Reviewing BOX (NYSE:BOX) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSK)

BOX (NYSE:BOXGet Free Report) and Autodesk (NASDAQ:ADSKGet Free Report) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent recommendations for BOX and Autodesk, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
BOX 1 1 7 0 2.67
Autodesk 1 5 14 0 2.65

BOX presently has a consensus price target of $32.25, indicating a potential upside of 29.44%. Autodesk has a consensus price target of $236.28, indicating a potential upside of 10.66%. Given BOX’s stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts plainly believe BOX is more favorable than Autodesk.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares BOX and Autodesk’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
BOX $990.87 million 3.62 $26.78 million $0.19 131.14
Autodesk $5.01 billion 9.12 $823.00 million $4.04 52.85

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.9% of BOX shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 87.9% of Autodesk shares are held by institutional investors. 4.9% of BOX shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of Autodesk shares are held by 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.


This table compares BOX and Autodesk’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
BOX 4.86% -6.51% 3.14%
Autodesk 16.77% 90.61% 10.38%

Risk and Volatility

BOX has a beta of 1.03, indicating that its share price is 3% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Autodesk has a beta of 1.49, indicating that its share price is 49% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Autodesk beats BOX on 10 of the 14 factors compared between the two stocks.

About BOX

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Box, Inc. provides a cloud content management platform that enables organizations of various sizes to manage and share their content from anywhere on any device. The company's Software-as-a-Service platform enables users to collaborate on content internally and with external parties, automate content-driven business processes, develop custom applications, and implement data protection, security, and compliance features to comply with legal and regulatory requirements, internal policies, and industry standards and regulations. It also offers web, mobile, and desktop applications for cloud content management on a platform for developing custom applications, as well as industry-specific capabilities. As of January 31, 2023, the company had approximately 100,000 paying organizations, and its solution was offered in 25 languages. It serves financial services, health care, government, and legal services industries in the United States and internationally. The company was formerly known as, Inc. and changed its name to Box, Inc. in November 2011. Box, Inc. was incorporated in 2005 and is headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, California.

About Autodesk

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

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