Comparing Determine (DTRM) & Synopsys (SNPS)

Synopsys (NASDAQ: SNPS) and Determine (NASDAQ:DTRM) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, earnings, valuation, profitabiliy, analyst recommendations and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Synopsys and Determine, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Synopsys 0 2 7 0 2.78
Determine 0 0 2 0 3.00

Synopsys presently has a consensus price target of $76.50, indicating a potential upside of 2.53%. Determine has a consensus price target of $5.50, indicating a potential upside of 105.99%. Given Determine’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Determine is more favorable than Synopsys.


This table compares Synopsys and Determine’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Synopsys 10.74% 11.16% 6.89%
Determine -34.41% -106.24% -17.32%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Synopsys and Determine’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio EBITDA Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Synopsys $2.58 billion 4.35 $497.42 million $1.79 41.68
Determine $27.46 million 1.16 -$6.18 million ($0.81) -3.30

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

Institutional & Insider Ownership

92.4% of Synopsys shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 27.9% of Determine shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of Synopsys shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 7.0% of Determine shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Risk and Volatility

Synopsys has a beta of 0.98, meaning that its share price is 2% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Determine has a beta of 1.91, meaning that its share price is 91% more volatile than the S&P 500.


Synopsys beats Determine on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Synopsys

Synopsys, Inc. provides software, intellectual property (IP) and services. The Company supplies the electronic design automation (EDA) software that engineers use to design and test integrated circuits, also known as chips. It also offers IP products, which are pre-designed circuits that engineers use as components of larger chip designs rather than designing those circuits themselves. It provides software and hardware used to develop the electronic systems that incorporate chips and the software that runs on them. It provides technical services to support its solutions and help its customers develop chips and electronic systems. It is also a provider of software tools that developers use to develop software code in a range of industries, including electronics, financial services, energy, and industrials. It offers products and services in four categories: core EDA; IP, Systems and Software Integrity; Manufacturing Solutions, and Professional Services and Other.

About Determine

Determine, Inc., (Determine), formerly Selectica, Inc., is a provider of enterprise contract management, supply management and configuration solutions. The Company is engaged in providing software as a service (SaaS) Source to Pay and Enterprise Contract Lifecyclem Management (ECLM) solutions. Its Source to Pay software suite includes strategic sourcing, supplier management, contract management and procure-to-pay applications. The Determine Cloud Platform gives procurement, finance and legal professionals the ability to deliver insights through analysis of their supplier relationships and contractual requirements. The Determine platform is an open technology infrastructure based on smart process application models. In addition to its source to pay and enterprise contract lifecycle management solutions suite, Determine also provides a configuration engine solution. The Company’s Configuration engine consolidates the management and dissemination of complex product information.

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