Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) and Finjan Holdings (NASDAQ:FNJN) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

Profitability

This table compares Autodesk and Finjan Holdings’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Autodesk -30.01% -60.14% -8.55%
Finjan Holdings 37.53% 169.10% 51.53%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Autodesk and Finjan Holdings, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Autodesk 0 3 18 0 2.86
Finjan Holdings 0 0 2 0 3.00

Autodesk currently has a consensus target price of $119.89, indicating a potential upside of 5.43%. Finjan Holdings has a consensus target price of $4.00, indicating a potential upside of 65.98%. Given Finjan Holdings’ stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Finjan Holdings is more favorable than Autodesk.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Autodesk and Finjan Holdings’ gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Autodesk $1.96 billion 12.73 -$341.70 million ($2.66) -42.75
Finjan Holdings $36.60 million 1.81 $22.66 million $0.37 6.51

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

Risk and Volatility

Autodesk has a beta of 1.99, suggesting that its stock price is 99% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Finjan Holdings has a beta of -0.68, suggesting that its stock price is 168% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

94.3% of Autodesk shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.9% of Finjan Holdings shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.1% of Autodesk shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 9.6% of Finjan Holdings shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

Finjan Holdings beats Autodesk on 8 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

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.

About Finjan Holdings

Finjan Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, operates as a cybersecurity company, provides intellectual property licensing and enforcement services. The company owns a portfolio of patents related to software and hardware technologies that proactively detect malicious code and thereby protects end users from identity and data theft, spyware, malware, phishing, trojans, and other Web and network threats. Its patented technologies are used in specific cybersecurity technology areas, including endpoint/cloud software, Web gateway/Internet infrastructure, networking equipment markets, and mobile security. The company’s technology scans and repels the latest and unknown threats to network, Web, and endpoint devices on a real-time basis. It also provides investments in cybersecurity technologies and intellectual property; offers cyber risk and cyber security advisory services; and develops mobile security applications. Finjan Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1997 and is headquartered in East Palo Alto, California.

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