ANSYS Inc. (ANSS) and pdvWireless Inc. (NASDAQ:PDVW) Comparison side by side

This is therefore a comparing of the analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership, risk, dividends, earnings and valuation in ANSYS Inc. (NASDAQ:ANSS) and pdvWireless Inc. (NASDAQ:PDVW). The two are both Application Software companies that compete with one another.

Earnings & Valuation

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
ANSYS Inc. 1.18B 12.39 318.80M 3.90 39.64
pdvWireless Inc. 6.97M 88.85 40.79M -2.05 0.00

Table 1 shows top-line revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation of the two companies.


Table 2 provides us ANSYS Inc. and pdvWireless Inc.’s return on equity, net margins and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
ANSYS Inc. 27.02% 13.1% 10.6%
pdvWireless Inc. -585.22% -13.2% -12.4%

Risk & Volatility

ANSYS Inc.’s volatility measures that it’s 33.00% more volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500 due to its 1.33 beta. pdvWireless Inc. has a 0.38 beta and it is 62.00% less volatile than Standard and Poor’s 500.


ANSYS Inc.’s Current Ratio is 2.7 while its Quick Ratio is 2.7. On the competitive side is, pdvWireless Inc. which has a 14.1 Current Ratio and a 14.1 Quick Ratio. pdvWireless Inc. is better positioned to pay off short and long-term obligations compared to ANSYS Inc.

Analyst Ratings

ANSYS Inc. and pdvWireless Inc. Recommendations and Ratings are available on the next table.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Rating Score
ANSYS Inc. 0 2 3 2.60
pdvWireless Inc. 0 0 0 0.00

The upside potential is 0.71% for ANSYS Inc. with average target price of $176.25.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

Institutional investors held 99.5% of ANSYS Inc. shares and 88.7% of pdvWireless Inc. shares. About 0.7% of ANSYS Inc.’s share are held by insiders. On the other hand, insiders held about 4.2% of pdvWireless Inc.’s shares.


Here are the Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly, Half Yearly, Yearly and YTD Performance of both pretenders.

Performance (W) Performance (M) Performance (Q) Performance (HY) Performance (Y) Performance (YTD)
ANSYS Inc. -4.72% -3.39% -16.81% -10.76% 5.52% 4.6%
pdvWireless Inc. -12.71% -12.79% 33.05% 44.73% 19.25% 18.13%

For the past year ANSYS Inc. has weaker performance than pdvWireless Inc.


ANSYS Inc. beats pdvWireless Inc. on 9 of the 12 factors.

ANSYS, Inc. develops and markets engineering simulation software and services used by engineers, designers, researchers, and students in the aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial equipment, electronics, biomedical, energy, materials and chemical processing, and semiconductors industries and academia worldwide. The company offers ANSYS Workbench, a framework upon which the companyÂ’s engineering simulation technologies are built; ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager, a solution for simulation-based process and data management challenges; and high-performance computing product suite that delivers cross-physics parallel processing capabilities for simulation software. It also offers geometry handling solutions; meshing technology that transforms a physical model into a mathematical model; structural analysis product suite for product design and optimization; explicit dynamics product suite that simulates events; and composite analysis and optimization technology, as well as customization services. In addition, the company provides fluids product suite that enables modeling of fluid flow and other related physical phenomena; electronics product suite that provides field simulation software for designing electronic and electromechanical products; and power analysis and optimization software suite. Further, it offers system simulation capability, a collaborative environment; ANSYS multiphysics software that enables to simulate interactions between structures, heat transfer, fluids, and electronics in a unified engineering simulation environment; AIM, a single-window application integrating structural fluids and electromagnetics simulation; SCADE, a solution for embedded software simulation and code production; 3-D direct modeling technology providing a CAD-neutral environment; and academic product suite with a portfolio of academic products based on associate, research, and teaching. The company was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.

pdvWireless, Inc. operates as a wireless communications carrier, and provider of network and mobile communication solutions to infrastructure and enterprise customers. The company is deploying push-to-talk networks and two-way radio service to businesses in industry verticals, such as construction, distribution, transportation, field services, waste management, and hospitality. It offers DispatchPlus service, which combines pdvConnect, a proprietary suite of mobile communication and workforce management applications with digital network architecture and mobile devices supplied by Motorola Solutions, Inc. The companyÂ’s mobile communication and workforce management solutions enable businesses to locate and communicate with their field workers, as well as enhance the documentation of work events and job status. pdvWireless, Inc. primarily markets its DispatchPlus service indirectly through third-party dealers, with sales, marketing, and advertising support from its internal sales and marketing team. The company was formerly known as Pacific DataVision, Inc. and changed its name to pdvWireless, Inc. in November 2015. pdvWireless, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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