Comparing PDF Solutions (PDFS) and Endava (DAVA)

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PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) and Endava (NYSE:DAVA) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, earnings, risk, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership and dividends.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for PDF Solutions and Endava, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PDF Solutions 0 1 0 0 2.00
Endava 0 3 2 0 2.40

PDF Solutions currently has a consensus price target of $13.00, indicating a potential upside of 52.58%. Endava has a consensus price target of $27.80, indicating a potential upside of 16.42%. Given PDF Solutions’ higher possible upside, equities research analysts plainly believe PDF Solutions is more favorable than Endava.


This table compares PDF Solutions and Endava’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PDF Solutions -4.60% -2.28% -2.03%
Endava N/A N/A N/A

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares PDF Solutions and Endava’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PDF Solutions $101.87 million 2.69 -$1.33 million ($0.04) -213.00
Endava N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Endava has lower revenue, but higher earnings than PDF Solutions.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

87.3% of PDF Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. 14.7% of PDF Solutions shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.


Endava beats PDF Solutions on 5 of the 9 factors compared between the two stocks.

PDF Solutions Company Profile

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides infrastructure technologies and services to enhance yield and optimize performance of integrated circuits (IC) in the United States, Germany, Taiwan, China, and internationally. It offers manufacturing process solutions; volume manufacturing solutions; design-for-inspection (DFI) solutions; and design-for-manufacturability (DFM) solutions. The company also provides Characterization Vehicle (CV) infrastructure, which includes CV test chips, pdCV analysis software, and pdFasTest electrical testers; DFI infrastructure that comprises DFI on-chip instruments, eProbe contactless E-beam tool, and Exensio ?char DFI software; FIRE software, which analyzes an IC design to compute its systematic and random yield loss; and Template technology that includes Templatyzer software and IP for identifying and developing a set of layout patterns. In addition, it offers Exensio enterprise-wide platform, which consists of Exensio-Yield that collects, loads, and stores yield data in an analysis-ready database, which enables product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Exensio-Control, which provides fault detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Exensio-Test that offers testing and analysis capability; and Exensio-Char, which encapsulates test structure analysis functionality of electrical and in-line inspection data from CV test chips and DFI on-chip instruments. The company sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, solution implementation teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor design companies, and foundries in the microprocessors, memory, graphics, image sensor solutions, and communications segments. PDF Solutions, Inc. was founded in 1992 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.

Endava Company Profile

Endava plc provides IT service to finance, insurance and healthcare, retail and consumer goods, telecommunications, media, and technology industries in the United Kingdom. It offers architecture solutions; AI and Intelligent Automation, bots and natural language interfaces, and Robotic Process Automation; software engineering; testing solutions; cloud services; and application management services. The company was founded in 2000 and is based in London, United Kingdom.

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