Reviewing PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFS) and GitLab (NASDAQ:GTLB)

PDF Solutions (NASDAQ:PDFSGet Rating) and GitLab (NASDAQ:GTLBGet Rating) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and earnings.

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares PDF Solutions and GitLab’s revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
PDF Solutions $111.06 million 8.07 -$21.49 million ($0.48) -50.52
GitLab $252.65 million 25.09 -$155.14 million N/A N/A

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

Insider & Institutional Ownership

76.6% of PDF Solutions shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 21.3% of GitLab shares are held by institutional investors. 11.5% 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 stock will outperform the market over the long term.


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

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
PDF Solutions -14.99% -8.20% -6.63%
GitLab N/A N/A N/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings for PDF Solutions and GitLab, as reported by

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
PDF Solutions 0 0 3 0 3.00
GitLab 0 1 9 0 2.90

PDF Solutions currently has a consensus target price of $34.25, indicating a potential upside of 41.24%. GitLab has a consensus target price of $92.80, indicating a potential upside of 116.12%. Given GitLab’s higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe GitLab is more favorable than PDF Solutions.


GitLab beats PDF Solutions on 7 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

About PDF Solutions (Get Rating)

PDF Solutions, Inc. provides proprietary software and physical intellectual property products for integrated circuit designs, electrical measurement hardware tools, proven methodologies, and professional services in the United States, China, Japan, Taiwan, and internationally. The company offers Exensio software products, such as Manufacturing Analytics that stores collected data in a common environment with a consistent view for enabling product engineers to identify and analyze production yield, performance, reliability, and other issues; Process Control that provides failure detection and classification capabilities for monitoring, alarming, and controlling manufacturing tool sets; Test Operations that offers data collection and analysis capabilities; and Assembly Operations that provides device manufacturers with the capability to link assembly and packaging data, including fabrication and characterization data over the product life cycle. It also provides design-for-inspection (DFI) Systems, such as DFI on-chip instruments; eProbe non-contactless E-beam tool; and Characterization Vehicle (CV) system, which includes CV test chips and pdFasTest electrical testers, as well as Exensio characterization software, designed to analyze the measurements collected from DFI on-chip instruments using the eProbe tool. In addition, the company offers Cimetrix software products that enables equipment manufacturers to provide industry standard interfaces on their products; and software-as-a-service, software related services, and characterization services. It sells its technologies and services through direct sales force, service teams, and strategic alliances to integrated device manufacturers, fabless semiconductor companies, foundries, equipment manufacturers, electronics manufacturing suppliers, original device manufacturers, out-sourced semiconductor assembly and test, and system houses. The company was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

About GitLab (Get Rating)

GitLab Inc., through its subsidiaries, develops software for the software development lifecycle in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company offers GitLab, a DevOps platform, which is a single application that leads to faster cycle time and allows visibility throughout and control over various stages of the DevOps lifecycle. It helps organizations to plan, build, secure, and deploy software to drive business outcomes. The company also provides related training and professional services. The company was formerly known as GitLab B.V. and changed its name to GitLab Inc. in July 2015. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

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