Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK) and Rand Worldwide (OTCMKTS:RWWI) Head-to-Head Review

Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSKGet a rating) and Rand Worldwide (OTCMKTS:RWWIGet a rating) are both IT and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, dividends, valuation and risk.

Benefits and evaluation

This table compares revenue, earnings per share and valuation of Autodesk and Rand Worldwide.

Gross revenue Price/sales ratio Net revenue Earnings per share Price/earnings ratio
Autodesk $4.39 billion 11.21 $497.00 million $2.20 102.87
rand in the world N / A N / A N / A N / A N / A

Autodesk has higher revenue and profit than Rand Worldwide.

Risk and Volatility

Autodesk has a beta of 1.53, indicating that its stock price is 53% more volatile than the S&P 500. In comparison, Rand Worldwide has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

89.6% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. By comparison, 0.1% of Rand Worldwide shares are held by institutional investors. 0.1% of Autodesk stock is held by company insiders. By comparison, 59.2% of Rand Worldwide’s stock is held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds, and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


This chart compares net margins, return on equity, and return on assets for Autodesk and Rand Worldwide.

Net margins Return on equity return on assets
Autodesk 10.67% 68.41% 8.62%
rand in the world N / A N / A N / A

Analyst Notes

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and recommendations for Autodesk and Rand Worldwide, as provided by

Sales Ratings Hold odds Buy reviews Strong buy odds Rating
Autodesk 1 4 14 0 2.68
rand in the world 0 0 0 0 N / A

Autodesk currently has a consensus target price of $260.05, suggesting a potential upside of 14.90%. Given Autodesk’s possible higher upside, research analysts clearly think Autodesk is more favorable than Rand Worldwide.


Autodesk beats Rand Worldwide on 8 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Autodesk

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Autodesk, Inc. provides 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services worldwide. The company offers AutoCAD Civil 3D, a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution for civil engineering, including land, transportation, and environmental projects; BIM 360, a cloud-based construction management software; AutoCAD, professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization software; AutoCAD LT, drafting and detailing software; computer aided manufacturing (CAM) software for computer numerical control machining, inspection and modeling for manufacturing; Fusion 360, a 3D CAD, CAM and computer-aided engineering tool; and industry collections tools for professionals in the architecture, engineering and construction, product design and manufacturing, and media and entertainment collections industries. It also provides Inventor tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, tooling, visualization, and documentation; Vault, data management software to manage data in a central location, speed up design processes and streamline internal/external collaboration; Maya and 3ds Max software products that provide 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and ShotGrid, a cloud-based software for reviewing and tracking production in the media and entertainment industry. It sells its products and services directly to customers, as well as through a network of resellers and distributors. Autodesk, Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California.

About Rand Worldwide

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Rand Worldwide LogoRand Worldwide, Inc. provides design automation and data management solutions primarily in the United States and Canada. It operates in five divisions: IMAGINiT Technologies, Rand Simulation, Facilities Management, ASCENT and Rand 3D. The IMAGINiT Technologies division resells Autodesk solutions and systems integration, and consulting services to customers in the manufacturing, infrastructure, building, media and entertainment industries; resells Twinmotion visualization software, which enables design professionals to transform architectural models and designs into photorealistic images and immersive videos; offers a range of 3D laser scanning equipment and related software to support architecture, engineering and construction companies; and sells its own proprietary software products and related services. The Rand Simulation division offers Ansys engineering simulation software to help organizations integrate engineering simulation technology into the product development process; and provides simulation consulting services to enable organizations to achieve cost savings and design improvements through simulation technology. The Facilities Management division provides ARCHIBUS products for facilities management software for space planning, strategic planning and lease/property administration; and offers various training, consulting and support services for ARCHIBUS products. The ASCENT division provides professional training materials and knowledge products for engineering software tools. The Rand 3D division offers training solutions for Dassault Systèmes and PTC products, including Pro/ENGINEER, CREO and Windchill. Rand Worldwide, Inc. is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

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