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Executive Summary

Autodesk, Inc. operates as a software design and services company worldwide.

Snowflake Analysis

High growth potential with acceptable track record.

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Share Price & News

How has Autodesk's share price performed over time and what events caused price changes?

Latest Share Price and Events

Stable Share Price: ADSK's share price has been volatile over the past 3 months.

Market Performance

7 Day Return




US Software


US Market

1 Year Return




US Software


US Market

Return vs Industry: ADSK exceeded the US Software industry which returned 38.3% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ADSK exceeded the US Market which returned 6.1% over the past year.

Shareholder returns

7 Day1.7%3.3%2.3%
30 Day3.2%9.1%1.5%
90 Day48.1%34.5%17.8%
1 Year40.2%40.2%38.4%37.4%9.0%6.7%
3 Year124.6%124.6%153.9%145.2%36.6%27.7%
5 Year368.0%368.0%248.8%228.2%64.2%46.2%

Price Volatility Vs. Market

How volatile is Autodesk's share price compared to the market and industry in the last 5 years?

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Is Autodesk undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?


Price to Earnings (PE) ratio

Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: ADSK ($244.24) is trading above our estimate of fair value ($170.63)

Significantly Below Fair Value: ADSK is trading above our estimate of fair value.

Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ADSK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (175.7x) compared to the US Software industry average (54.9x).

PE vs Market: ADSK is poor value based on its PE Ratio (175.7x) compared to the US market (15.8x).

Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: ADSK is poor value based on its PEG Ratio (4.1x)

Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ADSK has negative assets, so we can't compare its PB Ratio to the US Software industry average.

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Future Growth

How is Autodesk forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 22 analysts?


Forecasted annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue Growth Forecasts

Analyst Future Growth Forecasts

Earnings vs Savings Rate: ADSK's forecast earnings growth (43.2% per year) is above the savings rate (2.2%).

Earnings vs Market: ADSK's earnings (43.2% per year) are forecast to grow faster than the US market (22.8% per year).

High Growth Earnings: earnings are expected to grow significantly over the next 3 years.

Revenue vs Market: ADSK's revenue (13.3% per year) is forecast to grow faster than the US market (9.4% per year).

High Growth Revenue: ADSK's revenue (13.3% per year) is forecast to grow slower than 20% per year.

Earnings per Share Growth Forecasts

Future Return on Equity

Future ROE: ADSK's Return on Equity is forecast to be very high in 3 years time (324.4%).

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Past Performance

How has Autodesk performed over the past 5 years?


Historical annual earnings growth

Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ADSK has high quality earnings.

Growing Profit Margin: ADSK became profitable in the past.

Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ADSK has become profitable over the past 5 years, growing earnings by 27.2% per year.

Accelerating Growth: ADSK has become profitable in the last year, making the earnings growth rate difficult to compare to its 5-year average.

Earnings vs Industry: ADSK has become profitable in the last year, making it difficult to compare its past year earnings growth to the Software industry (7.9%).

Return on Equity

High ROE: ADSK's liabilities exceed its assets, so it is difficult to calculate its Return on Equity.

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Financial Health

How is Autodesk's financial position?

Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ADSK has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering short term liabilities.

Long Term Liabilities: ADSK has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than short term assets not covering long term liabilities.

Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ADSK has negative shareholder equity, which is a more serious situation than a high debt level.

Reducing Debt: ADSK's has negative shareholder equity, so we do not need to check if its debt has reduced over time.

Debt Coverage: ADSK's debt is well covered by operating cash flow (93%).

Interest Coverage: ADSK's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT (7.4x coverage).

Balance Sheet

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What is Autodesk current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?

Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ADSK's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ADSK's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ADSK's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ADSK's dividend payments have been increasing.

Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: Insufficient data to calculate payout ratio to determine if its dividend payments are covered by earnings.

Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ADSK's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the US market.

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How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?


Average management tenure


Andrew Anagnost (55yo)





Dr. Andrew Anagnost has been Chief Executive Officer and President at Autodesk, Inc. since June 19, 2017. Dr. Anagnost served as Senior Vice President of Industry Strategy & Marketing at Autodesk Limited.  ...

CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Andrew's total compensation ($USD11.57M) is about average for companies of similar size in the US market ($USD11.51M).

Compensation vs Earnings: Andrew's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.

Leadership Team

Andrew Anagnost
President3.08yrsUS$11.57m0.024% $12.7m
Richard Herren
Senior VP & CFO5.67yrsUS$5.86m0.025% $13.2m
Pascal Di Fronzo
Senior VP of Corporate Affairs3.58yrsUS$2.78m0.000090% $48.2k
Carmel Galvin
Senior VP of People & Places and Chief Human Resources Officer2.33yrsUS$2.77m0.0013% $690.6k
Steven Blum
Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations2.83yrsUS$4.65m0.0078% $4.2m
John Walker
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Dan Drake
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Greg Lutz
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Moonhie Chin
Senior Vice President of Global Customer Support & Operationsno datano datano data
Stephen Hope
VP, Corporate Controller & Principal Accounting Officer1.08yrsno data0.000040% $21.4k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Management: ADSK's management team is considered experienced (3 years average tenure).

Board Members

Andrew Anagnost
President3.08yrsUS$11.57m0.024% $12.7m
Karen Blasing
Independent Director2.33yrsUS$327.71k0.0010% $556.8k
Elizabeth Rafael
Independent Director6.83yrsUS$349.91k0.0010% $551.4k
Mary McDowell
Independent Director10.5yrsUS$363.90k0.022% $12.0m
Lorrie Norrington
Independent Director9.33yrsUS$347.42k0.0069% $3.7m
Stephen Milligan
Independent Director1.58yrsUS$334.35k0.0014% $776.3k
Blake Irving
Independent Director1.33yrsUS$353.55k0.00086% $460.4k
Stacy Smith
Independent Non-Executive Chairman2.08yrsUS$429.87k0.024% $12.7m
R. French
Independent Director3yrsUS$339.84k0.0030% $1.6m
Ayanna Howard
Independent Director0.83yrUS$209.89k0.00056% $299.8k


Average Tenure


Average Age

Experienced Board: ADSK's board of directors are not considered experienced ( 2.7 years average tenure), which suggests a new board.


Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?

Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.

Recent Insider Transactions

Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.

Top Shareholders

Company Information

Autodesk, Inc.'s company bio, employee growth, exchange listings and data sources

Key Information

  • Name: Autodesk, Inc.
  • Ticker: ADSK
  • Exchange: NasdaqGS
  • Founded: 1982
  • Industry: Application Software
  • Sector: Software
  • Market Cap: US$53.537b
  • Shares outstanding: 219.20m
  • Website:

Number of Employees


  • Autodesk, Inc.
  • 111 McInnis Parkway
  • San Rafael
  • California
  • 94903
  • United States


TickerExchangePrimary SecuritySecurity TypeCountryCurrencyListed on
ADSKNasdaqGS (Nasdaq Global Select)YesCommon StockUSUSDJun 1985
AUDXTRA (XETRA Trading Platform)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1985
AUDDB (Deutsche Boerse AG)YesCommon StockDEEURJun 1985
ADSK *BMV (Bolsa Mexicana de Valores)YesCommon StockMXMXNJun 1985
ADSKWBAG (Wiener Boerse AG)YesCommon StockATEURJun 1985
0HJFLSE (London Stock Exchange)YesCommon StockGBUSDJun 1985
AUDETLX (Eurotlx)YesCommon StockITEURJun 1985
A1UT34BOVESPA (Bolsa de Valores de Sao Paulo)BDR EACH 4 REPR 1 SHS UNSPONBRBRLJan 2020


Autodesk, Inc. operates as a software design and services company worldwide. The company offers AutoCAD, a professional design, drafting, detailing, and visualization software; AutoCAD Civil 3D, a surveying, design, analysis, and documentation solution for civil engineering, including land development, transportation, and environmental projects; AutoCAD LT, a drafting and detailing software; BIM 360, a construction management cloud-based 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 software products for professionals in architecture, engineering and construction, product design and manufacturing, and media and entertainment industries. It also provides Inventor tools for 3D mechanical design, simulation, analysis, tooling, visualization, and documentation; Maya and 3ds Max software products that offer 3D modeling, animation, effects, rendering, and compositing solutions; and PlanGrid, a cloud-based field collaboration software, which provides general contractors, subcontractors, owners, and architects access to construction information in real-time. In addition, the company offers Revit software for building information modeling; Shotgun, a cloud-based software for review and production tracking in the media and entertainment industry; and Vault, a data management software to manage data in one central location, accelerate design processes, and streamline internal/external collaboration. Autodesk, Inc. sells its products and services to customers directly, as well as through distributors and resellers. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in San Rafael, California. 

Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2020/07/10 23:53
End of Day Share Price2020/07/10 00:00
Annual Earnings2020/01/31

Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.