Head-To-Head Survey: PTC (PTC) vs. Great Elm Capital Group (GEC)

PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and Great Elm Capital Group (NASDAQ:GEC) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, institutional ownership, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

38.3% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.0% of PTC shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 6.6% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares PTC and Great Elm Capital Group’s gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PTC $1.16 billion 6.51 $6.23 million $0.05 1,306.06
Great Elm Capital Group $4.92 million 21.19 -$15.20 million $3.21 1.28

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

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for PTC and Great Elm Capital Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PTC 1 4 12 0 2.65
Great Elm Capital Group 0 0 0 0 N/A

PTC currently has a consensus price target of $66.31, suggesting a potential upside of 1.57%. Given PTC’s higher possible upside, equities analysts clearly believe PTC is more favorable than Great Elm Capital Group.

Profitability

This table compares PTC and Great Elm Capital Group’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%
Great Elm Capital Group -221.85% -22.38% -18.36%

Summary

PTC beats Great Elm Capital Group on 8 of the 12 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 Great Elm Capital Group

Great Elm Capital Group, Inc., formerly Unwired Planet, Inc., is a holding company. The Company makes investments in businesses and assets in various industries. The Company’s investment for long-term value creation is in the asset management business. The Company continues to explore other opportunities in the investment management business, including other business development companies (BDCs) that trade at a discount to their net asset value. The Company intends to build a diversified investment company consisting of the following three business lines: investment management, financial products and merchant banking. It is embarking on a program of creating bespoke financial products and creating a pipeline of acquisition opportunities. The Company’s subsidiary is Great Elm Capital Corporation (GECC).

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