Analyzing Avid Technology (NASDAQ:AVID) & SS&C Technologies (NASDAQ:SSNC)

Which is the best stock? We will compare the two companies based on their profit, earnings, analyst recommendation, dividends and institutional ownership.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors own 85.4% Avid Technology's shares. Comparatively 82.4% SS&C Technologies' shares are held by institutional investors. Avid Technology is owned by 7.0% company insiders. Comparatively 15.5% of SS&C Technologies' shares are held by company insiders. MarketBeat has provided a breakdown of the current ratings for Avid Technology vs SS&C Technologies.

Sell Ratings

Hold Ratings

Buy Ratings

Strong Buy Ratings

Rating Score

Avid Technology






SS&C Technologies






Avid Technology currently has a consensus price target of $37.00. This indicates a potential increase of 37.91%. SS&C Technologies' consensus target price is $68.82. This indicates a potential upward movement of 15.43%. Analysts believe Avid Technology has a higher potential upside than SS&C Technologies, based on its greater probable upside.

Value and Earnings

This table compares Avid Technology's revenue, earnings per Share (EPS), and valuation with SS&C Technologies.

Gross Revenue

Price/Sales Ratio

Net Income

Earnings per Share

Price to Earnings Ratio

Avid Technology

$417.41 Million


$55.24 Million



SS&C Technologies

$5.28 billion


650.20 millions



SS&C Technologies' revenue and earnings are higher than Avid Technology. SS&C Technologies has a lower Price-to-Earnings Ratio than Avid Technology. This indicates that it is the more affordable stock.

Volatility, Risk and Cost

Avid Technology's beta is 1.2. This means that its stock price is 20% volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, SS&C Technologies' beta is 1.43. This means that its share price volatility is 43% higher than the S&P 500.


The table below compares the net margins of Avid Technology and SS&C Technologies, as well as their return on equity and assets.

Net Margins

Return on Equity

Return on Assets

Avid Technology




SS&C Technologies




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SS&C Technologies is better than Avid Technology in 10 out of 15 factors compared.

Avid Technology

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Together with its subsidiaries, Avid Technology, Inc. develops, markets, sales, and supports integrated solutions and software for video and audio creation, management, distribution, and in the United States. MediaCentral is a multimedia production suite. The company's products and services for video include Media Composer - a cloud-enabled video editing solution; Avid NEXIS, shared storage systems, Maestro, solutions to integrate virtual sets, augmented realities, and video walls into existing workflows. The company's audio products and services include Pro Tools digital audio solutions for facilitating the audio production process, Sibelius for creating, editing, and publishing musical scores, S1 and Dock line audio control surfaces, S4 and S6 control surfaces, and VENUE S6L for mixing audio during live sound reinforcement. Avid Link is a mobile app that allows users to communicate with other artists, producers and mixers. It also offers FastServe, a video server designed to help broadcasters move to UHD workflows and IP-based workflows using a modular architecture. The company also sells hardware, including I/O devices and interfaces as well as audio and video processing gear. It also offers maintenance contracts, support services, professional services such as workflow consulting, project management, installation and commissioning of systems, custom development, and role-based training, as well public and private training for customers and alliance partner. Avid Technology, Inc., a Massachusetts-based corporation, was founded in 1987.

About SS&C Technologies

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SS&C Technologies Holdings, Inc., along with its subsidiaries, offers software products and services that are software-enabled to the financial services and healthcare industry. The company has a technology stack that includes securities accounting, front-office and middle-office functions such as portfolio management and reporting, back-office and compliance functions such as reporting, processing, clearing and reporting, as well as reconciliation and performance measurement. Healthcare solutions include claims adjudication and benefit management. The company's products and solutions allow professionals from the healthcare and financial services industries to automate business processes. They also help its clients manage their information processing needs. Software-enabled solutions include SS&C GlobeOp and Global Investor and Distribution Solutions. Other services include Black Diamond Wealth Platform and CRM Solutions. Software products include portfolio/investment analytics software, trading and automation software, banking and lending solutions and automated solutions. It also offers research, analytics and risk management solutions. It also offers professional services such as consulting and implementation services for clients, and product support. The company operates in North America, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific, Japan, Canada, and the Americas. offers a FREE daily email newsletter