Avid Technology (NASDAQ: AVID) and Synnex (NYSE:SNX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, earnings, valuation, analyst recommendations, risk and institutional ownership.

Profitability

This table compares Avid Technology and Synnex’s 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%
Synnex 1.89% 16.58% 6.41%

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current recommendations and price targets for Avid Technology and Synnex, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Avid Technology 1 1 0 0 1.50
Synnex 0 2 5 1 2.88

Avid Technology currently has a consensus target price of $4.50, suggesting a potential downside of 28.23%. Synnex has a consensus target price of $136.88, suggesting a potential upside of 3.22%. Given Synnex’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Synnex is more favorable than Avid Technology.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Avid Technology and Synnex’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Avid Technology $511.93 million 0.50 $48.21 million ($0.18) -34.83
Synnex $14.06 billion 0.38 $234.94 million $7.37 17.99

Synnex has higher revenue and earnings than Avid Technology. Avid Technology is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Synnex, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

Volatility & Risk

Avid Technology has a beta of 1.78, suggesting that its stock price is 78% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Synnex has a beta of 1.08, suggesting that its stock price is 8% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

71.8% of Avid Technology shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 71.7% of Synnex shares are held by institutional investors. 7.5% of Avid Technology shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 3.2% of Synnex shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Dividends

Synnex pays an annual dividend of $1.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 0.9%. Avid Technology does not pay a dividend. Synnex pays out 16.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Summary

Synnex beats Avid Technology on 11 of the 17 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Avid Technology

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.

About Synnex

Synnex Corporation is a business process services company. The Company provides a range of distribution, logistics and integration services for the technology industry and providing outsourced services focused on customer engagement strategy. The Company operates in two segments: Technology Solutions and Concentrix. The Company’s Technology Solutions segment distributes peripherals, information technology (IT) systems, including data center server and storage solutions, system components, software, networking/communications/security equipment, and consumer electronics (CE) and complementary products. Within its Technology Solutions segment, the Company also provides systems design and integration solutions. The Company’s Concentrix segment offers a portfolio of solutions and end-to-end business services focused on customer engagement strategy, process optimization, technology innovation, front and back-office automation and business transformation.

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