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If you want to buy or sell Autodesk shares on the stock market, you need to be able to carry out a good analysis of the stock. To do this, you will need some essential information, which we will explain to you in detail on this page. We will present you with the elements to follow in the framework of the fundamental analysis of this stock, explain who this company is and what its activities and sources of income are, and present you with its main competitors and current partners.

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ISIN code: US0527691069
Index or market: Nasdaq

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Elements to consider before selling or buying Autodesk shares

Analysis N°1

First of all, it will of course be necessary to follow the innovations and the development of new software on the part of Autodesk in order to position itself in relation to its competitors and to remain at the cutting edge of innovation. In this sense, the investments in research and development should attract your attention.

Analysis N°2

It will also be necessary to monitor strategic operations aimed at improving the group's growth, such as acquisitions or partnerships in the field of innovation or commercialisation.

Analysis N°3

Of course, it will also be necessary to keep a close eye on publications and elements from the competition, which is particularly strong in this sector of activity. It will therefore be necessary to keep an eye on communications from the sector in general.

Analysis N°4

The group's international development is also a major challenge for Autodesk and it will also be necessary to closely monitor the strategies put in place to achieve this and in particular to position itself in certain promising markets.

Analysis N°5

Finally, you should also be careful to monitor the Autodesk Group's financial results and compare them with previous results and analysts' expectations.

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General presentation of Autodesk

In order to better understand the possibilities of Autodesk's share price, you must first of all know this company, its sector of activity and its main sources of revenue. Here is a complete presentation of this company:

Autodesk Inc. is an American company that operates in the computer and software sector. More specifically, the company is currently one of the world's leading publishers of PC and Internet-based design and digital creation software.

To better understand Autodesk's activities, it is possible to divide them into different divisions according to the share of turnover they generate and in this way

  • Design software currently generates 93.6% of the group's turnover with construction and civil engineering software including software for modelling architectural plans, optimising map data, compiling digital drawings or topographical surveys, platform technologies for automating drawings, managing and sharing documents and 2D and 3D mechanical design software. In addition, the group offers consulting, support and training services.
  • Visualisation and animation software generates 5.8% of turnover with software for the media sector.
  • Finally, the remaining 0.6% of turnover comes from ancillary activities.

The majority of Autodesk's revenues currently come from subscription sales, maintenance services and other sources.

It is also interesting to know the geographical distribution of the Autodesk group's revenues. Autodesk generates 33.8% of its revenue in the United States, 6.9% in the Americas, 38.8% in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and 20.5% in Asia-Pacific.

The major competitors of Autodesk

Although Autodesk is currently one of the major leaders in its field, it also faces competition from other large companies. Here is a presentation of the company's main competitors:


Adobe is an American company specialising in graphics software and video and audio editing software. The software developed by this group is today a worldwide reference in the field of video, photo and audio editing, as well as in illustration and graphic design.

Dassault Systèmes

This company is a software publisher specialising in 3D design, 3D digital modelling and product lifecycle management solutions. The company was originally created to computerise aircraft design and has since expanded its activities into the development and sale of professional software in all fields, including industry, architecture and the life sciences. Today, Dassault Systèmes is also the leading software publisher in France in terms of turnover and the second largest in Europe.


This company is also a software publisher specialising in digital simulation. Based in the United States, the company develops support for its simulation software used to predict the behaviour of a product in its environment. The company's most popular products are software for implementing finite elements in order to solve models. The company has many subsidiaries around the world, particularly in Europe and Asia.


The Parametric Technology Corporation or PTC group is an American company that specialises in software for augmented reality and the Internet of Things.

The major partners of Autodesk

While Autodesk has many enemies in its industry, it also has allies who support it. Here are a few examples of partnerships recently established by the group:


this world leader in GIS has set up a strategic partnership with Autodesk. The two companies, leaders in their respective segments, have established an alliance aimed at enabling their joint customers to integrate their respective technologies. Within the framework of this new collaboration, the two groups have already set up gateways between VCAO and GIS, in particular with the ArcGIS for AutoCAD plugin. It is also now possible to open DWG files directly from ArcGIS.


Another notable strategic partnership was signed, this time with Capgemini. This global partnership concerns the joint deployment of ReflectIoD, a new integrated and secure cloud platform. This platform is designed for building and infrastructure operators and is a Building Information Modeling or BIM platform that natively integrates 1D, 2D data and 3D models, point clouds, geographic information, the Internet of Things and value-added service offerings to improve operations. The agreement between the two companies marks an important step forward and will help meet the ever-increasing and standardised needs of operators throughout the life cycle of their assets.

Weta Digital

Finally, Weta Digital, one of the world's leading visual effects studios, has also signed a partnership agreement with media and entertainment software provider Autodesk. The objective of this new alliance is to launch WetaM, a revolutionary product offering that provides tools designed and developed by Weta Digital, fully integrated with Autodesk Maya. Weta Digital has won 13 Academy Sci-tech Awards for its tools, which have helped artists produce some of the world's most successful films and TV series, including Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Game of Thrones and Planet of the Apes. The company also plans to roll out WetaM as a private beta test in the near future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the shareholder structure of Autodesk today?

Currently, Autodesk's capital is largely owned by some large private shareholders including The Vanguard Group with 7.78%, Capital Research & Management World Investors with 6.25%, Capital Research & Management Global Investors with 5.22%, Loomis, Sayles & Company with 5.01%, ValueAct Capital Management with 4.69%, Fidelity Management & Research with 4.08%, State Street Global Advisors with 3.99%, Capital Research & Management with 2.95%, BlackRock Fund Advisors with 2.49%, CrealBridge Investments with 2.47%.

When and how was Autodesk founded?

The Autodesk Group was founded in 1982. At that time, it developed and marketed the first version of AutoCAD, which would become its flagship software. Very quickly, the group grew and went public in 1985. It thus became the first PC-based computer-aided design or CAD company to open its capital to the general public.

Does Autodesk pay a dividend to its shareholders?

Currently and for several years, Autodesk has stopped paying a dividend to its shareholders. This decision is undoubtedly strategic and is intended to allow the company to use its cash flow to make strategic investments and gain growth. However, it is not impossible that the group's distribution policy will change in the future.

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