesting that its share price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current recommendations for Mobileye N.V. and Autodesk, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Mobileye N.V. 1 19 2 0 2.05
Autodesk 0 3 18 0 2.86

Mobileye N.V. currently has a consensus target price of $55.27, indicating a potential downside of 11.81%. Autodesk has a consensus target price of $119.89, indicating a potential upside of 5.05%. Given Autodesk’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Autodesk is more favorable than Mobileye N.V..

Summary

Autodesk beats Mobileye N.V. on 7 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Mobileye N.V.

Mobileye N.V. is engaged in the development of computer vision and machine learning-based sensing, mapping and driving policy technology for advanced driver assistance systems and autonomous driving technologies. The Company operates through two segments: Original Equipment Manufacturing, which supplies the software algorithms and EyeQ chip, and After Market, which sells a complete system, which includes its software algorithms and EyeQ chip, as well as the camera and other necessary components. Its software algorithms and EyeQ chips perform detailed interpretations of the visual field in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, cyclists, animals, debris and other obstacles. Its products are able to detect roadway markings; identify and read traffic signs, directional signs and traffic lights; create a Roadbook of localized drivable paths and visual landmarks using its road experience management technology, and provide mapping for autonomous driving.

About Autodesk

Autodesk, Inc. is a design software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through technology products and services. The Company’s segments include Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Manufacturing (MFG), and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The Company serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; product design and manufacturing; and digital media and entertainment industries. The Company’s product development and manufacturing software provides manufacturers in automotive, transportation, industrial machinery, consumer products and building products with digital engineering solutions. The Company’s product offerings include, AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Industry Collections, 3ds Max, Maya, Revit, Inventor, AutoCAD Civil three dimensional (3D), CAM Solutions, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and Shotgun.

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